These preschool books about colors should be in every child’s home library!
When my boys were toddlers they couldn’t get enough of books about colors!
And I’m betting your child will be the same.
In addition to offering a reading list of preschool books about colors kids will love and learn from, I’ve teamed up with some fellow bloggers to offer you homeschool and in-class learning colors unit study resources.
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Preschool Books about Colors
Help Your Toddler Learn Colors with Books
We ended up owning multiple copies of both of these books over the years. Oh, and I can’t possibly forget about Blue Hat, Green Hat!
Dog starts off the day with one black spot on his ear. But it seems that wherever he goes, he runs, rolls, and trots right into colors.
As he wanders around town, Dog collects spots made of red jam, blue paint, pink ice cream, and more. When he finally arrives back home, Dog has ten different colored spots. And then it’s bath time for this colorful canine, who makes learning colors and numbers easy, messy, and fun!
Combined with Bill Martin’s singsong text, they create unforgettable images of these endearing animals.
A big happy frog, a plump purple cat, a handsome blue horse, and a soft yellow duck–all parade across the pages of this delightful book. Children will immediately respond to Eric Carle’s flat, boldly colored collages.
All of the stunning illustrations and imaginative type designs of Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher are here, as are the intriguing die-cut squares in the cover.
A brighter, more playful cover design makes this board book edition all the more appropriate as a color concept book to use with babies or a feelings and moods book to discuss with toddlers.
Calecott Honor Book.
Donald Crews used childhood memories of trains seen during his travels to his grandparents’ farm in the American South as the inspiration for this timeless favorite.
This book features bright colors and bold shapes. Even a child not lucky enough to have counted freight cars will feel he or she has watched a freight train passing after reading Freight Train.
Three earnest animals and one misguided turkey learn colors and clothes in this Sandra Boynton classic.
Serious silliness for all ages. My boys would giggle all the way through this book.
This is a simple and sweet way for the youngest readers to choose their favorite colors.
Elmer the elephant is bright-colored patchwork all over. Who could be a gentler and friendlier teacher than Elmer?
This educational and enjoyable book helps children understand how to plant bulbs, seeds, and seedlings, and nurture their growth.
Lois Ehlert’s bold collage illustrations include six pages of staggered width, presenting all the flowers of each color of the rainbow.
One day a chameleon has an idea to remain one color forever by staying on the greenest leaf he can find. But in the autumn, the leaf changes from green to yellow to red . . . and so does the chameleon.
When another chameleon suggests they travel together, he learns that companionship is more important than having a color of his own. No matter where he goes with his new friend, they will always be alike.
ALA Notable Book Award Winner.
Clever cutouts in the pages make a simple, original, and utterly beguiling introduction to color. The opening spread features a big, bright red lemon and the simple text, “Lemons are not RED.”
When the spread is turned an equally bright yellow lemon appears (“Lemons are YELLOW”) across from a luscious red apple (“Apples are RED”). And so it goes, from carrots that are not purple through reindeer that are not white.
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Colors Unit Study Resources
In addition to offering a reading list of preschool books about colors kids will love and learn from, I’ve teamed up with some fellow bloggers to offer you homeschool and classroom learning unit study resources about colors. Resources may contain affiliate links.
- Lace and Learn Colors and Shapes
- Colors Mix It Up Theme Home Preschool Lesson Plan
- Color Flip Book Kit
- Crayon Roll and Color Math Games
- Bird Color Activities
- Fish Roll and Color Math Games
- Fall Apple Roll and Color Math Games
- Fall Pumpkin Roll and Color Math Games
- Christmas Tree Roll and Color Math Games