Have you ever noticed how the children’s books you find in a museum gift store are of significantly better quality then those you find randomly on the shelf or through Amazon search? Museum store curators do a fabulous job of vetting children’s books for quality and educational value. What you find in those stores are the best of the best. My children and I have compiled a list of 15 museum quality picture books about art and these are all books which we have found in a museum gift store.
The Children’s Book of Art by Lucy Micklethwait — This book also used to be in the Sonlight Prek Core. I’ve written a set of discussion questions for this book which you can download for free. A Child’s Book of Art Discussion Questions.
Renoir’s Colors by Marie Sellier
Going to the Getty by Vivian Walsh
If by Sarah Perry
Museum ABC by The New York Metropolitan Museum of Art
Museum Shapes by The New York Metropolitan Museum of Art
Museum 123 by The New York Metropolitan Museum of Art
VanGogh and the Sunflower by Laurence Anholt
The Magical Garden of Claude Monet by Laurence Anholt
Invitation to Ballet: A Celebration of Dance and Degas by Carolyn Vaughan
Mobile Art: Paper, Designs and Instructions for Making 20 Stunning Mobiles by
Let’s Make Some Great Fingerprint Art by Marion Deuchars
Color Your Own Art Masterpieces by Dover
The Museum by Susan Verde
An ABC of What Art Can Be by Meher McArthur