Picture books about colors

    • Monsters Love Colors
      Mike Austin

      Playful monsters combine their favorite crayons, red, yellow, and blue, to create new colors, including one never before seen.

    • The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse
      Eric Carle

      Rather than use the same old colors, a child paints animals and objects in a variety of different hues. Includes biographical information about the German painter Franz Marc, who created unconventional animal paintings in the early 1900s.

    • Hello, Red Fox
      Eric Carle

      Guests at Little Frog's birthday party include the red fox, the purple butterfly, the orange cat, and other colorful animals. The illustrations are designed to demonstrate the concept of complementary colors.

    • Freight Train
      Donald Crews

      Brief text and illustrations trace the journey of a colorful train as it goes through tunnels, by cities, and over trestles.

    • The Day The Crayons Quit
      Drew Daywalt

      When Duncan arrives at school one morning, he finds a stack of letters, one from each of his crayons, complaining about how he uses them.

    • Planting a Rainbow
      Lois Ehlert

      A mother and child plant a rainbow of flowers in the family garden.

    • I Spy With My Little Eye
      Edward Gibbs

      Peeking through the pages, children will be able to spot a different colored animal every time, and guess what it is using a simple, factual clue. Bold illustrations and die-cut holes will absorb young readers as they learn about colors and animal names.

    • Baby Bear Sees Blue
      Ashley Wolff

      Leaving the den as the weather warms, Baby Bear discovers blue birds, red strawberries, orange butterflies, and other colorful things in nature.