Books! (Organic shapes, Symmetry, Kindness)

But how fun would it be to make an art room full of “cool beans”?! Organic shapes ✅ Sunglasses symmetry ✅ social and emotional learning through literacy in the art room ✅✅✅✅ #coolbeans #thecoolbean #joryjohn #childrensbooks #childrensbookillustration #kidsreading #artroomliteracy #bookstagram #kidsbooks #kidsbookstagram #monalisaandmore #kidsbookrecommendations #artteachersofinstagram #bookstagram #books #read #artlessonideas

Books! (Watercolor Techniques)

The illustrations in A Letter to Amy could be a watercolor lesson in and of itself! Always love #ezrajackkeats illustrations.😍 #childrensbooks #childrensbookillustration #kidsreading #artroomliteracy #bookstagram #kidsbooks #kidsbookstagram #monalisaandmore #kidsbookrecommendations #artteachersofinstagram #bookstagram #books #read #artlessonideas #watercolorpainting #watercolor

Books! (Art Sub Plan Idea)

Great book for when you have a sub! Sub can read the book, and the students can imagine what it would be like if they brought their pet to school. If they don’t have a pet, they can make one up. Story, directions, brainstorm, paper/pencils/sharpies/coloring instruments…..early finishers: share your drawing with someone who is also finished and/or write a sentence or paragraph about what happened when the pet came to school. Voila! #artsubplans #artsublessons #childrensbooks #childrensbookillustration #kidsreading #artroomliteracy #bookstagram #kidsbooks #kidsbookstagram #monalisaandmore #kidsbookrecommendations #artteachersofinstagram #bookstagram #books #read #artlessonideas

Books! (Dogs and Color)

This book makes me want to do a dog project with kindergarten, and give them a bunch of random items to use as “paintbrushes” and make spots on the dog. Cute and colorful! #dogart #childrensbooks #childrensbookillustration #kidsreading #artroomliteracy #bookstagram #kidsbooks #kidsbookstagram #monalisaandmore #kidsbookrecommendations #artteachersofinstagram #bookstagram #books #read #artlessonideas

Books! (Lines, Drawing, Self-Expression)

The Clever Stick is such a cute story, and I can see using it to talk about how friends are just likes. This stick can’t communicate until he learns that as he drags himself along, he is making lines which become drawings. Great message about how students can express themselves through art. It also reminded me of my daughters drawing pictures in the sand while in Italy. #thecleverstick #johnlechner #childrensbooks #childrensbookillustration #kidsreading #artroomliteracy #bookstagram #kidsbooks #kidsbookstagram #monalisaandmore #kidsbookrecommendations #artteachersofinstagram #bookstagram #books #read #draw

Books! (Art and Math)

This book illustrates perfectly the connection between art and math! Dad is an artist, mom is a scientist, brother is a musician, and the little girl loves math…..and then the book shows you all the things that she loves about math which are actual all the things we teach in art. Awesome! At the end, it illustrates these connections as well. Check it out! #countonme #migueltanco #childrensbooks #childrensbookillustration #kidsreading #artroomliteracy #bookstagram #kidsbooks #kidsbookstagram #monalisaandmore #kidsbookrecommendations #artteachersofinstagram #bookstagram #books #read #artandmath

Books! (Chinese New Year, Dragon)

I will definitely by using How to Catch a Dragon for a Chinese New Year/dragon art lesson. It’s a rhyming book and catchy, they have an example of a small dragon that you could easily replicate, and it mentions plenty of traditions you can explore further with students! 🐉 #childrensbooks #childrensbookillustration #kidsreading #artroomliteracy #bookstagram #kidsbooks #kidsbookstagram #monalisaandmore #kidsbookrecommendations #artteachersofinstagram #chinesenewyear #chinesedragon #dragon #artlessons #artlessonsforkids

Books! (Kindness, Smile)

I love all the books I have read (to my daughters and in my art room) by @imnotjustascribble …but this one gives me all the kindness feels!! I do my annual clay Smiles kindness project with my 5th graders, and now I have a new book that will perfectly introduce the lesson! 🤩 #childrensbooks #childrensbookillustration #kidsreading #artroomliteracy #bookstagram #kidsbooks #kidsbookstagram #monalisaandmore #kidsbookrecommendations #artteachersofinstagram #smile #smilepassiton #kindness

Books! (No words, illustrations, balloon dog)

This book has no words, but a book with Jeff Koons balloon dog vibes in the front?! This book has a twist ending that I loved! I could see this book also inspiring some fun creative story writing in the classroom. #childrensbooks #childrensbookillustration #kidsreading #artroomliteracy #bookstagram #kidsbooks #kidsbookstagram #monalisaandmore #kidsbookrecommendations #artteachersofinstagram #jeffkoons #balloondog

Books! (Collage, Bearden)

Not only is this a very sweet story and Caldecott Honor Book, but the collage-style illustration would be a good match with the art of Romare Bearden. #childrensbooks #childrensbookillustration #kidsreading #artroomliteracy #bookstagram #kidsbooks #kidsbookstagram #monalisaandmore #kidsbookrecommendations #artteachersofinstagram #romarebearden #collageart