5 great: art books for kids

5 great: art books for kids | jacob lawrence in the city, meet the artist! series & project kid

5 great: art books for kids | jacob lawrence in the city, meet the artist! series & project kid

Jacob Lawrence in the City, susan goldman rubin, chronicle books

Jacob Lawrence in the City, susan goldman rubin, chronicle books

Jacob Lawrence in the City

I love Jacob Lawrence, so I'm thrilled to see this book. The book melds 11 beautiful paintings with life in the city, so, even if you don't have a little art fiend yet, those honks and beeps of city life will likely pull them in start them on their way. Written by Susan Goldman Rubin, published by Chronicle Books. 

Henri Matisse: Meet the Artist! patricia geis, princeton architectural press

Henri Matisse: Meet the Artist! patricia geis, princeton architectural press

Alexander Calder: Meet the Artist! , patricia geis, princeton architectural press

Alexander Calder: Meet the Artist! , patricia geis, princeton architectural press

Pablo Picasso: Meet the Artist!, patricia geis, princeton architectural press

Pablo Picasso: Meet the Artist!, patricia geis, princeton architectural press

Henri Matisse: Meet the Artist! Alexander Calder: Meet the Artist!  & Pablo Picasso: Meet the Artist!

These 3 make a great set or stand on their own. All 3 books present an interactive introduction to the artists, 3 of my favorite artists, Alexander Calder, Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso, featuring pop-ups, pull tabs, lift-the-flaps and cutouts. They even include an artist-inspired project to really give the full artist experience. Written by Patricia Geis, published by Princeton Architectural Press.

Project Kid, amanda kingloff, artisan books

Project Kid, amanda kingloff, artisan books

This one isn't about an artist, but it offers a slew of projects to help your child get crafty. There's no better way to experience art than to just make it yourself. Because, really, making is making, no matter what you call it. Written by Amanda Kingloff, published by Artisan Books.