I have the fondest memories of snuggling on the couch with my little ones and reading. And reading. And reading some more. We’d read in the morning, at naptime, at bedtime, and any other time they caught me sitting down.
It is so important to read aloud to little ones. Reading aloud helps develop strong vocabularies and is a gateway for introducing basic concepts for math and reading.
This collection of color books is perfect for introducing preschoolers to colors and color words.
Color Books for Young Readers
Freight Train | Red caboose at the back, orange tank car, green cattle car, purple box car, black tender and a black steam engine . . . freight train.
Mouse Paint | One day three white mice discover three jars of paint–red, blue, and yellow. Both parents and children alike will appreciate this lighthearted presentation of a lesson in color.
Where is the Green Sheep? | There are red sheep and blue sheep, wind sheep and wave sheep, scared sheep and brave sheep, but where is the green sheep?
Chameleon’s Colors | Chameleon is tired of constantly changing colors. He blends in wherever he goes and no one ever sees him! Hippo, however, is envious of Chameleon. He would love to be a different color. Surprisingly, all of the other animals in the jungle would, too! So, Chameleon sets to work painting strips on the lion and polka-dots on the elephant. He uses every color and pattern under the sun. But, as the animals soon learn, changing their original appearance causes problems they never expected.
Little Blue and Little Yellow | Little blue and little yellow share wonderful adventures. One day, they can’t find one another. When they finally meet, they are overjoyed. They hug until they become green. But where did little blue and little yellow go? Are they lost?
Cat’s Colors | What is Cat’s favorite color? Is it green, like the grass where he likes to walk? Or yellow, like the sand on a sunny beach? Children who are learning new colors can join in Cat’s fun, as he explores the colors all around him.
Bear Sees Colors | Colors, colors everywhere! Can you find colors just like Bear?
Color Dance | The girl in red, the girl in yellow, the girl in blue, and the boy in black and white are all set to stir up the rainbow. Watch them create a living kaleidoscope, step by step by step.
A Color of His Own | Elephants are gray. Pigs are pink. Only the chameleon has no color of his own. He is purple like the heather, yellow like a lemon, even black and orange striped like a tiger! Then one day a chameleon has an idea to remain one color forever by staying on the greenest leaf he can find. But in the autumn, the leaf changes from green to yellow to red . . . and so does the chameleon.
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? | A big happy frog, a plump purple cat, a handsome blue horse, and a soft yellow duck–all parade across the pages of this delightful book.
Dog’s Colorful Day | Dog starts off the day with one black spot on his ear. But it seems that wherever he goes, he runs, rolls, and trots right into colors. As he wanders around town, Dog collects spots made of red jam, blue paint, pink ice cream, and more. When he finally arrives back home, Dog has ten different colored spots. And then it’s bath time for this colorful canine, who makes learning colors and numbers easy, messy, and fun!
Monsters Love Colors | Did you know that monsters love to scribble, scribble, mix, dance, and wiggle! Why? Because monsters love to make new colors!
White Rabbit’s Color Book | One inquisitive hop, and splash! goes White Rabbit into a bucket of yellow paint. Soon the little rabbit is jumping from bucket to bucket and learning all about colors and how they mix.
Color Zoo | Shapes and colors in your zoo, lots of things that you can do. Heads and ears, beaks and snouts, that’s what animals are all about. I know animals and youdo too; make some new ones for your zoo.
Elmer’s Colors | Elmer the elephant is bright-colored patchwork all over. Who could be a gentler and friendlier teacher than Elmer?
Which of these wonderful color books will you add to your book basket this week?