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Little Green Peas: a Big Book of Colors
by Keith Baker
The little green peas are back to celebrate the colorful world around them. Join the fun as they fly red kites, sail blue boats, ski down purple mountains, and more! Bright and bold illustrations fill the pages of this delightful exploration of color.

Stanley’s Colors
by William Bee
It's another busy day for Stanley and his friends as they learn about colors and vehicles, including a red car, a yellow motorbike and even a pink balloon!

Blue Hat, Green Hat
by Sandra Boynton   
Three earnest animals and one misguided turkey learn colors and clothes in this Sandra Boynton classic.

My Very First Book of Colors
by Eric Carle
Challenges preschoolers to match the colors presented with objects that share that color, in a split-page board book full of fun and surprises.

The Crayons’ Book of Colors
by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers
The best-selling creators of The Day the Crayons Quit and The Day the Crayons Came Home continue the rebellious misadventures of the rowdy box of crayons, who challenge young fans to practice color-recognition skills and tap their own powers of creativity. 

Have You Seen My Lunch Box?
by Steve Light
It’s almost time for school, and one small boy’s things are strewn all over. Can he collect everything he needs in time to hop on the bus? Among the missing items are some pink socks, a purple robot, a green book, and more, all waiting to be spotted.

Colors, Numbers, Letters
by Leo Lionni
Simple illustrations on board pages help children learn number, letters and colors.

My Colors Book
by Patricia Mitter
Uses birds to teach young readers about colors, including red cardinals, purple martins, and black crows. 

Counting Colors
by Danika Palaci
A vibrantly photographed introduction to colors and counting features sturdy, tabbed spreads filled with bold and busy color-themed images that invite children to explore, discover and count depicted objects.

Colors
by John Reiss
Eight colors are represented in illustrations of animals, foods, insects, and flowers.

Red is best
by Kathy Stinson
A little girl explains why she likes her red stockings, jacket, boots, mittens, pajamas, cup, and barrettes better than those of other colors. 

Baby’s First Book of Birds & Colors
by Phyllis Limbacher Tildes
The colorful world of birds! Birds come in all different shapes, sizes, and yes, colors, too!

 

PICTURE BOOKS

These books are filed alphabetically by the author’s last name.

 

Cat’s Colors
by Airlie Anderson
What better thing to do on a grey day than collect some colors? Cat decides to do just that, but where will she find them?

Vincent Paints His House
by Tedd Arnold
Vincent's animal friends disagree on how he should paint his house, so Vincent comes up with a colorful solution.

Queen of Colors
by Jutta Bauer
When Queen Matilda has a quarrel with one of her subjects--the primary colors red, blue, and yellow--everything in the kingdom turns gray, until she begins to cry bright, colorful tears. 

Meeow and the Little Chairs
by Sebastien Braun
Meeow and his animal friends play with chairs of different colors. 

The Color Kittens
by Margaret Wise Brown
While the color kittens are trying to make green paint, their mixing leads to pink, orange, and purple.

Cat’s Colors
by Jane Cabrera
A cat describes ten different colors and tells which one is its favorite.

The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse
by Eric Carle   
Rather than use the same old colors, a child paints animals and objects in a variety of different hues. Includes information about the German painter Franz Marc, who created unconventional animal paintings in the early 1900s, and how his art, banned by the Nazi regime, inspired young Eric Carle. 

Hello, Red Fox
by Eric Carle
Guests at Little Frog's birthday party include the red fox, the purple butterfly, the orange cat, and other colorful animals.

Maisy’s Rainbow Dream
by Lucy Cousins
In a dream, Maisy sees different things for each color of the rainbow.

The Day the Crayons Came Home
by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers
One day, Duncan is happily coloring with his crayons when a stack of postcards arrives in the mail from his former crayons, each of which has run away or been left behind, and all of which want to come home.

Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes
by James Dean
change from red to blue to brown to wet.

Dog’s Colorful Day
by Emma Dodd
As he goes through the day, Dog gains an increasing number of differently colored spots on his previously white coat. 

Color Farm
by Lois Ehlert
The rooster, dog, sheep, cow, pig, and other animals on a farm are made up of colorful shapes such as square, circle, rectangle, and triangle.

Maggie and Michael Get Dressed
by Denise Fleming
Assisted by his little dog when it is time to get dressed, young Michael carefully pulls on his yellow socks and his orange hat but gets into a whimsical scuffle over his blue pants. 

Where is the Green Sheep?
by Mem Fox
There are red sheep and blue sheep, wind sheep and wave sheep, scared sheep and brave sheep, but where is the green sheep? 

I Spy on the Farm
by Edward Gibbs
An interactive introduction to farm animals invites youngsters to make animal noises and practice color and letter recognition while peeping through a spy hole on every page and observing clues to guess which animal will be revealed next in the story.

Blue Chameleon
by Emily Gravett
A lonely chameleon tries to change his color and shape to fit in with other animals, including the swirly snail, the pink cockatoo, and the green grasshopper, but he cannot find anyone that is just like him. 

Red: a Crayon’s Story
by Michael Hall
Red's factory-applied label clearly says that he is red, but despite the best efforts of his teacher, fellow crayons and art supplies, and family members, he cannot seem to do anything right until a new friend offers a fresh perspective. 

Birds
by Kevin Henkes
Fascinated by the colors, shapes, sounds, and movements of the many different birds she sees through her window, a little girl is happy to discover that she and they have something in common.

Wow! Said the Owl
by Tim Hopgood
Wanting to see what the world looks like during the light of day, a little owl forces himself awake one morning and takes in all the colorful sights around him, including vibrant flowers and puffy white clouds.

Yellow Is My Color Star
by Judy Horacek
A celebration of color combines lively rhymes with images of an energetic child walking through vibrantly colored scenes that invite the youngest picture book enthusiasts to choose which is their preferred "color star."

Every Color Soup
by Jorey Hurley
Purple, yellow, orange, and red. Just the right mix of colored vegetables make a delicious soup in this tasty introduction to colors, counting, and veggies.

Red Green Blue: a First Book of Colors
by Alison Jay
Presents the colorful aspects of familiar poems, in a tale populated by nursery rhyme characters. 

Purplicious
by Victoria Kahn
When her classmates make fun of her for still liking the color pink, a little girl feels all alone, but then a friend shows her the power of pink.

Little Blue and Little Yellow
by Leo Lionni
Always together, best friends Little Blue and Little Yellow are so happy after a sudden separation that they embrace upon seeing each other, but when they suddenly turn green, the two friends have to figure out a way to revert to the colors they once were.

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
by Bill Martin
Children see a variety of animals, each one a different color, and a teacher looking at them.

Green
by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
Die cut pages bring surprise after surprise in this magical new book from the "Queen of the concept book"—an intricate and satisfying homage to green, the color of all creation.

My Many-Colored Days
by Dr. Seuss
This rhyming story describes each day in terms of a particular color which in turn is associated with specific emotions.

Blue Vs. Yellow
by Tom Sullivan
A high-concept picture book about a battle between primary colors finds Blue and Yellow vying for the title of the best color of all, a competition that is shaped by their idea to join forces to create an even mightier color against another strong color contender.

Let’s play!
by Herve´ Tullet
A lively yellow dot leads the reader through a journey through color, shape, and a child's imagination. 

Mix It Up!
by Herve´ Tullet
Using no special effects other than the reader's imagination, simple directions lead the reader to experiment with mixing and changing colors on the printed page.

Mouse Paint
by Ellen Stoll Walsh
Three white mice who live on a piece of white paper so that the cat will not see them discover three jars of paint and nearly blow their camouflage.

Bear Sees Colors
by Karma Wilson
While taking a walk with Mouse, Bear meets many other friends and sees colors everywhere.

My Blue Is Happy
by Jessica Young
Invites readers to explore the infinite possibilities of emotional expression through color, discussing how people respond differently when seeing colors and how these experiences help broaden the world in wonderful new ways. 

 

NON-FICTION

These books are filed numerically by the Dewey Decimal Number listed after the title.

 

Edible Colors           J535.6 BASS
by Jennifer Vogel Bass
A boldly illustrated celebration of unusual fruits and vegetables reveals how familiar produce can be different colors and still be delicious, from red bananas and purple broccoli to yellow cherries and green carrots. 

A World of Colors         J535.6
by Marie Houblon
A combination of brilliant photography and simple, interactive text invites kids to explore the relationships between colors and objects in the real world, where the expected color is not always the one presented, asking children to expand their imaginations.

Lemons Are Not Red      J535.6 SEEGER
by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
Explores different colors by allowing readers to change an object or animal's color from unusual to common by turning the die-cut pages.

Black Everywhere        J535.6
by Kristin Sterling
Look around you. Do you see a black spider? A shiny black car? A night sky? A black chocolate cookie? The color black is found in nature, at home, in the community, and in many other places.

Blue Everywhere       J535.6
by Kristin Sterling
Look around you. Do you see a clear sky? Ripe blueberries? Blue birds or flowers? Your favorite jeans? The color blue is found in nature, in foods, in clothing, and many other places.

Green Everywhere     J535.6
by Kristin Sterling
Look around you. Do you see green grass? Crisp celery? A slippery frog? The color green is found in nature, in foods, in clothing, and in many other places. 

Orange Everywhere     J535.6
by Kristin Sterling
Look around you. Do you see orange leaves in fall? Crunchy carrots? A traffic cone? The color orange is found in nature, in foods, in clothing, and in many other places.

Purple Everywhere    J535.6
by Kristin Sterling
Look around you. Do you see juicy purple grapes? A bouquet of purple flowers? A friend wearing a purple shirt? The color purple is found in foods, in nature, in clothing, and in many other places.

Red Everywhere         J535.6
by Kristin Sterling
Look around you. Do you see a stop sign? Ripe strawberries or tomatoes? A fire engine? Red birds or flowers? The color red is found in nature, in foods, in the community, and many other places.

Silver and Gold Everywhere     J535.6
by Kristin Sterling
Look around you. Do you see silver coins? A gold medal or crown? A shiny skyscraper? The colors silver and gold are found in nature, in clothing and jewelry, in the community, and in many other places. 

White Everywhere       J535.6
by Kristin Sterling
Look around you. Do you see bright, puffy clouds? A glass of milk? Falling snowflakes? A fancy white dress? The color white is found in nature, in clothing, at home, and in many other places.

Yellow Everywhere      J535.6
by Kristin Sterling
Look around you. Do you see tall sunflowers? A bunch of ripe bananas? A yellow traffic light? A puppy’s yellow fur? The color yellow is found in nature, at home, in the community, and in many other places.

Spicy Colors = Colores Picantes         J535.6 WILSON
by Karma Wilson 
Presents an introduction to colors in both Spanish and English.