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Art Books for Toddlers :: The Mini-Masters Board Books


Art Books for Toddlers - Mini Masters Board Books

This post contains affiliate links. I bought this Mini Masters board book set for Maia about a year ago. They are the perfect art books for toddlers and young children!

Each book by Julie Merberg and Suzanne Bober pairs art by one of the masters (Van Gogh, Degas, Monet, or Mattisse) with simple, rhythmic text.

Maia loves them, and asks to read them over and over again.

We talk about the paintings a bit, but mostly I imagine she enjoys the text. I still think it’s good for her (and me!) to see beautiful art in her books, and also to become familiar with the work by amazing artists.

Art Books for Toddlers and Young Children

The Mini Masters Board Books

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Above: Dancing with Degas

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A Magical Day with Matisse

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A Picnic with Monet

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In the Garden with Van Gogh
The authors also have several more books in the series featuring artists such as Renoir, Picasso, Seurat, Gauguin, and Rousseau.

I really recommend these art books for toddlers and preschoolers! Babies even.

Art Books for Toddlers - Mini Masters Board Books The Mini Masters Board Books

The Mini Masters Boxed Set (pictured left and above: Monet, Van Gogh, Matisse, and Degas)

On an Island with Gauguin

Sharing with Renoir

Painting with Picasso

Sunday with Seurat

Quiet Time with Cassatt

Dreaming with Rousseau

Painting with Picasso

Any other good books you know of that share fine art with kids in an enjoyable way? I’d love recommendations for others…

By the way, I’ve placed holds at the library for several of the books you guys recommended in response to my post on Children’s Picture Book Illustrations.

Thank you! I’m a book addict and always love hearing about new (to me) books.

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  • Reply
    February 4, 2008 at 2:11 pm

    I’m with you on being a book addict. We have “The Art of Shapes” by Margaret Steele and Cindy Estes. There are other books in that series (colors, the body, maybe others) but we only have the shapes book. It describes different shapes through various contemporary artists’ work.

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    February 6, 2008 at 4:56 am

    We have several of these books too, and love them.
    Have you ever seen the Museum ABC and Museum 123 books?

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    The Artful Parent
    February 6, 2008 at 9:02 am

    I’ll have to check all those out. Thanks, everyone, for the recommendations! Bobbi, maybe you can bring the Museum ABC and Museum 123 books over next art group meeting? I’d love to see them.

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    February 26, 2008 at 10:41 am
    i spy colors in art by lucy micklethwait
    uses “i spy” game to draw kids in to international art, it’s great!

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    January 21, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    Nothing seems to be easier than seeing someone whom you can help but not helping.
    I suggest we start giving it a try. Give love to the ones that need it.
    God will appreciate it.

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