Our Favorite Art Books

I love to buy artsy books for my kids (and sometimes me!) to draw with.

Now don’t get me wrong, I fully believe in blank paper in order to create but sometimes it’s just fun to try drawing an alligator or a funny person.

Here are some of our family’s favorite art books (my kids are 11, 7, and 4 if that helps):

Ed Emberly’s Drawing Book

ed emberley animals


Doodles at Lunch & Doodles at Breakfast: 36 Tear-Off Placemats

doodles at lunch placemat

doodles at lunch detail

Animal Doodles Place Mats



642 Things to Draw: Journal



and this is the next book I want to get for our house

The Boys’ Doodling Book


and maybe in a few years we’ll purchase this one

The Girls’ Drawing Book



Happy Drawing Everyone!

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4 Responses to Our Favorite Art Books

  1. Jess says:

    I think I need to get a couple of those – the place mat one looks especially intriguing. Sam begged me to buy a book that he saw a B&N when we were visiting FL after Christmas, but it turned out to be a little too complicated, I think. These look more his speed, and maybe would even pique Andy’s interest.

  2. Deanna says:

    Corey loves colouring right now so I’ll have to keep some of those books in mind for when he’s a bit odler. Actaully I just bought Andrews a boys doodle book (pocket size) the other week for his birthday. Hope that’s ok still.

  3. Pat Becker says:

    A nice selection and kids get so much more confident when they complete these. Great for eye-hand coordination.

  4. Love your selections! We own many of these and use them!