Children’s books about colors are a fun way to introduce young readers to the concepts of colors and color mixing. This list of color books for preschoolers includes all kinds of stories featuring fun characters, creative stories, and brightly colored illustrations. These color picture books are perfect for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders too.
Color Books for Preschoolers
Help children learn color names, how colors mix together to form a new color, and more with these delightful color books for preschoolers! These super cute picture books about color are fun for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, and grade 3 students as they have a variety of cute stories, beautiful illustrations and lovely text.
Picture Books About Colors
Bear Sees Colors by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman follows the beloved characters from the Bear books as they explore the colors in the world around them.
Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh follows three white mice as they experiment with jars of red, blue, and yellow paint, and create new colors.
How the Crayons Saved the Rainbow by Monica Sweeney and Feronia Parker-Thomas follows a group of crayons tasked with saving all the color in the world when the Sun and Clouds get into a disagreement.
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle uses a repeating refrain to ask colorful animals what they see, and pairs it brightly colored collage illustrations.
The Color Monster: A Story About Emotions by Anna Llenas explores emotions and colors through a conversation between Color Monster and a little girl teaching him what each feeling means by pairing them with colors.
The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers introduces readers to a box of crayons who are unhappy with how they are being used. So they write letters to their child expressing their frustrations.
Mixed: A Colorful Story by Arree Chung tells the story of the colors red, blue, and yellow, who lived together in harmony, until they started arguing about who the best color is. When a Yellow and a Blue come together and create a new color, they help everyone see that life is better when they mix. Teach kids about color mixing with these 30+ activities!
Monsters Love Colors by Mike Austin celebrates the fun of mixing colors with a team of hilarious monsters who stomp, smash, and create lots of new colors together.
Dog’s Colorful Day: A Messy Story About Colors and Counting by Emma Dodd introduces readers to Dog, a white dog who finds himself covered in colorful spots after a day spent roaming.
A Color of His Own by Leo Lionni explores colors through the story of a chameleon who wants to stay one color forever, but learns an important lesson about friendship that changes his mind.
Freight Train by Donald Crews by Donald Crews introduces kids to colors and train cars with simple descriptive text, and bold illustrations of a train from the caboose to the steam engine.
Dr. Seuss’s Book of Colors by Dr. Seuss uses rhyming text and familiar illustrations from other classic Seuss books to introduce simple colors to kids.
Blue Hat, Green Hat by Sandra Boynton is a silly book that follows a group of animals and a funny turkey as they learn about colors and clothes.
This Book Is Gray by Lindsay Ward introduces the readers to color concepts like primary, secondary and neutral colors, through adorable color characters. Gray decides to create his own story so he stops feeling left out, but soon the other colors join in. Pair this book with some fun activities here!
Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by James Dean and Eric Litwin joins the groovy cat as he walks down the street in his white shoes, picking up different colors on them as he walks through mess after mess.
Lemons Are Not Red by Laura Vaccaro Seeger uses bright colors and die cut pages to explore the colors of different things. As the reader turns the page, the incorrectly colored object changes color through the shape cut out.
How Do Dinosaurs Learn Their Colors? by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague is a cute addition to the popular Dinosaur series. The book uses rhyming text and funny illustrations to introduce young kids to colors and types of dinosaurs.
Little Blue and Little Yellow by Leo Lionni follows a blue dot and a yellow dot who are best friends. But one day, they give each other a big hug and turn green. How can they find their own colors again?
Wake Up, Color Pup by Taia Morley explores colors through the journey of a little white dog following a yellow bird and picking up colors along the way. The text is simple, while the brightly colored illustrations tell a lot of the story.
Baby Bear Sees Blue by Ashley Wolff teaches readers about colors through the eyes of Baby Bear as he learns about the world and the colors in it from his mother.
Ellie in Color by Mike Wu follows Ellie the Elephant as she paints with her signature paintbrush and explores colors in the world. The text is very simple, and the illustrations are bursting with colors and familiar sights for kids.
Little Owl’s Colors by Divya Srinivasan explores the colors in Little Owl’s forest. The simple text highlights where Little Owl sees these colors, and the dark sky background lets the colors in the illustrations pop.
Cat’s Colors by Jane Cabrera introduces an adorable cat who is trying to figure out his favorite color. He lists all of the colors he sees in the world around him as he tries to decide on a favorite.
Color Dance by Ann Jonas shows three dancers who use their colorful scarves to explore color mixing. As they move around the stage, their scarves mingle together and create new colors.
Color Activities for Preschoolers
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