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Announcing The NEW Artful Parent Book

The completely revised and updated edition of The Artful Parent book by Jean Van’t Hul is available now! This book will help you raise creative kids and fill your family’s life with fun art activities. 

The New Artful Parent Book with Kids Art Supplies

This post contains affiliate links. I have some super exciting news to share! I created a brand new version of The Artful Parent book! And it’s available now!

Why I Updated The Artful Parent Book

The original Artful Parent was a pretty good book, if I do say so myself, but it was first published in 2013 (written in 2011) and it was ready for a few updates, including the art materials recommendations and the resources. And as I started making the updates, I got a little carried away.

Updates and Revisions to The Artful Parent Book

Okay, really carried away.

I ended up spending a good chunk of last year adding a couple of chapters, including one on drawing with confidence and creativity, revising and updating parts of the book, adding LOTS of new art activities and revising others, reshooting most of the photos, and getting a redesign.

The New Artful Parent Book with Kids Drawing of a Flower Bouquet

I am so very lucky that my publisher, Roost Books, gave me the opportunity to edit and improve this book and so very happy with this completely revised and updated version of The Artful Parent.

If you’re not already familiar with the book, it’s called The Artful Parent: Simple Ways to Fill Your Family’s Life with Art & Creativity. The original was an Amazon Bestseller, winner of the Family Choice Award, and was translated into several other languages.

It’s taken on a life of its own and I hear from parents, grandparents, teachers, bloggers, and instagrammers all the time about the impact that it has had on their families, kids, lives, etc.

So anyway, this book is my baby. And as with any proud parent, I am super proud and excited to share it with you in it’s better, dressed up teenage version.


Buy the new Artful Parent book

I want to encourage you to order the revised edition of The Artful Parent, especially if you have young children or work with them. Order the book for yourself. Order it for a friend or family member. Buy it for a teacher. Get it for a babysitter, nanny, caregiver. Order it as a baby shower gift.

You can click here to order the book on Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Indie Bound | Powell’s Books | Your Local Independent Bookstore


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Cover of The Artful Parent Book, Revised Edition, by Jean Van't Hul

Announcing The NEW Artful Parent Book


  • Reply
    May 10, 2019 at 9:16 pm

    Oh! I love all the preorder bonuses. How exciting! Congratulations on your new book!

    • Reply
      Jean Van't Hul
      May 12, 2019 at 6:29 am

      Yay! Thank you, Scarlet! And I’m so glad you love all the preorder bonuses!

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    olivia zhang
    May 11, 2019 at 4:57 am

    This is Olivia from A STEAM Education group in China that have over 1000 play centers in China. We will launch our art section next year and looking for curriculum. We’d like to share more with you and looking forward to hearing from you.My email is [email protected]

    • Reply
      Jean Van't Hul
      May 12, 2019 at 6:31 am

      Hi Olivia! That’s wonderful that you are launching your art component of your STEAM education curriculum! How exciting! (And what a big project to do it across 1000 play centers!)

  • Reply
    May 17, 2019 at 4:07 am

    When will the Chinese version be published? If I make a reservation now ,can I also get the preorder bonuses?I’m in China.

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    May 20, 2019 at 3:02 pm

    I just pre ordered the book!!
    I am beyond excited. I found your blog a few weeks ago and I am so happy.
    I will be hosting an art summer camp in my house and I look forward to great projects with the help of your book. Thank you!

    • Reply
      Jean Van't Hul
      May 23, 2019 at 4:45 am

      Yay! Thank you, Laura! And how fun that you are hosting an art summer camp at your house!

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    Katie Haskins
    June 6, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    This looks really lovely. My youngest child is now almost nine. Is this book mostly geared toward preschoolers? I’d so I’ll gladly recommend it to my siblings.

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