Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Art Books for Children

Happy Tuesday! This is the first installment of book suggestions for children. A Facebook follower of mine asked me for book suggestions about artwork that she could share with her children. I thought it was an excellent idea to share with everyone and am planning to create a post each week filled with book ideas about a particular art subject.

These are a few books that I like that take a closer look at actual works of art.

You can probably check out most of these books from your local library. Otherwise, I purchase most of my books online at Amazon.

The Art Book for Children I and II by Phaidon Press

Come Look with Me Series by Gladys Blizzard
Exploring Landscape Art with Children
Enjoying Art with Children
World of Play
Animals in Art

Look! Series by Gillian Wolfe
Drawing the Line in Art
Really Smart Art
Seeing the Light in Art
Zoom in on Art

Metropolitan Museum of Art series
Museum Colors
Museum 123
Museum ABC
Museum Shapes

Touch the Art Books by Appel and Guglielmo
These board books great for young children.
Make VanGogh's bed
Pop Warhols Top
Feed Matisse's Fish
Brush Mona Lisa's Hair

3-D ABC: A Sculptural Alphabet by Bob Raczka

Next week I will go over some of my favorite books that discuss color. Thanks again for the idea, Zina! :) Happy Reading!


Nancie Kay said...

Wonderful! I've been meaning to do this too...especially art lessons from blogs based on picture books. Thanks for getting the ball rolling...

Aleacia said...

I'm so glad I saw this post!
I've actually been going a bit crazy with trying to find books for my two little ones and my art group that introduce art.
Have you seen
Claire D'Harcourt's Up Close books? Those are great
and also
Julie Merberg's Mini Masters board books.
I look forward to seeing your weekly posts on this!

Check out my just art group blog, we're just getting started :)

Ιακωβινα Αλιπραντη said...

Thank you so much Erin!!! You will help us all working with children on our choise of books and eventually get inspired. I lately got to know you and I am really happy for that!

Polly @ Helping Little Hands said...

Thanks for all the suggestions. I'm looking forward to your weekly posts too. My daughter goes to a great school...but there's no art program there, just what her regular classroom teacher does.

{beth} said...

I have two new favorites...since I got an email from our PTO that sent me frantically to Borders to use up gift cards.

Beautiful Oops and Lines That Wiggle.

Zina said...

Thank you!!! This is absolutely perfect. I am off to the library with a list.

pink and green mama MaryLea said...

Great List Erin!! I see some of our favorites here and a few we'll have to look for at the library this week : )

VivJM said...

Thanks for sharing this - will definitely be looking some of these up. We also love the Joyce Ramaido Art Explorers series of books in our house.

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