My monthly round up of new coloring books to be released that I am looking forward to.
October is going to be a busy month with a lot of new coloring book releases. All our lovely artists and publishers will be trying to tempt us to do some Quarter 4 spending for the festive season. In the last quarter of the calendar year we will be enticed to pop something on our wish list for Santa. My list for Santa is so long …I’m sure he jut laughs every time he reads it!
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.
If you know of a new release that you think I may be interested in leave a comment in the comments area below.
Desert Wonderland **
Illustrated by Rachel Reinert this book will feature beautifully illustrated desert plants and landscapes. It is a follow up to her first book Botanical Wonderland. Rachel will be showcasing her skills as an illustrator and traveler to provide beautiful landscapes of desert rock formations and flora in this quality coloring book. See my review of Desert Wonderland here.
In the US you can buy this lovely book – Desert Wonderland – here
404 Not Found: A Coloring Book
Illustrations by The Oatmeal. I love the oatmeal website and those funny cartoons have given me amusement on more than one occasion! I was delighted to see that Matthew Inman was releasing a coloring book, in his distinctive style. The book blurb states that it is “a magical story poem adventure to color and enjoy. A robot dot-to-dot and hidden objects throughout round out the fun!” Definitely one for fans of The Oatmeal.
In the US you can buy the 404 Not found book here
Curious Creatures: A Coloring Book Adventure (US edition)
The UK edition was released earlier. You can see my review of Curious Creatures by Millie Marotta here. This book features a variety of odd and cute creatures of the world in Millie’s distinctive style. The book blurb promises: “Amazonian royal flycatcher, macaroni penguin, mimic octopus, Tibetan fox, and golden pheasant, as well as a variety of plants, including rare orchids“
In the US you can buy Curious Creatures here
Grimm Fairy Tales Adult Coloring Book Different Seasons**
This is a follow up to the Grimms Fairy Tales book and Alice in Wonderland books by Joe Brusha and others. Just in time for Halloween, it’s spooky and creepy and just a little grim! The book blurb promises: “truly spooky illustrations… playful costumed, fairy tales characters to frighteningly chilling monsters” See my review of Grimm Fairy Tales – Different Seasons here.
In the US you can buy Grimm Fairy Tales here
Color At Home: A Young House Love Coloring Book
This looks like a lovely book for those with an interest in interior design. The book is authored by well known New York Times best sellers Sherry & John Petersik of the popular home blog Young House Love. The book blurb promises: “beautiful rooms and home decor inspiration …. intricate design details like built-in bookcases, patterned pillows, and ornate rugs”
In the US you can buy Color at Home here
The Beauty of Horror: A GOREgeous Coloring Book **
Definitely something for fans of horror and just in time for Halloween! The book blurb promises you will be “channeling The Walking Dead meets The Secret Garden …meet an onslaught of severed heads, monsters, deadly weapons, and skeletal remains. Visit burial grounds, the zombie apocalypse, serial killer lairs, and gruesome torture chambers.” See my review of the Beauty of Horror here (hint – it’s GOREgous!)
In the US you can buy The Beauty of Horror here
Tokidoki Coloring Book**
Something cutesy “Featuring the popular tokidoki characters—like Unicorno and Donutella“
In the US you can buy Tokidoki Coloring Book here
Art of Coloring: Moana: 100 Images to Inspire Creativity
Something for Disney fans the book blurb promises: “beautiful landscapes, elaborate patterns, and memorable characters from Disney’s new animated feature Moana”
In the US you buy the Art of Coloring: Moana here
Snow White Coloring Book**
The talented Fabiana Attanasio has produced some beautiful coloring books for us this year Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan which I have already reviewed. These books are beautifully illustrated and come with a giant fold out poster. All of the books follow the same format and style. Fabiana is releasing three beautiful books that retell well known fairy tales in a modern style, on the one day. See my review of the Snow White Coloring Book by Fabiana Attansio here.
The Adventures of Pinocchio Coloring Book**
I feel like a kid again with all these wonderful books from Fabiana Attanasio. This will be my first Pinnocchio styled coloring book and I am super excited to see this little fellow again! See my review of the gorgeous Adventures of Pinocchio Coloring Book here.
In the US you can purchase The Adventures of Pinocchio Coloring Book here
The Wizard of Oz Coloring Book**
It’s like all my dreams come true! Only a short time ago we had Escape to Oz from the team at Good Wives and Warriors and Fabiana is putting her stamp on this classic fairy tale! See my review of the Wizard of Oz Coloring Book by Fabiana Attansio here.
In the US you can purchase the Wizard of Oz Coloring Book by Fabiana Attanasio here.
Myth & Magic: An Enchanted Fantasy Coloring Book**
Acclaimed fantasy illustrator has created a coloring book which promises “gorgeous illustrations of goddesses, angels, fairies, princesses, heroes, and mythological creatures“. One of the most beautiful fantasy books I have seen. See my review of the beautiful Myth and Magic Coloring book here.
In the US you can buy Myth and Magic Coloring Book here
DC Comics: Wonder Woman Coloring Book**
Who doesn’t remember growing up with Wonder Woman? I love these super girl comic characters and the creators of comics that have now allowed us to color our own! The book blurb promises: “many of the greatest artists in DC Comics history and their interpretations of Wonder Woman’s memorable adventures“
In the US you can buy DC Comics: Wonder Woman Coloring Book here
Serenity Adult Coloring Book
This is based on Joss Whedon’s Serenity/Firefly television series. The book blurb promises “adventure through the ‘verse where you can relive your favorite moments from the Firefly series- and more! ” Definitely one for fans of Firefly that love to color.
In the US you can buy Serenity here:
Johanna’s Christmas: A Festive Coloring Book for Adults (US) edition**
I am super excited about the Christmas coloring book from Johanna Basford. For the first time, excepting Artist’s edition, this book will be printed on single sided pages! The book blurb promises: “delicate snowflakes to deliciously decorated gingerbread houses and reindeer-led sleighs“! Johanna teased us last year with the gorgeous Christmas page she gave away. I can’t wait to see what is in store! Christmas will be coming early!
In the US you can buy Joanna’s Christmas here
Johanna’s Christmas: A Festive Coloring Book for Adults (UK) edition**
The UK edition of this book will be published 2 days later. As you can see there are some cover differences. I am super excited for this book! I love Christmas!
In t he UK you can buy Johannas Christmas here
Okay, that’s my take on the coloring books being released in October that I am looking forward to.
Happy coloring x