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Color Books for Toddlers

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We are currently focusing on colors and as part of our toddler color activities, we are making sure that we are reading some of our favorite color books. With so many to choose from, we have narrowed the list down to our 10 favorite color books for toddlers!

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Color Books for Toddlers

Are you looking for the best color books for toddlers?

This week the theme in our house is colors, so I'm on the hunt for the best color books for toddlers. I've had quite a lot of people in our Facebook Group ask for suggestions as well so I've put together my favorite color books for toddlers list for you. If there are any I've missed, I'd love for you to let me know.

My post on the 50 greatest books for toddlers is one of the most visited pages on this site, so I know that you all love books! Hopefully you'll love these color themed books as much as I do.

I find that the best value place to purchase books is normally Amazon (click on the links to take you straight to the book on Amazon) and if you do decide to order from there make sure you sign up for a 30 day free trial of Amazon prime to receive free 2 day shipping on your order.   Your local library is also a great place to get these too.

Best Color Books for Toddlers

Where is the Green Sheep

where is the green sheep board book for toddlers colors

This is one of my all time favorite children's books. It was one that was given to my daughter when she was born and I've used it in early years classrooms for many years. There are lots of great crafts that are inspired by this book too. BUY NOW from Amazon 

You can also buy the matching green sheep toy too - get it here.

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? 

brown bear brown bear what do you see book for toddlers board book

This is a book that you will find in every early learning center and school. It's a classic for a reason and it's perfect for learning about colors. There are so many fun activities to do with this book as well. We love the lift the flap hard cover version, available HERE. 

brown bear brown bear puzzle color matching toddlers

I love this matching color puzzle that goes with the story. You can find it on Amazon here

Elmer's Colours

Elmer's Colours board book version

There is a whole series of Elmer books, and they are all great for toddlers. Elmer's Colours is the obvious choice for this theme though!You can buy the board book version here.

Elmer pull toyThere are some really cute accessories that go with this book. My favorites are the Elmer Pull Toy (I really really want one!) and the Elmer peg puzzle.

A Color of His Own 

A Color of His Own Book

A Color of His Own is a beautiful book that tells the story of a chameleon searching for his own colors. You can buy the board and toy set here.

The Day the Crayons Quit

The Day the Crayons Quit Book

There's a reason this was a New York Time's Bestseller and it's definitely one you'll fall in love with. This is such an easy book to find toddler activities to pair up with - simply grab your favorite crayons (I try to use washable crayons like these ones, because, well, toddlers!). You can grab your copy here.

The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse

The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse Book

We always like to get out the paints after reading this book. I like to use a large paintbrush and our toddler size easel for this and we act like 'real' artists!

toddler size easel


I hope you enjoyed these color books as much as my toddlers did. If you have any photos of your child reading these, or any ideas of new books to add to the list, I'd love for you to share them in our Facebook Group or on Instagram (use #MyBoredToddler)

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If you love these books then you'll definitely love our collection of 50 Great Toddler Books.

50 great books for toddlers


You may also enjoy our collection of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities. 

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Or our ABC Activities for Toddlers 

50 ABC Activities For Toddlers






Sunday 27th of January 2019

Some of these are our favorite books to read too! Great ideas, thanks.