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Frida Kahlo: Books For Kids

Looking for a list of the best children's books about Frida Kahlo?

As you can see, this list of kids books about Frida Kahlo is a work in progress! We’re currently exploring the best books available, and we’d love your input. If you have a title you’d suggest including on our list of kids books about Frida Kahlo, please share it with us!

We’ll be featuring a variety of titles on our list, from well known classics to popular bestsellers to lesser known titles that deserve a bigger audience. We’re also including books for a range of ages, from board books for babies and toddlers, to picture books for preschool and kindergarten age kids, to chapter books for early elementary age kids.

We’d love to hear any book suggestions you have—you can comment below or email us at [email protected].

Little Frida: A Story of Frida Kahlo
Written & illustrated by Anthony Browne
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-6

Young Frida Kahlo’s imaginary friend comes to life in a touching story by Anthony Browne enhanced by exquisite surreal illustrations.

Following a bout with polio at the age of six, Frida Kahlo’s life was marked by pain and loneliness. In real life she walked with a limp, but in her dreams she flew. One day her imagination took her on a journey to a girl in white who could dance without pain and hold her secrets, an indelible figure who would find her way into Frida’s art in years to come. Inspired by Frida Kahlo’s diary, Anthony Browne captures the essence of the artist’s early flights of fancy and depicts both Frida and her imaginary friend in vivid illustrations evoking Kahlo’s iconic style. A note at the end offers a brief biography of the artist who has intrigued art lovers the world over.

Counting with Frida / Contando con Frida (Lil' Libros: English - Spanish)
Written by Ariana Stein and Patty Rodriguez & illustrated by Citlali Reyes
board book
Recommend Ages: 1-4

A Lil’ Libros Bilingual Counting Book

Introduce your little one to the life of one of Mexico’s most iconic painters, Frida Kahlo, while teaching them their numbers, 1 to 10, in English and Spanish. Count una casa azul (one blue house), tres flores (three flowers), and cinco retratos (five portraits).

Viva Frida
Written by Yuyi Morales & illustrated by Tim O'Meara
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Bilingual text, accompanied by colorful photographs, explores the famous artist’s life, and illuminates the laughter, love, and tragedy that influenced her work.

Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos
Written by Monica Brown & illustrated by John Parra
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos, written by Monica Brown and illustrated by John Parra, is based on the life of one of the world’s most influential painters, Frida Kahlo, and the animals that inspired her art and life.

The fascinating Mexican artist Frida Kahlo is remembered for her self-portraits, her dramatic works featuring bold and vibrant colors. Her work brought attention to Mexican and indigenous culture and she is also renowned for her works celebrating the female form.

Brown’s story recounts Frida’s beloved pets—two monkeys, a parrot, three dogs, two turkeys, an eagle, a black cat, and a fawn—and playfully considers how Frida embodied many wonderful characteristics of each animal.

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