The Best Art Books for Kids
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My boys are artists in many ways: between music, filmmaking, and art classes, my boys are always creating something. They enjoy learning new techniques, and reading books about art and artists. When we visit a museum, the boys recognize details in the artwork now that help them figure out more about the style, themes, etc. This is a wonderful skill that carries over into other subjects like language arts, history, and believe it or not, even math.
When we are studying a particular time period or event in history, if we are learning about a region or culture in geography, or when we are reading a novel in literature, pulling in resources about related artists is a wonderful way to enrich and liven up our lessons.
We are sharing our favorite art themed books for kids this week. If you have a favorite to recommend, please let us know in the comments. You can also check out our list of kids’ books about artists here.
Our favorite art books for kids
- I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More!
- Harold and the Purple Crayon
- Mouse Paint
- Little Blue and Little Yellow
- White Rabbit’s Colors (Little Rabbit Books)
- Andy Warhol So Many Stars
- Art & Max
- Linnea in Monet’s Garden
- The Art Lesson
- You Can’t Take a Balloon into the Metropolitan Museum
- The Boy Who Drew Birds: A Story of John James Audubon
- A Child’s Book of Art: Great Pictures – First Words
- Enjoying Art with Children (Come Look with Me)
- The Artist at Work (Come Look with Me)
- No One Saw
- Henri’s Scissors
- Action Jackson
- The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky’s Abstract Art
- From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
- Chasing Vermeer
- Under the Egg
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