List of Best Drawing Books for Kids : Beginners and Homeschoolers

Here are a list of some of my daughter’s favorite drawing books. Please tell us your favorites and share with your fellow parents and teachers what the best children’s drawing books are.

list of best drawing books for young kids, preschoolers, homeschooled kids

List of Top Drawing Books for Kids (Preschoolers and Elementary School Kids and Homeschoolers)

Drawing for Kids Turn Numbers into Cartoons

Drawing for Kids with Numbers

With this book, the child learns how to turn numbers 0-25 into cute cartoons.

Drawing for Kids : How to Turn Words into Cartoons

Drawing for Kids : learn how to draw cartoons by turning words into cartoons

This amazing drawing book shows children how to turn words, such as cat, boy, girl into their respective cartoon. Cool!

Drawing for Kids : Turn Alphabet Letters into Cartoons

kids can learn how to draw with numbers and letters

With this book, the child learns how to turn capital alphabet letters A-Z into cute cartoons.

Learn How to Draw 101 Animals


Kids can learn how to draw these cartoon animals with easy, step by step instructions.

Tangle Art – Find Your Creativity


Just be silly and creative – this book sneaks some creativity into your kids life.

2o Ways to Draw a Tree (Part of a series of 20 Ways to Draw a ….)

20 ways to draw

In this series of books (other things…not just trees)…there are stylized drawings of what you want to draw. These aren’t step by step, but rather a way to show the child that they can draw things in many, many different ways…instead of just copying.

The Boys Doodle Book

Boys' Doodle Book

Also, not a step by step book, but rather a book full of incomplete drawings that they can creatively complete.

The Girls’ Doodle Book

girls' doodle book

This is just like the Boys’ Doodle Book, but for girls.

Art Start Animals

how to draw animals with basic geometric shapes

This book teaches very basic cartoon drawing with the most basic of shapes.

Drawing Lab for Mixed-Media Artists

drawing-lab for mixed media artists

Here is a book filled with fun art project ideas…if your child likes to draw, she/he will love this book.

I Can Draw Animals


A simple step by step drawing book, show in crayon, for young children.

Now Tell Us What Your Kids’ Favorite Drawing Books in the Comments!

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How to draw a Valentine Dragoness Valentine’s Card

Today I will show you how to draw a fantasy style Valentine’s Day Card…. specifically a Valentine Dragoness Valentine’s Day card.  You can use regular paper for this craft or if you would like something more durable feel free to use Card Stock.  Whatever you have in your house is fine.  I will show you how to make every detail of this Valentine Dragoness perfect for your someone special.  So grab a paper and pencil and let’s get started.

Check out our other Valentine’s Day Crafts.

Laura from Dacian Moon Handmade will show you step-by-step how to make this.


Materials Needed

Paper or Card Stock


Black Pen or Thin Marker


Step 1

Let’s start with one simple circle (is not necessary to be perfect). Now draw the X’s below.

Step 2

We’ll draw the basic parts of her face: eyebrow, jaw and snout.


Step 3

Now outline the head, over the new added parts, and then add the neck.


Step 4

Now we will sketch the nose…

And the mouth.
The mouth should be from the edge of the snout to the jaw.


Step 5

Let’s give her life: add the eye.
It should be drawn keeping the shape of the eyebrow.
Add definition to the nose, the jaw and the mouth.


Step 6

The basics are done so we can start adding details. Let’s give her horns and a little crest.


Step 7

Her head is ready but feel free to add as many details as you want – this will make your dragoness one of a kind.
It’s time to sketch the heart she is holding…

… and the hands.


Step 8

Let’s complete her with some wings. We draw it the same way we drew the crest, just bigger.


Step 9

Of course, she has claws. So, we draw them.  Also, draw her crest to go down over her back (between the wings), and add the last details.

Now our sketch is ready.


Step 10

Clean the unneeded lines. If you want you can copy it on a new paper (by placing it up against a window and tracing it).


Step 11

You’ll see that after cleaning… the lines are too thin… so outline and emphasize the important features, especially the eye.


Step 12

Apply shadows with thin and light lines.


Step 13

Now, with a little piece of paper, smudge the shadows.


Step 14

Add “Be my Valentine” on the heart and our dragoness is ready.

Give this handmade Valentine Dragoness to someone special this Valentine’s Day.  They will love it.

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