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Remember when I did a summer art series with my kids? I spent so much time this summer digging through art books at our public library…and the local bookstore…that it seemed like a waste to not share that info with you.
There are some really good ones guys! Any of these would make great additions to an art library, and I’m really hoping that they will get your kids just as excited about art as they did for my kids! Some are picture books about famous artists. Others are activity books, and others are just really great resources!
Let me tell you a little bit about these awesome books!
2. Just Behave, Pablo Picasso!: This book is Ellie’s favorite. Picasso wasn’t willing to just make art that conformed with the standards of the time, hence the title. Ellie loves everything about Picasso–from his rebellious spirit to his colorful and strange-looking art.
11. Mix It Up! by Herve Tullet: Herve Tullet makes such fun interactive books. This book presents color theory in a way that’s so fun, especially for the younger crew. Be ready to mix up the colors on the pages–who knew that just a regular book could be so interactive?
13. Iggy Peck Architect by Andrea Beaty: Andrea Beaty’s books speak to my heart. Ok, ok, maybe this book isn’t about an artist exactly. The creativity of Iggy Peck though makes me feel like this book belongs on this list though, even if it has more of a science feel. After all science and art do go together!
16. Scratch and Sketch book: There are a whole series of these books–including an art version! My kids can’t get enough of them….I guess there is just something magical about scratching and seeing a color of rainbows underneath.
20. Doodle and Design Fashion by Jennie Sun: This activity book is really simple–just outlines of girls in different outfits. Lu loves adding her own patterns to the outfits though, and it’s provided hours of entertainment.