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Children’s Art Inspired by their Favorite Books

The moments we spend reading to our toddlers will one day be some of our most precious memories as parents.

I love the idea of capturing those memories in the form of art. I’ve rounded up some of my favorite examples of children’s book art. They’d be great additions to children’s spaces now, and mementos of treasured moments later on.

Which is your favorite?


  • The Giving Tree 1 of 6
    The Giving Tree
    The Giving Tree's enduring message of selfless love is a beautiful example for children. This print would be a great addition to any modern play space.
    Available at Paper Finch Design for $12
  • Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland 2 of 6
    Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
    Come to think of it, who wouldn't rather be in Wonderland? This print would be so sweet hanging in a little girl's room.
    Available at Jane and Company Design for $20
  • Winnie the Pooh 3 of 6
    Winnie the Pooh
    It's no wonder that Classic Pooh is favorite decorating theme for children's spaces. I love this vintage-looking print.
    Available at Skitter Cats for $10
  • The Velveteen Rabbit 4 of 6
    The Velveteen Rabbit
    Inspired by The Velveteen Rabbit, this watercolor painting features colorful spring flowers. This would be a great one to personalize with your child's name.
    Available at Be Wild and Free for $35
  • Goodnight Moon 5 of 6
    Goodnight Moon
    We love Goodnight Moon in my house, and on many occasions my toddler has asked me what, exactly, "mush" was. This print would be a great memento!
    Available at Katie Company Prints for $25
  • Where the Wild Things Are 6 of 6
    Where the Wild Things Are
    Maurice Sendak's beloved book Where the Wild Things Are is more popular now than ever. This print captures one of its most beloved quotes.
    Available at Pretty Prints Ship for $13

More by Mary Lauren:

Toddler Fashion File: We Love Leg Warmers!

You Asked, I Answered: How Can I Get My Toddler to Listen?

Halloween Costumes Inspired by Children’s Books

Mary Lauren Weimer is a social worker turned mother turned writer. Her blog, My 3 Little Birds, encourages moms to put down the baby books for a moment and tell their own stories. Connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.

 

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