The Best Art-y Books for Kids

I have a small passion for art books in general, but mostly for the ones designed and lovingly produced for Kids. One of my favourite past-times is floating around museum book shops, taking notes of all the glossy activity books and art products, and generally soaking up all that creative goodness. I like to think of kids art books, as the equivalent to one of your 5-a-day in the Creative Bus Stop world. The other 4, well there are no rules, so take your pick depending what day of the week it is. Today, I’m choosing (2) a decent pencil, (3) any old paper, (4) an ear bud and (5) some blue paint. With this lot, I’m off to create a masterpiece … back soon. xo


1) Craft Projects for Minecraft® and Pixel Art Fans by Choly Knight £4.79


2) Tate Kids British Art Activity Book by Lambert and Jackson £6.99


3) Drawing Faces (Art Ideas) (Usborne Art Ideas)


4) The Super Book for Super-Heroes Paperback – 23 Sep 2013 by Jason Ford (Author) £6.97


5) Let’s Make Some Great Fingerprint Art Paperback – 8 Oct 2012 by Marion Deuchars (Author) £9.95


6) Meet Matisse: Art Activity Book (Paperback – 3 Apr 2014) by Jean-Vincent Sénac £4.49

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7) Water Paper Paint: Exploring Creativity with Watercolor and Mixed Media (Paperback – 27 Jan 2011) by Heather Smith Jones

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8) Illustration School: Let’s Draw Cute Animals (Paperback – 1 Nov 2010) by Sachiko Umoto (Author)


9) Art Lab For Kids: 52 Creative Adventures in Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Paper, and Mixed Media – For Budding Artists of All Ages (Paperback – 1 Mar 2012) by Susan Schwake

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10) Creative Thursday: Everyday inspiration to grow your creative practice :  From the popular website! (Paperback – 7 Jan 2013) by Marisa Anne


11) 13 Artists Children Should Know by Angela Wenzel


12) How to Draw a Chicken by Jean-Vincent