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Art Mystery
             Art Mystery, Part 1 - The Mystery Painting (Grades 4-6)
     Art Mystery, Part 2 - The Museum (Grades 4-6)
     Art Mystery, Part 3 - The Artist's First Initial! (Grades 4-6)
     Art Mystery, Part 4 - Signatures and Soup Cans! (Grades 4-6)
     Art Mystery, Part 5 - A Letter and An Answer (Grades 4-6)

Leveled Books
            I Like Art!
             Beth Visits the Art Museum (PDF file)

Short Reading Comprehensions
Very Quick Readers
     Pop Art Pudding (Very Quick Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     Pick a Medium, Any Medium! (Very Quick Reader; Grades 3-6 Readability)
     The Prince of Pop Art (Very Quick Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     The Very Talented Artist (Very Quick Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)

Short Readers
     What Eggs-actly Is Egg Tempera? (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     The Oozing, Melting Clocks of Surrealism (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)

Reading Comprehensions
     Zoe's Colors (Grades 1-2)
     Marla Paints (Grades 2-3)
     An Artist I'm Not (Grades 4-5)

     Bubble Art (Grades 2-3)
     A New View for You - Perspective (Grades 2-4)
     Here or There? Composition Basics (Grades 2-4)
     Which Medium Is Just Right? (Grades 2-4)
     A Colorful Donut - The Color Wheel (Grades 2-4)
     Almost Anything Goes in a Collage (Grades 2-4)
     Soap and Popsicle Stick Art (Grades 2-4)
     Art on Wall (Grades 2-4)
     It's a Classic! (Grades 2-4)
     Tickling Our Funny Bones with Computer Art (Grades 2-4)
     Art You Can Walk On - Mosaics (Grades 2-4)
     Pretty Stained Glass (Grades 2-4)
     Throwing a Pot! (Grades 2-4)
     Grand, Uncomfortable Castles (Grades 2-4)
     Arches and Concrete in Ancient Rome (Grades 2-4)
     Talented Greek Architects (Grades 2-4)
     Anthemius' Floating Byzantine Dome (Grades 2-4)
     Gothic Gargoyles and Churches (Grades 2-4)
     Onion Domes and Other Wonders (Grades 2-4)
     Fancy Writing and Other Islamic Art (Grades 2-4)
     Which of the Seven Ancient Wonders Is Still Here? (Grades 2-4)
     Putting on a New Face with Face Painting (Grades 2-4)
     That's Life, Charlie Brown - The Story of Charles Schultz (Grades 4-5)
     Perspective Is More Than a Viewpoint (Grades 4-6)
     What Is Composition? (Grades 4-6)
     What Is a Medium? (Grades 4-6)
     What Is Color Theory? (Grades 4-6)
     What Is a Collage? (Grades 4-6)
     What Is Sculpture? (Grades 4-6)
     What Is a Mural? (Grades 4-6)
     What Is Classical Art? (Grades 4-6)
     What Is Computer Art? (Grades 4-6)
     What Is a Mosaic? (Grades 4-6)
     A Beautiful Stain - Stained Glass (Grades 4-6)
     What Is Pottery? (Grades 4-6)
     Castles (Grades 4-6)
     Rugged Roman Architecture (Grades 4-6)
     Graceful Greek Architecture (Grades 4-6)
     Byzantine Architecture (Grades 4-6)
     Grand Gothic Architecture (Grades 4-6)
     Mosques and Palaces of Islamic Architecture (Grades 4-6)
     Islamic Art (Grades 4-6)
     Catch a Dream with a Dream Catcher (Grades 4-6)
     Native American Masks (Grades 4-6)
     Native American Pottery (Grades 4-6)
     Native American Totem Poles (Grades 4-6)
     Native American Rugs and Blankets (Grades 4-6)
     Native American Dolls (Grades 4-6)
     Native American Baskets (Grades 4-6)
     Native American Clothing (Grades 4-6)
     Native American Peace Pipes (Grades 4-6)
     Sand Mandalas (Grades 4-6)
     Pencils and More Pencils! (Grades 4-6)
     Puppets (Grades 4-6)
     Origami (Grades 4-6)
     Macramé (Grades 4-6)
     What Is Calligraphy? (Grades 4-6)
     What Is Batik? (Grades 4-6)
     What Is Knitting? (Grades 4-6)
     What Is Paper Maché? (Grades 4-6)
     What Is Tie-Dye? (Grades 4-6)
     What Are Pastels? (Grades 4-6)
     Shadow Plays (Grades 4-6)
     Wood Burning (Grades 4-6)
     Comforting, Cozy Quilts (Grades 4-6)
     The Golden Touch of Goldsmithing (Grades 4-6)
     Chilling Out with Ice Sculptures (Grades 4-6)
     The Art of Face Painting (Grades 4-6)
     The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World (Grades 4-7)
     What Is Embroidery? (Grades 4-7)
     What Is Scrapbooking? (Grades 4-7)
     Candle Making (Grades 4-7)
     Draw Like da Vinci (Grades 5-6)
     African-American Artists (Grades 5-7)
     Color Mixing (Grades 5-7)
     Picture Poetry (Grades 5-7)
     Native American Jewelry (Grades 5-7)
     Thangkas (Grades 5-7)
     EWWW -- Gross Art: The Pike Place Gum Wall (Grades 5-7)
     Portrait Painters (Grades 5-8)
     James Thurber, Author and Cartoonist (Grades 6-7)
     American Cartoonist - Thomas Nast (Grades 6-8)
     Leonardo da Vinci's Drawings (Grades 6-8)
     Leonardo da Vinci's Paintings (Grades 6-8)
     Leonardo da Vinci's Sculpture (Grades 6-8)
     Leonardo da Vinci's Notebooks (Grades 6-8)
     Even Leonardo Made Mistakes (Grades 6-8)
     How Does Paint Work? (Grades 6-8)
     How Do Crayons, Paint, and Markers Work? (Grades 6-8)
     Up, Up, and Away with Magazines and Comic Books (Grades 9-12)
     Ancient Picture Stories (Grades 9-12)
     Classy Chinese Characters (Grades 9-12)
     Religion and Art (Grades 9-12)

Artist Biographies
     Auguste Bartholdi (Grades 5-7)
     Robert Bateman (Grades 5-7)
     John Biggers (Grades 5-7)
     Sandro Botticelli (Grades 6-8)
     Michelangelo Buonarroti (Grades 6-8)
     Alexander Calder (Grades 5-7)
     Caravaggio (Grades 4-7)
     Mary Cassatt (Grades 3-4)
     Marc Chagall (Grades 5-6)
     Frederick E. Church (Grades 9-12)
     Salvador Dali (Grades 5-6)
     Leonardo da Vinci (Grades 9-12)
     Giotto di Bondone (Grades 6-8)
     Donatello (Grades 6-8)
     Albrecht Dürer (Grades 9-12)
     William Kurelek (Grades 4-6)
     Sargent Claude Johnson (Grades 5-7)
     Keith Johnson (Grades 4-6)
     William H. Johnson (Grades 5-7)
     Wassily Kandinsky (Hi/Lo Grades 2-3)
     Masaccio (Grades 6-8)
     Claude Monet (Grades 5-7)
     Claude Monet (Grades 9-12)
     Grandma Moses (Grades 5-6)
     Pablo Picasso (Grades 7-8)
     Pablo Picasso (Grades 9-12)
     Jackson Pollock (Grades 9-12)
     Norman Rockwell (Grades 6-8)
     Nicholas Roerich (Grades 9-12)
     Peter Paul Rubens (Grades 9-12)
     Raffaello Sanzio(Grades 9-12)
     Augusta Savage (Grades 5-7)
     George Seurat (Grades 9-12)
     Henry Ossawa Tanner (Grades 5-7)
     Vincent van Gogh (Grades 6-8)
     Tiziano Vecellio (Grades 9-12)
     Andrea del Verrocchio (Grades 6-8)
     Andy Warhol (Grades 9-12)
     Patience Wright (Grades 6-8)

Book Units
    The Chalk Box Kid (Grades 2-3)
    Monday with a Mad Genius (Grades 2-4)
    The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush (Grades 2-4)

            Savannah Banana Loves Yellow (Grades 4-6)
            Scarlet Tiara Loves Red (Grades 4-6)
            Big Bob Loves Blue (Grades 4-6)
            Origami (Grades 4-6)
            Cameras (Grades 4-6)
            Pablo Picasso (Grades 6-8)

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