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Collecting Coloring Books

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I realised recently when I looked at my stack of coloring books  around my office, that is completely over run with coloring books – that I have started “collecting” coloring books.     A collector is someone “who collects things of a specified type, professionally or as a hobby“.     Usually,  someone is classed as a collector if they have at least 5 items in their collection.      I think we can safely say that I satisfy that requirement.

When I filmed my coloring book collection in November 2016 it took over two hours …and a lot more has been added since then!

People often associate collecting as an expensive hobby like collecting stamps, antiques,  original paintings and gold coins.   That certainly does not need to be the case!

People collect all sorts of things in life.    There used to be a tv show in Australia called “The Collectors”  where they viewed people’s collections each week.   One week they showed a man that collected belly button lint!    A small collection, filling just three jars of lint from his belly button.    He  had been accumulating it and saving that lint for 20 years!

In Germany,  Petra Engels collects erasers and has over 19000 from 112 countries.

My hubby “collects” his driver licences.    In Australia, you can renew your licence each year and each time get a new photo identity (id) issued.    He does this each year, rather than pay for a number of years like I do.   He likes to see  the change each  year (he looks the same in all of them).    He has a lovely stash of driver’s licences, like a deck of cards.

Unlike most readers,  I don’t actually feel the need to color in my books.  Sometimes, I do.   More often than not, I’m more than happy just to look at the pictures (sounds a bit weird).     There are some books that I would prefer to keep in pristine condition – because they are so pretty I can’t bear to touch them.  Maybe if I had a spare …I would color it.

Collecting Coloring Books

You can form a collection of coloring books in many different ways. You might like to collect coloring books from a favorite artist or a particular style of art. You might like to collect coloring books that are all mandalas or all based on pop culture.

You might like to collect coloring books from a particular country like Sweden for instance.

There’s a colorist that I know of, that likes to collect all of Johanna Basford’s coloring books from every country. So she has the English coloring book, French edition, Russian …etc. All the same book but printed in different countries.

Collecting Coloring Books from Around the World

I realized about a year ago that what I really liked was collecting coloring books from different countries.    I like to see the change in artistic style.   I notice that some European and Swedish artists like to use a lot of pointillism in their work for instance.  I like to see how books are made in different countries and how the culture of the country may shape the artistic work.

So I decided to collect coloring books from different countries.   Here is the current list which will be updated from time to time as I work my way around the globe.

If you know of a book that seems like something I fancy, from a country I have not represented in my collection, let me know in the comments below.

Of course,  there are some countries that are over-represented with artists like the US, UK, Japan, Korea, and Sweden.       As I have so many books I am just going to list a top 5  from those areas. They may well be my favorites today …but I’m so moody that another book may replace it tomorrow.

The other thing that I should mention is that I count the artist nationality or residency in a country, rather than the place of publishing or printing.



Country Coloring Book
A
AfghanistanSadly, no coloring books from this country
AlbaniaSadly, no coloring books from this country
AlgeriaSadly, no coloring books from this country
AndorraSadly, no coloring books from this country
AngolaSadly, no coloring books from this country
Antigua and BarbudaSadly, no coloring books from this country
ArgentinaI do have a coloring book from this country in my "to review" pile.
ArmeniaSadly, no coloring books from this country
AustraliaA Winter's Tale In Bramble Woods

Where the Wildflowers Grow

Garden of Earthly Delights

Percy & the Colouring Adventure

Journey Through La La Land

Alice in Wonderland
AustriaSadly, no coloring books from this country
AzerbaijanSadly, no coloring books from this country
B
BahamasSadly, no coloring books from this country
BahrainSadly, no coloring books from this country
BangladeshSadly, no coloring books from this country
BarbadosSadly, no coloring books from this country 
BelarusSadly, no coloring books from this country
BelgiumSadly, no coloring books from this country
BelizeSadly, no coloring books from this country
BeninSadly, no coloring books from this country 
BhutanSadly, no coloring books from this country
BoliviaSadly, no coloring books from this country
Bosnia and HerzegovinaSadly, no coloring books from this country
BotswanaSadly, no coloring books from this country
BrazilSadly, no coloring books from this country
BruneiSadly, no coloring books from this country
BulgariaSadly, no coloring books from this country
Burkina FasoSadly, no coloring books from this country
BurundiSadly, no coloring books from this country 
C
Cabo VerdeSadly, no coloring books from this country
CambodiaSadly, no coloring books from this country
CameroonSadly, no coloring books from this country
CanadaFairies Grayscale Coloring Book Review
Benny Blue 2 Grayscale Coloring Book
Gnomes in the Neighborhood Coloring Book
Fairies in Dreamland
Mermaids in Paradise Coloring Book Review
Colour My Sketchbook Pop Manga Mermaids and other Sea Creatures
Benny Blue Grayscale Coloring Book Review

Central African Republic (CAR)Sadly, no coloring books from this country
ChadSadly, no coloring books from this country
ChileSadly, no coloring books from this country
ChinaAli the Fox Coloring Book
3D Daydream Coloring Book
Coloring Book of Flowers and Sweetgirls Coloring Book
Beauty Drunken Flowers 2 Coloring Book

Bird and Fish Art and Coloring Book
Find Color - Coloring Book
Rotuge Lady Coloring Book
The Story of the Seed Coloring Book



ColombiaFuerza Natural
Jungla Cosmica
ComorosSadly, no coloring books from this country 
CongoSadly, no coloring books from this country
Costa RicaSadly, no coloring books from this country
Cote d'IvoireSadly, no coloring books from this country
Croatia Blaga Hrvatske – Treasures of Croatia

Vilin San Coloring Book Review

Zemlja Snova
CubaSadly, no coloring books from this country
CyprusSadly, no coloring books from this country
Czech RepublicCarovne Lahodnosti
Vymalovánky - Cesta k sobě
Vymalovánky II Cesta životem Coloring Book
13 Kamnata Coloring Book
Kapka Stesti Coloring Book
Astrolandia Coloring Book
Dream Dancers Coloring Book
Aventi Omalovanky Coloring Book
Magical Delights Coloring Book (Caravone Lahodnostie
Tenderful Enchantments Coloring Book
Fairy Miracles Coloring Book
D
DenmarkFantastifull Flora  
DjiboutiSadly, no coloring books from this country
DominicaSadly, no coloring books from this country
Dominican RepublicSadly, no coloring books from this country
E
EcuadorSadly, no coloring books from this country
EgyptCarousel Dreams
El SalvadorSadly, no coloring books from this country
Equatorial GuineaSadly, no coloring books from this country
EritreaSadly, no coloring books from this country
EstoniaSadly, no coloring books from this country
EthiopiaSadly, no coloring books from this country
F
FijiSadly, no coloring books from this country
FinlandMin Mandala 
FranceDisney Coloring Book
Les Affiches Mythiques Disney Coloring Book
Sakuems Fantasy Coloring Book
Sakuems Natural Enchantment Coloring Book
Disney Le Petite Mandalas Coloring Book
Disney Babies Coloring Book
Les Ateliers Coloiages Mysteres Coloring Book

G
GabonSadly, no coloring books from this country
GambiaSadly, no coloring books from this country
GeorgiaSadly, no coloring books from this country
GermanyMein Fruhlingsspaziergang
Mein Sommerspaziergang
Mein Winterspaziergang
Mein Herbstspaziergang
Woodland Animals Coloring Book
Fruhlingszauber Coloring Book
Romantic Coloring Gluck Ist Ein Wunderding Coloring Book
Exotischer Urwald Coloring Book
Meine Zauberhafte Coloring Book

GhanaSadly, no coloring books from this country
GreeceSadly, no coloring books from this country
GrenadaSadly, no coloring books from this country
GuatemalaSadly, no coloring books from this country
GuineaSadly, no coloring books from this country
Guinea-BissauSadly, no coloring books from this country
GuyanaSadly, no coloring books from this country
H
HaitiSadly, no coloring books from this country
HondurasSadly, no coloring books from this country
HungaryDream Woods
Book of Mandalas 

Island of Colors
I
IcelandIcelandic Coloring Book
IndiaSadly, no coloring books from this country
IndonesiaOnce Upon a Time
IranSadly, no coloring books from this country
IraqSadly, no coloring books from this country
IrelandInklings
IsraelYonat Katzir Coloring Book
ItalyRomantic Italy Coloring Book
Fabiana Attansio
J
JamaicaSadly, no coloring books from this country
JapanFantasy Season
Rhapsody in the Forest
Menuet de bonheur
Waltzes for the Seasons Coloring Book
Kimagure Travelling Cat Diary

Colors Make You Happy
Colors Make You Happy 3 Coloring Book
Dream Color Postcards to Color
Dream Animal Postcard to Color
Melt Magic Cinnamon Coloring Book
Erica Ward Illustrations Coloring Book
Mizuhos Coloring Book
The Mysterious Planets Coloring Book
Ruby's Sweet Dream Coloring Book
Dream Rooms Coloring Book
Monochrome Coloring Book




I have so many books from Japan that I love, these are just some of my favorites
JordanSadly, no coloring books from this country
K
KazakhstanSadly, no coloring books from this country
KiribatiSadly, no coloring books from this country
KosovoSadly, no coloring books from this country
KuwaitSadly, no coloring books from this country
KyrgyzstanSadly, no coloring books from this country
L
LaosSadly, no coloring books from this country
LatviaSadly, no coloring books from this country
LebanonSadly, no coloring books from this country
LesothoSadly, no coloring books from this country
LiberiaSadly, no coloring books from this country
LibyaSadly, no coloring books from this country
LiechtensteinSadly, no coloring books from this country
LithuaniaSadly, no coloring books from this country
LuxembourgSadly, no coloring books from this country
M
Macedonia (FYROM)Sadly, no coloring books from this country
MadagascarSadly, no coloring books from this country
MalawiSadly, no coloring books from this country
MalaysiaSadly, no coloring books from this country
MaldivesSadly, no coloring books from this country
MaliSadly, no coloring books from this country
MaltaSadly, no coloring books from this country
Marshall IslandsSadly, no coloring books from this country
MauritaniaSadly, no coloring books from this country
MauritiusSadly, no coloring books from this country
MexicoSadly, no coloring books from this country
Micronesia Sadly, no coloring books from this country
MoldovaSadly, no coloring books from this country
MonacoSadly, no coloring books from this country
MongoliaSadly, no coloring books from this country
MontenegroSadly, no coloring books from this country
MoroccoSadly, no coloring books from this country
MozambiqueSadly, no coloring books from this country
Myanmar (Burma)Sadly, no coloring books from this country
N
NamibiaSadly, no coloring books from this country
NauruSadly, no coloring books from this country
NepalSadly, no coloring books from this country
Netherlands100 Creaties
100 Nieuwe Creaties
Dikke Dames
Franciens Cat Postcards
Franciens Kattenkleurboek
New ZealandAll Good - New Zealand

Friends of Nature
NicaraguaSadly, no coloring books from this country
NigerSadly, no coloring books from this country
NigeriaSadly, no coloring books from this country
NorwayEn Sjelden Fugl Coloring Book
O
OmanSadly, no coloring books from this country
P
PakistanSadly, no coloring books from this country
Palau Sadly, no coloring books from this country
PalestineSadly, no coloring books from this country
PanamaSadly, no coloring books from this country
Papua New GuineaSadly, no coloring books from this country
ParaguaySadly, no coloring books from this country
PeruSadly, no coloring books from this country
PhilippinesSadly, no coloring books from this country
PolandWyspy
Pestki
Koty Kolorowanka
Smoki Nad Krakowem Coloring Book
Kraina Basni
Szczeniaki Antystresowa Coloring Book
Straznicy Noky Coloring Book
Spirits of Easter Postcards | Imaginary Friends Coloring Book | Ticket to Dreams Coloring Book | Po Drugiej Stronie Snu Coloring Book
Krolewna Sniezka Kolorwania Coloring Book
Slavic Beauties Cut & Color
PortugalSadly, no coloring books from this country
Q
QatarSadly, no coloring books from this country
R
RomaniaSadly, no coloring books from this country 
Russiato be reviewed
RwandaSadly, no coloring books from this country
S
Saint Kitts and NevisSadly, no coloring books from this country
Saint LuciaSadly, no coloring books from this country
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesSadly, no coloring books from this country
SamoaSadly, no coloring books from this country
San MarinoSadly, no coloring books from this country
Sao Tome and PrincipeSadly, no coloring books from this country
Saudi ArabiaSadly, no coloring books from this country
SenegalSadly, no coloring books from this country
SerbiaSadly, no coloring books from this country
SeychellesSadly, no coloring books from this country
Sierra LeoneSadly, no coloring books from this country
SingaporeSadly, no coloring books from this country
Slovakia Sadly, no coloring books from this country
SloveniaNina Stajner
Solomon IslandsSadly, no coloring books from this country
SomaliaSadly, no coloring books from this country
South AfricaSadly, no coloring books from this country
South KoreaThe Night Voyage
Rabbit Bennys Coloring Diary
Rabbit Girl Coloring Book
The Mysterious Library Coloring Book
Beautiful Day Coloring Book
South SudanSadly, no coloring books from this country
SpainFuerza Natural
Jungla Cosmica
Frame Fantasia
Hidden Nature
Sri LankaSadly, no coloring books from this country 
SudanSadly, no coloring books from this country
Suriname Sadly, no coloring books from this country
SwazilandSadly, no coloring books from this country
SwedenSagor och Sagner
Magisk Gryning
Faglar and Fjarilar
Malarbok bland ugglor och Forgatmige
Skymningstimman Coloring Book

SwitzerlandSadly, no coloring books from this country
SyriaSadly, no coloring books from this country
T
TaiwanAlice Misa - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
TajikistanSadly, no coloring books from this country
Tanzania Sadly, no coloring books from this country
ThailandSadly, no coloring books from this country
Timor-LesteSadly, no coloring books from this country
TogoSadly, no coloring books from this country
TongaSadly, no coloring books from this country
Trinidad and Tobago Sadly, no coloring books from this country
TunisiaSadly, no coloring books from this country
TurkeySadly, no coloring books from this country
TurkmenistanSadly, no coloring books from this country
TuvaluSadly, no coloring books from this country
U
UgandaSadly, no coloring books from this country
UkraineSadly, no coloring books from this country
United Arab Emirates (UAE)Sadly, no coloring books from this country
United Kingdom (UK)Enchanted Forest Coloring Book
Magical Guinea Pig Coloring Book
Magical Journey Coloring Book
A Million Bears
Curious Creatures
United States of America (USA)Jasmine Beckett Griffith Halloween
Mermaid Burlesque
Enchanted Faces
Super Cute Animals Coloring Book
Beauty of Horror Coloring Book
UruguaySadly, no coloring books from this country
UzbekistanSadly, no coloring books from this country
V
VanuatuSadly, no coloring books from this country
Vatican City (Holy See)Sadly, no coloring books from this country 
VenezuelaSadly, no coloring books from this country
VietnamI'm not 100% sure that the artist is from this country Etheria
Y
YemenSadly, no coloring books from this country
Z
ZambiaSadly, no coloring books from this country
ZimbabweSadly, no coloring books from this country

It is funny,  but when I look at my list now ….I feel that I have no coloring books at all 🙁    We all know that is not true.  I have hundreds and hundreds of coloring books – too many to count!   But looking at this list,  I feel a little bit empty 🙂

It could be that I have coloring books from artists in countries that  I have not acknowledged in the list. With so many coloring books I may not have noted their nationality when I wrote my article or may have since forgotten 🙁  Friendly and helpful reminders are welcomed.

I can’t wait to see this list completely filled in.  I have a feeling it’s going to take me a while 🙂

Happy coloring x

Lea

About the author

coloringqueen

I'm Lea and I love everything to do with coloring! If it is a coloring book, a poster or even a bookmark that you can color in, I'm all over it. Of course, a girl has to have some pencils, markers, gelly rolls, pastels and what not to make those pictures pretty and I love those as well.

Whilst my coloring style lacks skill, I am enthusiastic and focused on enjoying the moment and having fun.

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6 Comments

  • Daria Song is a South-Korean artist. I didn’t see her coloring books in your list.

    • eek! I had so much trouble posting this article, kept losing some of the table that all of Korea was missing! I’ve gone back and fixed it up! Thanks so much for reminding me …I love Daria so much! Happy coloring x

  • I’m not seeing the books, only seeing the countries listed but no way to click. . Perhaps I’m doing something incorrectly?

    • Hi Sheila, you are not doing anything wrong 🙂 It seems that the image I had stating I didn’t have any coloring books from that country has disappeared. My favorite books from a particular country are linked to the review with text. These are not all the books from a particular country just a favorite of mine. Hope that helps. Lea x

  • Have you ever seen The Imaginary World Books by Jane F. Hankins? US artist, hand drawn original works, artist quality 80lb cardstock paper, spiral bound and perforated. So whimsical and fun! These can be found a janefhankins.com

    • Hi June, yes I have seen Jane’s coloring books including Imaginary World. Unfortunately, I have a very strict coloring budget and the cost of this book and shipping to Australia (and converting to AUD) doesn’t meet my budget :(. I hope you enjoy coloring Jane’s work. Stay safe. Happy coloring x

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