11 Best Frida Kahlo Books For Kids Update 05/2022

Me Frida by Amy Novesky, Illustrated by David Diaz

Frida Kahlo feels like a small bird in a big city when she moves to San Francisco with her husband, the well-known artist Diego Rivera. It is the first time she has left her house in Mexico and gone to a new place. She wants to be a painter, too. But as Frida starts to explore San Francisco on her own, she learns more than just the beauty of the city. She learns about the diversity and excitement of the United States. It gives her the energy she needs to become one of the most well-known artists of all time. 4 to 8 years

Viva Frida by Yuyi Morales 

She is one of the world’s most famous and unique artists, and people all over the world love her work. Laughter, love, and tragedy were all in her life, and all of these things made her paint what she painted on her canvases. 4 to 8 years

Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos By Monica Brown, Illustrated by John Parra

Frida Kahlo, a Mexican artist, is known for her self-portraits and her dramatic works with bold and vibrant colors. This is how Monica Brown tells the story of Frida and all of her favorite animals. She has two monkeys and a parrot as well as three dogs and two turkeys. An eagle is one of them, as well as the black cat. These animals helped to inspire Frida’s art and her life, and they also helped her to be a better person. 4 to 8 years

Frida By Jonah Winter, Illustrated by Ana Juan

When her mother was worn out from caring for her five sisters, her father gave her lessons in brushwork and color. Nine months after she was hit by the polio virus, drawing kept her from getting bored. And when a bus accident left her in unimaginable agony, her paintings expressed her pain and depression — and eventually, her joys and her loves. Every time Frida Kahlo faced a problem in her life, she used it as a subject for her art. 4 to 8 years

My Little Golden Book About Frida Kahlo By Silivia Lopez, Illustrated by Elisa Chavarri

For young people, this Little Golden Book captures the essence of Frida Kahlo in a way that is easy to understand For people who want to be trailblazers and their parents, this is a great book to read. It shows how she overcame illness, was one of only a few girls at her school in Mexico, and had her paintings hanging in museums. The book has a lot of information about Frida’s work and colorful illustrations that are based on her own. Years: 2-5

Frida, A Board Book By Summer Morrison

Young Frida spends the day with her animal friends and learns their names in both English and Spanish as she goes about her day. In the evening, when she goes to bed, all of her friends (amigos) come together and say goodnight to her (Buenas Noches). This book is based on the art and life of Frida Kahlo.

Frida Kahlo By Isabel Munoz, Illustrated by Jane Kent

Frida Kahlo was a Mexican artist who made colorful paintings and had a colorful life. Because of her self-portraits, she became a feminist icon who made millions from her work. As part of this biography, it talks about Frida’s childhood, including when she had polio. It also talks about her love for Mexican culture and politics. Tells how she was hurt in a bus accident that also led to her becoming a well-known artist and getting married to Diego Rivera. Help: A timeline and a simple quiz help kids see how well they know things. 6

Frida Kahlo: The Artist in the Blue House By Magdalena Holzhey

This book looks into the world of the artist Frida Kahlo. It shows how her life shaped her art, and it tells kids about the themes in her colorful paintings. Children are shown illustrations of Kahlo’s work and photos of her and her family to help them learn about her life, art, and important people. Years: 8-12

Frida Kahlo: The Artist Who Painted Herself By Margaret Frith, Illustrated by Tomie dePaola

This book looks into the creative and imaginative world of Mexico’s best-known female artist. 5 to 9 years

You can read about Frida Kahlo in the Smart About Art series. It’s a fun book report about Kahlo’s background, life, and art. The information itself is good, but kids will enjoy the illustrations and random facts found in the book.

Who Was Frida Kahlo by Susan Fabiny, illustrated by Jerry Hoare

A painting by Kahlo is always easy to tell. Nearly all of them have her in them, with her black braided hair and bright Mexican clothes. A living piece of art: Frida turned herself into a piece of art. When she did self-portraits, she used dark colors and images that were very scary. She also married a painter named Diego Rivera. Frida was drawn to Mexico because of its ancient culture and history. Years: 8-12

A book about Diego Rivera, the artist husband of Frida Kahlo:

Diego Rivera: His World And Ours by Duncan Tonatiuh

This book introduces one of the most popular artists of the 20th century, Diego Rivera, to young people who like to read. In this book, it tells the story of Diego when he was a young, mischievous boy who had a strong love for art. He went on to become one of the world’s best-known artists. Years 6-9

Frida Kahlo and the Bravest Girl in the World

Some of my favorite books to read to my kids come from Anholt. Frida Kahlo and the Bravest Girl are both on this list, so it’s no surprise. Kahlo painted the portrait of a little girl who was afraid, and this beautiful book tells the story of how she did that. It also shows some of Anholt’s illustrations, and it shows some famous Kahlo pieces as well.

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