Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
Everything by Lois Ehlert is great. In this beautiful book, a child and her mother plant a rainbow-colored garden. We get to see the seeds and bulbs grow into beautiful plants. There are a lot of different kinds of flowers, and I like to show the girls all of them. These are both good for older babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. This one is a classic that everyone knows.
The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
So cute and clever! The Day the Crayons Quit is a great book. Each color in a box of crayons is angry about how they are used. This is how it works: (or not used). Each letter in the book is written with a handwriting style of typeface. Love books that make kids think about things in new ways. This one fits the bill. Young children, including those who aren’t old enough to drive, will love this game.
I Am A Rainbow by Dolly Parton
I’ll say what I think. It wouldn’t have made the list if I weren’t a big fan of Dolly Parton. In this book, the writing isn’t very good, and the illustrations are simple and a little cartoonish. But, because I love Dolly, she’s on the list. One of the best things about the book is that it shows many of the different ways that different colors can make you feel. For example, green can make you feel jealous, and blue can make you feel sad. These are common words in our language, and this book shows them in a simple way.
Rainbows Never End: And Other Fun Facts by Laura Lyn DiSiena
It’s a great book about weather, but there are a few things about rainbows. It’s still on my list, though, because it’s so cute, bright, and clear. This book was a big hit with both of the girls. They also learned a lot from it. I think this book is good for older toddlers, preschoolers, and kids in elementary school.
Moonbear’s Skyfire: A Moonbear Book by Frank Asch
My favorite thing about this “Moonbear” book is how easy the illustrations are to read. Children like simple line drawings with simple colors. What I didn’t like about the text, though, was that it could easily confuse young people. The bear thinks the rainbow is on fire, so he throws water on it. The rainbow quickly fades. Find honey in a tree at the end of the rainbow. They didn’t believe me when I told them that these things were just coincidences. I wish the book didn’t make them think that way in the first place.
The Rainbow And You by Edwin C. Krupp
It was my favorite nonfiction book this week. The Rainbow and You Some nonfiction books can be dry and not very interesting, but the beautiful illustrations in this book kept my girls interested and excited about it. It makes it very clear how rainbows are made and gives a lot of good information about color. As long as preschoolers get to see this, it’s a good thing.
All The Colors Of The Rainbow by Allan Fowler
At your library, you should pick up this book about rainbows. It’s a good idea. The text is easy to read and understand. It talks about how rainbows are made in a way that most preschoolers could probably understand. It also talks about how to mix colors, how you can make a rainbow, and some history.
Little Pip and the Rainbow Wish by Elizabeth Baguley
She’s a big fan of mice, so this book was her favorite of the week. He is a little mouse called Pip, and he is very shy. He wants to meet new people. As time goes on, though, he comes to realize that they don’t need such a big gift. It’s not just the pictures that are cute, though. I think that toddlers, preschoolers, and kids who are in elementary school will like this book, but I’m not sure.
Rainbow Stew by Cathryn Falwell
He takes his grandchildren out to pick vegetables for a big pot of stew on a rainy day. We can and should eat a wide range of colors. I’m always looking for ways to tie in healthy food lessons. Those who are two and three years old will enjoy this book.
A Rainbow Of My Own by Don Freeman
It’s likely that you know Don Freeman as the author of the “Corduroy” books. During this sweet story, a boy sees a rainbow. Then he is sad when it is gone. He thinks he has his own rainbow to play with. As soon as he gets back home, he sees that a rainbow has been made in his room through his fish bowl. Those who are older babies, toddlers, and preschoolers can enjoy this cute story, too.
The Magic School Bus Makes A Rainbow by Joanna Cole
This is a great book that has a lot of information and a fun story to go with it. Our favorite show is “The Magic School Bus.” It makes learning fun. Lots of text and a lot of pictures are in the book, so it’s very interesting. If your child likes Ms. Frizzle, this book comes with an episode of the TV show that can be found on Netflix. The information is on a fairly high level, so I think it’s best for kids who are older in preschool or in elementary school.
How Do Dinosaurs Learn Their Colors? by Jane Yolen
Colors are shown in a simple little board book that is easy to read and understand. It shows the dinosaurs from this popular show playing with toys of different colors. You should read this book to babies and young children.
Monsters Love Colors by Mike Austen
My kids asked to hear this book over and over again. In this book, the three main colors are mixed together to make new colors. The illustrations are perfectly messy and monster-y, with bright colors and cute little monsters that want to help. The language is a lot of fun to laugh at, with just the right amount of nonsense. You should read this book to kids of all ages. Even babies will enjoy the bright pictures, and they will be happy to look at them.
Mix It Up by Herve Tullet
Herve Tullet, the author of the Press Here books, has made another great one with this one. Each page has simple blobs of color with instructions for your child to press, mash, or swirl them with their finger. Following pages show how things went. I don’t think any kids will believe that their actions are actually making the changes that are shown. But it’s a lot of fun to pretend that they are! There are many different ways that colors are mixed together to make them darker or lighter. This book shows this. Older babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and kids in elementary school will all have a big smile on their faces when they watch this one.