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Happy National Art Day!

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October 25, 2022 is National Art Day. I hope you find some books you enjoy from this list. Some of these might look familiar, but I hope you find a few new ones to enjoy with your family (maybe in morning time).

I also wanted to include the work of current artists – authors, visual artists, musicians, etc. who have inspired me. See this list at the bottom of the post! These people help make the world a better place.


Mornings With Monet by Barb Rosenstock

Michelangelo by Diane Stanley

Georgia in Hawaii: When Georgia O’Keeffe Painted What She Pleased

Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Artists: Mary Cassatt by Mike Venezia

Through the Window: Views of Marc Chagall’s Life and Art by Barb Rosenstock

Vincent Can’t Sleep: Van Gogh Paints the Night Sky by Barb Rosenstock

Henry Ossawa Tanner: His Boyhood Dreams Come True by Faith Ringgold

In Her Hands: The Story of Sculptor Augusta Savage by National Geographic Learning


Prairie Boy: Frank Lloyd Wright Turns the Heartland Into A Home

Dream Builder: The Story of Architect Philip Freelon by Kelly Starling Lyons and Laura Freeman


Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker: The Unlikely Friendship of Elizabeth Keckley and Mary Todd Lincoln by Lynda Jones

Parks for the People: How Frederick Law Olmstead Designed America by Elizabeth Partridge and Becca Stadtlander (illus.)


Becoming Bach by Tom Leonard

Birth of the Cool: How Jazz Great Miles Davis Found His Sound by Kathleen Cornell Berman and Keith Henry Brown (illus.)


Trailblazer: The Story of Ballerina Raven Wilkinson by Leda Schubert and Theodore Taylor III (illus.)

Alicia Alonso Dances On (She Made History) by Rose Vina and Gloria Felix (illus.)

Footwork: The Story of Fred and Adele Astaire by Roxane Orgill and Stephanie Jorisch (illus.)


The First Notes: The Story of Do, Re, Mi by Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton and Chiara Fedele (illus.)

Smile: How Young Charlie Chaplin Taught the World to Laugh (and Cry) by Gary Golio and Ed Young (illus.)

Work from Favorite Artists Who Live Right NOW:

Ned Bustard, Illustrator/Author

The Church History ABCs: Augustine and 25 Other Heroes of the Faith by Stephen J. Nichols (author) and Ned Bustard (illus.)

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Reformation ABC’s: The People, Places and Things of the Reformation from A to Z by Stephen J. Nichols and Ned Bustard

Saint Nicholas the Giftgiver: The History and Legends of the Real Santa Claus by Ned Bustard

History of Art: Creation to Contemporary Workbook by Ned Bustard

Breezy Brookshire, Illustrator

For Such A Time As This: Stories of Women from the Bible, Retold for Girls by Angie Smith and Breezy Brookshire (illus.)

Audrey Bunny by Angie Smith and Breezy Brookshire (illus.)

Richele Baburina, Visual Artist (watercolor) & Author

Ricochet Rabbit Studio (sign up for courses)

Mathematics: An Instrument for Living Teaching by Richele Baburina

John Hendrix, Author/Illustrator

Miracle Man: The Story of Jesus by John Hendrix

Shooting of the Stars: The Christmas Truce of 1914 by John Hendrix

The Faithful Spy: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Plot to Kill Hitler

Twila Farmer, Illustrator

Charlotte Mason: The Teacher Who Revealed Worlds of Wonder

Twila’s Website

Megan Tibbits, Singer, Songwriter, Worshipper, Harpist

Foundations EP

A Fine Quotation, Handcrafted products feat. authors and theologians

A Fine Quotation Website

Brighter Day Press, Curriculum developer, book list curator, theology resource developer

Brighter Day Press Website

Sarah Clarkson, Author

Book Girl: A Journey Through the Treasures and Transforming Power of a Reading Life by Sarah Clarkson

This Beautiful Truth: How God’s Goodness Breaks Into Our Darkness by Sarah Clarkson

Gena Mayo, Music Teacher, Course Developer

Music in Our Homeschool Website

I Hope Your Homeschool Loves These Books

My hope is that you find some great, living books that you did not know about before encountering this page! If you have any suggestions for booklists, please feel free to email me at mylittlebrickschoolhouse@gmail.com.

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