Top 10 Best Art Books for 7-year-olds

Children can enjoy all kinds of arts and crafts with these wonderful art books, including colouring, painting, doodling, sewing and more! They'll also learn lots about artistic techniques and the beauty and history of art. See below for the best art books for 7-year-olds.

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1. Art Activity Book

Sam Baer

Inspire a love of art in your child with this amazing activity book. It features a number of famous paintings, accompanied by exciting projects and puzzles that will help develop children's understanding of key elements in a fun and interactive way, including colour and composition. It also contains a selection of super stickers, making this a fantastic introduction to the world of fine art.

2. The Usborne Big Book of Drawing, Doodling and Colouring

Fiona Watt

Children can let their imaginations run wild with this gorgeous and inspiring bumper book. Bursting with drawing, doodling and colouring activities, kids can colour in a range of unique and stunning scenes, finish lots of fun drawings, add unique details to doodles and infuse their pictures with their own special style. With endless ideas and opportunities to create modern, trendy and thoughtful pieces, children will be engrossed for hours.

3. Doodle Magic Books

These fantastically fun books will have kids heading back in time to the land of the dinosaurs, blasting off into space, and having many more doodling adventures! The pages feature eye-catching designs and a range of exciting scenes, including a high street, fairies and princesses, sailing the high seas with pirates, going deep into the jungle, and lots more. They also help develop skills in dexterity and imagination and will provide hours of fun for creative kids.

4. The Children's Interactive Story of Art

Susie Hodge

Published in conjunction with the National Gallery, this comprehensive compendium will introduce young readers to the beauty and history of art. Endlessly engrossing, it covers the world's most famous paintings, focusing on the National Gallery's own incredible collection. There's even an exciting free app that allows children to create their very own virtual gallery from the comfort of their own home.

5. The Book of Beasts: Colour & Discover

Angela Rizza

This magical book not only divulges everything you'd want to know about fantastical creatures and mythical beasts, but also gives you the chance to colour them in and embellish them however you like! Discover lots of fascinating facts on over 90 creatures, from snake-haired Gorgons to wicked werewolves and deadly dragons. The book comes with a mesmerising gold-foiled cover.

6. Made With Love

This book has truly been made with love, complete with enough beads and threads to make two friendship bracelets, and bursting with activities that will delight children. The pages feature appealing, bright designs and are perfect for friends to complete together. The exciting activities include colouring in the letters of each other's names and taking turns to fill a page with beautiful hearts.

7. Anti Journal

David Sinden & Nikalas Catlow

This is no ordinary journal - it's an Anti Journal... and it provides kids with heaps of anarchic, therapeutic and creative fun. It encourages children to complete the pages however they like - the more imaginative and unconventional the better! Create only with your feet; describe yourself in colour; produce an image from your phone number - anything is possible. This unique book inspires kids to use a pen, pencil, paintbrush, or any old odds and ends found around the house, to create awesome artwork. Kids can even use their emotions as inspiration.

8. Best Friends Art

This beautiful colouring book features mini heart-shaped felt-tip pens, captivating dual designs and a glittery cover. Designed to be shared, the pages feature identical patterns so kids can colour in simultaneously, complementing each other's art or creating something unique. This is a wonderful colouring book for best friends to enjoy together.

9. Pixel Planet

If your child is a fan of computer games, they'll love the pixelated patterns in this cool colouring book. This bumper book brings back memories of retro games and encourages children to colour in the fun designs, square by square. From adorable animals to awesome dinosaurs and plenty of other crazy characters, this epic book will appeal to anyone who loves computer games and colouring.

10. It's Sew Me!

This awesome activity book is full of quizzes and gives children the chance to write - and sew! - all about themselves. Its pretty cover includes six threads to sew, giving you the chance to perfectly personalise it. Great for creative kids who want to take up sewing, children can write about and sew depictions of all their favourite hobbies and interests. This interactive treat celebrates being unique.

  • BKBS 7 years +
    Angela Rizza
    7 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £8.00
    With its gold-foiled cover, The Book of Beasts not only tells you everything you would want to know about fantastical creatures and mythical monsters but also gives you the chance to colour them in whatever style you want.

    A gorgeous hardback for anyone excited about seeing the upcoming Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them film inspired by J.K. Rowling's stories, it provides information on everything from snake-haired Gorgons to wicked werewolves and dangerous dragons.

    Part-encyclopedia, part-colouring book, this will introduce you to over 90 creatures that are inspired by myths and fables and take you on an incredible journey through ancient lands and civilizations.
  • BDDC 6 years +
    6 years +
    (6)
    • £4.99
    • RRP £14.99
    • Save £10.00
    Children aged 6 plus who love expressing their imagination and creativity will be entertained for months with this super-big book bursting with drawing, doodling and colouring activities and pictures to complete.

    Colour in a range of appealing scenes, finish plenty of fun drawings, add unique detail to doodles and add your very own personal touch to the endless ideas and chances to create modern, stylish and thoughtfully designed pieces in this entertaining book from the experts at Usborne.
  • BTFA 7 years +
    7 years +
    (1)
    • £2.99
    • RRP £8.99
    • Save £6.00
    With mini heart-shaped felt-tip pens, stunning dual designs and a glittered cover, this colouring book is great for children to work on together.

    Designed so it can be shared, the book has identical patterns on each page of each spread so children can colour in at the same time or both create something unique.

    A great gift for creative children who like to share.
  • Doodle Magic Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781910916896
    DDLE 5 years +
    5 years +
    (1)
    • £9.99
    • RRP £39.90
    • Save £29.91
    • Just £1.00 per book
    Head back in time to the land of the dinosaurs or blast off into space for creative doodling fun with this incredible 10-book collection!

    With eye-catching designs throughout all the books, your children will love heading to the high street to doodle and colour the shops; coming face-to-face with fairies and princesses; sailing the high seas with pirates; and going deep into the jungle; and to the bottom of the ocean.

    Great for helping with dexterity, these books will provide hours of fun for any children who want to unleash their artistic side.
  • Anti Journal - Hardback - 9781447288794 - David Sinden & Nikalas Catlow
    ATJR 7 years +
    David Sinden & Nikalas Catlow
    7 years +
    • £3.49
    • RRP £8.99
    • Save £5.50
    This is no ordinary journal - it's an Anti Journal... and it provides creative kids with an anarchic and therapeutic route to personal and artistic discovery.

    Encouraging children to complete the partially illustrated pages in imaginative and unconventional ways - create only with your feet; describe yourself in colour; create an image from your phone number - this book will inspire kids to pick up a pen, pencil or start painting and even make use of the many other odds and sods that are found the house including old clothes, bubble wrap, and junk.

    A very handy size to carry around, there are no rules to this journal - children will be happy to create, pattern, draw, stain, collage, construct and colour the pages. They can even use their own emotions for inspiration as they fill in the pages.
  • CISA 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £14.99
    • Save £11.00
    Published in conjunction with the National Gallery, this comprehensive guide will introduce young readers to the beauty of art.

    Endlessly fascinating, it covers the world's most famous paintings and focuses on the National Gallery's very own collection. There's even a free app for devices that allows children to create their very own virtual gallery at home.
  • PIXE 5 years +
    Assorted
    5 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £11.99
    • Save £8.00
    If your children can't get enough of Minecraft, than they'll love to sit back and relax as they fill in the pixellated patterns featured in this colouring book, Pixel Planet.

    Coming in a bumper size, this book brings back memories of 1980s computer games and encourages children to colour the designs in, square by square.

    From cute animals to awesome dinosaurs and many other crazy characters including aliens, this is a cool book for anyone who loves colouring in and computer games.
  • SXME 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £8.99
    • Save £5.00
    Full of quizzes, It's Sew Me! is an awesome activity book that gives children the chance to write all about themselves. It even has a cover with six threads to sew, making it perfectly personalised and unique.

    Perfect for creative tweens who want to start sewing, this is a write-in book that allows children to write down (and sew) all their favourite hobbies and interests. It's an interactive treat that celebrates being unique.
  • MWLV 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £8.99
    • Save £5.00
    Made with love, this book is full of activities for children to share and even comes with enough beads and thread for them to make two friendship bracelets.

    Perfect for tweens, the pages all feature appealing designs and the spreads are perfect for friends to complete together. Among the fun activities are the chance to colour the letters of each other's names and taking it in turn to fill a page with hearts.
  • ARTA 7 years +
    Sam Baer
    7 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
    • Save £6.00
    Help your children develop - and embrace - a love of art with this amazing write-in activity book.

    There are a number of famous paintings included within the pages and they're accompanied by creative projects and puzzles that will help further children's understanding of key elements like colour and composition in a fun and interactive way.

    With its interactive approach and a selection of stickers to stick, this is a fine introduction to the world of fine art.