For us at RobinAge, among the most exciting aspects of online shopping is access to the best children's book titles from across the globe. And one of the more interesting categories is art books, which are a great way to introduce children to new techniques and the works of the world's most treasured artists.
While some of these books can be slightly expensive (as far as books go), they are timeless gifts that cost as much as many popular toys and are a great way to encourage your little budding artist.
Check out 5 of the titles we thought stood out.
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Draw 500 Awesome Animals: A Sketchbook for Artists, Designers, and Doodlers by Julia Kuo: This superb little book features 500 inspiring sketches of animals and birds. The sketches use basic shapes and abstract elements that are sure to get the creative juices, whether your child is a wannabe maestro or even a sporadic doodler. And the best part, this pocket-sized sketchbook lets kids draw right on the pages, ensuring not a single moment of inspiration goes to waste!
Tate Kids Modern Art Activity Book by Sharna Jackson and James Lambert: This beautifully illustrated book, based on 10 important contemporary artworks, brings modern art to life with fun facts and carefully designed art projects.
How to Draw Animals by Jack Hamm: This book introduces children to both the fundamentals of drawing animals as well as advanced techniques using detailed, step-by-step instructions. From the look of the book, you might be tempted to consider it only for the more serious artist. But we think it's a great buy for any child because of its fascinating approach, which teaches how to draw animals by breaking down their anatomy and bone structure.
Art Lab for Kids: 52 Creative Adventures in Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Paper, and Mixed Media by Susan Schwake and Rainer Schwake: This colourful guide includes step-by-step techniques using a variety of media and is sure to inspire even the most reluctant artists.
Art in a Box by Sarah Richardson: This box set is a fantastic way to introduce children to the world of art and encourage them to use their own creativity. It contains twenty A5 cards, each depicting a work from the collection of the Tate Museum in London. Each card includes a related art activity including painting, collage, textile, photography and sculpture. The beauty of these activities is that they encourage children to think for themselves rather than giving them step-by-step instructions.