Books About Colors
There are so many wonderful books about colors available right now. Here are a handful of our favorites.
Colour for Curlews by Renee Treml
When a group of Australian birds find a stash of paints and brushes, they cannot resist the opportunity to dab a little color here and a little color there. All this messy fun introduces readers to the joys and principles of mixing colors.
Color by Ruth Heller
This books shows how pictures go from simple pictures to the printed page.
White Rabbit’s Color Book by Alan Baker
White Rabbit is a curious bunny. One day he jumps into a bucket of yellow paint and has so much fun splashing around that he soon decides to jump into buckets full of other colors as well and learns all about colors and how they mix.
Red is a Dragon: A Book of Colors by Roseanne Thong
“Red is a dragon. Red is a drum. Red are the firecrackers— here they come!”
This book takes young children on a journey through the colors from one little girl’s everyday life.
Monsters Love Colors by Mike Austin
Monsters love colors and in this book, Monsters scribble, mix, dance and wiggle to make new colors!
Little Blue and Little Yellow by Leo Leonni
Little Blue and Little Yellow share wonderful adventures, but one day they cannot find each other. When they do finally meet, they are so excited that they hug so tightly and become green!
Color Dance by Ann Jonas
Several children all in different colors work together to create a living rainbow.
Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin
Pete the Cat walks down the street showing off his brand new white shoes. As he walks along, he steps into a variety of different colored messes changing his shoes from one color to another. But Pete doesn’t let this get him down, he just keeps on moving and singing his song.
A Color of His Own by Leo Leonni
All the animals have a color of their own, but chameleon has no color of his own. His color continually changes. One day he has an idea. He will stay one color forever by sitting on a green leaf, but when autumn comes and the leaf changes color, so does chameleon. So one day a fellow chameleon suggests they travel together and chameleon realizes that friendship is more important than the color of one’s skin.
Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh
One day three white mice discovered three jars of paint and each one jumped into a different color. The mice play with the colors to create new colors and new shades. And, when they are done playing, they clean themselves in the cat’s bowl.
The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
One day, Duncan sits down to color, but when he opens his crayon box he finds not crayons, but letters all saying the same thing- “We quit!” Each color has a different grievance and it is Duncan’s job to appease the colors and get them back to doing what they do best.
Teeny, Tiny Mouse: A Book about Colors by Laura Leuck
A mama mouse asks teeny, tiny mouse to identify different colors around their house.
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Other posts about colors:
Teaching Colors to Young Children
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Great list! I’d like to recommend Living Color by Steve Jenkins. Ties in the natural world and nonfiction.