Books for Young Artists ~ Encourage the Love of Reading

My daughter carries a sketchbook around with her everywhere she goes. I often find her up late at night drawing. She says it quiets her night anxiety and she had an idea she wanted to try. My son, like his father, is always building something. Legos cities, tree forts, a scooter or bike trailer, giant box sculptures; he likes to build BIG things. My husband and I are often creating things too. Art and its many forms connect our family. Watercolors, woodworking, our hands and fingers covered in clay; we love it all. Not only is it fun to create, art is vital. It’s important for child development and for many of us, my family included, grounds us when we’re stressed or are needing to unwind.

Art lovers come in many forms. Maybe it’s appreciation. Maybe fiber, pencil, or graphic design. It doesn’t matter the form. Grab a book for young artists. Not only is it fun to flip through project ideas, learn about artists and their work, and see how a line can become a forest, art books offer us the chance to play!

The books below make it hard not to feel inspired. Need supplies? I’ve also included our favorites!

Read with your children, just for fun. There are so many things to discover in the world of art. Let wonder lead to a love of reading.

Best Art Books for Kids- Read together and encourage the love of reading.

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Books for Art Lovers


Drawing & Painting

Wood Working


Jewelry Making

Artists and Styles


Sewing & Knitting


I’ve put together an ebook called For the Love of Reading to help families get into the read-aloud groove. If you’re a subscriber, you can find it in my resource library. 

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In the ebook and below, you can also find a series of posts aimed at helping families find good reads. Find books that inspire, engage, and foster a love of reading, learning, and connection. Divided into subjects, you’ll find booklists for all interests and ages.

Books for Science Lovers

Books for Art Lovers

Books for Explorers

Books for Story Lovers

Books for Math Lovers

50 Great Reads for Teens

Best Art Books for Kids- Read together and encourage the love of reading.

About Kelly Sage

A writer, teacher, mother, homeschooler. Seeker of time, space, and resources to help foster the love of learning.

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