I wanted to share with you three books to inspire children during the creation of self-portraits.

TIPS for using these books:
  • Read a couple pages per day and focus on a unique trait or aspect of self
  • Explore a medium – using our creativity to find objects to represent our special characteristics… going in a walk to create ourselves using nature!
  • Display with provocations with loose parts, construction, art… opening to a certain page or propping up next to provocation


Faces by David Goodman and Zoe Miller

This book shows creative ways of making faces, using printing, collage, geometric shapes, and sculpture.


All About Faces by La Zoo

This  book explains the face and its many parts in simple scientific terms and concepts that young minds can grasp.


What I Like About Me!  by Allia Zobel Nolan

This book is fabulous for diving into discussions about our special characteristics.

What are some of your favorite books to read to your class as they create self-portraits?