What are the best books about art for children?

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    #1When Pigasso Met Mootisse

    When Pigasso Met Mootisse

    When Pigasso Met Mootisse is a children's picture book written and illustrated by Nina Laden. It tells the story of two rivaling neighbors, Pigasso and Mootisse, as they try to outdo each other's paintings.

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    Alan Cox
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "This is a great book for introducing young kids to art, and it has become one of my 5 year-old's favorite books. She's even started to show an interest in other art, and asks who painted works of art now. We have to read this at least once a week now! I highly recommend it!"
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    #2The Pot That Juan Built

    The Pot That Juan Built

    The Pot That Juan Built is a children's book written by Nancy Andrews-Goebel and illustrated by David Diaz. It is a biography of the acclaimed Mexican potter, Juan Quezada. It also includes an overview on how to make clay pots.

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    Guo Gao
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "My kids liked the mix of Jack's story with the informational pages about Mexican art. It was an impulse buy but it turned out to be a good one."
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    #3A Penguin Story

    A Penguin Story

    A Penguin Story is a children's picture book written and illustrated by Antoinette Portis. It tells the story of Edna the Penguin, who embarks on a journey to discover colors beyond the white snow, black night, and blue sea that she knows.

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    Sean Bradley
    Written on March 17, 2018
    "A decade ago, before those left wing nut balls tried to convince everyone there's no distinction between colors, this gem of a novel was published. There's a really good message in it, and I've read it to all five of my kids through the last 10 years, and each one seems to get what it's about. "
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    #4Rockabet

    Rockabet
    Rockabet: Classic Edition is a children's picture guidebook on rock music and the alphabet written by Kelly Polark and illustrated by Kelli Ann Little. It was published in September 2013.
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    Gregory Morgan
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "Rockabet is a fun book for kids about the history of music. It is both enjoyable and educational at the same time. My daughter liked the book. If you want a children's book that's more about art in general, rather than music, then look elsewhere."
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    #5Harold and the Purple Crayon

    Harold and the Purple Crayon
    Crockett Johnson's Harold and the Purple Crayon is a timeless story of the power of a child's imagination. In this story, Harold goes on a moonlit adventure armed only with his big purple crayon.
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    Jane Howell
    Written on March 6, 2018
    "Only have two different books available. But, I liked it was available on many different devices. The price was not that bad either. It was a classic story with a new twist. "
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    #6Vincent's Colors

    Vincent's Colors

    Vincent's Colors is a children's picture book produced by the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It includes reproductions of Van Gogh's paintings with snippets of his letters to his brother, Theo, who he talks to about his paintings.

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    Paul Miller
    Written on March 4, 2018
    "This is a gorgeous book, aimed for children but readers of all ages should enjoy it. It is possible to botch an art book, even featuring one as accomplished of Van Gogh, but the editors have taken care to reproduce the originals lovingly. What's most intriguing is the inclusion of some very poetic language taken from letters from Vincent to his brother. "
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    #7Magritte's Marvelous Hat

    Magritte's Marvelous Hat

    Magritte's Marvelous Hat is a children's picture book by D.B. Johnson. It aims to introduce children to the art of famous Belgian surrealist painter, Rene Magritte. Magritte is portrayed as a dog who goes on an adventure with his hat.

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    Jennifer Price
    Written on April 3, 2018
    "I love this book! I bought it for my daughter, who is an aspiring artist at age 6. She is obsessed with it. It's great for kids, and it's all about art."
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    #8Beautiful Oops!

    Beautiful Oops!

    Beautiful Oops! is a children's picture book written by Barney Saltzberg. This was originally published in 2010. In this interactive book, the author teaches readers why it is okay to make mistakes.

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    Walter Thompson
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "Beautiful Oops! is, in my opinion, is one of the best books about art for children. My wife and I bought this recently to give to my son. He loves reading so we always make sure to indulge him in this area. We read it first to check the content before giving it to him. He loved that it was interactive and it also teaches valuable lessons. This one was a home run!"
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    #9Louise Loves Art

    Louise Loves Art

    Louise Loves Art is a children's picture book written and illustrated by Kelly Light. This book teaches kids about empathy and sibling love by telling the story of a girl named Louise, who loves both art and Art, her little brother. 

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    Juan King
    Written on March 4, 2018
    "It's hard to teach a young child what exactly art is. However, Louise Loves Art teaches it perfectly. My daughter was easily able to understand the concept of art after I read her this book."
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    #10The Day the Crayons Came Home

    The Day the Crayons Came Home

    The Day the Crayons Came Home is a fictional board book written by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers. This graphic novel for children was published by August 2015 by Philomel Books. It is suitable for kids aged 5-8 years.

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    Kathy Fisher
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "This book is adorable! These crayons are real characters belonging to a boy who often leaves them behind when he travels, so they send him postcards. I recommend this book for kids in the early elementary grades, or even for adults who still like to draw with crayons. This book is part of a series, so there are more stories about these crayons in addition to this one."
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    #11If Picasso Painted a Snowman

    If Picasso Painted a Snowman

    If Picasso Painted a Snowman is a children's picture book by Amy and Greg Newbold. It aims to introduce children to famous painters by depicting a snowman in the style in which the painter is known for.

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    Raymond Howell
    Written on March 5, 2018
    "If you want your kid to play with coloring books and have fun with drawings, but also learn about the art, I think this book is for you. There is no harm in learning a little while having fun also. I was surprised that the book does not belong to any kind of series which includes other famous painters like Picasso."
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    #12The Crayons' Book of Colors

    The Crayons' Book of Colors

    The Crayons' Books of Colors is a fictional board book written by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers. This graphic novel was originally published in October 2016 by Grosset & Dunlap.

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    Henry Duncan
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "The book is great for children to help become more active in a mental and creative way. The book has some flaws as some of the objects are colored in with black ink. When I was a kid, I loved to color. It is great that people are still hawing these books for educational purposes."
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    #13A Color of His Own

    A Color of His Own
    A Color of His Own is a children's picture book by award-winning author, Leo Lionni. It tells the story of a chameleon who embarked on a journey to find out his true color, only to end up finding a true friend.
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    Russell Gardner
    Written on March 18, 2018
    "A great art book for children"
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    #14Little Blue and Little Yellow

    Little Blue and Little Yellow

    Little Blue and Little Yellow is a children's picture book by Leo Lionni. It teaches the foundations of color combinations by telling the story of two friends, Little Blue and Little Yellow, who turn into green after hugging each other.

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    Dorothy Austin
    Written on March 10, 2018
    "To an adult, this book doesn't seem like anything all that special. It's about colored dots. The story is sweet, though, and easy for young children to appreciate."
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    #15Mouse Paint

    Mouse Paint
    Mouse Paint is a children's picture book by Ellen Stoll Wash. It aims to teach children about mixing colors to form new colors, as it tells the story of three white mice who found three jars of paint—red, blue, and yellow. 
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    Albert Gomez
    Written on March 11, 2018
    "This book is great for my younger students as it introduces them to the concepts of primary colors, secondary colors, and mixing colors. Perfect for basic elementary level color theory. "
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    #16Ish

    Ish

    Ish is a children's picture book written and illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds. It tells the story of Ramon, who gets dejected after his brother laughs at one of his drawings. Luckily, he regains his confidence with the help of his sister.

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    Jacqueline Greene
    Written on March 8, 2018
    "I have a niece that's almost 7, but a bit behind developmentally. I want her to be able to catch up in ways that are conducive to her learning style, so I figured I'd start with creativity. This seems like a really creative book with a great life lesson about confidence. I think she'll really like it!"
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    #17The Dot

    The Dot
    The Dot is a children's picture book written and illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds. It tells the story of a girl named Vashti, who believes she's not artistic enough to draw. This book encourages readers to believe in their own greatness.
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    Ethan Nichols
    Written on March 1, 2018
    "I thought that getting my little brother the book The Dot would be really good for him. He is always drawing and when he saw this book he thanked me a lot. Apparently a kid in his class told him about it already."
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    #18In the Hall of the Mountain King

    In the Hall of the Mountain King

    In The Hall of the Mountain King is a children's picture book about music and life written by Allison Miller Flannery and illustrated by Vesper Stamper. It was published in 2013. 


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    Gerardo Marín
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "This is an excellent book. All kids would enjoy this, as very much pertains to them."
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    #19Carnival of the Animals

    Carnival of the Animals

    Carnival of the Animals: Classical Music for Kids is a picture book about classical music written by Camille Saint-Saens and illustrated by Sue Williams. It was originally published in 1999 and comes with a CD filled with classical music.

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    Iris Dong
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "This looks like a good book for kids that is about a form of art. It has an average of four out of five stars which obviously is good but not the best. I would probably keep looking for one that was more highly rated. "
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    #20Free Play

    Free Play

    Free Play: Improvisation in Life and Art is a guidebook written by Stephen Nachmanovitch. It was originally released in June 1991. It is about how people can be spontaneous and creative in life and in art.

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    Sandra Ramos
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "Guidebooks are my favourites. They always teach good things even if you are very interested or not. This one is about art and fantasy. It teaches everything on how to live a life full of surprise and creativity."
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    #21The Bear and the Piano

    The Bear and the Piano
    The Bear and the Piano is a picture book for kids about a bear who discovered a piano in the forest and learned to play it. It is written and illustrated by David Litchfield and was published in February 2016.
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    Willie Chapman
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "seems to fit with good reviews"
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    #22Poetry for Young People: Rudyard Kipling

    Poetry for Young People: Rudyard Kipling

    Poetry for Young People: Rudyard Kipling is a children's book by Rudyard Kipling. It contains twenty-eight poems which show the author's compassion for his fellow humans, complimented by stunning illustrations. It was published in 2000.

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1When Pigasso Met MootisseBooks 0 Paid
2The Pot That Juan BuiltBooks 0 Paid
3A Penguin StoryBooks 0 Paid
4RockabetBooks 0 Paid
5Harold and the Purple CrayonBooks 0 Paid
6Vincent's ColorsBooks 0 Paid
7Magritte's Marvelous HatBooks 0 Paid
8Beautiful Oops!Books 0 Paid
9Louise Loves ArtBooks 0 Paid
10The Day the Crayons Came HomeBooks 0 Paid
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