Digging Deeper with Denver Public Library

The Denver Public Library recommends these library resources to enhance your experience at Manual Cinema’s Leonardo!

Adapted from the beloved children’s books by Mo Willems and realized through mind-bending projection, DIY cinema, music and immersive sound by critically-acclaimed Emmy winners Manual Cinema.


Leonardo, Beautiful Dreamer by Robert Byrd
Illustrations and text portray the life of Leonardo da Vinci, who gained fame as a artist through such works as the Mona Lisa, and as a scientist by studying various subjects including human anatomy and flight.

Neo Leo: the ageless ideas of Leonardo da Vinc by Gene Barretta
An introduction to Leonardo da Vinci’s genius focusing on his famous notebook sketches and the modern inventions they predicted.

Leonardo da Vinci by Linda Cernak
Introduces one of the greatest painters of the Renaissance by exploring the techniques he used to create masterpieces such as Last Supper and the Mona Lisa.


Science Max: Experiments at Large
This high energy kids’ show takes viewers through home science experiments blown up to giant size! Stream it on Kanopy, free to all Denver residents with your library card.

The Inventor’s Secret: What Thomas Edison told Henry Ford
The story of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, focusing on their friendship and inventions.

Stars! Stars! Stars! and Looking Through a Telescope by Bob Barner and Linda Bullock
This fiction and nonfiction pairing takes young viewers on an exploration of astronomy. Please login to Bookflix thru DPL beforehand to view these two digital items.


Ada Twist, Scientist: The Why Files #1: Exploring Flight! by Andrea Beaty

Discover everything there is to know about flight beloved character Ada Twist, Scientist.

Give it a Try, Yasmin! by Saadia Faruqi
Yasmin tackles every challenge she faces with her head and her heart! Whether she’s helping to solve a recycling problem at school or trying to avoid a science fair fiasco,Yasmin is always willing to give it a try!

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