In all my years of blogging, I’ve never done a gift guide. But since books are one of my favorites gifts to give, I’ve shared lots of them here and there. Trouble is, they’re scattered throughout my Instagram feed and on the blog. So the best I could do was suggest you look through my Instagram hashtag #maandpamodernread, or here on the blog under the category “Books” to find them.
But this year I’m trying to be a little more organized! Woo hoo! I’m creating book lists with some of my favorite books for gift giving, all arranged by topic. Insert cheers by my fellow bibliophiles and book hoarders.🙌📚
Each list will be here on my blog, and in my Instagram stories, with links of course, so you can find them easily all year long. The links take you to my Amazon “book shop”, where you’ll be able to see each book list I’ve created, as well as look at each book individually. I know it helps to see the covers of the books, and read a little bit about each one. Of course I’d be delighted if you purchase the book from my Amazon shop. Because I get a teeny-tiny bit from the sales of each book. But don’t feel any pressure. The links are there first and foremost to be a help to you. If you’d rather purchase from your favorite book shop, then by all means, do that!
This first list I’m sharing with you is:
“BOOKS FOR THE ARTIST”
I love sharing resources on this topic because I am passionate about helping parents create a culture of creativity in their homes and families. ( I even wrote an article on it! Read it here) Especially when they feel like they don't know where to begin because they “aren’t artistic”. I understand those feeling one hundred percent because I am not a visual artist either. Bu I live with a whole bunch of people who are. Instead of giving up and thinking I don’t have anything to offer them, I share as many resources as I can find from people who can help them grow as visual artists. And now I am sharing those resources with you!
This book list includes books for everyone, from babies to teens to adults. There are books to help your kids grow in their skills as artists, books to teach them about famous artists, and books to inspire and grow their creativity. I’ve got books for every level of artist, from beginner to advanced. And I’ve got books for all kinds of different art interests, from cartooning to crafting to architecture. I’m even including a few of my kids’ “must have”art supplies. I think this list has something for everyone!
I hope this book list will be a continuing source of inspiration for you. And if you have any favorites I’ve missed, please share them in the comments. I am always looking for new art books to add to our library.
And now, here’s the list. You can click on each book to see the cover and read a little bit about each book. Happy reading!
Greta’s Book Lists—Books For the Artist
Board Books for the Baby Artist:
Quiet Time With Cassat
Counting With Wayne Thiebaud
In the Garden With Van Gogh
Painting With Picasso
Andy Warhol’s Colors
Squares and Other Shapes
Mini Masters boxed set of books
Picture Books About Art
Mix It Up
A Color of His Own
The Wing on a Flea
Books About Famous Artists
My Name is Georgia
An Eye For Color
Linnea In Monet’s Garden
Norman Rockwell—Story Teller With a Brush
Books to Inspire Creative Doodling
The Boys Doodle Book
The Girls Doodle Book
Books to Inspire the Young Architect
Archidoodle—Architects Activity Book
Built to Last
City—A Story of Roman Planning and Construction
Crafting and Art Activity Books
Yellow Owls Little Prints
Hand Lettering For Everyone
Drawing Books For Growing Artists
Ed Emberley’s Drawing Book Make a World
Ed Emberley’s Drawing Book of Animals
Ed Emberely’s Drawing Book of Faces
Illustration School—Let’s Draw Cute Animals
Illustration School —Let’s Draw Plants and Small Creatures
Illustration School—Let’s Draw Happy People
Drawing Books for the Advanced Artist:
Figure Drawing Design and Invention
Don’t forget, you can see this book as well as some other fabulous book lists I’ve created in my very own Amazon book shop! Head over for lots of book ideas!
Love from, Greta
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