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EARL: Early Childhood Education

This guide is intended for students in the Early Childhood Education program. It will help you locate children's picture books in the Library collection, and conduct research using our online databases.

Picture Books about Colors

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

Author: Bill Martin; Eric Carle (Illustrator)
Published: 1992
Location: Bethlehem & Monroe
Children see a variety of animals, each one a different color, and a teacher looking at them.

Cat's Colors

Author: Jane Cabrera
Published: 1997
Location: Bethlehem
A cat describes ten different colors and tells which one is its favorite.

Color Zoo

Author: Lois Ehlert (Illustrator)
Published: 1989
Location: Bethlehem & Monroe
"Introduces colors and shapes with illustrations of shapes on die-cut pages that form animal faces when placed on top of one another"--Publisher's description.

The Day the Crayons Quit

Author: Drew Daywalt; Oliver Jeffers (Illustrator)
Published: 2013
Location: Bethlehem & Monroe
"When Duncan arrives at school one morning, he finds a stack of letters, one from each of his crayons, complaining about how he uses them when drawing"--Publisher's description.

The Deep Blue Sea

Author: Audrey Wood; Bruce Robert Wood (Illustrator)
Published: 2005
Location: Bethlehem & Monroe
Introduces various colors by presenting a colorful scene on a rock in the deep blue sea.

Green Is a Chile Pepper

Author: Roseanne Greenfield Thong; John Parra (Illustrator)
Year Published: 2014
Location: Bethlehem & Monroe
"A little girl discovers all the bright colors in her Hispanic American neighborhood"--Publisher's description.

Harold and the Purple Crayon

Author: Crockett Johnson (Illustrator)
Published: 1958
Location: Bethlehem & Monroe
"Harold goes for an adventurous walk in the moonlight with his purple crayon"--Publisher's description.

I Ain't Gonna Paint No More!

Author: Karen Beaumont; David Catrow (Illustrator)
Published: 2005
Location: Bethlehem
In the rhythm of a familiar folk song, a child cannot resist adding one more dab of paint in surprising places.

My Colors, My World

Author: Maya Christina Gonzalez
Published: 2007
Location: Bethlehem & Monroe
"Maya, who lives in the dusty desert, opens her eyes wide to find the colors in her world, from Papi's black hair and Mami's orange and purple flowers, to Maya's red swing set and the fiery pink sunset"--Publisher's description.

Orange Pear Apple Bear

Author: Emily Gravett (Illustrator)
Published: 2007
Location: Bethlehem & Monroe
"Explores concepts of color, shape, and food using only five simple words, as a bear juggles and plays"--Publisher's description.

Planting a Rainbow

Author: Lois Ehlert
Published: 2009
Location: Bethlehem
"A mother and child plant a rainbow of flowers in the family garden"--Publisher's description.

Red: A Color's Story

Author: Michael Hall (Illustrator)
Published: 2015
Location: Bethlehem & Monroe
"Red's factory-applied label clearly says that he is red, but despite the best efforts of his teacher, fellow crayons and art supplies, and family members, he cannot seem to do anything right until a new friend offers a fresh perspective"--Publisher's description.

Vincent Paints His House

Author: Tedd Arnold
Published: 2015
Location: Bethlehem & Monroe
"Artist Vincent van Gogh's animal friends disagree on how he should paint his house, so Vincent comes up with a colorful solution"--Publisher's description.

Zoe's Hats

Author: Sharon Lane Holm
Published: 2003
Location: Bethlehem & Monroe