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Kids in Print 2011 | "A River View" by Luke Porter
Kids in Print 2011 | "A River View" by Luke Porter

Art Tuesday: Focus on Photography

It's our first official Art Tuesday. Today, I looked back in our Kids in Print archives to find this wonderful photo, "A River View" by Luke Porter. From garden spiders to giraffes, the photography in our literary magazine runs the spectrum. I have seen the mundane (a drinking fountain spout) transformed into the mysterious, a sunflower share a surprise and the wonder of trees revealed.

I am always tremendously inspired by the art and writing submitted by children and teens like yourself each year. I encourage you to grab a camera or cell phone and start snapping. The world is waiting for you to share your story.

There's still time to submit your work for Kids in Print 2015--the deadline is November 1st. Questions? Call 929-3434.


Amazon Says: This fun-filled, informative, and up-to-date guide to making great pictures with a digital camera will appeal to kids of all ages. Budding shutterbugs will find much to learn more...
Amazon Says: This fun-filled, informative, and up-to-date guide to making great pictures with a digital camera will appeal to kids of all ages. Budding shutterbugs will find much to learn and explore between the pages of this colorful and wide-ranging introduction to the world of photography. Illustrated throughout and written in a style that's informative and easy to understand, this book covers everything from the difference between digitala and film cameras to mastering action shots and taking pictures of one's favorite pets. Sections introduce young readers to famous photographers and iconic images. Acclaimed writer George Sullivan also explains the principles of composition, lighting, and visual story-telling, and even the proper way to hold a camera. He offers valuable tips for creating whimsical, unusual shots, and for using free software to organize, share, and edit photographs. Kids will be entertained and challenged in discovering how to make exciting, high quality photographs they can share with their family and friends. less...
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Amazon Says: This beautifully illustrated book explores some of the world's iconic images, teaching children about the impact of photography on their world. Some of the world's most renown more...
Amazon Says: This beautifully illustrated book explores some of the world's iconic images, teaching children about the impact of photography on their world. Some of the world's most renowned pictures are also the most exciting to view and discuss. From Neil Armstrong's first steps on the moon to the fall of the Berlin Wall; Lindbergh's historic landing in Paris to Nelson Mandela's release from prison; portraits of Albert Einstein, Princess Diana and the Beatles; the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics, and the devastating oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico--these and other history-making photographs are presented in double-page spreads that offer stunning reproductions of the images themselves, helpful background information on the events and people they portray, and perspectives on the circumstances that inspired them. Paging through these photographs, children will learn not only about people and events that changed the world, but how photographs preserve and help us understand these important moments. less...
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Amazon Says: Children from 192 countries around the world tell us about their homelands in words and pictures.   Children of the World celebrates and teaches through photographs, fun fa more...
Amazon Says: Children from 192 countries around the world tell us about their homelands in words and pictures.   Children of the World celebrates and teaches through photographs, fun facts, maps, artwork, and poems created by children around the world. With this book, families learn a little of the geography, traditions, and peoples of 192 countries around the globe--including our cultural similarities and differences--ultimately discovering that children everywhere draw, smile, play, and rejoice in their different backgrounds and in their universal friendship. On every page, the lives of children in a different country come to life. More than 18,000 children in more than 300 schools participated in a U.N.-sponsored school visitation program between 2005 and 2009, and each was asked what it means to be a child in his or her own country. Selections from their answers in firsthand reflections--poems, drawings, and paintings--as well as photographic portraits allow families a glimpse into vastly diverse cultures and a chance to have a virtually global group of friends. The proceeds from this book will contribute to implementing U.N. and Art in All of Us programs in classrooms around the world. less...
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Amazon Says: Plants growing out of peoples heads. Washed out colors. Red eyes. Sound like photos youve taken? With a little planning, you can avoid some common photography mistakes. Flip i more...
Amazon Says: Plants growing out of peoples heads. Washed out colors. Red eyes. Sound like photos youve taken? With a little planning, you can avoid some common photography mistakes. Flip inside for tips on setting up your shot, finding the right light, and playing with perspective. less...
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Amazon Says: "A stirring invitation to leap, dive, soar, plunge and thrill to the natural world’s wonders and glories." --Kirkus Reviews STARRED REVIEW "What do you want to be w more...
Amazon Says: "A stirring invitation to leap, dive, soar, plunge and thrill to the natural world’s wonders and glories." --Kirkus Reviews STARRED REVIEW "What do you want to be when you grow up?" is a question kids get asked over and over. But very few connections are made for kids between the present and the future. This book shows kids a pathway from their current interests and talents to a future career or interest. And in so doing, it also encourages adventure, exploration, and discovery, three core principles of National Geographic's mission. It's a celebration of possibility--so simple and so profound. Jumping in puddles can inspire scuba diving. Dirty hands can lead to dinosaur bones! Backyard star-gazing inspires future astronauts. Perfectly selected photos make the connections compelling and the future real for kids, then rich back matter brings the message home with inspirational quotes from the real-life adventurers pictured in the images. Grown-ups won't be able to resist sharing this inspirational message with kids, and kids won't be able to resist the invitation to let their imaginations run wild. less...
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One World, One Day by Barbara Kerley
Amazon Says: One World, One Day uses exquisite, moving photographs and Barbara Kerley’s poetic text to convey a simple yet profound concept: we are one global family. This is a sophistic more...
Amazon Says: One World, One Day uses exquisite, moving photographs and Barbara Kerley’s poetic text to convey a simple yet profound concept: we are one global family. This is a sophisticated concept book, presented as an elegant picture book with contributions from top international photographers. This beautiful photo book follows the course of one day in our world. Sunrise to sunset is captured in the essential things we all do daily, wherever we live in the world, and in the different ways we do them. The first meal of the day will take on a whole new dimension for American kids as an American pancake breakfast is contrasted with porridge in North Korea and churros in Spain. At the end, each image is reprinted as a thumbnail and accompanied by a detailed caption. Selected images feature photographers’ notes that share the thoughts and methodology involved in the making of the picture and reveal fascinating behind-the-scenes information. The photographers reflect on how the pictures might resonate within the theme of the global family. Such reflections are rooted in the life experiences of these well-traveled professionals. Their global viewpoints, in tandem with Barbara Kerley’s powerful message, set an ideal example for all future world citizens. less...
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Amazon Says: In this knockout book of animal photographs, perfect for the youngest animal lover, you'll discover all sorts of things. Did you know that orangutans are ticklish? Yes, they a more...
Amazon Says: In this knockout book of animal photographs, perfect for the youngest animal lover, you'll discover all sorts of things. Did you know that orangutans are ticklish? Yes, they are—just like you and me. But be careful if you ever see a hippo yawning. It doesn't mean he's sleepy—it means he wants to fight. The gorgeous up-close pictures and fascinating facts are complemented by behind-the-scenes peeks at how animal photographs are taken. (For instance, photographer Steve Grubman once had to lull a cow to sleep with soft music!) Animal lovers, young scientists, and budding photographers will all adore this beautiful nonfiction book. less...
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Amazon Says: Named one of the Best Children's Books of 2012 by Kirkus Reviews! Named one of the top Children's Books of 2012 by the New York Public Library! "Add a little natural more...
Amazon Says: Named one of the Best Children's Books of 2012 by Kirkus Reviews! Named one of the top Children's Books of 2012 by the New York Public Library! "Add a little natural wonder to your poetry shelves. Because if we’re talking about the best possible compliment to your eyes and ears alike, few have as many perks and grand moments as this." —School Library Journal starred review "Out of a windless August night/A luna moth in ghostly light Beat softly on my window screen/Tick-tick-ticking-all silver green. She whispered secrets in my ear--/I am but a stranger here. The stars are scrawled across the sky/By ghostwriters, the Moon and I. You will not see me here tonight--/I have a thousand stars to write." What could be better than cuddling up with your child and this book on your lap and allowing your imaginations to soar with the words and images? Lovingly selected by U.S. Children's Poet Laureate J. Patrick Lewis and paired with vibrant animal photography, this collection of poems is an exuberant celebration of the animal kingdom and a beautiful introduction to this genre of literature. Designed for family sharing but targeted to ages 4-8, this dynamic, fresh, yet still classic collection of animal poems is a must-have for the family bookshelf. Featured poets include J. Patrick Lewis, Dorothy Aldis, Emily Dickinson, Benjamin Franklin, Robert Frost, Rudyard Kipling, Jack Prelutsky, Elizabeth Madox Roberts, Robert Louis Stevenson, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, and many more. Divided into chapters that group the poems by theme for extra resonance, the collection is a mix of old and new, classics, and never-before-published. A foreword from Lewis, sets the scene for helping children appreciate this gift of language and this visual feast for the eyes. Chapters include: Welcome to the World (birth of animal young) Big Ones (large animals--elephants, hippos, rhinos, bears) Little Ones (small animals--worms, insects) Winged Ones (birds and other flying creatures) Water Ones (aquatic animals--fish, dolphins, crabs) Strange Ones (curious creatures--armadillos, centipedes) Noisy Ones (loud animals--lions, hyenas) Quiet Ones (silent or still animals--hens, rabbits, snakes) Last Thought (a reflection on the world we share with animals) Releases simultaneously in Reinforced Library Binding: 978-1-4263-1054-6 , $28.90/$33.00 Can National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources. Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information.  less...
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