Bruno Munari: Square, Circle, Triangle
Bruno Munari: Square, Circle, Triangle

by Bruno Munari (1976) Using examples from ancient Greece and Egypt, as well as works by Buckminster Fuller, Le Corbusier, and Alvar Aalto, Munari invests the three shapes with specific qualities: the circle relates to the divine, the square signifies safety and enclosure, and the triangle provides a key connective form for designers.

Bruno Munari's ABC
Bruno Munari's ABC

by Bruno Munari (1960) ABC is an alphabet book written and designed by Bruno Munari in 1960 with his characteristic, colourful humour. Originally conceived for the United States, it has become a simple and entertaining English lesson for Italian children and adults.

Bruno Munari: Drawing the Sun (1978)
Bruno Munari: Drawing the Sun (1978)

“When drawing the sun, try to have on hand colored paper, chalk, felt-tip markers, crayons, pencils, ballpoint pens―you can draw a sun with any one of them. Also remember that sunset and dawn are the back and front of the same phenomenon: when we are looking at the sunset, the people over there are looking at the dawn.”

Bruno Munari: Drawing a Tree (1978)
Bruno Munari: Drawing a Tree (1978)

“When drawing a tree, always remember that every branch is more slender than the one that came before. Also note that the trunk splits into two branches, then those branches split in two, then those in two, and so on, and so on, until you have a full tree, be it straight, squiggly, curved up, curved down, or bent sideways by the wind.”

Triangle - Shape Trilogy
Triangle - Shape Trilogy

by Mac Barnett illustrated by Jon Klassen (2014) Meet Triangle. He is going to play a sneaky trick on his friend, Square. Or so Triangle thinks. . . . With this first tale in a trilogy, partners in crime Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen will have readers wondering just who they can trust in a richly imagined world of shapes.

Square - Shape Trilogy
Square - Shape Trilogy

by Mac Barnett illustrated by Jon Klassen (2014) This book is about Square. Square spends every day taking blocks from a pile below the ground to a pile above the ground. This book is also about Square's friend Circle. Circle thinks Square is an artistic genius. But is he really?

Circle - Shape Trilogy
Circle - Shape Trilogy

by Mac Barnett illustrated by Jon Klassen (2014) This book is about Circle. This book is also about Circle’s friends, Triangle and Square. Creators Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen come full circle in the third and final chapter of their clever shapes trilogy.

Cloth Lullaby: The Woven Life of Louise Bourgeois
Cloth Lullaby: The Woven Life of Louise Bourgeois

By Amy Novesky , Isabelle Arsenault Louise Bourgeois (1911–2010) was a world-renowned modern artist noted for her sculptures made of wood, steel, stone, and cast rubber. With a beautifully nuanced and poetic story, this book stunningly captures the relationship between mother and daughter and illuminates how memories are woven into us all.

They Say Blue
They Say Blue

by Jillian Tamaki (2018) Caldecott and Printz Honor-winning illustrator Jillian Tamaki brings us a poetic exploration of colour and nature from a young child’s point of view. They Say Blue follows a young girl as she contemplates colours in the known and the unknown, in the immediate world and the world beyond what she can see.

Round and Round and Square
Round and Round and Square

by Fredun Shapur (1965) A circle and a square play together to create an entire imaginary world. This book, written and illustrated in 1965 by British designer Fredun Shapur, is an introduction to the possibilities of visual expression and will delight young readers with its magical shapes and colors.

A Child of Books
A Child of Books

by Oliver Jeffers, Sam Winston (2016) Woven together by a simple story line, the one-of-a-kind illustrations in a A Child of Books provide an unforgettable reading experience that will inspire and encourage readers of all ages to explore, question, and imagine timeless stories of their own.

The Book with No Pictures
The Book with No Pictures

by B.J. Novak (2014) At once disarmingly simple and ingeniously imaginative, The Book With No Pictures inspires laughter every time it is opened, introducing young children to the powerful idea that the written word can be an unending source of mischief and delight.

The Game of Shadows
The Game of Shadows

by Hervé Tullet (2013) There's a noise in the garden. Who could that be? Creatures hidden in the bushes? A lost wolf? Let's go and see! In the dark, grab a torch and help amazing and mysterious shadows come to life.

The Game of Lines
The Game of Lines

by Hervé Tullet (2015) A brightly colored graphic game that introduces little ones to the wonderful world of lines. There are dozens of combinations to be made in this mix and match book.

The Game of Shapes
The Game of Shapes

by Hervé Tullet (2015) What do you get when you overlap a triangle with a square or a circle with a star? Watch the wonder unfold as infants and toddlers touch, feel and explore this captivating, colorful, tactile book.

Alphabetics: An Aesthetically Awesome Alliterated Alphabet Anthology
Alphabetics: An Aesthetically Awesome Alliterated Alphabet Anthology

by Patrick Concepcion and Traci Concepcion (2014) Alphabetics reinforces the ABCs with retro-modern, topical illustrations and situations that will delight design geeks and families alike. Complete with a glossary, Alphabetics's rich wordplay promises to add a fancy word to even the most sophisticated palates.

Round and Round and Square
Round and Round and Square

by Fredun Shapur (1965) A circle and a square play together to create an entire imaginary world. This book, written and illustrated in 1965 by British designer Fredun Shapur, is an introduction to the possibilities of visual expression and will delight young readers with its magical shapes and colors.

My First Book of Patterns
My First Book of Patterns

by Bobby George, June George (2017) Stripes, polka dots, plaid, chevron, and more are featured in this first-ever patterns concept book that provides readers with the vocabulary to name what they see in the world around them.

Up, Down & Other Opposites with Ellsworth Kelly
Up, Down & Other Opposites with Ellsworth Kelly

by Ellsworth Kelly (2018) Ellsworth Kelly's paintings and sculptures take center stage in this creative visual presentation of opposites. Playfully written and created in partnership with the Ellsworth Kelly Foundation, this unique and stylish concept book marks the fifth title in the First Concepts with Fine Artists series.

Yayoi Kusama Covered Everything in Dots and Wasn't Sorry.
Yayoi Kusama Covered Everything in Dots and Wasn't Sorry.

by Fausto Gilberti (2020) Yayoi Kusama creates mirrored rooms and fills them with glittering balls and lights, until there is an infinity of dots - just like in her paintings. Fausto Gilberti brings movement, life, and whimsy to the true life story of one of the most important contemporary Japanese artists of our time.

Jackson Pollock
Jackson Pollock

by Fausto Gilberti (2019) Pollock’s story is told here with wit and eccentricity, perfectly paired with black-line illustrations – and splatters galore. Fausto Gilberti brings movement, life, and whimsy to the true life story of one of the most important contemporary artists of our time.

Yves Klein Painted Everything Blue and Wasn't Sorry.
Yves Klein Painted Everything Blue and Wasn't Sorry.

by Fausto Gilberti (2019) Artist Yves Klein always thought about how he could surprise his audience. One day, he decided that he would only paint in one color - blue. Fausto Gilberti brings movement, life, and whimsy to the true life story of one of the most important modern French artists of our time.

Little Blue and Little Yellow
Little Blue and Little Yellow

by Leo Lionni (1959) Little blue and little yellow share wonderful adventures. One day, they can't find one another. When they finally meet, they are overjoyed. They hug until they become green. But where did little blue and little yellow go? Are they lost?

Press Here
Press Here

by by Hervé Tullet (2011) Great for toddlers, preschoolers, and early readers to learn about cause and effect in a simple and engaging way. Just press the Yellow Dot. And turn the page.' A book where all magic happens on paper. Simple, engaging, fun!

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Mix It Up!
Mix It Up!

by by Hervé Tullet (2014) Tullet—who joins such greats as Eric Carle and Leo Lionni as a master of his craft—sets readers on an extraordinary interactive journey all within the printed page. Follow the artist's simple instructions, and suddenly colors appear, mix, splatter, and vanish in a world powered only by the reader's imagination.

Sky High
Sky High

by Germano Zullo (2012) Two competing neighbors begin embellishing their houses, only to find themselves caught up in a race to build the tallest, most decadent skyscraper. Kids will love spotting the hidden details, while their parents - particularly any who've ever undertaken a remodel - will chuckle with recognition.

We're All Works of Art
We're All Works of Art

Our bodies might all differ in shape, and form, and frame, but think how dull the world would be if we were all the same… Celebrate difference and diversity with this wonderful and beautiful book that tells children it’s OK to be different – in fact it’s perfect to be different.

Baby's First Eames: From Art Deco to Zaha Hadid
Baby's First Eames: From Art Deco to Zaha Hadid

by Julie Merberg (2018) Parents who appreciate architecture and modern design will get a kick out of sharing their passion with little ones. From Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater to Knoll furniture to Noguchi sculptures, Baby's First Eames makes timeless structures and styles fun and accessible for aesthetes of all ages.

Mr Rouse Builds His House
Mr Rouse Builds His House

by Stefan Themerson, Franciszka Themerson (Illustrations) (1950) The book tells the story of Mr. Rouse, who has decided to build himself a house. Inevitably, the process is much longer and more detailed than Mr. Rouse initially envisions: “Mr. Builder, I’m not a bird, you know; how could I live in a house made of leaves?”

Seraphin
Seraphin

by Philippe Fix (2019) From Hans Christian Anderson award-winning author Philippe Fix, a dazzling portrait of a dreamy optimist filling Paris with ingenious gadgets, toys, and magical contraptions.

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