Top 10 Best Art Books for 9-year-olds

Kids can fill their free time with creative fun with these brilliantly inspiring art books. Featuring colouring, doodling and plenty of artistic activities, see below for the best art books for 9-year-olds.

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1. Usborne Art Colouring & Sticker Book

Rosie Dickins

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.

2. 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.

3. This Is Not a Maths Book

Anna Weltman

This seriously awesome activity book cleverly combines maths and art for an engaging and fun learning experience. Packed full of simple activity lessons, it's sure to engage even the most maths-shy children. Each page features a fun drawing activity with a subtle mathematical basis, coupled with incredible maths facts. Children will be creating beautiful designs in no time, including Celtic knots and fractal and anamorphic art, perfect for sharing with friends and family.

4. It's Sew Me!

This amazing activity book is full of quizzes and gives children the chance to write - and sew! - all about themselves. Its pretty cover contains six threads to sew, giving you the chance to perfectly personalise the book. 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.

5. Escape to Wonderland: A Colouring Book Adventure

Good Wives and Warriors

This extraordinarily intricate and stunning colouring book takes budding artists on a magical adventure, based on the spellbinding story, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. It brings the tale to life in a unique and captivating way, depicting iconic scenes from Wonderland and its cast of curious characters, including the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat and the Queen of Hearts. With delicate patterns and space for individual design and embellishment, this original and exquisite colouring book is perfect for older children.

6. The Official Harry Potter Colouring Book

Warner Brothers

If your young witch or wizard has finished reading J. K. Rowling's magical novels and been left with horrendous Harry Potter cravings (we know the feeling), fear not - this spellbinding colouring book will whisk them back to the magical world in no time. They can embellish wonderful drawings of all their favourite characters, including Harry, Dobby, Lord Voldemort and more, in whatever way they choose; all they need is a bit of colour!

7. Doodle Journal: My Life in Scribbles

Klutz

Have fun with oodles of doodles in this fantastic journal! In this innovative book, doodling becomes an art form with the help of exciting drawing ideas and activities, such as finishing the doodle and never-lift-your-pen. This journal is heaps of fun and will encourage kids to get creative.

8. Star Wars Thumb Doodles

April Chorba

If your kids are Star Wars fans, they'll love creating Star Wars-themed thumb art with this space-tacular doodle book. Create cute thumb versions of Stormtroopers, battle droids, Ewok, Wookiees, Jabba the Hutt and all your favourite characters. You can also recreate significant moments from the movies and invent new scenes of your own! The epic saga is at your fingertips with this awesome book.

9. Peanuts Doodle Book

Perfect for fans of the series and for those yet to be introduced, this book stars the loveable characters Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the rest of the Peanuts crew. From profiles of all of Charlie's friends to a friendship map that shows how they all know him, kids will love adding their own personal style to this lively book by completing the funny pictures with doodles. Full of familiar faces, this book will encourage kids to get creative with lots of fun activities. Decorate Snoopy's doghouse, design Linus a new blanket and get everyone in the party spirit.

10. 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.

  • AGJBY 8 years +
    8 years +
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    Make thumbprint creations of Star Wars characters with Star Wars Thumb Doodles. In this latest edition to the Klutz Star Wars line fans, young and old, can draw cute thumb versions of clone trooers, battle droids, Ewoks, Wookies, Jabba the Hutt and all your favourites. You can also recreate key moments from the movies and make new scenes of their own. The epic Saga is literally at your fingertips making this book the perfect gift for any Star Wars fan.
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    "The Doodle Journal" is just about the best excuse to doodle - ever! Here doodling becomes an art form with the help of amazing drawing ideas and activities such as finishing the doodle and never-lift-your-pen.
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    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.
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    This is the perfect interactive book to introduce children to Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the rest of the Peanuts crew.

    From a friendship map that shows just how everyone knows Charlie to profiles of all his friends and then the fun of adding your own doodles to complete the funny pictures, this is an interactive treat dull of familiar figures to encourage creativity.

    Decorate Snoopy's doghouse, design Linus a new blanket and help everyone get in a party mood... the Peanuts Doodle Book is so fun, it will make anyone say 'good grief!'
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    An awesome activity book that cleverly combines maths and art, This Is Not a Maths Book is packed full of simple activity lessons for engaging maths-shy children aged 9 and above.

    With each page featuring a fun drawing activity (with a mathematical basis) alongside incredible maths facts and more, they will soon be making beautiful designs - including Celtic knots and fractal and anamorphic art - to share with friends and family whilst learning (shh, don't tell them!) about the wonders of geometry.

    An innovative book that is as entertaining as it is educational!
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    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.
  • HPCB 9 years +
    9 years +
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    Head to Hogwarts and colour in some of the most magical scenes and artwork from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter with this spellbinding colouring book.

    An official book, it contains intricate line drawings that have been used in the making of the Harry Potter films and features some of the most beloved (and not-so-beloved!) characters including Harry, Dobby and Lord Voldemort. All you need to do is add some colour.

    A treat for Harry Potter fans of all ages, we expect this to be flying out as quick as the Knight Bus, so if you're a Muggle and want to add it to your collection - place your order today!
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    An enticing, extraordinarily intricate and beautiful colouring book filled with highly detailed line artwork that allows the magical fantasy of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland to be brought to be life in an entirely unique way. Pictures include iconic scenes from Wonderland and its array of extraordinary characters - the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat and the Queen of Hearts to name but a few - threaded with delicate patterns all clearly outlined in pen and ink, making ideal spreads to colour. Pivotal moments from the story of Alice are scattered throughout for inspiration, and there are spaces left within some of the compositions for individual design and embellishment. This highly original, exquisite colouring book for older children and adults alike is in a handy-sized square format, a perfect size to carry around in your handbag, schoolbag with a tin of crayons you'll be ready to colour and relax wherever and whenever the moment takes you.
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    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.
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    This brilliantly interactive book has been published in association with London's National Gallery and features some of the best-known works from their collection of paintings.

    Children will be able to colour in the pieces of art and add stickers to them while also developing a deeper understanding of - and appreciation for - art. There are also write-in puzzles to complete!