30 Best Color Books for Kids


Help your kiddos learn colors and color words with these 30 best color books for kids.   From board books with color tabs, to books about mixing colors, your kiddos are sure to love these read-aloud color books.


30.  Bear Sees Colors

Written by Karma Wilson, this picture book about colors is perfect for your preschooler and kindergarten book collection.




29.  Dogs Colorful Day

Written by Emma Dodd, Dogs Colorful Day will help teach your 3-5 year old kids about colors.




28.  The Color Monster: A Story about Emotions

Anna Llenas wrote this book with the intention of incorporating colors and feelings.  The bright illustrations will draw your kiddos in, and the story about emotions will make this relatable.




27.  Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

Eric Carle is a famous author and illustrator of children’s books.  If you don’t have his collection of books in your kids book collection, start with this one!  Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? is a must-have in preschool and kindergarten classrooms.


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26.  Mix It Up!

Written by Herve Tullit, Mix It Up is New York Times Best-Seller, and a must-have in your collection of color books for kids.



25.  How the Crayons Save the Rainbow

Monica Sweeney, the author of the How the Crayons Save series, teaches the kids the importance of teamwork through a story about crayons working together to save the rainbow.





24.  Mouse Paint

If you are teaching your kids about the primary colors, and color mixing, this is a must-have addition to your color books for kids.  What are the primary colors?  Red, yellow, and blue, of course 🙂





23.  Dr. Seuss’s Book of Colors

He’s a staple in most kids’ book collection.  Dr. Seuss takes learning about colors to a whole new fun, rhyming, level!

Dr. Seuss Books About Colors


22.  Eat Your Colors

When kids can relate the text to their world, they are much more likely to remember the information.  So, when you introduce colors as a way to describe their favorite things, such as food, they will be more interesting in learning.  This color book for toddlers and preschoolers is perfect – with color tabs and bright pictures.



21.  Black is a Rainbow Color

This is a beautiful book about why black should be a rainbow color.  If you are reading books about diversity to older kids, this is a must have in your collection.  You could read it aloud, or do a picture walk with the younger kids, but the story line is meant for primary – not preschool.



20.  My Very First Book of Colors

Simply stated, this color book by Eric Carle, should be your kids first book of colors!



19.  Little Blue, Little Yellow

Leo Lionni is an award winning author of children’s books.  In fact, Leo Lionni’s awards include Caldecott Medals, New York Times Best-Illustrated Books of the Year, an ALA Notable Children’s book, the Library Of Congress Children’s Book of the Year, and several more!




Books With Colors in the Title



18.  Color Zoo

Books with colors in the title are a sure sign there will be color and color words throughout.  “This acclaimed Caldecott Honor Book is a visually exciting introduction to colors, shapes, and animals for preschoolers.” (Amazon)




17.  Color Farm

This book about colors incorporates colors, shapes, and animals all in one!  Great for preschool and kindergarten aged kids.




16.  Harold and the Purple Crayon

“Crockett Johnson’s stories of Harold and his purple crayon have captivated readers of all ages for generations” (Amazon)



15.  The Crayon Box That Talked

As a kindergarten teacher, this was a book my students loved year after year!  With so many colored crayons in one box, things begin to get a little tight, and the crayons get grumpy.  But when they begin coloring, and working together, they realize a much more important factor…


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14.  The Day the Crayons Quit

This read-aloud book for kids is a New York Best-Seller, and has won awards in 25 states!




13.  The Day the Crayons Came Home

Here’s another fun story about crayons, and a companion book to the best selling book, The Day the Crayon’s Quit.




12.  Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes

For the love of picture books for kids,  Pete the Cat books are a must have!  When Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes came out, I knew it was a must-have in the color books for kids collection!




11.  Cats Colors

Join in cat’s color adventure!




10.  The Deep Blue Sea

Recently recommended, this is a great book for teaching colors and color words.  Did you know color words are a part of the sight word collection kids must learn in the primary grades?





9.  Dogs Colorful Day

As dog gets lost and roams around town, he collects spots of different colors.  For example, he gets a spot of blue paint and a spot of pink ice cream. Dogs Colorful Day is a great book for teaching colors, numbers, and counting.




8.  Press Here

When searching for picture books about colors, this one is great for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarten aged kids.




7.  Color Dance

Watch as the characters dance with colors to create a beautiful color mixing story!


Books about Mixing Colors


6.  Monsters Love Colors

This picture book about colors will captivate young readers and inspire their imagination!




5.  One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

Any time you can integrate colors, color words, numbers, and rhyming, it’s bound to be a great read! Oh, and did I mention it’s another classic Dr. Seuss book about colors?




4.  Freight Train

This Caldecott Medal winning book was been recommended by teachers for years!  Perfect for a read-aloud about colors, followed up by some engaging hands-on play time with the kids train set.




3.  White Rabbit’s Colors

When I set up my kindergarten classroom library, this book was always a staple to my collection of color books for kids.




2.  How the Crayons Saved the Unicorn

When I saw this newest addition to the How the Crayons Saved series, I knew it had to be added to the list!



1.  My Many Colored Days

Not only was this a favorite to read to my own daughters, My Many Colored Days has also been a popular kids book to read in the classroom.  It relates colors to our emotions, and teaches the kids that it’s ok to have many colored days!  I can’t recommend this book enough!




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