Tuesday, 28 March 2017

17 Must See New Books for April

So, here are the books being published in April that have caught my eye, with purchase links. There are also a couple of books that I missed recently because they released early.
The release dates are based on Book Depository, so Amazon release dates may vary.


Let me know if there's a book here that you'd like me to review.

You can see March New Books - here.
You can see February New Books - here.
You can see January New Books - here.
You can see December New Books here.
You can see November New Books here.
You can see October New Books here.
You can see September New Books - here.

Colouring Books


Mythmorphia by Kerby Rosanes
"From magnificent dragons and a fiery phoenix to beautiful mermaids and mischievous goblins, this book is truly out of this world."
US edition available at - Book Depository;

UK edition available in July at - Book Depository;
Amazon UK;  not showing on Amazon US yet.




The Twelve Dancing Princesses by Ruth Sanderson
"24 unique GRAYSCALE IMAGES to color from Ruth Sanderson's picture book THE TWELVE DANCING PRINCESSES, plus 12 bonus GRAYSCALE images, for a total of 36 pages to colour."

Available at - Book Depository;





Intricate Ink Volume 2 by Tim Jeffs
Awesome greyscale creatures.

Available at - Book Depository;
Amazon US;  Amazon UK


Magical Dawn by Hanna Karlzon
"The third coloring book collection from Sweden's beloved artist."
Available at - Book Depository;  Amazon US;   Amazon UK

Artist's Edition available at - Book Depository;   Amazon US;

Postcards available at - Book Depository;




Summer Nights by Hanna Karlzon

Artist's Edition available at - Book Depository;   Amazon US;

Postcards available at - Book Depository;   Amazon US






My Colorful Town by Chiaki Ida
"Originally published in Japan, My Colorful Town follows a young girl as she explores her hometown."

Available at - Book Depository;

Extreme Colouring: Classic Pin-Ups by Patricia Moffett
"This exclusive edition of Extreme Colouring partners with Gil Elvgren to bring his famous pin-up paintings to life."

Available at - Book Depository;
Fairy Tales Coloring book by Emelie Oberg
"Reminiscent of classic Swedish fairy tales, Emelie Lidehall Oberg's debut coloring book fills 96 pages of sweetly sleeping animals, dolls come to life, and whimsical abodes."

Available at - Book Depository;

Visions of Numberland by Alex Bellos
"Visions of Numberland unlocks the world's greatest mathematical mysteries, with 60 patterns to colour in and 10 more that you can create from scratch."

Available at - Book Depository;   Amazon UK
I think this is the same book, different title on Amazon US;





Museum: a Magical Colouring Book by Yuko Higuchi
"This is the long-awaited colouring book from illustrator Yuko Higuchi. Follow a brother and sister cats on their magical, and at times surreal, trip through Yuko Higuchi's museum, where they are transformed into the creatures they encounter."

Available at - Book Depository;

Beauty and the Beast by Fabiana Attanasio

Available at - Book Depository;

Gaudi: Colouring Gaudi, Barcelona & Modernism
"Work your way through this adult colouring book to understand the work of the great architect Antoni Gaudi, the environs of Barcelona, the style of Catalan Modernism, and to meet a girl and a dog that runs away."

Available atBook Depository;

Postcards & Notecards



Marty Noble's Color and Create Greeting Cards
"Each of the twenty-four designs in this book is printed on heavy card stock with easy-to-remove perforated pages."

Available atBook Depository;



Treasures of the British Museum

20 postcards to colour and send.

Available at - Book Depository;
Amazon UK;   no Amazon US listing yet.





Postcards for Magical Dawn and Summer Nights by Hanna Karlzon are listed up above with the books.


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Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Meet Alicia - Colourer of the Month for March

This will be a monthly post, featuring someone whose colouring has caught my eye.
You can check out all the Colourers on this page - 

Check out Colourer of the Month for September - Jeff
Check out Colourer of the Month for October - Beth
Check out Colourer of the month for November - Louise
Check out Colourer of the Month for December - Sandra
Check Out Colourer of the Month for January - Robyn
Check out Colourer of the Month for February - Sally

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Introducing Alicia who lives in Christchurch, New Zealand.



From The Official Game of Thrones


A little bit about me….

I am a Mum of two young girls. Before I was a Mum I worked as a hairdresser and recently I started my own Youtube channel to share my creativity and skills. The channel is here.


From Tangle Wood by Jessica Palmer


What made you start colouring?

I never really stopped from the moment I could hold a pencil as a child. My Mum said to me when I was about 3, "You could be an artist one day," and that gave me the spark to create.  It really started as a real hobby a few years back when I found a fairy colouring book that was aimed at adults while shopping for my daughter.



From Daydreams by Hanna Karlzon


Do you consider colouring to be an art?

Yes, and in fact it has improved my art skills and confidence so much that in the last couple of months I have taken on coloured pencil works of art, and have been really pleased with the outcomes. I know some people like colouring for the relaxing quality it has and don't think too hard about what they're doing, which is great! But generally when I colour I am very focussed.


From The Official Game of Thrones


What materials do you like to use?

I like to use mainly pencils; Polychromos in particular. But I also like using felt pens, fine liners and watercolour paints.



From Romantic Country by Eriy


Which is your favourite colouring book?

Tough question. I have a few I enjoy doing and my top three would be -
- Hanna Karlzon's Daydreams
- Romantic Country by Eriy
- The Official A Games of Thrones Colouring book

How much time do you spend colouring?

I do all my colouring at the dining table, and will find myself colouring for a couple of minutes most times I walk past it. I generally get a couple of days each day when one of my daughters is at pre-school and the other takes her nap. During that time I get to have peace and quiet to really focus on my colouring. I also spend time colouring in the evening, especially if my husband is watching a rugby game!


From Millie Marotta's Animal Kingdom


Do you frame your finished colourings? Or display them?

I have a couple of pictures framed in my girls' rooms, but I also like to make my favourite pictures into background wallpaper on my phone and computer.


Millie Marotta's Animal Kingdom Postcards.


What is your favourite colour?

I always gravitate towards purple, but I have found it difficult to find the perfect purple pencil/pen. (Me too - Prue)



From Alicia's Youtube channel - http://www.youtube.com/leashaloves


What advice would you have for other colourists?

Have fun!

Thanks Alicia. What lucky girls to have such a talented Mum.


Here are some of the books that Alicia is colouring from…..


Romantic Country by Eriy

My review is - here.

Available at - Book Depository;

Review and video flip through - here.









Daydreams by Hanna Karlzon

My review & video is - here.

Available at - Book Depository;
Video flip through - here.








Tangle Wood by Jessica Palmer

My review is - here.

Available at - Book Depository










Millie Marotta's Animal Kingdom

Available at - Book Depository;  










The Official Game of Thrones colouring book

Available at - Book Depository;
Amazon US;   Amazon UK


Millie Marotta's Postcards

Available at - Book Depository;
Amazon US;   Amazon UK




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