Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Great art books for children, teens and adults too...and art supplies kids love!

I order and read (a lot) of art related books from to prepare art classes and for my own enjoyment.
Here are some of my favourites.

For young children, any colouring books from Prestel publisher.
More than a colouring book. Children learn about the artist and his/her life and are encouraged to try the artist's style

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An inspiring true story about the life of Henri Rousseau.
Beautiful story, fantastic illustration in the style of the artist. (My favourite artist).

I read all the reviews on and could not wait to receive the book. I was not disappointed.

Publisher: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
  •  The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau







Lovely stories inspired by the painting of the artist, amazing illustrations.

  • Klimt and His Cat

    Publisher: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers

  •  Journey on a Cloud: A Children's Book Inspired by Marc Chagall 

    Publisher: Prestel

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For Teens:
  • Hundertwasser for Kids: Harvesting Dreams

  • Paul Klee for Children

    Publisher: Prestel

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Art supplies kids would love to receive!

Mungyo artist soft pastel box of 24 (de Serres)
Mungyo soft square artists' pastel - Box of 36
 Creative paper clay (Wallacks)
Creative Paper Clay

Gedeo Self hardening clay kit (Wallacks)

Pébéo Colorex watersoluble ink (de Serres)
Pebeos' Colorex range is the ideal watercolour ink for professional illustrators and draughtsmen who appreciate a bright yet velvety finish and perfectly uniform solid colours. The vividness of the colours as well as their intense concentration have made this range a reference in art schools around the world.


Pébéo Gouache (de Serres)







 Brush: Wallacks White Taklon serie 970


Wallacks Ottawa and on line:

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  1. All these books and materials are lovely! Never mind giving them to children, I want them for myself! ;)
    Jess x

    1. This is one of the great part of teaching children, I get to buy fantastic, inspiring art books to help me prepare art classes and try out various products to see which one works the best for the project I have in mind!