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September 16, 2014

Beyond Coloring Books

Best Art Books for Kids

Barely out of pull-ups and already ordering sushi and tikka masala like a pro, picking out her own clothes and rolling her eyes at your corny jokes—no wonder she’s thumbing her nose at those ho-hum coloring books.

Today’s kids are 4 going on 40…get their art books up to speed with these sophisticated editions:

The Game of Sculpture by Hervé Tullet, France’s crown “prince of pre-school books,” stimulates kids’ imagination by letting them build their own abstract three-dimensional paper sculptures.

Panorama: A Foldout Book takes little dreamers on a visual journey from India to Ecuador and Iceland to Romania for a truly unforgettable, one-of-a-kind experience.

I Am an Artist! tells the story of a boy who loves art, encouraging readers to find their inspiration all around them.

A World of Your Own teaches kids to communicate visually by asking them to draw answers to questions such as “what is home like?” and “what does someone look like when they run?”

Let’s Make Some Great Fingerprint Art shows your little artist how to turn their handprints and fingerprints into everything from animals and flowers to dinosaurs and monsters.

Rest assured, it’s all very postmodern, avant-garde and age-appropriate.