Art books for kids shapes the elements of art

Shape Art Books for Kids

The Elements of Art begin with lines and then shapes. When a line bends….a shape begins.

A line bending into a shape can be straight, curvy, wavy, jagged, or the shape of spilled milk on the table that connects to form a shape! Shapes are one of the elements of art and can be organic, geometric and irregular!

God has given us so many different shapes in His round creation, earth. He is the Master Artist and we are blessed to live in Artwork. We love combining Bible and Art in lessons to see all the wonderful shapes we can discover. What shapes can you think of that are in the Bible? 

You can find shapes just about everywhere you look, but art books for kids and children’s books are some of our favorite ways to be inspired. We’ve spent many hours reading books with kids. Below are some of our favorite art books for kids on shapes. 

When you sit down with a child to read a book, you will enter a completely different world through their eyes, even in stories you may know by heart. 

books on shapes

Shapes can be found in children’s books where the creativity is endless.
We pulled our favorite children’s books that we love to use when studying shapes. *affiliate links

Some of the books we enjoy for the story about shapes and others we like for the illustrations… or maybe even both! 

What can you create with a pile of paper shapes or by drawing shapes?



colored pencils

In the book, My Heart is Like a Zoo, the artist creates animals by layering multiple shapes. It’s a precious book using a heart as a central focus in each animal.

Triangle book

Triangle is a strange little story that at times is annoying, but when we look at it as two friends and the competition between them, you can see how they relate with one another and their surroundings. 

We linked the books to Amazon so that you can read the publisher’s descriptions and customer reviews. *affiliate links.

Circle and square book

shapes art books elements of art for kids
art books for kids on shapes
art books on shapes for kids

Art books on the Elements of Art

Discover how we love combining 2 of our favorites to teach Art using the Bible and Bible using Art. This post is filled with how creativity is a God given gift we all have and can use to glorify Him in many ways. 

Some of these books we recommend in our Heart of You, Young at HeART and our new HeART History online Art courses you can find in our ReMEMBERers!

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Art Books to Inspire Creativity-Shapes