is a great book to expose young children to Van Gogh. The illustrations are beautiful and the story is kept as true as possible while still being child friendly. Recommended for children 4+.
is a great board book for any age, starting with babies! We have 4 of the books in this series and all my boys enjoy them! This one showcases a different piece of Van Gogh’s artwork on each page and is accompanied by a fun, rhyming text.
is a good introduction to Vincent Van Gogh for children. It is very creative and uses his paintings to tell his journey.
is an interesting book about Van Gogh and contains a lot of information about his life. It looks like a book report written by a child. Recommended for older children, it contains accurate descriptions of his self-mutilation and later suicide.
is told from the perspective of a friendship between the artist and a child. The illustrations are beautiful and vibrant to look at. However, I'd like to caution you that a note in the book (not in the story itself) mentions his suicide.
is a nice introduction to Van Gogh's art told as an adventure story. It is a story of Vincent and his brother chasing a fox to try and save him, while adventuring through Van Gogh's paintings. Starting with older preschoolers.
presents essential facts about the artist and the artist's mindset. It is told as a beautiful but sad story of his life and struggles. Recommended for older children, it contains accurate descriptions of his mental illness and later suicide.
is a biography of Van Gogh with the focus on his relationship with is closest brother, Theo! Although the text is simple it draws on the 658 letters Vincent wrote to Theo during his lifetime. This book is a long chapter book for teens and adults.
is great if you are homeschooling or looking for a deeper dive into Post-Impressionists artists. It tells the story of Van Gogh and other famous artists and presents 21 fun activities in their style to do at home.
This book pairs the artist's paintings with his own words. The words from his letters to his brother are arranged as a simple rhymes and set on Van Gogh's own drawings. It introduces young readers to all the colors of the rainbow and beyond. Great for preschool and up.
is a great resource to introduce Van Gogh and his artworks to children as young as toddlers. It is a unique plot in which Katie interacts with the subjects of the paintings by climbing inside the paintings.
is a biography and an art lesson that offers side-by-side glimpses of Vincent's work compared to other contemporary artists. The book also includes simple activities for your child to try. Recommended for older children, it contains accurate descriptions of his mental illness, self-mutilations and later suicide.