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

  • £4.99

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

  • £3.99

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

  • £3.99

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!

  • £3.99

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

  • £6.29

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

  • £5.99

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

  • £7.89

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

  • £9.89

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

  • £2.99

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

The Children's Interactive Story of Art - Hardback - 9781783121304 - Susie Hodge
  • £2.99

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.