When your kids are learning colors, don't forget the neutrals! The following books can help your children learn about brown, black and white.
- "Not a Box" by Antoinette Portis: A rabbit has a brown cardboard box, or does he? According to him, it's a car, a building and so on, but most certainly, "It's not a box."
- "Bear Snores On" by Karma Wilson: Never mind the cold, snowy weather outside, the brown bear is snugly sleeping in his cave. Other animals come in for shelter from the elements, but Bear sleeps right through all of their festivities.
- "The Black Book of Colors" by Menena Cottin: Thomas describes each color, not by the way it looks, but by the things he associates with it. Black-on-black raised illustrations allow readers to feel the imagery associated with each color.
- "Ten Black Dots" by Donald Crews: What can you do with one black dot? It can be a sun. Two black dots can be a pair of eyes. With three, you can make a snowman's face.
- "It Looked Like Spilt Milk" by Charles G. Shaw: Sometimes it looks like a rabbit. Other times it looks like a bird. What is this white thing whose shape keeps changing?
- "White Snow, Bright Snow" by Alvin Tresselt: White snow falls from the sky until it covers everything. The world looks so different when it's covered by a blanket of snow.
Books are a great way to share colors with your little ones. For other books about colors, follow the links below. More lists of colorful books will be released soon. To be notified when these are published, click the "Subscribe" link above. In the meantime, happy reading!