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Lowry, Lois.

Summary: Lame and suddenly orphaned, Kira is mysteriously removed from her squalid village to live in the palatial Council Edifice, where she is expected to use her gifts as a weaver to do the bidding of the all-powerful Guardians.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House/Listening Library 2006

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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD LOW

Cagan, Kayla

Summary: Finally in New York City, working as an assistant to a famous modern artist, and planning for art school in the spring, Piper Perish is living her dream--but she is also dealing with a difficult future classmate, a challenging friendship with a fellow budding activist, and trying to figure out what it means to live as a working artist.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC CAG

Wiesner, David.

Summary: Max wants to be an artist like Arthur, but his first attempt at using a paintbrush sends the two friends on a whirlwind trip through various media, with unexpected consequences.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Clarion Books 2010

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE FIC WIE

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE Fiction Wiesner 2010

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE WIE

Cole, Henry

Summary: Celeste, a mouse longing for a real home, becomes a source of inspiration to teenaged Joseph, assistant to the artist and naturalist John James Audubon, at a New Orleans, Louisiana, plantation in 1821.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Katherine Tegen Books 2010

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Russell, Rachel Renee.

Summary: Fourteen-year-old Nikki Maxwell writes in her diary of her struggle to be popular at her exclusive new private school, then of finding her place after she gives up on being part of the elite group.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Aladdin 2009

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC RUS
1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC RUS

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC RUS

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1 available in J Series, Call number: J FIC RUS

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION RUS

Yep, Laurence

Summary: Crusty dragon Miss Drake's new pet human, precocious ten-year-old Winnie, not only thinks Miss Drake is her pet, she accidentally brings to life her "sketchlings" of mysterious and fantastic creatures hidden in San Francisco, causing mayhem among its residents.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Books for Young Readers 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC YEP

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION YEP

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC YEP

Oceanak, Karla.

Summary: "When your parents name you Aldo Valentine Zelnick because you were born on February 14th, you know you've got a boyhood of Valentine's misery ahead. But this year when my 11th birthday rolled around, I decided to pretend Valentine's Day didn't exist. At my party there would be no pink, no hearts, no girls, no dancing, and no romance of any kind, thank you very much. Instead us dudes would...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bailiwick Press 2014

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1 available in J Series, Call number: J FIC OCE

Russell, Rachel Renee.

Summary: Fourteen-year-old Nikki Maxwell writes and sketches in her diary about her struggle to be popular at her exclusive new private school, and about giving up on being part of the elite group, before figuring out a way to be herself.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Audio 2010

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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD RUS

Froeb, Lori.

Summary: Follow the adventures of Picasso, a playful puppy that is adopted by an artist and his young daughter.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Studio Fun Books 2015

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Noble, Trinka Hakes.

Summary: Delly Porter enjoys the feel of soft dirt beneath her feet as she walks to and from school, but after a classmate makes her feel ashamed of having no shoes she learns that her parents and others, too, see value in things that do not cost money.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sleeping Bear Press 2007

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE Fiction Noble 2007

Lichtenheld, Tom.

Summary: When Bridget loses the beret that provides her with artistic inspiration like other great artists, she thinks she will never be able to draw again.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt 2010

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE LIC

Haas, Jessie.

Summary: Painting in her grandmother's studio and riding her favorite horse, Georgia, helps fourth-grader Saige cope with missing Mimi and sparks an idea for funding the school art program, but more creativity will be needed to keep Georgia from being sold.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: American Girl Pub. 2013

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J AG S2

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC HAA

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1 available in Juvenile- Series, Call number: J Fiction Series Haas 2013

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC HAA

Johnson, Maureen

Summary: Seventeen-year-old Ginny Blackstone precipitously travels from her home in New Jersey to London when she receives a message from an unknown man telling her he has the letters that were stolen just before she completed a series of mysterious tasks assigned by her now dead aunt, an artist.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperTeen 2011

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y FICTION JOH

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC JOH

Johnson, Maureen

Summary: When seventeen-year-old Ginny receives a packet of mysterious envelopes from her favorite aunt, she leaves New Jersey to criss-cross Europe on a sort of scavenger hunt that transforms her life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2005

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y FICTION JOH

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC JOH

Sones, Sonya.

Summary: Fourteen-year-old Robin Murphy is so unpopular at high school that his name is slang for "loser," and so when he begins dating the beautiful and popular Sophie her reputation plummets, but he finds acceptance as a student in a drawing class at Harvard.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2007

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: YA FIC SON

Calandrelli, Emily

Summary: Nina is beside herself with excitement about meeting her favorite artist and enlists Ada and Mr. Peebles’s coding-whiz nephew to help revamp her online portfolio. When Nina finally meets Miroir, he snubs her, and her confidence is shaken—but not enough to miss the art show opening. While there, Ada spots a suspiciously familiar painting that may mean Miroir isn’t the original he claims to be....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2019

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1 available in Juvenile- Series, Call number: J Fiction Series Calandrelli 2019

Carle, Eric.

Summary: Rather than use the same old colors, a child paints animals and objects in a variety of different hues. Includes biographical information about the German painter Franz Marc, who created unconventional animal paintings in the early 1900s.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2011

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: E CAR

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE CAR

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE CAR

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE FIC CAR

Bowler, Tim.

Summary: Knowing that he is dying, Jess's grandfather insists on returning to the river he had known as a boy to finish a special painting and fulfill a life-long dream.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Margaret K. McElderry Books 2000

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC BOW

Bergen, Lara.

Summary: Masterpiece for Bess: Flattered at first that all the other fairies and sparrow men want her to paint their portraits, Bess soon begins to feel overwhelmed and tries to find a way to return to the kind of painting she really wants to do.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House/Listening Library 2007

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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD BER

Haseley, Dennis.

Summary: After waiting for decades for the portrait of his prize horse to be finished, an angry rich man decides to confront the artist.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Roaring Brook Press 2008

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE HAS

Emezi, Akwaeke

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Summary: There are no monsters anymore. In the city of Lucille, Jam and her best friend, Redemption, have grown up with this lesson all their life. Then Jam meets Pet, a creature made of horns and colors and claws, who emerges from one of her mother's paintings and a drop of Jam's blood. Pet has come to hunt a monster-- and the shadow of something grim lurks in Redemption's house. How do you save the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Make Me a World 2019

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Mullarkey, Lisa

Summary: The Core Four--Avery, Bree, Esha, and Jaelyn, campers at Storm Cliff Stables--discover that someone has been cutting down trees on Aunt Jane's property just as an old friend and neighbor of hers is pushing to buy a piece of her land.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Calico, an imprint of Magic Wagon 2015

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1 available in J Series, Call number: J FIC MUL

Nelson, Jandy

Summary: "A story of first love, family, loss, and betrayal told from different points in time, and in separate voices, by artists Jude and her twin brother Noah"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC 2014

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y FICTION NEL

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC NEL

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC NEL

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC NEL

Reuter Hapgood, Harriet

Summary: "Minnie Sloe and her sisters have weathered it all together--growing up without fathers, living an eccentric lifestyle with a pet rabbit named Salvador Dali, and riding out their famous artist mother's mental highs and lows. But then their mother disappears, and Minnie, who was supposed to follow in her footsteps, starts seeing the world in monochrome. Literally. How can she create when all she...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Roaring Brook Press 2019

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC HAP