Picture Books about Colors

Here is a book list for the littles who are learning their colors. (Or for the adults who just put Christmas away and need a little Spring in their life…ahem… ?)

Most of these are geared toward  2-4 year olds, but my older kids still find them enjoyable.

Our favorite from this list is probably Quiet Bunny’s Many Colors by Lisa McCue. (Although, Eric Carle’s Brown Bear, Brown Bear has been memorized and quoted by all my kids at some point.)


What are your kid’s favorite picture books about colors?


Picture Books about Colors


1. Painting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert



2. Brown Bear, Brown Bear Eric Carle



3. Blue Hat, Green Hat by Sandra Boynton



4. Red is a Dragon by Roseanne Thong



5. Quiet Bunny’s Many Colors by Lisa McCue



6. Sky Color by Peter H. Reynolds



7. The Mixed Up Chameleon by Eric Carle



8. Monster’s Love Colors by Mike Austin




9. A Color of His Own by Leo Lionni



10. How Dinosaurs Learn Their Colors by Jane Yolen




11. A Day with No Crayons by Elizabeth Rusch



12. White Rabbit’s Color Book by Alan Baker



13. Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh



14.  Dog’s Colorful Day by Emma Dodd



15. Lemons Are Not Red by Laura Vacarro Seeger

More Great Books

There are lots of wonderful book lists to get you started reading aloud to your kids. You can check out our book list page or jump straight to one of the following:





Need an activity for learning colors?

Download these color recognition Build-a-Bears  HERE!!!

To see how we used them, check out THIS POST.



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  1. Hi Jessica, thanks so much for all the book options, will be great for our 3 year old! I like the build a bear option too. How was your Christmas and new years ? We had a lovely time at my in-laws for Christmas and the kids as you would expect had so much fun. I didn’t stay awake long enough to ring in the new year. Our little guy likes someone to lay with him at night and he was late going down , 10pm. So I fell asleep also and woke at 12.20 am ! I still got my new years kiss in afterwards , hehe! Have a lovely 2019 Dear , thanks for the support this past year, hugs, Terri xo.

    1. Sounds like a lovely holiday! I didn’t stay up to ring in the new year either, Although, the fireworks woke me up around midnight. ? Thank YOU for supporting me this past year as well, I feel so blessed to share this blogging journey with you. ❤️

      1. Haha , we both rang it in in our sleep until you got woken by fireworks! Aww that is a sweet comment you made, we are on this journey together and I am blessed to know you Jessica! Happy Friday , Terri xo.

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