Art & Craft Books

Check your local library for books full of artworks, art history, craft projects, how-to techniques, and inspiration. In the Dewey Decimal System, books about all types of arts and creative activities are in the 700s. Look for call numbers 741 (drawing), 745 and 746 (crafts), and 751 (painting). Your library may have books appropriate for children's and family art activities in either the children's or the adult section. Ask your librarian! Here are some suggestions:

These books provide art activities, ideas for family art time, and tips for thinking about art for children as a learning experience. You’ll be sure to find plenty of art your child can do with materials you may have around the house already.