Thursday, July 12, 2012

6 Kids' Novels About Artists

The Plain JanesThe Plain Janes
by Cecil Castellucci and Jim Rugg
A secret gang of teen artists stages "art attacks" to add excitement to their boring lives as high school students in this graphic novel.
by Karla Oceanak
In his notebook, Aldo Zelnick collects interesting vocabulary words and draws his own cartoons. (Dumbstruck, which I have reviewed, is part of this same series.)
Saffy's Angel (Casson Family, #1)Saffy's Angel
by Hilary McKay
Saffy, the daughter of two wacky artists, uncovers a plethora of family secrets, including the fact that she is adopted.
by Andrew Clements
Clay, a talented artist, has to learn to stay out of trouble after the older brother he admires returns from jail with a changed outlook.
Ellie McDoodle: Have Pen, Will TravelEllie McDoodle: Have Pen, Will Travel
by Ruth McNally Barshaw
Ellie records the unhappy, but humorous memories of her summer camping trip with her annoying cousins.
Twice Told: Original Stories Inspired by Original ArtworkTwice Told: Original Stories Inspired by Original Artwork
The stories in this collection are based on photographs. Pairs of authors were assigned the same photo to see how their stories would be similar or different. Includes stories by beloved YA authors Sarah Dessen and John Green.

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