The best fashion & design books for kids

    Illustration by Ana Albero from ‘Coco Chanel’    

    Emma O’Donovan rounds up spring’s best design-led books


    Age 2-4: Pantone Color Cards by Pantone 
    Toddlers will love these sturdy flash cards. The 18 cards showcase nine bold colours, making this a vibrant design addition to any bookshelf or toy box. £8.99, Abrams Appleseed

    Age 2-4: Baby’s First Eames by Julie Merberg
    A stylish alphabetical exploration of modern architectural icons, from Knoll to Noguchi. It makes timeless design fun and accessible for aesthetes of all ages. £8.99, Downtown Bookworks 

    Age 2-4: Colour for Baby curated by Yana Peel 
    This set of four fold-out books, themed on red, yellow, green and blue, feature works from Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Henri Matisse and more. £16.99, Big Picture Press 



    Age 5-7: Happy Birthday, Madame Chapeau by Andrea Beaty and David Roberts
    The marvellous milliner loses her hat; will her friends be able to find her the perfect replacement? £10.99, Abrams Books



    Age 5-7: We’re All Works of Art by Rose Blake and Mark Sperring 
    A positive tale that says ‘it’s OK to be different’, this book is a beautifully delivered celebration of diversity and acceptance. £11.99, Pavilion Children’s Books



    Age 5-7: The Chinese Emperor’s New Clothes by Ying chang Compestine and David Roberts 
    An exquisite retelling of the sartorial fairytale, this time set in imperial China.  £12.99, Abrams & Chronicle Books



    Age 8-10: My Beautiful Room by Jasmine Orchard and Olivia Whitworth 
    Featuring 3D press-out furniture and stickers, pre-teens will love creating moodboards for their dream bedroom. £9.99, Ivy Kids 



    Age 8-10: Coco Chanel by Isabel Sanchez Vegara and Ana Albero 
    This first book from the biography series tells the story of Coco Chanel and her journey to becoming a fashion icon. £9.99, Quarto Kids

    Age 8-10: Shirts, Skirts and Shoes by Natasha Slee and Sanna Mander
    A spectacular catwalk concertina book featuring 100 examples of creative excellence in women’s fashion. A must-have for budding Westwoods. £12.99, Big Picture Press



    Interactive: #OOTD Colouring Book by Laura Hickman 
    From boho babes to rock chicks, show off your #OOTD by colouring in these chic black and white illustrations, giving each outfit your own personal twist. £9.95, Laurence King



    Interactive: My Wonderful World of Fashion by Nina Chakrabarti
    An interactive colouring book for fashionistas of all ages, with illustrations to colour in and designs to finish. Includes clothing, shoes and more. £12.95, Laurence King


    Interactive: How To Be a Fashion Designer by Lesley Ware 
    Brimming with fun ideas and projects for fashion-lovers, this inspiring book teaches children about materials, textures and colour palettes. £12.99, Dorling Kindersley