Looking for some fun picture books about colors? If so, I’ve got a great list of wonderful books about colors to get you started!
Most of these books about colors are geared toward 2-4 year olds, but my older kids still found most of them enjoyable as well.
Picture Books about Colors
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Painting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
Learn the colors while you follow a mother and daughter plant a rainbow-array of seeds in their garden. Then watch as their garden bursts into a bunch of bright colorful blooms.
Brown Bear, Brown Bear by Eric Carle
“Brown Bear, Brown Bear, what do you see?” “I see a red bird looking at me” -This is the general dialog of the book. Its simple but is great for learning animals and colors. We read this book so many times that our kids had it memorized.
Red is a Dragon By Roseanne Thong
This book is about a girl finding colors throughout her daily life: red watermelon, yellow taxis, green toads, etc. I also like that this book highlights some beautiful aspects of Chinese and Japanese culture.
Quiet Bunny’s Many Colors by Lisa McCue
Quiet bunny loves all the colors of spring, so much so, that he tries to change the color of his fur (rolling in blueberries, covering in red mud, yellow honey, etc) It isn’t until he learns from a wise owl that all the colors (including his own) are what makes the world beautiful. The illustrations are so bright and beautiful in this book, and my kids loved when I read this one to them.
Sky Color by Peter H. Reynolds
Marisol loves color and loves to paint. When she is asked to paint a mural she realizes she doesn’t have any blue paint for the sky. The she uses her creativity to solve the problem.
The Mixed Up Chameleon by Eric Carle
In this book a little green chameleon wishes he could be like the fox, seal, or flamingo, but soon realizes he likes who he is. There are lots of color words sprinkled throughout this book and it is an easy read for preschoolers.
Monsters Love Colors by Mike Austin
If your kids enjoy monsters, chaotic colors, and preschool scribbles they will probably enjoy this book. We enjoyed reading through this book, but we probably won’t revisit this one.
A Color of His Own by Leo Lionni
This is a wonderful little book about colors and the importance of friendship. With its colorful illustrations and sweet message, we found this book to be a nice read.
How Dinosaurs Learn Their Colors by Jane Yolen
If your kids enjoy the other Dinosaur books by Jane Yolen, they will probably enjoy this one too. While its a board book, it does have the Dino charm that the others do (all while learning about colors).
Little Green Peas by Keith Baker
We loved this book. The little green peas explore the colorful world around them. While this book didn’t have a ton of words, the illustrations were playful and full of color.
Favorite Picture Books About Colors for Preschool
Wondering what our favorite picture books about colors for preschoolers are? Here are some of our favorite books about colors for kids (from the above list) that are short and sweet for preschoolers. The titles in this list are linked to thriftbooks.com which is one of my favorite thrifty sites to purchase discounted books.
- Little Green Peas by Keith Baker
- Bear Sees Colors By Karma Wilson
- Quiet Bunny’s Many Colors by Lisa McCue
- Brown Bear, Brown Bear by Eric Carle
- A Color of His Own by Leo Lionni
*Note: be sure to download the free build-a-bear color activity for preschoolers!
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