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Coloring Books – New Releases – February- 2018

"My monthly round up of the coloring books to be released that I am looking forward to"

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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.

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

Let’s go …..

February is packed to the brim with new coloring books.  In fact, there’s so many co ming otu that it’s hard to choose just a select few for this post!

Maui Mermaids & Island Whimsy Girls Coloring Book

The lovely Hannah Lynn has another  cute and whimsical coloring book being released in February,  This one has a mermaid theme.   Hannah has spent holidays in Hawaii so no doubt this will have a tropical theme.     This is the first coloring book that I have seen by Hannah that is not being self published but being published through Permuted Press.

Pages: 112

You can buy  Maui Mermaids & Island Whimsy Girls Coloring Book

Color Me Murder (Pen & Ink)

This looks like an interesting book filled with intricate images.   It seems to be like a murder mystery and coloring book The publisher’s blurb states  ” By day, Florrie Fox manages Color Me Read bookstore in Georgetown, Washington D.C. By night, she creates her own intricately detailed coloring books for adults, filling the pages with objects that catch her eye. There’s plenty of inspiration in her new apartment—a beautiful carriage house belonging to Professor John Maxwell, Florrie’s boss. He offers the property to Florrie rent-free with one condition—she must move in immediately to prevent his covetous sister and nephew from trying to claim it.

When the professor’s nephew, Delbert, arrives, he proves just as sketchy as Florrie feared. But the following morning, Delbert has vanished. It’s not until she visits the third floor of the store that Florrie makes a tragic discovery—there’s a trap door in the landing, and a dead Delbert inside. The esteemed Professor Maxwell is an obvious suspect, but Florrie is certain this case isn’t so black and white. Doodling clues, she begins to consider other colorful characters on the scene, all with a motive for murder. With a killer drawing closer, Florrie will need to think outside the lines . . . before death makes his mark again.”

Pages: 304

You can purchase Color Me Murder here

Zendoodle Color-by-Number: Spring Awakening: Blooming Gardens to Color and Display

Deborah Muller and her Chubby Mermaid brand often self publishes books but also illustrates for coloring book publishers like Posh and St Martins Press under the Zendoodle brand.   In this spring themed coloring book, Deborah has created a color by numbers book.    I am a fan of color by numbers books as they are so relaxing.  Not having to think about a color scheme means that you can just focus on the art and the act fo coloring.

Pages: 128

You can buy  Zendoodle Color-by-Number: Spring Awakening: Blooming Gardens to Color and Display here

Intricate Ink: Animals in Detail Volume 3

Fans of the Intricate Ink series of coloring books by Tim Jeffs will be pleased that Volume 3 is being released.  Jeff specialises in intricately drawn animals in his own style.   This new book will find 25 new illustrations bound in a book with lay flat binding for ease of coloring.

Pages: 56

You can purchase  Intricate Ink: Animals in Detail Volume 3here

Piranesi’s Views of Rome: Colouring Book

Piranesi trained as an architect. His career as an architect didn’t take off as he had imagined but he was very popular with tourists and his beautiful etchings of the city with some fantasy on occasion thrown in.   The publisher’s blurb states “He produced more than one thousand etchings in his lifetime, with Vedute his best-known artistic achievement. He spent more than thirty years producing its 135 original plates, working until his death in 1778. Ten years later, his son Francesco added two plates of his own (one is included here).’   There are 50 drawings to color in this book which has been printed using lay flat binding.

Pages: 108

You can purchase Piranesi’s Views of Rome: Coloring Book here

The Fairy Tale Art of Walter Crane: Coloring Book

This gorgeous book based on the art work of  Walter Crane’s children’s illustrations is filled with  “bedtime favorites, such as Beauty and the Beast, Robin Hood, and Little Red Riding Hood. Others we may not remember well today, such as Princess Belle-Etoileand The Hind in the Wood”.    The illustrations are printed on single sided paper and there are 22 drawings ot color in printed A4 size.

Pages: 48

You can purchase the Fairy Tale Art of Walter Crane here

The White King: Tales of Maximilian I, A Coloring Book

German artist, Hans Burgkmair the Elder (1473-1531) produced over 200 woodcuts for the novel The White King (or Der Weiss König which documented Maximillan’s life.  Twenty five of those woodcuts are represented in this coloring book “ordered chronologically as they appear in the 1775 publication”.    The publishers have used lay flat binding for ease of coloring.

Pages:  56

You can purchase The White King:  Tales of Maximilian I here.

Shakespeare: A Colouring Book

For fans of Shakespeare there are 50 engravings including in this coloring book which features lay flat binding.    The engravings are based on the work of   publisher John Boydell.  In 1789 he opened a gallery featuring the top artists of the day and their interpretations of  Shakespeare’s works.

Pages:  108

You can purchase Shakespeare:  A colouring book here

Pictura Prints: Cities of the World

Pictura create some wonderful, high quality coloring books and fold out posters.   They have a few coloring books out this month but this one took my fancy.     The book contains 12 pictures that can be removed from the book for coloring featuring 12 of the most popular cities in the world.

Pages: 24

You can purchase Pictura Prints:  Cities of the Worldhere

Creative Haven Fanciful Sea Life Coloring Book

Well known artist and coloring book creator,  Marjorie Sarnat takes a look at sea life in her latest coloring book for the Creative Haven brand.    In this book there are 31 illustrations printed on perforated paper.   Images include “schools of exotic fish, a sunken ship and treasure chest, a seashell castle, and such underwater dwellers as jellyfish, an octopus, sea turtles, striped angelfish, whales, and more”.

Pages: 64

You can purchase Creative Haven Fanciful Sea Life Coloring Book here

Delightful Animal Families: Craft, Pattern, Color, Chill 

Fans of Thaneeya McArdle and lovers of cute and whimsical may swoon at the latest from this prolific coloring book illustrator.    Delightful Animals coloring book features “happy hippos and laughing llamas to blissful bears and perky pandas”.  The illustrations are printed on perforated paper for easy removal.  The book is published by Design Originals and includes some coloring tips as well”.

Pages:  96

You can purchase Delightful Animal Families coloring book here.

Creative Haven Seashore Scenes Coloring Book 

Another sea based coloring book from Creative Havent his month.   This book is illustrated by Dot Barlowe who has created a number of coloring books for the Creative Haven and Dover publishing group.   As with all Creative Haven books the Seashore Scenes book features perforated pages for easy removal and 31 illustrations.    The book features “images of majestic palm trees, romantic beach scenes, towering mountains, and other seascapes.”

Pages:  64

You can buy Creative Haven Seashore Scenes Coloring Book here.

Let’s Get Creative with Markers: A Creative Workbook for Coloring, Shading, Blending, and Beyond

This coloring technique book looks like a lot of fun as it explores using markers on your coloring pages.    The book promises to show “how easy it is to successfully use markers for coloring, sketching, illustration, mixed media, and more. Angelea Van Dam, the professional artist behind Hello Angel coloring books, reveals her marker secrets in this creative workbook for absolute beginners.She offers a comprehensive guide to the different kinds of art markers, brush pens, and paint markers available today, with advice on selecting tip shape, ink base, price range, and more.”

Pages:      64

You can buy Let’s Get Creative With Markers technique book here

Happy coloring x


About the author


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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