I wanted to share some of my favorite colors books with you. Click on the books below to check them out on Amazon. I hope these book suggestions help!
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Eric Carle and Bill Martin Jr
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? is a classic of children’s literature. Bill Martin’s rhythmic text speaks directly to young children, and Eric Carle’s gorgeous illustrations hold children enraptured reading after reading. It is a children’s picture book in which a series of animals including a brown bear, a red bird, a white dog, a yellow duck and a teacher all cross the pages, introducing each other as they go.
The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse
Every child has an artist inside them, and this vibrant picture book from Eric Carle will help let it out. The artist in this book paints the world as he sees it, just like a child. There’s a red crocodile, an orange elephant, a purple fox and a polka-dotted donkey. More than anything, there’s imagination. Filled with some of the most magnificently colorful animals of Eric Carle’s career, this tribute to the creative life celebrates the power of art.
The Wolf Who Wanted to Change His Color
The Wolf is in a very bad mood. This morning, he does not like his color anymore! He really wants to try another one, just to see what it’s like to be like someone else. It seems to be a good idea, but how can he change his color? The Wolf will ask himself many questions about who he really is.
Lemons Are Not Red
Laura Vaccaro Seeger
Laura Vaccaro Seeger, whose The Hidden Alphabet dazzled critics and readers alike, introduces young children to color in this unique concept book with die cuts. The opening spread features a big, bright red lemon and the simple text, “Lemons are not RED.” When the spread is turned an equally bright yellow lemon appears (“Lemons are YELLOW”) across from a luscious red apple (“Apples are RED”). And so it goes, from carrots that are not purple through reindeer that are not white, et al.
Strawberries are Red
Combining graphic pictures with ingeniously simple novelty devices, this book reveals that strawberries are red, oranges are orange, bananas are yellow and so on. Each page has more cut off it than the one before, so that the layered images finally form a delicious-looking fruit salad surprise!
Colour Me Happy!
Shen Roddie and Ben Cort
When I am sunny, colour me yellow. When I am funny, colour me pink… Small children will fall in love with the adorable kitten character as they turn the pages of this colourful, glittery book. This host of vibrant colors and humorous illustrations help toddlers explore and learn to express a range of emotions. To top it all off, there’s even a beautiful sparkly rainbow finale!
What Makes a Rainbow?
Betty Ann Schwartz
A rainbow of ribbons magically appear when you open the pages of this innovative book! Toddlers will love listening to the charming story and seeing a different colored ribbon with the turn of each page. The last page is sure to delight with all the colors of the rainbow. What a fun way to learn colors!
Wilbur’s Book of Colours
Valérie Thomas et Korky Paul
Wilbur’s Book of Colours is an irresistible board book, perfect for the smallest paws. It’s full of bright, bold, and playful images, making first concepts fizz with fun. With a friendly smile and a mischievous twinkle in his eye, the lovable, huggable Wilbur is ready to lead children on an entertaining journey of early-learning discovery. And to make the book extra-special, it ends with a heart-warming picture and message affirming the fondness that Wilbur’s owner – none other than Winnie the Witch – has for her big black cat!
Winnie the Witch
Valérie Thomas et Korky Paul
Winnie the Witch lives in a black house. She has black chairs and black stairs, black floors and black doors. The trouble is that Winnie’s cat, Wilbur, is also black. After sitting on him and tripping over him, Winnie decides to turn Wilbur into a green cat. But then he goes out into the long grass! Winnie is going to need a little magic to make sure she can always see Wilbur… A beautifully-crafted story with a colourful final twist.
A Color of His Own
Elephants are gray. Pigs are pink. Only the chameleon has no color of his own. He is purple like the heather, yellow like a lemon, even black and orange striped like a tiger! Then one day a chameleon has an idea to remain one color forever by staying on the greenest leaf he can find. But in the autumn, the leaf changes from green to yellow to red . . . and so does the chameleon. When another chameleon suggests they travel together, he learns that companionship is more important than having a color of his own.
Choo choo! A train is passing by! Can you count the cars? Can you name the colors? Where is the train going? There’s only one way to find out—all aboard the freight train! Red caboose at the back, orange tank car, green cattle car, purple box ca and a black steam engine… freight train. In simple, powerful words and vibrant illustrations, Donald Crews evokes the rolling wheels of that childhood favorite: a train.
Ellen Stoll Walsh
One day three white mice discover three jars of paint – red, blue, and yellow. Both parents and children alike will appreciate this lighthearted presentation of a lesson in color. Walsh’s cut-paper collage illustrations have bold colors and just the right simplicity for the storyline. A real charmer that’s great fun as well as informative.
What Color is Love?
Linda Strachan et David Wojtowyck
A little elephant wanders through the jungle wondering what colour love could be. Is it pink? he asks the flamingo. Is it yellow? he asks the lion. But of course there is only one person who really knows the answer, and that’s Mum! A wonderful book about colour – and love! With brilliantly vibrant illustrations.
Dog’s Colorful Day
Dog starts off the day with one black spot on his ear. As he wanders around town, Dog collects spots made of red jam, blue paint, pink ice cream, and more. When he finally arrives back home, Dog has ten different colored spots. And then it’s bath time for this colorful canine, who makes learning colors and numbers easy, messy, and fun!
Pete the Cat – I love my White Shoes
Pete the Cat goes walking down the street wearing his brand-new white shoes singing his song ‘I love my white shoes…’ . But when Pete steps in some strawberries, some blueberries, and some mud, his shoes aren’t so white any more! But no matter what color his shoes are, Pete keeps movin’ and groovin’ and singing his song…because it’s all good.
The Colors of Us
Seven-year-old Lena is going to paint a picture of herself. She wants to use brown paint for her skin. But when she and her mother take a walk through the neighborhood, Lena learns that brown comes in many different shades. Through the eyes of a little girl who begins to see her familiar world in a new way, this book celebrates the differences and similarities that connect all people. A positive and affirming look at skin color, from an artist’s perspective.
How Do Dinosaurs Learn Their Colors?
Jane Yolen and Mark Teague
‘How Do Dinosaurs Learn Their Colors?’ is a fun read-aloud book that teaches children all the colors of the rainbow. Dinosaur colors start with red: a red fire truck stuck under the bed, a purple towel left on the floor, a green sign taped to the closet door.
Pink is for Boys
Robb Pearlman et Eda Kaban
An educational picture book that proves colors are for everyone, regardless of gender. Pink is for boys… and girls… and everyone! This book rethinks and reframes the stereotypical blue/pink gender binary and empowers kids – and the adults – to express themselves in every color of the rainbow.
Black Bird Yellow Sun
Steve Light showcases a new style in this board book for the youngest readers. Children can journey with the graceful black bird and its tiny worm friend past orange leaves, through green grass, onto gray rocks, under pink flowers, and more before coming to rest beneath a brilliant blue moon.