5 Great Color Books for Kids

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Jude is discovering the wonderful world of colors!  We’re hearing “guue (blue), gween, ya-llow, par-pul” around here.

There are so many great color books out there! Here’s a list of our top 5 right now:

  • Purple Little Bird by Greg Foley – “Purple Little Bird lives in a very purple world: He has a purple little house and a purple little garden. But somehow, it’s just not quite perfect. So Purple Little Bird sets off to find the perfect place for him—and discovers it in a most unexpected way.” Absolutely cute story with equally cute illustrations.
  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do You See by Bill Martin, Jr. – This one is a classic, and it’s one of our favorites. Jude absolutely loves reading this book!
  • And to Name but just a few : Red, Yellow, Green, and Blue by Laurie Rosenwald – “Olives, trees, pickles, peas . . . What do they have in common? All of them are green! In her debut picture book, Laurie Rosenwald explores the world of color through humorous poetry and dynamic collages.” I love the collages in this book.  Plus, the illustrations can be a springboard for art ideas.
  • My World of Color by Margaret Wise Brown – “In this previously unpublished book, the author’s lyrical prose is paired with Krupinski’s cuddly creatures. Each spread highlights a color as children are led on a fun-filled excursion by mice in old-fashioned costume.” Just found this book at our library …  The illustrations are great!
  • A Book About Color: A Clear and Simple Guide for Young Artists by Mark Gonyea – “Information is divided into seven short chapters, beginning on Color Street where six houses shaped like upward-pointing arrows pop out against a black-and-white background. Primary colors are introduced, and the resulting secondary colors are explained in white text on bright solid-colored pages.” – Great introduction to color theory!

Stay tuned for a color inspired “Crafting with Books” post!

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