Children’s Titles

Titles from KPL’s Children’s Collection that tie in with The Submission.


Art for all : public art by Laura HensleyArt for all : public art
Hensley, Laura
This book discusses what public art is and works of public art around the world.
Arts and culture in the early Islamic world by Lizann  FlattArts and culture in the early Islamic world
Flatt, Lizann
The contributions to arts and culture by early Islamic empires is considerable. This book explores their great works of literature, as well as such artistic works as Arabesque art, calligraphy, mosques and tombs, palaces, weaving, textiles, metalware, pottery, carvings and molded plaster, and glassware.
The man who walked between the towers  by Mordicai GersteinThe man who walked between the towers
Gerstein, Mordicai
In 1974, French aerialist Philippe Petit threw a tightrope between the two towers of the World Trade Center and spent an hour walking, dancing, and performing high-wire tricks a quarter mile in the sky. This picture book captures the poetry and magic of the event with a poetry of its own: lyrical words and lovely paintings that present the detail, daring, and--in two dramatic foldout spreads-- the vertiginous drama of Petit's feat.
Look! look! look! at sculpture by Nancy WallaceLook! look! look! at sculpture
Wallace, Nancy
Three mice visit a museum and learn that sculpture comes in all shapes, sizes, and textures.
Ish by Peter  ReynoldsIsh
Reynolds, Peter
A creative spirit learns that thinking "ish-ly" is far more wonderful than "getting it right" in this gentle new fable from the creator of the award-winning picture book THE DOT. Ramon loved to draw. Anytime. Anything. Anywhere.Drawing is what Ramon does. It's what makes him happy. But in one split second, all that changes. A single reckless remark by Ramon's older brother, Leon, turns Ramon's carefree sketches into joyless struggles. Luckily for Ramon, though, his little sister, Marisol, sees the world differently. She opens his eyes to something a lot more valuable than getting things just "right." Combining the spareness of fable with the potency of parable, Peter Reynolds shines a bright beam of light on the need to kindle and tend our creative flames with care.
The Dot  by Peter   ReynoldsThe Dot
Reynolds, Peter
With a simple, witty story and free-spirited illustrations, Peter H. Reynolds entices even the stubbornly uncreative among us to make a mark - and follow where it takes us.Her teacher smiled. "Just make a mark and see where it takes you."Art class is over, but Vashti is sitting glued to her chair in front of a blank piece of paper. The words of her teacher are a gentle invitation to express herself. But Vashti can’t draw - she’s no artist. To prove her point, Vashti jabs at a blank sheet of paper to make an unremarkable and angry mark. "There!" she says.That one little dot marks the beginning of Vashti’s journey of surprise and self-discovery. That special moment is the core of Peter H. Reynolds’s delicate fable about the creative spirit in all of us..
Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns: A Muslim Book of Colors  by Hena KhanGolden Domes and Silver Lanterns: A Muslim Book of Colors
Khan, Hena
Magnificently capturing the colorful world of Islam for the youngest readers, this breathtaking and informative picture book celebrates Islam's beauty and traditions. From a red prayer rug to a blue hijab, everyday colors are given special meaning as young readers learn about clothing, food, and other important elements of Islamic culture, with a young Muslim girl as a guide. Sure to inspire questions and observations about world religions and cultures,Golden Domes and Silver Lanternsis equally at home in a classroom reading circle as it is being read to a child on a parent's lap.
The Night of the Moon by Hena  KhanThe Night of the Moon
Khan, Hena
Yasmeen, a seven-year-old Pakistani-American girl, celebrates the Muslim holidays of Ramadan, "The Night of the Moon" (Chaand Raat), and Eid. With lush illustrations that evoke Islamic art, this beautiful story offers a window into modern Muslim culture—and into the ancient roots from within its traditions have grown.
My First Ramadan by Karen  Katz My First Ramadan
Katz , Karen
Look! There is the new moon in the sky.It's time for Ramadan to begin. Follow along with one young boy as he observes the Muslim holy month with his family. This year, the narrator is finally old enough to fast, and readers of all ages will be interested as he shares his experiences of this special holiday.
Rashad’s Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr by Lisa  BullardRashad’s Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr
Bullard, Lisa
For Muslims, Ramadan is a time for fasting, prayer, and thinking of others. Rashad tries to be good all month. When it's time for Eid al-Fitr, he feasts and plays! Find out how people celebrate this special time of year.
The Best Eid Ever by Asma  Mobin-UddinThe Best Eid Ever
Mobin-Uddin, Asma
It's Eid, and Aneesa should be happy. But her parents are thousands of miles away for the Hajj pilgrimage. To cheer her up, her grandmother gives her a gift of beautiful clothes, one outfit for each of the three days of Eid. At the prayer hall, Aneesa meets two sisters who are dressed in ill-fitting clothes for the holiday. Aneesa discovers that the girls are refugees. Aneesa can't stop thinking about what Eid must be like for them, and she comes up with a plan to help make it the best Eidholiday ever.
Media madness : an insider's guide to media by Dominic   AliMedia madness : an insider's guide to media
Ali, Dominic
How "real" is reality TV? Why do magazine models look so great? How much money do musicians make from CD sales? Can radio DJs play anything they want? These and lots of other questions are answered inMedia Madness- the insider's guide to TV, music videos, radio, magazines, comic books, newspapers, video games and the Internet. Host Max McLoon gives pointers on how to analyze media and takes readers behind the scenes to reveal media workplaces in action. With vivid cartoon-like illustrations bursting with color and movement, this comprehensive introduction to media has great kid-appeal and includes activities for readers to further explore concepts or try their own media making.
Meet my neighbor, the news camera operator by Marc  CrabtreeMeet my neighbor, the news camera operator
Crabtree, Marc
Welcome to the exciting world of television! Follow Kevin Faibish, a news camera operator, as he films the news on location at a soccer tournament and in the studio. Kevin also introduces young readers to the tools of his trade.
Wonders of the world  by Philip  SteeleWonders of the world
Steele, Philip
From the ingenuity of ancient engineering to the innovation of modern marvels, Wonders of the World reveals the greatest statues and structures that the world has ever seen. This striking book covers the ancient wonders, the later historical wonders, and the modern wonders of the world in glorious and colorful detail. Combining the latest computer-generated images with breathtaking photographs and engaging text, readers can peer into the world's marvels, such as the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the unforgettable Taj Mahal, and the extraordinary Three Gorges Dam in China.
Built to Last by David  Macaulay Built to Last
Macaulay , David
This new book—inspired by three classic, award-winning books—reveals the how and why behind some of the most fascinating and enduring structures humankind has ever created. Macaulay has revised texts based on new research, created gorgeous new drawings, in some cases wholly re-imagined scenes from the books—bringing Castle and Cathedral to life in full-color for the very first time. The resulting illustrations add to the reader’s understanding of these buildings, capturing intriguing new perspectives and a depth of detail in structure and atmosphere. This impeccably researched volume is not only a necessary addition to the bookshelf of any David Macaulay or architecture fan, but will delight readers of all ages who are experiencing his work for the first time.
My Name was Hussein by Khristo  K´i`uchukovMy Name was Hussein
K´i`uchukov, Khristo
Young Hussein lives with his Roma family in a small village in Bulgaria. Some call them gypsies, but they are Roma people, whose ancestors migrated many years ago from India. Hussein and his family are Muslims. The boy loves to celebrate the many religious holidays, when his house fills with the delicious smells of his mother's cooking. He also loves his name: Hussein. In Arabic, Hussein means handsome. The name has been handed down in his family for generations. Even so, everyone in his family calls him Hughsy. Life is good in Hussein's village--until the soldiers come with guns, and tanks, and dogs. Soon the mosques are closed. No one is allowed to enter and pray. Then Hussein and his family are forced to give up their names and are ordered to choose Christian names. Hussein is now called Harry. This powerful story puts a human face on the victims of racial and religious prejudice.