Once your child has reached the big milestone of turning 1, you’ll notice they become little sponges of information. You can start introducing colors to them at this age. In this article, we have listed the 15 best books about Colors for Toddlers and Little Kids. These books help them to learn primary as well as secondary colors, and all about color theory.

These books are great for toddlers, preschoolers, and early readers to learn about colors in a simple and engaging way.

Best Books about Colors for Toddlers & Little Kids That They Will Love

Here, we have listed three books that we found best from the entire list based on our choice, the best value you can get at the price mentioned, and budget-friendly:

  1. Our #1 Choice: Press Here Interactive Book
  2. Best Value Pick: Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes
  3. Best Budget Pick: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

1. 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. Children will immediately respond to Eric Carle’s flat, boldly colored collages. Combined with Bill Martin’s singsong text, they create unforgettable images of these endearing animals.

  • Best suitable for Age: 4 – 7 years
  • No. of Pages: 40
  • Our Rating: 4.8 out of 5

2. Press Here Interactive Book

This is our number 1 choice in the list of best books about Colors for toddlers. Each page of this surprising book instructs the reader to press the dots, shake the pages, tilt the book, and who knows what will happen next!

This unique picture book about the power of imagination and interactivity will provide read-aloud fun for all ages. The perfect book for toddlers and young children to learn about colors, following directions and cause and effect.

  • Best suitable for Age: 2 years and Up
  • No. of Pages: 56
  • Our Rating: 4.9 out of 5

3. Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes

Pete the Cat goes walking down the street wearing his brand-new white shoes. Along the way, his shoes change from white to red to blue to brown to WET as he steps in piles of strawberries, blueberries, and other big messes!

This book also asks the reader questions about the colors of different foods and objects.

  • Best suitable for Age: 4 – 8 years
  • No. of Pages: 40
  • Our Rating: 4.8 out of 5

4. The Day the Crayons Quit

This story is a collection of letters from the crayons, and how they are complaining to Duncan, the little boy, about how they are not treated fairly and that they want to be used a bit better whenever Duncan does his drawings. It is unique in that the illustrator replicates children’s drawings very well and the kids love this.

  • Best suitable for Age: 3 – 7 years
  • No. of Pages: 40
  • Our Rating: 4.7 out of 5

5. Mouse Paint

This charming picture book gently explores the world of color and celebrates the joy of creativity. One day three white mice discover three jars of paint- red, blue, and yellow. But what happens when they splash in the colors, mixing the red and blue? Or dance in the blue and yellow? This playful introduction to colors will appeal to any budding artist or curious preschooler.

  • Best suitable for Age: 1 – 3 years
  • No. of Pages: 32
  • Our Rating: 4.7 out of 5

6. The Color Monster: A Story About Emotions

One day, Color Monster wakes up feeling very confused. His emotions are all over the place; he feels angry, happy, calm, sad, and scared all at once! To help him, a little girl shows him what each feeling means through color.

As this adorable monster learns to sort and define his mixed up emotions, he gains self-awareness and peace as a result. Everyone will enjoy sharing this concept book that taps into both socio-emotional growth and color concepts in a simple, friendly way.

  • Best suitable for Age: 4 – 8 years
  • No. of Pages: 40
  • Our Rating: 4.7 out of 5

7. Simple First Words Let’s Say Our Colors

Roger Priddy’s Simple First Words Let’s Say Our Colors is an adorable, effective introduction to the wonderful world of colors.

By pressing the buttons and matching the sounds to the pictures, again and again, children will quickly and easily learn to identify colors and develop their speech. Children and parents will love the bright photographs and questions to encourage learning on every page.

  • Best suitable for Age: 1 – 4 years
  • No. of Pages: 12
  • Our Rating: 4.7 out of 5

8. A Color of His Own

The story is about a chameleon who got the 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.

When another chameleon suggests they travel together, he learns that companionship is more important than having a color of his own. No matter where he goes with his new friend, they will always be alike.

Colorful illustrations and spare prose make this story of friendship perfect and a great way to introduce simple color concepts to toddlers.

  • Best suitable for Age: 2 – 5 years
  • No. of Pages: 30
  • Our Rating: 4.6 out of 5

9. Mixed: A Colorful Story

The story begins with three colors- Red, yellow and blue all lived in perfect harmony. Reds were loud, yellows were bright and blues were just cool. This bright new picture book not only introduces the concept of color to kids, but it also has a powerful message about acceptance, tolerance, and respect for others.

  • Best suitable for Age: 4 – 8 years
  • No. of Pages: 40
  • Our Rating: 4.6 out of 5

10. Mix It Up!

This is a great, interactive book that will help children learn their colors and which colors combine to create new colors. Each page turn mixes colors and teaches kids basic color theory. There are many activities to do throughout the book and its magical for little ones. Great for hand eye coordination activities.

  • Best suitable for Age: 3 – 5 years
  • No. of Pages: 46
  • Our Rating: 4.6 out of 5

11. Dog’s Colorful Day

This book is about a cute little dog who starts its 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!

  • Best suitable for Age: 2 – 5 years
  • No. of Pages: 32
  • Our Rating: 4.6 out of 5

12. White Rabbit’s Colors

This book teaches the secondary colors by illustrating a curious rabbit jumping into paint bowls of primary colors. It tells the story of a white rabbit who finds three buckets of paint: one red, one blue, and one yellow. The rabbit begins to hop from bucket to bucket discovering that mixing two primary colors makes new colors like purple, orange, and green.

Book playful language encourages young children to want to experiment with mixing primary colors themselves.

  • Best suitable for Age: 3 – 5 years
  • No. of Pages: 24
  • Our Rating: 4.6 out of 5

13. Monsters Love Colors

This is a great starter book for learning about primary and secondary colors. The three main characters Red, Yellow, and Blue take us on a fun colorful adventure that ends with a rainbow monster.  The illustrations are superb, so simple but so creative. The monsters are so cute and friendly.

  • Best suitable for Age: 4 – 8 years
  • No. of Pages: 40
  • Our Rating: 4.6 out of 5

14. Little Blue and Little Yellow

Little Blue and Little Yellow are best friends, but one day they can’t find each other. When they finally do, they give each other such a big hug that they turn green! How they find their true colors again concludes a wonderfully satisfying story told with colorful pieces of torn paper and very few words.

  • Best suitable for Age: 3 – 7 years
  • No. of Pages: 48
  • Our Rating: 4.5 out of 5

15. How Do Dinosaurs Learn Their Colors?

It’s a board book with colorful pictures of different dinosaurs doing things with different colors. A fun read-aloud book that teaches children all the colors of the rainbow. This book will captivate and inspire children as they learn their colors.

  • Best suitable for Age: 3 – 5 years
  • No. of Pages: 12
  • Our Rating: 4.4 out of 5

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