My monthly round up of coloring books to be released that I am looking forward to
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December! I can’t believe that the year is nearly over! It seems like just the other day, it was January and I was looking at my “to do” list for the year. I wonder if Santa feels the same 🙂
I know one thing, judging by the amount of people telling me they have added some coloring books or coloring pencils to their wish list poor old Santa is going to be broke and needing a good back rub after carrying his sack!
This going to be a busy month for Santa working out who is naughty and who is nice.
Fortunately, the big rush of new releases of coloring books has been like a tornado that has now subsided, leaving a trail of destruction in my office 🙂
There are still plenty of new releases to excite us but not as many as the pre Christmas rush 🙂
This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all coloring books being released. Bear in mind, that there are hundreds and hundreds of books being released every month. I cannot possibly keep up with all of them!
This list of new releases is only books that have taken my fancy, and that I think that you may like as well. Due to the high cost of postage for most readers, this list will usually not include International releases.
Many of these books I will be reviewing as part of my coloring book reviews. Those books will marked with an ** after the title.
Please also bear in mind that different countries often have different publication dates. Something may be released in the US earlier than in the UK or vice versa.
This month it is all about turning those best selling fiction books and cult tv shows into coloring books! Lots of fun here and a great way to enjoy your favorites.
If you know of a new release that you think I may be interested in leave a comment in the comments area below
Let’s go …..
Color by Numbers Books
There are a few CBN books out this month that look like a whole lot of fun! I love color by numbers! It takes all the guess work out of coloring and ensures that you have a finished result that looks great. It is great for colorists that are new to coloring or do not have confidence when selecting from the vast array of colors.
Cat lovers that love the dot to dot series and other querkles titles from best-selling author Thomas Pavitte! Reveal you may like these cute kittys! There are 20 cats to color in and they include “domestic tabbies, wild tigers, outrageous ocelots, and more”
In the US you can purchase Querkles: Cats here
Cute Animals Postcard Book: Color by Numbers (Colouring Postcard Books)
These cute little animal postcards are right up my alley. Not only are there 25 cards printed on postcard paper but they are color by numbers. For colorists that have trouble selecting colors this is a dream come true! As I can barely co-ordinate my clothes this is perfect for me (Santa, are you listening?)
In the US you can purchase the Cute Animals Postcard Book here
Canada is celebrating – 150th Birthday!
What better way to celebrate than producing a colouring book. There are several coloring books out in December with a Canadian theme.
Canada 150 Colouring Book
This book is celebrating Canada’s birthday with 150 scenes of Canada. This is the second Canadian based colouring book produced by Paul Covello and Leor Boshi. Their first book was The Great Canadian Cottage Colouring Book and Canada to Colour.
In the US you can purchase Canada 150 Colouring Book here
National Parks of Canada Colouring Book
Leor Boshi and Paul Covello have created a third Canadian based coloring book celebrating the National Parks of this country. You will scenes from “Gros Morne, Fundy, Point Pelee, Jasper, Banff, Auyuittuq, Ivvavik and Pacific Rim”
In the US you can purchase National Parks of Canada Colouring Book here
Pop Culture, Best Sellers and more
December is heavily laden with coloring books based on popular characters, tv shows, books and comics. Fans will no doubt find a coloring book based on the theme of their fave series coming out now or in the future.
Peanuts: Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown Coloring Kit
Super cute Snoopy set of cards to color in. THe coloring kit comes with “10 colored pencils and 46 illustrated cards with text and images to color”. Just in time to get coloring before Valentines Day and share the colored love!
In the US you can purchase the Peanuts Valentine Coloring Kit here
Harry Potter Magical Places & Characters Poster Coloring Book
This poster book comes with 24 removable pages to color and display. The posters are printed on good quality card and offer the colorist the opportunity to “Explore the many places and characters of the Harry Potter films through the magic of color in this special poster collection. The resplendent halls of Gringotts and the candy-filled shelves of Honeydukes are yours to illuminate in intricate drawings that include many of the most beloved characters of the series”
In the US you can purchase the Harry Potter Magical Places and Characters Posters here
Art of Coloring Star Wars: Rogue One
Star Wars fans hold on to your Starship as the Force is now going to be with you! Crack out the crayons and start coloring the scenes and characters from Rogue One.
In the US you can buy the Star Wars: Rogue One Coloring Book here
Green Arrow: An Adult Coloring Book (Coloring DC)
Comic book lovers must be in heaven with the release of so many coloring comics on the market. The Green Arrow makes an appearance in December for fans of the series. You can choose to make Oliver green …or go crazy with the pencils and choose whatever super hero color you fancy!
In the US you can buy the Green Arrow Coloring Book here
Red Queen: The Official Coloring Book
For fans of the #1 New York Times bestselling series by Victoria Aveyard. This coloring book contains “beautiful hand-lettered quotes, this coloring book brings to life the high-stakes moments in Mare’s journey, which continues to thrill and captivate readers. Relive every adventure, from Mare’s first night as the little lightning girl to the royal betrayal that changed everything—and get ready to rise, Red as the Dawn.”
In the US you can purchase the Red Queen Coloring Book here
The Selection Coloring Book
Fans of Kiera Cass’s #1 New York Times bestselling Selection series will be thrilled to hear that there is a coloring book. It ” features original black-and-white line drawings of favorite characters and moments from the world of Illéa, as well as stunningly designed hand-lettered quotes from all five Selection books, all on perforated pages that can easily be removed and displayed”
In the US you can purchase The Selection Coloring Book here
Star Trek: The Original Series Adult Coloring Book
There’s a whole world of Trekkies out there waiting for the two Star Trek coloring books coming out in December.
In the US You can purchase Star Trek: The Original Series Adult Coloring Book here
Star Trek: The Next Generation Adult Coloring Book
In the US you can purchase Star Trek: The Next Generation Adult Coloring Book here
World of Warcraft: An Adult Coloring Book
WOW fans! Your time has come! Time to put down the gaming console and grab the pencils instead for a bit of WOW coloring fun. The publishers promise that “more than 80 pieces of concept art, paintings, and sketches converted into this deluxe adult coloring book. ”
In the US you can purchase the World of Warcraft Coloring Book here
The Princess Bride: A Storybook to Color
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the film of the same name a coloring book has been created. The publisher blurb puts you in the mood to color with the statement to “Go head-over-heels tinting screaming eels. Paint that fink, Lord Humperdinck. Add some flair to the Pit of Despair, and then color up Wesley with Princess Buttercup“. There are over 70 illustrations to color in the book.
In the US you can purchase The Princess Bride Coloring Book here
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Magical Creatures Coloring Book
More Fantastic Beasts Coloring Books are on the way for fans ! Color your way through a “magical adventure as you step onto the streets of New York in 1926, and meet Newt Scamander and his beasts”
In the US you can get your Fantastic Beasts Coloring Fix here.
The Lunar Chronicles Coloring Book
This book promises “Marissa Meyer’s bestselling and beloved intergalactic adventure will come to life in this enchanting coloring book. Castles, costumes, and characters inspired by fairy tales” for lunartic fans. I am really looking forward to this book, although I am not familiar with the story, the cover and the content promise look interesting and enticing.
In the US you can buy The Lunar Chronicles Coloring Book here.
Japanese Coloring Books Imprint to English Editions
I love it when publishers acquire the rights to transform a Japanese coloring book to an English edition. Generally, this means that a wider range of colorists can enjoy the art work at a more reasonable cost. This month the good folk at St Martins Press are releasing as English editions, two of my favorite coloring books.
Mysterious Planets: A Coloring Book
I reviewed the original of this gorgeous Japanese coloring book by Ai Kohno, a while ago which you can see here. It tells the story of a young girl who turns into a beautiful bird and flys on a journey of adventure through planets filled with beautiful flowers or fabulous sweets. It is a very cute and whimsical book and I cannot wait to see the English edition of this book. This book is due for release on 20 December 2016 so Santa still has time to pop it in his sack.
In the US you can purchase Mysterious Planets (English Edition) here
Romantic Country – The Second Tale**
Eriy, the lovely Japanese toothpick artist will be releasing the English edition of Romantic Country – The Second Tale on 20 December 2016. As most readers will know, I adore Eriy and I cannot wait to see what the differences are between the original version of this book and the English edition. You can see my review of the original Romantic Country – The Second Tale here to see what is inside.
In the US you can purchase Romantic Country – The Second Tale (English Edition) here.
Words of Love to Color: Sweet Thoughts to Live and Color By
Last but not least the lovely Eleri Fowler who gave us Joyous Blooms to Color and My Mother My Heart will be releasing her third book. The cover, as always, looks breathtakingly beautiful. I really am looking forward to this book as I do love the mix of quotes and illustrations that this artist does so well.
In the US you can buy Words of Love to Color here.
Happy coloring x