Art Activity Books

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Chronicle Books
Dive into this treasure trove of offbeat, clever, and endlessly absorbing drawing prompts.

The perfect inspirational guided art journal A rolling pin, a robot, a pickle, a water tower, a hammock, a wasp, a safety pin, a kiss. Some are deceptively simple (just try drawing a bicycle!), some are conceptually mind-bending (sketching the sound of girlish laughter?), and some are refreshingly basic (the only hard thing about drawing an egg is deciding how you want it to be cooked). Hip and helpful, 642 Things to Draw is the perfect inspirational sketchbook, sure to entertain and provoke the imagination of anyone ready to pick up a pencil.

  • Includes 642 random drawing prompts to spark casual doodling while entertaining the mind.
  • With a collection of silly, thought-provoking, simple, and complex prompts, this drawing ideas book will push your mind - and pencil - to think outside the box.
  • While there are no step-by-step, how-to-draw instructions included, you don't have to be a skilled artist to enjoy the relaxing, stimulating, and entertaining drawing ideas.
  • Budding artists and experienced sketchers alike will find themselves invigorated by this collection of unique and wonderful drawing prompts.

    642 Things to Draw is a guided journal that will inspire creativity, energize the mind and stimulate artistry in any aspiring or skilled creator.

  • Makes a unique gift for artists of any age to expand knowledge and boost creative awareness.
  • A must-have for anyone who could benefit from an occasional creative brain break that is pure enjoyment.
  • Item No. 9780811876445
    $16.95
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    Beaty, Andrea
    40+ things to discover, draw, and make!

    Featuring art from the beloved #1 New York Times bestselling picture book Ada Twist, Scientist, this activity book contains kid-friendly projects of all kinds and is the perfect gift for curious young readers! Along the way, Ada will help her fellow scientists solve mysteries big and small and show how the powerful impact of scientific research is felt all around us.

    Do you ask questions? Is why your favorite word? Do you like to search for answers and conduct experiments? Then you're a scientist, just like Ada Twist, and this book is for you!

    Young scientists will have the opportunity to explore all of Ada's favorite sciences--from botany to astronomy to chemistry, and everything in between. They'll do experiments, follow the scientific method, and learn to look more closely at the world around them.

    Learn how to:
    * Build an aquascope
    * Grow plants in your own garden
    * Watch decomposition at work
    * Track the phases of the moon
    * Design a vehicle powered by renewable energy
    And much more!

    And now you can follow Ada's further adventures--with her friends Rosie Revere and Iggy Peck--in the instant New York Times bestseller Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters, an all-new chapter book starring The Questioneers!

    Collect them all!
    Add these other STEM favorites from #1 New York Times bestselling team Andrea Beaty and David Roberts to your family library today!

    Rosie Revere, Engineer
    Ada Twist, Scientist
    Iggy Peck, Architect
    Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters
    Ada Twist and the Perilous Pants
    Iggy Peck's Big Project Book for Amazing Architects
    Rosie Revere's Big Project Book for Bold Engineers
    Item No. 9781419730245
    $14.99
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    Bowkett, Steve
    This innovative book is the first to provide a fun, interactive way to learn about architecture. Filled with an array of beautiful and elegant drawings, it poses all manner of architectural challenges for the user: from designing your own skyscraper, to drawing an island house or creating a Constructivist monument, plus many others more.

    Aimed at anyone who loves drawing buildings, it encourages the user to imagine their own creative solutions by sketching, drawing and painting in the pages of the book. In so doing, they will learn about a whole range of significant architectural issues, such as the importance of site and materials, how to furnish a space, how to read plans, how to create sustainable cities and so on.

    The book also includes numerous examples of works and ideas by major architects to draw inspiration from and will appeal to everyone from children to students to architects.

    Item No. 9781780673219
    $19.95
    Architect Academy

    Discover the essential skills required on the way to becoming an architect in this innovative activity book.
     
    Architect Academy gives kids the know-how to plan and draw all sorts of structures, from bridges and schools, to parks and pyramids. Activities range from designing a residential street and your perfect play park to learning some of the math skills used by architects, how to read floor plans, and the basics of interior design. The Architect Toolbag section contains all sorts of goodies, such as Architect Task stickers to use when a challenge is completed, a pull-out poster, and press-out game cards to share with friends.
     
    Architect Academy encourages imaginative play and problem solving, and the fresh, contemporary artwork helps to make basic design and space planning concepts accessible.

    Item No. 9781610675352
    $12.99
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    Schwake, Susan
    Art Camp is the second book of art instruction from Susan's new Kids Art Series. This book is an easy-to-use collection of self-guided lessons for kids to pull out again and again to expand their skill sets and gain confidence in making art. The beautiful full-color photographs illustrate the projects in this easy-to-explore guide. Step-by-step simple art adventures are inspired by artists and the natural world in this full-color instructional book.
    Art Camp is the go-to book to slip into a suitcase for vacation or backpack for an overnight as a great alternative to screen time and for some great art-making fun! Perfect for gifting and ideal for the family library!
    This exciting new instructional book is self-guided for kids featuring: 52 expandable art projects that most kids can do on their own! Repeatable projects with different results each time Guide-sized format for backpacks and pockets! Full-color photographs and step-by-step instruction Skill-building projects that grow confidence Simple materials Artists' inspiration Great for trips, classrooms, homeschoolers, youth groups, and, of course, parents!"
    Item No. 9780991293568
    $16.95
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    Shepherd, Walter
    There are 50 new puzzles in this book. There are crime mazes and Christmas mazes, country mazes and city mazes, mazes for all skills and mazes for all seasons of the year. There are even mazes that are games you can play over and over again. Each maze has a story to go with it and often a set of hints and complications. The illustrations are all printed in large size ( perfect for framing or creating in craft or needlework for even more amazing fun ). Some are classical mazes; others are solid mazes, ripple mazes, short-path labyrinths, avoidance labyrinths, mazes where you have to visit all rooms and mazes that test your skill in countless other ways. Also included is an introduction to the history of mazes and a special secton on maze solving. If somehow you don't get one of the mazes or feel you have to test your own conclusions, a solutions section in the back gives full information.
    Item No. 9780486229515
    $8.95
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    Emberley, Ed
    Using just 9 shapes and things, Ed Emberley shows would-be artists how to draw a variety of animals, people, assorted monsters (such as Dracula and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde), and more, and everything is GREEN! This hefty 96-page book is packed with fun things that kids-and not a few adults-really want to draw. Easy and fun, the book provides hours of art-full fun.
    Item No. 9780316789769
    $10.99
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    Marton, Eleonora

    A fantastic concertina book that serves as a height chart and a measuring tool to help curious kids get excited about mathematics and measuring. On one side it's a beautiful vintage-style height chart that can be hung on a wall. Flip it over, and it's an activity book that kids are invited to take around the house filling it in; what's bigger--your teddy or a box of cereal? Your mom or your bathtub? When folded, the book measures exactly one foot long, helping make the concept of length more digestible. Weight and volume are also explored. With bold pantone colors and immaculate slipcase packaging, this is both utilitarian design and practical math in action!

    Eleonora Marton is an Italian illustrator and artist living and working in London. Her paintings have been exhibited in galleries in Bologna, Paris and London and her illustration work has featured in The New York Times and The Guardian. Her previous book, DIY ABC, was published by Cicada in 2016.

    Item No. 9781908714404
    $15.95
    Bravery Magazine #4: Temple Grandin

    Issue four of Bravery is all about autism advocate and animal behaviorist Temple Grandin. Dr. Grandin is a scientist, an inventor, and an expert on animal behavior. She also happens to have autism, and this gives her the ability to see the world differently—in pictures! Issue four teaches about Temple’s life in a fun, engaging way through illustrated stories, fun DIYs, and educational activities that the whole family can enjoy. There’s even a parent section! With an illustrated cover by Monica Garwood and contributions from 18 talented artists and photographers, Bravery is both beautiful and functional. Bravery Magazine is a guide for dreaming and doing, and we hope it will inspire your little ones to be their own kind of brave.

    Specs: 64 full-color pages, soft touch matte cover stock.  8.5’’ x 10.5’’ (portrait)

    Age Range: Bravery is designed with girls and boys ages 4-9 in mind, but really, we think Bravery is for everyone.

    Item No. 77124632
    $18.00
    Bravery Magazine #5: Bessie Coleman & Amelia Earhart
    Bravery Magazine #5: Bessie Coleman & Amelia Earhart

    Issue five of Bravery Magazine is a special anniversary edition featuring two adventurous aviators: Bessie Coleman and Amelia Earhart! Issue five is a "flip flop" issue–it's like getting two magazines in one! With two covers, two story sections and plenty of airplane activities, this issue might be our best yet. There’s even a special tear-out of our "Be Your Own Kind of Brave" art print in the middle! With illustrated covers by D'Ara Nazaryan and contributions from 18 talented artists, photographers, and writers, Bravery is both beautiful and functional. Bravery Magazine is a guide for dreaming and doing, and we hope it will inspire your little ones to be their own kind of brave. International customers are responsible for any customs or VAT fees, limit 2 magazines per order.

    Specs: 64 full-color pages, soft touch matte cover stock.  8.5’’ x 10.5’’ (portrait)

    Age Range: Bravery is designed with girls and boys ages 4-9 in mind, but really, we think bravery is for everyone.

    Item No. 93320001
    $18.00
    Bug Drawing Book
    Masiello, Ralph
    This easy-to-follow guide makes it simple for bug-lovers and aspiring artists alike to learn how to draw creepy crawlies of all different varieties. In step-by-step illustrations, beloved author/illustrator Ralph Masiello shows kids how to use circles, ovals, and other shapes to draw simple, lifelike portraits of their favorite insects. From a beetle to a stink bug to a caterpillar, THE BUG DRAWING BOOK offers a wide range of insects that artists can bring to life as well as an invitation for artists to create their own imaginary creepy crawlers. The simple shapes and sequenced steps will encourage both confidence and creativity for artists at any level.
    Item No. 9781570915260
    $7.95
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    Cosneau, Olivia
    Butterflies, with their transformation from hungry caterpillar to beautiful flying flower, are among the most fascinating animals for children. Observing butterflies and moths introduces them to a wide range of colors and patterns, to the concept of camouflage, and to a colorful habitat of flowers and other plants.

    Butterflies of the World introduces different types of butterflies and moths through a range of interactive activities and stickers. This activity book will keep children entertained for hours through fun activities, such as sticking on the missing wing of a comet moth or coloring in the wings of a Large Blue butterfly. In the process children learn how caterpillars turn into butterflies, what they eat, how they trick predators, and other interesting facts. A quiz at the end of the book tests their knowledge.

    Item No. 9781616894658
    $7.99
    Color Your Own Caterpillar Crown

    Color your own Caterpillar crown! One paper crown with adhesive fastener. Makes a great party or classroom activity! Crowns measure 24" x 5 3/4"

    Item No. 13702579
    $1.00
    Don't Let the Pigeon Finish This Activity Book!
    Willems, Mo
    The Pigeon really, really wants to finish this activity book! But that pesky Duckling keeps getting in the way. Oh, and there's someone new on the scene causing all kinds of problems....

    Follow the Bus Driver's lead as you write, color, draw, create--even build an airport!--in this fun-filled book starring the Pigeon and YOU.

    Item No. 9781423133100
    $19.99
    Draw Bridge: A Draw Your Own Adventure Book
    Chronicle
    To move from one side of the page to another, simply draw a bridge. Draw a bridge of wooden planks, or perhaps an impressive suspension bridge. Or a slide. Or a clothesline. Or a flying horse. As the world sprawls ever forward through the book, users' imaginations create the connections across an ever-expanding, ever-more-unusual landscape. Wordless pages filled with beautiful, odd landscapes give users backgrounds to draw the bridges of their wildest imagination. This inventive take on a coloring book functions like an analog video game, different for every user, engaging for every mind.
    Item No. 9781452160979
    $14.99
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    Ultman, Suzy

    "For Coloring Book Graduates!"

    Learn to draw and experiment with color right on the pages of this fun sketchbook!

    Draw, Color, and Sticker Enchanted Sketchbook series offers page after page of beautiful inspiration designed to get you drawing. Stickers and partially illustrated pages provide a rich canvas to encourage you to practice drawing various themes and elements. Each illustrated spread is followed by a prompt with the same theme, ready for readers to take the lead and fill in with their own designs and stickers. Black and white drawings with touches of color will get you started started, and invite further experimentation. The uncoated paper stock is perfect for drawing, painting, and coloring with any variety of materials. The included stickers are printed on soft uncoated paper so they can take color or additional drawing on top, perfect for personalization! Draw, Color, and Sticker Enchanted Sketchbook is a simple, yet, beautiful creative outlet for anyone learning to draw.

    Item No. 9781631592799
    $19.99
    Drawing Book of Trucks and Trains
    Emberley, Ed
    Using his "alphabet" of a few letters and squiggles, Ed Emberley shows would-be artists how to draw a selection of tremendous trains and terrific trucks. The thirty-two pages are packed with the trucks and trains that kids-and not a few adults- really want to draw. Easy and fun, the book provides hours of art-full fun.
    Item No. 9780316789677
    $7.99
    Engineer Academy
    Steve Martin

    In Engineer Academy, kids learn essential skills for their engineering journey.

    Packed full of great illustrations, fun facts, and absorbing activities, it guides readers through each strand of engineering science - Mechanics, Aerospace, Robotics, Energy, and Materials. Practical projects, each carefully designed to introduce the kinds of skills required by real-life engineers, help kids pick up the basics in a fun, hands-on way.

    Design a robot, learn how to construct a simple car, create levers and pulleys, build paper planes, plus many other educational and inspirational activities - the sky's the limit!

    Item No. 9781610675468
    $12.99
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    Chronicle Books
    Featuring the iconic animal designs of Eric Carle, these spectacular easy-to-use punch-out masks are ready to wear, play with, and share with friends! Simply punch out the die-cut masks, attach the elastic, and transform into a favorite Eric Carle character. No scissors or glue needed!
    Item No. 9781452143217
    $15.99
    Eric Carle Animal Place Mats

    Kids will feed their imaginations with these doodle place mats based on the popular artwork from Eric Carle's storybook animals! Picky eaters and restless restaurant-goers can imagine and create at mealtime with Brown Bear, Busy Spider, Mixed-Up Chameleon, and more. This engaging place mat format will entertain whether at home or dining out!

    Item No. 9781452115436
    $12.99
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    Jolley, Mike
    Embark on a journey through nature with this stylish folk-art inspired activity book. With your stylus, uncover a magical natural world as you etch each piece and uncover birds, bees, and other enchanted creatures hidden beneath stunning artwork made up of panels of special scratchable ink. With your stylus, remove all the ink, or create swirls, dots, and other patterns to personalise your very own piece of art. Let yourself be absorbed by this new mindful, creative hobby as you reveal the hidden beauty in each scene - and the artist in you!
    Item No. 9781786031402
    $14.99
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    Jolley, Mike
    Embark on a journey through nature with this stylish folk-art inspired activity book. With your stylus, reveal the wonders of the wild in 9 amazing etchart scenes as you etch each piece and uncover jungle animals and other marvels hidden beneath stunning artwork made up of panels of special scratchable ink. With your stylus, remove all the ink, or create swirls, dots, and other patterns to personalise your very own piece of art. Let yourself be absorbed by this new mindful, creative hobby as you reveal the hidden beauty in each scene - and the artist in you!
    Item No. 9781786031419
    $14.99
    Etch Art: Hidden Forest
    Jolley, Mike
    Embark on a journey through nature with this stylish folk-art inspired activity book. With your stylus, etch away at nine beautiful woodland scene to discover birds, bees, butterflies, deer, rabbits and other marvels hidden beneath stunning artwork made up of panels of special scratchable ink. With your stylus, remove all the ink, or create swirls, dots, and other patterns to personalise your very own piece of art. Let yourself be absorbed by this new mindful, creative hobby as you reveal the hidden beauty in each scene - and the artist in you!
    Item No. 9781786030481
    $14.99
    Etch Art: Secret Sea
    Jolley, Mike
    Embark on a journey through nature with this stylish folk-art inspired activity book. With your stylus, etch away at nine beautiful underwater scene to discover fish, seahorses, dolphins, octopuses, and other marvellous marine beasts hidden beneath stunning artwork made up of panels of special scratchable ink. With your stylus, remove all the ink, or create swirls, dots, and other patterns to personalise your very own piece of art. Let yourself be absorbed by this new mindful, creative hobby as you reveal the hidden beauty in each scene - and the artist in you!
    Item No. 9781786030498
    $14.99
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    Emberley, Ed
    Instructions for creating a variety of shapes and figures using thumbprints and a few simple lines.
    Item No. 9780316789684
    $8.99