Colour Book List

Picture Books & Resources

Shut your eyes, wait, think of nothing. Now, open them ... one sees nothing but a great coloured undulation. What then? An irradiation and glory of colour. This is what a picture should give us ... an abyss in which the eye is lost, a secret germination, a coloured state of grace ... loose consciousness. Descend with the painter into the dim tangled roots of things, and rise again from them in colours, be steeped in the light of them.

Paul Cezanne

Colour plays an important part in our lives. It impacts our mood, behaviour, and wellbeing. And the colour of our surroundings affects our productivity or how we learn. Encouraging colour appreciation develops creativity and expression. Picture books are perfect conversation starters and these books are no exception. This collection promotes colour knowledge, imagination and creativity.

Colour Book List

Further Reading

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These resources relate to the book, author and illustrator. The number of resources varies subject to subject. Please check they are appropriate for your specific needs before using them with children. If you have any suggestions please get in touch!

General Information
NHS Choices: Colour Blindness
Houzz: The Importance of Colour During Your Child’s Early Years
Happy Designer: The Importance of Colour in Children’s Books
PsyPost: Stress-related hormone cortisol lowers significantly after just 45 minutes of art creation
Novak Djokovic Foundation: The Importance of Creative Arts in Early Childhood Education
Community Playthings: Creative and Messy
Crayola: Setting up an Art Center
Bright Horizons: Nurturing Creativity and Imagination for Child Development
Munsell Color: Colors for Kids: Teaching Colors to Children
Scholastic: Why Colors and Shapes Matter
Sciencing: How Do Bright Colors Appeal to Kids?
BBC iWonder: Why do we see colours differently?

Educational Articles and Lesson Plans
Teaching Ideas: Colour Resources
Mensa for Kids: Introduction to Color

More Books to Explore

The Children’s Library Lady has over 450 picture books on large variety of topics. You will find specific book, author and illustrator information, as well as resources. You can also browse themed books lists and explore all the books on the website. Click on the book covers below to start exploring what the website has to offer.

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