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The list of 30 Colors Picture Books are perfect for read-alouds. They are also great for budding readers who are just beginning to practice reading on their own or with someone. There are also books for more experienced readers. The books are all about colors, making colors, and rainbows.
Through this list of 30 Colors Picture Books, you are sure to find at least a couple that interest your kids. There are color books on animals, art, and nature. Some of the 30 Colors Picture Books are silly and funny while some are serious and factual.
30 Colors Picture Books
Chasing Rainbows by Tish Rabe – The Cat in the Hat teaches Nick and Sally about the colors of the rainbow. Preschool – 2nd grade
Shivery Shades of Halloween: A Spooky Book of Colors by Mary McKenna Siddals – Learn colors by following a cute little creature on his adventure through haunted halls, moonlit forests . . . perhaps even a Halloween party! Preschool – Kindergarten
Kitten Red, Yellow, Blue by Peter Catalanotto – Sixteen fun cats in sixteen different colors. Preschool – Kindergarten
Dog’s Colorful Day: A Messy Story About Colors and Counting by Emma Dodd – Count the colored dots dog gains as he travels around town. Preschool – Kindergarten
Creature Numbers by Andrew Zuckerman – Teach basic colors and numbers in a celebration of nature that bring the photographer’s work to a whole new audience. 3 years – Preschool
Red by Michael Hall – Discover colors and being true to one’s own self in this heartwarming tale about a crayon labeled Red when he is blue. Preschool – 3rd grade
The Day The Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt – The crayons have quit and in their place is a pile of letters addressing why they left. Preschool – 2nd grade
One by Kathryn Otoshi – Learn about numbers, counting, and primary and secondary colors, and about accepting each other’s differences. Preschool and up
Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh – Learn colors as three mice mix jars of paint. 3 years – Preschool
Elmer’s Colors by David McKee – Elmer the patchwork colored elephant teaches colors. 3 years – Preschool
Curious George Discovers the Rainbow by H.A. Rey – Learn how rainbows occur and how to make your own with Curious George. Preschool – 3rd grade
Butterfly Colors and Counting by Jerry Pallotta – Learn to count to ten along with the colors of the rainbow. Preschool
Press Here by Herve Tullet – An interactive color and artistic adventure. Preschool – Kindergarten
Mix It Up! by Herve Tullet – Follow the artist’s simple instructions, and suddenly colors appear, mix, splatter, and vanish in a world powered only by the reader’s imagination. Preschool – Kindergarten
The Happy Little Yellow Box: A Pop-Up Book of Opposites by David A. Carter – A friendly yellow box travels looking for the perfect resting spot while introducing first concepts of colors, counting, shapes, and opposites. Preschool and up
Wow! Said the Owl: A Book About Colors by Tim Hopgood – A curious little owl discovers a world of colors. Preschool – Kindergarten
Colors by John J. Reiss – An engaging first concept book. 3 years – Preschool
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss – This is a hilarious exploration of simple concepts such as colors, numbers and opposites. The girls both love this book. It is so odd and random but fun! Preschool – 2nd grade
My Very First Book of Colors by Eric Carle – A first concepts puzzle book of colors. 3 years – Preschool
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr – The classic rhyming text also teaches colors. 3 years – Preschool
Magic School Bus Makes a Rainbow by Joanna Cole – In this story, the class takes a ride inside a white light pinball machine to learn about colors and light. Preschool – 3rd grade
Birds of a Color by Elo – Black and white birds teach colors. 3 years – Preschool
Find Colors by Tamara Shopsin and Jason Fulford – 12 die-cut allow children to find the colors need in their own surroundings. 3 years – Preschool
Star Wars Colors – Every aspiring Jedi needs to learn colors. Preschool – Kindergarten
Black Bird Yellow Sun by Steve Light – A black bird journeys through the day discovering colors. 3 years – Preschool
Monsters Love Colors by Mike Austin – Three big monsters make new colors for four little monsters. 3 years – Preschool
1 2 3 by Tom Slaughter – This is a counting book with that also teaches shapes and colors of modern art. 3 years – Kindergarten
The Crayons’ Book of Colors by Drew Daywalt – The crayons from The Day the Crayons Quit teach colors. 3 years – Preschool
Mixed: A Colorful Story by Arree Chung – An inspiring book about color, tolerance, and embracing differences. Preschool – 3rd grade
Pink Is for Boys by Robb Pearlman – Explore colors while learning to express yourself in all colors. Preschool – 3rd grade
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