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Barbara Laws is a veteran educator. She has been working as the Senior Coordinator for Art in Norfolk Public Schools in Virginia for the past 14 years. Before that, she held the positions of elementary school assistant principal, instructional specialist, and art teacher, all for Norfolk Public Schools.She has served the National Art Education Association in a number of positions: Supervision and Administration Division Director; National Convention Program Director; and Southeastern Region Vice President and has served on various committees.Her honors include NAEA Elementary Art Educator, Supervision and Administration Art Educator, Marion Quin Dix Award and Distinguished Fellow. She is also actively involved with the Virginia Art Education Association and has served in many capacities, including, President, Secretary; Supervision and Administration Division Chair; Policy Chair; and TVAEA President. She has been named Virginia Art Educator and is also a VAEA Distinguished Fellow. She was a Founding Director of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. She is currently appointed to the Norfolk Commission for Arts and Humanities and involved with the Virginia Coalition for Fine Arts Education. She earned her Doctor of Education degree from The George Washington University and her Master's and Bachelor's degrees from Old Dominion University.

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February 20, 2009

Three Top Ten Lists - Part 3

For this week’s blog posts, I decided to do three Top Ten Lists.  The first one was my Favorite Art Material to use with my students, the second was my Favorite Elementary Art Teacher Books and the today’s is My Favorite Picture Books to read with my students.  Of course, there are many other wonderful materials, reference books and picture books so I encourage you to add YOUR FAVORITES in the comment section after each post.

So read on, stay tuned and enjoy!

Favorite Picture Books for Students in the Art Room ~ this list is in no particular order.  These are books that are absolute favorites with all of my elementary students.  You know, ones they want to hear again and again!!!  Enjoy…

1. Art’s Supplies, Chris Tougas
2. Badly Drawn Dog, Emma Dobson
3. Steal Back the Mona Lisa, Meghan McCarthy
4. Art Dog, Thacher Hurd
5. I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More, Karen Beaumont
6. Dog’s Night, Meredith Hooper
7. Elemenopeo, Harriet Ziefert
8. Suzette and the Puppy, Joan Sweeney
9. Anna’s Art Adventure, Bjorn Sortland
10. Seen Art? Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith

Plus, two bonus ~ that I could not leave out…

11. Hands, Lois Ehlert
12. Cave Painter of Lascaux, Roberta Angeletti

I know that YOU have some favorite books that you read to your students, what are they?  Please share them in the comment section below!  Thanks!

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Theresa McGee

Great list! My latest favorite is "Lester Fizz, Bubble Gum Artist", Ruth Spiro
Review here: http://tinyurl.com/5rwnr9

Jennifer Paisley

Great list- some of them are new to me but my ALL TIME favorite with children in art class is "The Dot" by Peter H. Reynolds. This is a fun one to do an activity with afterwards.

Hannah K. Greve

"Ish" by Peter H. Reynolds is also great!

Paige

Great list... you've provided me with some new books to explore. I also like Regina's Big Mistake by Marissa Moss.
http://www.amazon.com/Reginas-Big-Mistake-Sandpiper-paperbacks/dp/0395700930

In addition to The Dot and Ish, I also read The Art Lesson by Tomie DePaola to preservice teachers each semester to bring up all kinds of topics from creativity to classroom management.

Brandy French

This book is wonderful for Knd students when teaching about primary colors mixing to make secondary colors. Every time the rabbit jumped into a bucket of paint and made a new color, they would all cheer. The kids absolutely loved it!

Nikki F. Kalcevic

If... by Sarah Perry

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