Creative Introductions: Books About Art
Exploring the fascinating lives of famous artists, explaining historical art movements in kid-friendly ways, and introducing children to the simple joys of artmaking, these books will help your little one grow up full of creativity.
These pictures are especially selected to help babies begin to recognize pictures and connect with the world around them.
Introduce your baby to world-famous artists like Degas, Matisse, Monet, and Van Gogh.
Fold-out booklets featuring the colors red, blue, green, and yellow: no text, but the pictures do the talking.
A book about a child who thinks she’s not creative, then finds her hidden talent. A great inspirational message.
One of the most compelling books ever written about the power of imagination. Harold is more than an artist: he is a creator of worlds! Just right for the future artist in your family.
A Dr. Seuss book with unfinished drawings your little one can complete. Your child will love being the illustrator of their own book!
A biography of the famous artist Matisse that is totally accessible to toddlers.
This book not only introduces your child to the world’s most famous art treasures, but teaches your child to ask good questions about art.
Reveals the inner life of a famous Mexican painter with a series of pictures (it’s light on the text, making it easier for younger readers).
This gorgeous biography of an artist who “sees life differently” encourages children to be creative and value their individuality.
This book will teach your baby a few words of English, French, Spanish, and German–with a touch and feel surprise at the end.
These high-contrast images engage and excite even three-month-old babies.
This heartwarming story teaches your child that having fun with art is more important than being a perfectionist.
To the tune of “It Ain’t Gonna Rain No More,” one creative kid floods his world with color, painting first the walls, then the ceiling, then himself… much to his parent’s wrath.
When Tommy gets to school and finds out that the art lessons are full of “rules,” he is surprised and dismayed, but eventually finds freedom to create within the bounds of the rules. Based on the artist’s own childhood!