Art Books for Kids: Teach Them To Love Fine Art From Home
March 25, 2020
Katie's Adventures in Art books for kids

Art books for kids are the easiest way to introduce your kids to the masterpieces of fine art, right from home. If you are looking for ways to explore art history, tour museums, and celebrate art from the safety of your living room, keep reading!

Art books for kids: Easy tools for teaching fine art from home

Art Books For Kids

Books written for children are SO MUCH cooler. I attended design school and my art history books were a snooze-fest, so hats off to the authors out there making art history fun for everyone!

Fine Art Children's Books

Katie's Adventures in Art books for kids

Take museum tours with fun characters and explore the mysteries of famous works of art. There's a whole series of books with “Katie” by James Mayhew as you join a trip to a museum or countryside with Katie, usually accompanied by her Grandma. Katie steps inside the paintings and we learn a little about:

Anna's Art Adventure book by Salt Lake Party Stylist Parties With A Cause

Anna takes a similar trip aided by her red cloak, meeting many artists and exploring their works of art. She even gets to help paint one! Anna's Art Adventure by Bjorn Sortland

Olivia - Art books for kids

Even Olivia gets in on the action when she visits a museum. This was our first experience with Fine Art in a book. Olivia by Ian Falconer

Art and ABC's Book - Salt Lake Party Stylist Parties With A Cause

A great one for kids learning their alphabet is I Spy, An Alphabet in Art by Lucy Micklethwait. Look at each page of art for a specific item, like an apple for A. The list of alphabet prompts is in the back and each painting is lovely. Some lesser known pieces you'll enjoy getting to know.

Children's Books About Color

Color books for kids by Salt Lake party stylist Parties With A Cause

Color is a passion of mine and teaching my babies their colors a joy! These books are great for kids of all ages but I've listed them roughly in order of age.

Sketch and explore with Harold. Art Books for kids

Sketch and explore along with Harold and his purple crayon. Try drawing your own adventure with your own purple, green, or orange crayon!

Great Family Reading

The Day the Crayons Came Home book

The Day The Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt is a fabulous story of whit and color. As you read you can have your child find each color in the crayon box, and draw a picture of items they suggest. Each subsequent book retains the same humor but is less instructive on color education until the arrival of The Crayon's Book of Colors, which brings it all back around.

Art For Kids – Museum Tours

Google Arts and Culture has curated a list of the best online Museum tours that will allow you and your family to virtually explore works of art from over 1,200 institutions! Travel the world one gallery at a time!

Take a peek at my favorites:

The Best Art Books for Children

Additional Art Ideas for Kids


  1. Nathalie - Press Print Party!

    Harold and the purple crayon was my kids’ favorite book when they were young. I must have read that more than 100 times!

    • Brianna Adams

      We have read it that many times too! It’s such a fun story and I love all the puns.

  2. Jackie

    I love the suggestions! I think my kids would enjoy these books too!

    • Brianna Adams

      We enjoy reading books about the topics we study and these are some of our favorites. I hope you have fun exploring art with your littles too!

  3. Lori

    What great suggestions for introducing the kids to beautiful masterpieces!

    • Brianna Adams

      It’s so fun to read together and I love that my kids are starting to recognize some of the different masters. Thanks so much!

  4. Natalie L Mayhew

    I adore this post, it’s so thoughtful and I love I can bring my passion to my kids!

    • Brianna Adams

      Thank you so much! I too have a passion for Fine Art and want to make sure my kids can learn and appreciate it as they grow. It’s so nice that there are so many wonderful tools out there.


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Nice To Meet You!

Gingerbread houses in a row as table runner centerpiece for a Christmas Cookie Exchange Party I’m Bri of Parties With A Cause. I’m a mother to three crazy awesome kids, interior designer, & party planning junky. I love reading, globe trotting, and frozen yogurt. And I’m elevating the party experience one cause at a time! Read More

As Seen On

Catch My Party


I love it when you share! Please keep in mind that all images and text on this site are property of Parties With A Cause. Feel free to use one or two photos provided that a link back to my original post is included. Please do not remove any watermarks, crop, or edit any of my images without first obtaining written permission from me. All free printables offered are for personal use only. Purchased printables will come with their own terms of use. Pinning is always welcome and appreciated! Thank you!

Healthy food substitutions lists

Grab the Healthy Food Substitutions List for BEGINNERS

If you're ready to improve your lifestyle and the health of your family, join me in the "Healthy Hostess" movement. Where we serve great food to the people we love. With food that nourishes the body and events that feed the soul. Use this food subtitution list to plan more intentional holidays and gatherings. Collect healthier recipes, less stuff, and more meaningful memories, with me at Parties With A Cause. 

You are on your way to Healthier events! One food substitution at a time.

Pin It on Pinterest