I love using picture books as inspiration for children’s art projects. Over the past 13 years I have curated a a massive list of project ideas and lesson plans.

Here is my growing list of picture books and coordinating art projects for kids:

A Color of His Own by Leo Lionni

Abe Lincoln’s Dream by Lane Smith

Action Jackson by Greenburg and Jordan

Apple by Nikki McClure

Are You Blue Dog’s Friend? by George Rodrigue

A Splash of Red, The Life and Art of Horace Pippin by Jen Bryant and Melissa Sweet

Arlo Needs Glasses by Barney Saltzberg

Big Fat Hen by Keith Baker

Birds by Kevin Henkes

Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle

Cat Tale by Michael Hall

Chameleons are Cool by Martin Jenkins and Sue Shields

Chengdu Could Not, Would Not Fall Asleep by Barney Saltzberg

Chicken Little by Ed and Rebecca Emberly

Dancing Feet by Lindsey Craig and Marc Brown

Degas and The Little Dancer by Laurence Anholt

Do You Have a Hat? by Eileen Spinelli and Geraldo Valerio

Elmer by David McKee

Ernest by Catherine Rayner

Fish Eyes by Lois Ehlert

Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees

Harvesting Dreams: Hundertwasser for Kids by Barbara Stieff

Hooray for Fish by Lucy Cousins

How Loud is a Lion by Stella Blackstone and Clare Beaton

I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean by Kevin Sherry

Journey on a Cloud, a Children’s Book Inspired by Marc Chagall by Veronique Massenot and Elise Mansot

Klimt and His Cat by Berenice Capatti and Octavia Monaco

Mañana Iguana by Ann Whitford Paul and Ethan Long

Me, Frida by Amy Novesky and David Diaz

Mister Seahorse by Eric Carle

Monsters Don’t Eat Broccoli by Barbara Jean Hicks

Monsters Love School by Mike Austin

Nugget and Fang by Tammi Sauer

Old Bear by Kevin Henkes

Once Upon a Northern Night by Jean Pendziwol and Isabelle Arsenault

One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss

Panda Bear, Panda Bear What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle

Pantone Colors by Abrams Appleseed

Pete the Cat: I love My White Shoes by James Dean and Eric Litwin

Pie in the Sky by Lois Ehlert

Polar Bear, PolarBear What Do You Hear? by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle

Raptors, Fossils, Fins and Fangs by Ray Troll and Brad Matsen

Sandy’s Circus: A Story about Alexander Calder

Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp by Carol Diggory Shields and Scott Nash

Ship-Shapes by Stella Blackstone and Siobhan Bell

Sky Color by Peter H. Reynolds

Snowballs by Lois Ehlert

Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Beuhner

Splat the Cat by Rob Scotton

The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse by Eric Carle (Activity Lessons)

The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse by Eric Carle (Painted Elephant lesson)

The Cat and The Bird by Geraldine Elschner and Peggy Nile

The Cat at Night by Dahlov Ipcar

The Day of The Dead/El Dia de los Muertos by Bob Barner

The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau by Dan Yaccarino

The Great Wave: A Children’s Book Inspired by Hokusai by Véronique Massenot and Bruno Pilorget

The Mixed-Up Chameleon by Eric Carle

The Princess and the Pea

The Shape of my Heart by Mark Sperring and Alys Paterson

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle

The Watcher: Jane Goodall’s Life with the Chimps by Jeanette Winter

Trucks: Whizz! Zoom! Rumble! by Patricia Hubbell and Megan Halsey

When Pigasso Met Mootisse by Nina Laden

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

Wow! America by Robert Neubecker (Grand Canyon)

Wow! America by Robert Neubecker (Salmon)

Wow! America by Robert Neubecker (Space Shuttle)

You Be You by Linda Kranz

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