Books of love for Little ones
My Art Book of Love by Shana Gozansky, Phaidon
We adore this book! Absolutely brilliant, it connects the idea of Love with famous paintings throughout time, but also enables children to think of Love in different ways… “Love is a comfort, Love feels safe, Love makes you brave, Love goes where you go, Love is a gift, Love is for everyone”!
In My Heart: A Book of Feelings by Jo Witek, Abrams Books
This book is a great teaching tool in that it explains emotions in a simple and yet profound way. Children are able to understand the variety of feelings we have, and understand how you might feel them physically. It can be a really good way to start a conversation with a child who is finding it hard dealing with particular emotions.
Art Masterclass with Gustav Klimt by Lucy Brownridge, Wide-Eyed Editions
A brief but clear history of Klimt’s life and work, this book’s insights into one of the great artists is engaging and includes lots of fun activities. The book’s language uses clear and simple explanations of complicated ideas, making it easier for children to process.
Gustav Klimt: Drawings and Paintings by Tobias G Natter, Taschen
Klimt was rejected in his day due to his unabashed illustrations. But it is his dazzling surfaces and artistic experimentation that are still striking today! An excellent book that celebrates all of Klimt’s pictures with all their colour and detail!
Alphabet by Kveta Pacovská, Tate Publishing
Tackling the challenge of re-inventing the same 26 characters and making it worth turning the page – this wonderful wordless, pop-up book, makes the letters appear like different characters.
ABCs of Art by Sabrina Hahn, Sky Pony
An excellent way to introduce children to art history. In addition to vivid images and accessible descriptions, each page has a question to help spark conversation, making reading time an engaging experience.