My Favorite Books About Art for Babies, Toddlers, Preschoolers and Kindergartners

These are my and daughter’s favorite books about art.  While I have provided the age range for each title, I believe you can start introducing all of these books very early as they have beautiful illustrations and often simple and rhyming texts. You can find them in your local library or you could request them via library exchange program if your library doesn’t have them. Of course, you can also purchase them.  Over the years we purchased quite an art library in our house but its money well spent as we keep coming back to these books.

Title

Author

Age

Touch the Art Series: Make Van Gough’s Bed, Pop Warhol’s Top, Catch Picasso’s Rooster, Brush Mona Lisa’s Hair, Feed Matisse Fish, Tickle Tut’s Toes Julie Appel baby/toddler and up
Andy Warhol’s Colors Susan Goldman Rubin baby/toddler and up
Mini Masters Series: Painting with Picasso, Quite Time with Cassatt, In the Garden with Van Gogh, Sharing with Renoir, Sunday with Seurat, On an Island with Gauguin, Dreaming with Rousseau Julie Merberg and Suzanne Bober baby/toddler and up
Noisy Paint Box Barb Rosenstock preschooler and up
Magritte’s Imagination Susan Goldman Rubin toddler and up
Matisse Dance for Joy Susan Goldman Rubin toddler and up
Counting with Wayne Thiebaud Susan Goldman Rubin toddler and up
Jacob Lawrence in the City Susan Goldman Rubin toddler and up
In the Garden with Van Gogh Julie Merberg toddler and up
Dancing with Degas Julie Merberg toddler and up
Andy Warhol So Many Stars Mudpuppy toddler and up
A is for Andy Mudpuppy toddler and up
Andy Warhol Happy Bug Day Mudpuppy toddler and up
Art for Baby Various baby/toddler and up
Art from the Start Series:  How is Mona Lisa Feeling,  Mama, Baby and Other First Words, Animals in Art               Julie Merberg toddler and up
Pop Art Baby Mudpuppy toddler and up
Delicious: The Art and Life of Wayne Thiebaud Susan Goldman Rubin preschooler and up
Henri’s Scissors Jeanette Winter preschooler and up
Vincent’s Colors Metropolitan Museum of Art preschooler and up
Van Gogh and the Sunflowers Anholt’s Artists  Books for Children preschooler and up
The Magical Garden of Claude Monet Anholt’s Artists  Books for Children preschooler and up
Action Jackson Jan Greenberg preschooler and up
Camille and the Sunflowers Anholt’s Artists  Books for Children preschooler and up
Picasso and the Girl with a Ponytail Anholt’s Artists  Books for Children preschooler and up
Matisse’s Garden Samantha Friedman preschooler and up
Through Georgia’s Eyes Rachel Victoria Rodriguez preschooler and up
My Name is Georgia Jeanette Winter preschooler and up
The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau Michelle Markel preschooler and up
Degas and the Little Dancer Anholt’s Artists  Books for Children preschooler and up
Uncle Andy’s: A Faabbbulous Visit with Andy Warhol James Warhola preschooler and up
Getting the know the world’s greatest artists series Mike Venezia kindergardner and up
Journey on a Cloud: A Children’s Book Inspired by Marc Chagall Veronique Massenot kindergartner and up
Pigasso and Mootisse Nina Laden preschooler and up
The Dot Peter H. Reynolds preschooler and up
The Beautiful Oops Barney Saltzberg toddler and up
Art Patrick McDonnell toddler and up
Bob Raczka Art  Adventure Series Bob Raczka kindergartner and up
There are No Animals in this Book Only Feelings Chani Sanchez toddler and up

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