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Children's art books from Usborne

Discover the world’s greatest works of art in our beautifully illustrated art books or explore our painting and drawing books to find ideas for your own art.

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Press-out Paper Village

Create a delightful paper village, complete with a post office, a tea room, a school, cottages and lots of people to play with. There’s no need for scissors or glue, simply press out the sturdy pieces and follow the step-by-step instructions to slot the models together.

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Press-out paper village

The Wild Garden: An Usborne rub-down transfer book

The wild garden

The wild garden

Go wild with transfers and crayons to create eleven exquisite gardens from a cottage garden to a summer meadow. Each garden has a delicate line drawing to colour in and a colourful picture to fill with beautiful rub-down transfers of flowers, butterflies, birds, frogs and fish. The transfers are stored in a wallet inside the front cover.


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A book to treasure. Parents in Touch review of The Wild Garden

Art sticker books

Produced in association with The National Gallery in London, these beautiful art sticker books are illustrated with fabulous reproductions of famous paintings.

The quality of the stickers is excellent and when this book has been carefully completed, it will make an excellent reference book. Parents in Touch review of Famous Artists Sticker Book

My very first art books

Young children can discover famous paintings by Rembrandt, Rousseau, Kandinsky, Matisse, Picasso and lots more, with try-it-yourself activities and stickers to create their own art gallery.

Shortlisted - Schools Library Association Information Book Award

Big book of colours

Big book of colours

Winner - Schools Library Association Information Book Award A fantastic journey through an amazing world of over 130 colours, including the primary and secondary colours and descriptive colour words, such as canary yellow, russet and mint green. Includes a colour wheel to turn to see which colours go well together and a see-through acetate page to flip to see what happens when you mix colours. A delightful book to share and talk about with a young child, and to use as inspiration for writing and painting as they grow older.


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This book will be the start of many conversations with young children. School Library Association Information Book Award 2016 Judge's comment

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Usborne art books are enhanced with links to carefully selected websites where you can zoom in on lots more famous artworks and find information about artists and online games and activities. 

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