Cressy, Judith. The Metropolitan Museum of Art,
Can You Find It?
New York, NY: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, 2002. This "I–Spy" type book encourages children to by more observant and look closely at artwork by way of assigning them objects and images to find within the painting.
Knapp, Ruthie and Janice Lehmberg.
Museum Guides for Kids, American Art
. Worcester, MA: Davis Publications, Inc., 1998. This museum guide provides students with fun facts about this genre of painting, clarifies important vocabulary, details interesting facts about American artists between the 17
centuries and provides extension activities for higher–level students who might need the extra challenge.
Pink and Say
. New York, NY: Babushka Publishing, 1994. This children's book is a great way to bring history to life though the very moving tale of the relationship that develops between two boys of different skin color during the tumultuous time of the Civil War. This book also lends itself well to making character inferences about the remarkable characters of Pinkus or "Pink", Sheldon or "Say" and Moe Moe Bay.
. The United States of America: Sunburst Books/ Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 1988. An excellent children's book which lends itself well to making character inferences about the main character, Irene.