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Art books for all ages

From delightful activity books for very young children to fabulous art books the whole family will love, there is an Usborne art book for every child, whatever their age, interest or ability.

Usborne Art Ideas

A wonderful range of practical guides, packed with inspiring drawing, painting and crafts projects, with tried and tested, step-by-step instructions for new skills, tips and techniques. See all the Art Ideas books.

Complete book of art ideas "a very inspiring book" Creative Steps

"We absolutely loved it. Highly recommended!" Hot Brands Cool Places

Reviews of The Usborne Complete Book of Art Ideas.

Introductions to art

Usborne art books for all ages Famous Paintings book cover Introduction to art book cover Art treasury book cover Art Sticker book cover

Usborne's award-winning art books provide fabulous introductions to great artists, themes and art movements. Illustrated with hundreds of photographs from The National Gallery, each book also includes internet links to explore art further online. Browse the full range of art books.

Art Ideas "This bright and bold introduction to art will have children dragging their parents around the galleries! "

Good Book Guide review of Children's Book of Art.

Colouring and doodling

Drawing, doodling and colouringUsborne colouring and doodling books are a really great way to develop art skills. Printed on craft-quality paper, the books are packed with stunning scenes to colour in, with dozens of opportunities for doodling and customising the pictures. Irresistible for all ages!

Find FREE downloadable doodling activities from Drawing, doodling and colouring.

Usborne art cards

Art cards

Beautifully produced cards with handy facts about some of the world's best loved paintings. Each card has an image of a famous painting on one side and fascinating facts on the reverse.

Find out more about Famous Paintings and Impressionist Paintings.

Cut-out models

Finished Models

Printed on stiff card, each page features pieces to cut and glue to make a fabulous model, crammed with authentic detail and with doors and windows to peep inside.

This scene (right) is made up of Cut-out Model Castle, Cathedral, Medieval Town and Village.

Each model includes miniature characters and additional surprises that will keep children entertained long after the model is completed. See all the Cut-out models books.

"extremely well designed & satisfying to make"
Good Book Guide review of Cut-out models.

This month’s most popular art titles

Latest art and craft books

Story of art sticker book

Story of art sticker book

A beautiful introduction to the fascinating story of western painting, with over 100 stickers of some of the best-loved paintings in the history of art to add to the pages.


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Birds to colour

Birds to colour

A stylish colouring book featuring beautiful birds from around the world, from pheasants to flamingos, and starlings to sunbirds.


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Egyptian patterns to colour

Egyptian patterns to colour

A stunning colouring book featuring patterns taken from the tombs and temples of the pharaohs.


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Big book of things to draw"An enormous book brimming with art activities, inspiration and step-by-step tips for a variety of ability levels."

Parents In Touch review of Big book of things to draw

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