All the Books You Need for Your Art Room

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Many art teachers not only self-identify as creative and passionate but also part book-worm. It is no wonder, really. We love to learn, to create, and to share ideas. That’s what books and art educators are all about. Books are just one more tool in our tool-box of not only teaching but also our own self-reflection and learning. Sometimes, though, we can get caught in a rut of going back to the same book or the same story to share with our students. Well, here at the AOEU Magazine, we are dedicated to giving you more ideas and this time, books to use for yourself, your classroom, and to share with your students.

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To help revitalize your own book collection, check out one (or all!) of the articles below:

5 Books Every Art Teacher Needs to Read

27 Incredible Books for the High School Art Room

10 New Books You Need in Your Classroom Library

10 Books You Need to Add to Your Reading List Right Now

70 Children’s Books About Famous Artists

10 Books Every Art Teacher Needs

5 Must-Have Books to Add to Your Classroom Library

The Best Books to Read Aloud in Your High School Art Room

Regardless of the level you teach, books are an irreplaceable asset in your classroom and for yourself.

What are some of your favorite books to share with students? 

What book are you reading right now?

Magazine articles and podcasts are opinions of professional education contributors and do not necessarily represent the position of the Art of Education University (AOEU) or its academic offerings. Contributors use terms in the way they are most often talked about in the scope of their educational experiences.


Megan Dehner

Megan Dehner, an art and Spanish language educator, is a former AOEU Writer. She believes in empowering art teachers with resources and knowledge to overcome barriers students may face in the art room.

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