Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh
The Lion and the Little Red Bird by Elisa Kleven
How the Sky's Housekeeper Wore Her Scarves by Patricia Hooper
Color Dance by Ann Jonas
Somos Un Arco Iris: We Are a Rainbow by Nancy Maria Grande Tabor
The Great Blueness by Arnold Lobel
Who Said Red? by Mary Serfozo
My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr.
My Crayons Talk by Patricia Hubbard
A Color of His Own by Leo Lionni
Cat's Colors by Jane Cabrera
Teaching Hint: Children can imitate Jane Cabrera's illustration style, using tempera paint to draw cats and colored backgrounds that answer the question, "which is your favorite color, and why?"

Other good color-related books for storytime:
Goodnight Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann
Gorilla has different color keys to open corresponding different colored cages. Children can make their own keychains with metal rings found at office supply stores, and make and decorate keys of every color of the rainbow! Laminate keys for durability. Or, make a set for yourself as a storytelling prop.
Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His Orchestra by Andrea Pinkney
The moods elicited by different instruments in this book are represented by different colors. Play some Duke Ellington standards such as Caravan before and after reading the book. Discuss: do you "feel" the colors of the music?
Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
What fun Harold has with a single color takes him any place and every place! After children draw themselves in the midst of a purple-crayoned adventure, they will be eager to hear the rest of the Harold series of books!
Color Farm and Color Zoo by Lois Ehlert
What a Wonderful World by George David Weiss and Bob Thiele

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