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Colors

Last Updated: July 28, 2023

Monsters Love Colors by Mike Austin

Monsters Love Colors
by Mike Austin

Monsters love colors. And more than that, they like making new colors. They make each monster a different color, mix new ones together, and in the end they create a rainbow.

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr

In this classic book illustrated by Eric Carle, fantastically colored animals look around. All of the animals and their colors are named in review.

Freight Train by Donald Crews

Freight Train
by Donald Crews

Learn about colors in this train-themed picture book. A train with a rainbow of colors whizzes its way through city and town in this Caldecott Honor Book.

Red is a Dragon by Roseanne Thong

Red is a Dragon
by Roseanne Thong

A young Chinese girl talks about the colors of the objects she finds around her home and neighborhood. Cultural glossary included.

The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt

The Day the Crayons Quit
by Drew Daywalt

Duncan just wants to color, but in place of his crayons he finds letters written to him. The crayons have some grievances and Duncan has to solve their problems if he wants them back.

Mix It Up! by Herve Tullet

Mix It Up!
by Herve Tullet

This is an interactive book designed for the child to take initiative in the mixing of the paint colors displayed on the page. The child takes action and on the next page the result is shown.

Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert

Planting a Rainbow
by Lois Ehlert

A mother and child plant a rainbow of flowers every year. Explore the colors of the rainbow and the plants they make beautiful.

Bear Sees Colors by Karma Wilson

Bear Sees Colors
by Karma Wilson

Bear and mouse set out on an adventure, running into many of their friends and many colors along the way.

A Color of His Own by Leo Lionni

A Color of His Own
by Leo Lionni

A chameleon is discouraged that he changes all the time and does not have a consistent color. He wants a color all his own. And in finding a friend to match colors with he finds happiness.

Baby Bear Sees Blue by Ashley Wolff

Baby Bear Sees Blue
by Ashley Wolff

A baby bear sees all sorts of colors for the first time. He leaves the den with his mother and she tells him about all of the beautiful things that he is seeing. The colors are named as he discovers them.

Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin and James Dean

Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes
by Eric Litwin and James Dean

As he walks down the street, Pete the cat sings about his brand new white shoes as they change from red to blue to brown to wet.

Color Zoo by Lois Ehlert

Color Zoo
by Lois Ehlert

This acclaimed Caldecott Honor Book is a visually exciting introduction to colors, shapes, and animals for preschoolers.

Sky Color by Peter H. Reynolds

Sky Color
by Peter H. Reynolds

Marisol loves to paint. So when her teacher asks her to help make a mural for the school library, she can’t wait to begin! But how can Marisol ever make a sky without blue paint? After gazing out the bus window and watching from her porch as day turns into night, she closes her eyes and starts to dream.

Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh

Mouse Paint
by Ellen Stoll Walsh

Three white mice discover jars of red, blue, and yellow paint and explore the world of color.

Dog’s Colorful Day: A Messy Story About Colors and Counting by Emma Dodd

In this colorful story of a sloppy dog, you can count on a happy ending.