Art Books for Kids- Elements of Art: Textures

Textures in Art are “things you feel”, but textures can be the element of Art that can fool the eye in children’s books.

Unless they have 3-D capabilities, such as board books or baby books which help kids discover textures by feeling them, most children’s books display textures through painting or pictures.

We picked some of our favorite children’s books that best illustrate textures.

texture books 

The author and illustrator, Eric Carle, paints his paper, cuts it into shapes, creates his art and then photographs it. You see the illustration and you can see the textures on the paper created with paint.

Eric Carle book

Snowy Day book  


stacked books


Drawing lines in various thicknesses and proximity can create textures.

Patterns and shapes can appear as textures too! Think spots on a leopard or giraffe, hair on a kitten, fur, granite rock and wood grains, they are all textures! 

When artists illustrate textures in art in children’s books, they are making you see something that you can’t actually feel!

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Art books on the Elements of Art

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!

We would love for you to join us for Art and Bible courses along with lessons, resources, printables and worksheets to remind you that you are special to God. Use your creative God given gifts to glorify Him. 

Let us know what creative books you enjoy too!

Art Books to Inspire Creativity- Textures