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The Story of Paintings

A history of art for children

By Mick Manning
Illustrated by Brita Granström

  • Hardback
  • £14.99

A friendly and inspiring introduction to art history, telling the stories of the world's greatest paintings and artists from prehistory to the modern day

The Story of Paintings begins with the cave paintings of our Stone Age ancestors and continues through to the modern day. Mick Manning and Brita Granström take your on a tour of their personally selected gallery which showcases the work of some of the world's most famous artists and few a less well-known ones. The artists featured include van Eyck, da Vinci, Bruegel, Rembrandt, Velázquez, JMW Turner, Van Gogh, Monet, Matisse, Georgia O'Keefe, Picasso, Frida Kahlo and Jackson Pollock as well as Dame Laura Knight and Kalan Khan. The friendly text and illustrations help children to appreciate the art, highlighting interesting biographical details and picking out key details to spot. The book's large format means the art is reproduced on a wonderfully impactful scale. This really is a book to give and treasure.

The creative team of Mick Manning and Brita Granström are well-known for their ground breaking children's information books. Their many awards range the TES Information Book Award for What's Under the Bed? and the English Association Non-fiction award for Charlie's War Illustrated.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781445150048
  • Publication date: 14 Sep 2017
  • Page count: 88
  • Imprint: Franklin Watts
Fantastic book and so beautiful to look at! — BookWitch
Introduce your class to the rich and intriguing world of artists and their artworks with this beautiful large format picturebook. — Teach Primary
The Story of Painting will develop any child's knowledge and love of art. It is an fantastic resource for schools at KS2 and KS3. — Armadillo Magazine
Fantastic book and so beautiful to look at!
Introduce your class to the rich and intriguing world of artists and their artworks with this beautiful large format picturebook.
The Story of Painting will develop any child's knowledge and love of art. It is an fantastic resource for schools at KS2 and KS3.
Franklin Watts

How Should I Behave?

Mick Manning, Brita Granström
Authors:
Mick Manning, Brita Granström

Taking a friendly and practical look at manners and the appropriate way to react and conduct yourself in a particular situation, this title examines a range of scenarios. Find out why please and thank-you work; how hygiene helps; why it is kind to share. Friendly questions and answers also explore more sensitive issues such as dealing with bullies or strangers. Sharing this gently-humorous book is the perfect way to give sensible, reassuring advice to worried children. Perfect for readers aged 7 and up.

Franklin Watts

What's My Family Tree?

Mick Manning, Brita Granström
Authors:
Mick Manning, Brita Granström

The book does not just explain straightforward connections like uncle or sister, but also sensitively introduces the idea of step-families, half-brothers and even adoption. The book celebrates the family in all its forms, encouraging not only a respect for your relatives but also other families around you, recognizing that no one family is the same. This book is one in a loosely-related series by award-winners Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom which takes an informative but friendly look at some of concerns of young children that relate to their immediate world and which they need to understand as part of 'growing up'. In doing so, they also provide an indispensable resource for any parent or teacher who is helping children understand these issues. Perfect for readers ages 7 and up.

Franklin Watts

How Will I Grow?

Mick Manning, Brita Granström
Authors:
Mick Manning, Brita Granström
Franklin Watts

The Brontës – Children of the Moors

Mick Manning, Brita Granström
Authors:
Mick Manning, Brita Granström
Franklin Watts

The Story of Britain

Mick Manning, Brita Granström
Authors:
Mick Manning, Brita Granström

This sumptious book is a wonderful first-introduction to British history. Masters of illustrated non-fiction, Mick Manning and Brita Granström tell the story of Britain from the Stone Age up to the present in a truly integrated narrative of text and illustration. It moves throughs the Iron Age, Stonehenge, the Celts, the Romans and the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings, then on to the marvels of the Medieval era, the Tudors and Stuarts, the Industrial Revolution, the Victorians and the 20th century right up to the modern day. The exciting story is supplemented by many amazing facts and introduces key figures from kings, queens and military leaders to scientists, artists and writers. History doesn't have to be horrible - here it is gripping, fascinating and fun!

Franklin Watts

Yum Yum: A book about food chains

Mick Manning, Brita Granström
Authors:
Mick Manning, Brita Granström

Yum Yum! is a book about munching, scrunching and slurping - in fact it's a book about eating. It's also about being part of a chain - the food chain in which every living thing plays a part. Discover who hunts and who's hunted, who eats and who gets eaten.Wonderwise is an award-winning series of information books that present facts in a way that will inspire young children's imaginations about the world around them. A perfect introduction to non-fiction for children aged 3+ by Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom. The books include notes and activities to support the primary curriculum.

Franklin Watts

Let's Build A House: A book about buildings and materials

Mick Manning, Brita Granström
Authors:
Mick Manning, Brita Granström

Let's Build a House! But what sort of a house should it be? And what do we need to build it? It could be a shack on a beach, or it could be a skyscraper. Try building a bungalow or even a castle! Join in the imaginative play as a group of children plan their houses and discover the materials and techniques needed to build them.The Wonderwise series presents facts in a way that will inspire young children's imaginations about the world around them. Wonderwise is an award-winning series of information books, perfect for introducing younger children to non-fiction. The books include updated notes and activities to support the new primary curriculum.

Franklin Watts

What If?: A book about recycling

Mick Manning, Brita Granström
Authors:
Mick Manning, Brita Granström
Franklin Watts

The World Is Full Of Babies: A book about human and animal babies

Mick Manning, Brita Granström
Authors:
Mick Manning, Brita Granström

The World is Full of Babies! is an enchanting look at babies everywhere, and how they grow and develop. Polar bear cubs, baby bats, piglets, even tiny turtles are all here and we learn that like human babies they make a lot of noise, get hungry and they love to play games. But, as they grow, we find out that while all babies are very alike they are also surprisingly different.The Wonderwise series presents facts in a way that will inspire young children's imaginations about the world around them.

Franklin Watts

Wild and Free: A book about animals in danger

Mick Manning, Brita Granström
Authors:
Mick Manning, Brita Granström
Franklin Watts

Stone Age Bone Age!: A book about prehistoric people

Mick Manning, Brita Granström
Authors:
Mick Manning, Brita Granström

Travel back in time for an amazing stone age adventure! Learn to shape flints, carve bones and tickle trout; join in a mammoth hunt and wild dances in flickering torchlight. Discover for yourself just how clever our stone age ancestors were! Includes notes and activities to support the new primary curriculum.The Wonderwise series presents facts in a way that will inspire young children's imaginations about the world around them. Wonderwise is an award-winning series of information books, perfect for introducing younger children to non-fiction.

Franklin Watts

Wash, Scrub, Brush: A book about keeping clean

Mick Manning, Brita Granström
Authors:
Mick Manning, Brita Granström

How often do you wash your hands? When did you last scrub your nails? And did you brush your hair this morning? Keeping clean takes up a lot of time and energy, so why do we have to do it? Find the answer in this lively exploration of personal hygiene, both human and animal - perfect for anyone who needs a little convincing about the need to Wash, Scrub, Brush!The Wonderwise series presents facts in a way that will inspire young children's imaginations about the world around them.

Franklin Watts

Wheels Keep Turning: a book about simple machines

Mick Manning, Brita Granström
Authors:
Mick Manning, Brita Granström

Long ago an idea began turning in human minds - the idea was a wheel and once it had started it couldn't be stopped. Join in the celebration of human ingenuity in a whirlwind tour of the history of the wheel, from rolling logs and a potter's wheel to air-filled tyres and a spinning CD. And discover how Wheels Keep Turning!The Wonderwise series presents facts in a way that will inspire young children's imaginations about the world around them.

Franklin Watts

What's Up?: A book about the sky and space

Mick Manning, Brita Granström
Authors:
Mick Manning, Brita Granström
Franklin Watts

Splish, Splash, Splosh: A book about water

Mick Manning, Brita Granström
Authors:
Mick Manning, Brita Granström

Splish, Splash, Splosh! takes you on a watery journey of discovery. Join the adventures of young boy and his dog and ride the waves, float on rain-filled clouds, shoot down fast flowing rivers and splash through sewers until you get to where all water ends... and begins.The Wonderwise series is an award-winning series of information books, perfect for introducing younger children to non-fiction and they present facts in a way that will inspire young children's imaginations about the world around them. The books include updated notes and activities in science and literacy to support the new primary curriculum.

Franklin Watts

Supermum: A book about mothers

Mick Manning, Brita Granström
Authors:
Mick Manning, Brita Granström
Franklin Watts

Charlie's War Illustrated: Remembering World War One

Mick Manning, Brita Granström
Authors:
Mick Manning, Brita Granström

Mick Manning's grandfather joined the army in 1914 and served right through World War One. Fighting in the artillery on the front line in Egypt, Palestine and France, Charlie lived to tell his tale. Here Mick and Brita tell us about Charlie's War, illustrating his story with stunning artwork, period scraps and artefacts. They movingly bring alive for children the 'war to end all wars', from the trenches and the guns to the friendships and songs the soliders shared. Produced in association with the Imperial War Museum, this is a wonderful resource for readers aged 6 and up and was nominated for the 2014 English 4-11 picture book awards. Tail-End Charlie, a previous Mick Manning and Brita Granström title, was shortlisted for both the Carnegie and the Blue Peter Prize.'Mick Manning and Brita Granström's approach to non-fiction for younger children has revolutionised our bookshelves.' The Scotsman

Franklin Watts

What's Under The Bed?: A book about the Earth beneath us

Mick Manning, Brita Granström
Authors:
Mick Manning, Brita Granström
Franklin Watts

My Body, Your Body: A book about human and animal bodies

Mick Manning, Brita Granström
Authors:
Mick Manning, Brita Granström

My Body, Your Body takes a surprising look at all kinds of bodies, including your own. Compare your sense of smell with a shark's! Think what it would be like to be a giraffe and lick your own ear! Imagine if you could change your skin colour like a chameleon. Discover just how amazing bodies are.Wonderwise is an award-winning series of information books that present facts in a way that will inspire young children's imaginations about the world around them. A perfect introduction to non-fiction for children aged 3+ by Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom. The books include notes and activities to support the primary curriculum.

Franklin Watts

Out There Somewhere It's Time To: A book about time zones

Mick Manning, Brita Granström
Authors:
Mick Manning, Brita Granström

When you fall asleep in the middle of the night, it's daytime on the other side of the world and someone else is wide awake. Out There Somewhere whisks you around the world so you can discover that while it's midnight in New York, it's rush hour in Moscow, lunchtime in China and breakfast in Cape Town...The Wonderwise series presents facts in a way that will inspire young children's imaginations about the world around them.