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Hottest New Coloring Books: December Roundup

Written by Adrienne

 

As we round out 2016 and head into 2017, there are still a lot of great new coloring books making an appearance! Why not splurge a little on some new favorites?

In this monthly series, I will be rounding up the list of the hottest new releases in the coloring book world for the past month, so you don’t need to dig to find new books you’ll love. Feel free to sound off about other new releases you’ve got your eyes on in the comments!

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Hottest new coloring book releases in December 2016! You know I'm excited about the Star Trek coloring book!

1. Romantic Country: The Second Tale: A Fantasy Coloring Book

Romantic Country: The Second Tale: A Fantasy Coloring Book

Romantic Country: The Second Tale: A Fantasy Coloring Book

Romantic Country: The Second Tale: A Fantasy Coloring Book

Release Date: December 20, 2016

The Japanese illustratir Eriy uses a highly unique process to create each of her intricate coloring scenes: she dips a toothpick in ink and painstakingly brings each page to life! You may already be familiar with her first Romantic Country coloring book, which has earned well over 100 reviews and 4.5 stars on Amazon.

If you are a Johanna Basford fan, you’ll love these gorgeous castles, country gardens, and animals. Grab your copy today!


2. Star Trek: The Next Generation Adult Coloring Book

Star Trek: The Next Generation Adult Coloring Book

Star Trek: The Next Generation Adult Coloring Book

Star Trek: The Next Generation Adult Coloring Book

Release Date: December 20, 2016

I’ve been a huge fan of The Next Generation ever since my boyfriend introduced me to it in high school, and I’ve had my eye on this coloring book ever since it was announced. Color your favorite crew members in this collection of 45 illustrations, including scenes from the show and all-new artwork.


3. Art of Coloring Star Wars: Rogue One

Art of Coloring Star Wars: Rogue One

Release Date: December 16, 2016

Star Trek not your flavor? What about Star Wars? Timed to come out alongside the new movie, the Rogue One coloring book features well over 100 pages of character studies, scenes from the movie, and repeated patterns related to the Star Wars universe.


4. Querkles: Cats

Querkles: Cats

Release Date: December 13, 2016

Color by numbers just got a grown-up update. The Querkles series of coloring books brings you color by number — in the form of hundreds of overlapping circles numbered one through five. Choose five different shades (the book offers suggestions) and watch as the mess of circles turns into a brilliant image before your very eyes! This new Querkles book features cats and kittens.


5. Creative Haven Circular Cities Coloring Book

Creative Haven Circular Cities Coloring Book

Creative Haven Circular Cities Coloring Book

Creative Haven Circular Cities Coloring Book

Release Date: December 14, 2016

In this new Creative Haven title, 31 famous city skylines are condensed into circular planet-style illustrations. Some of the cities included are Cairo, Hong Kong, Dubai, Madrid, Miami, and more! If you like skylines and cityscapes, this is a great coloring book for you. How many monuments do you recognize?


6. Fantasia: Adult Coloring Book

Fantasia: Adult Coloring Book

Fantasia: Adult Coloring Book

Fantasia: Adult Coloring Book

Release Date: December 20, 2016

If fantasy creatures are your jam, you’ll enjoy this new square-format coloring book full of fairies, unicorns, elves, dragons, phoenixes, chimeras, and dwarves.


7. Creative Haven Winged Fantasy Designs Coloring Book

Creative Haven Winged Fantasy Designs Coloring Book

Creative Haven Winged Fantasy Designs Coloring Book

Creative Haven Winged Fantasy Designs Coloring Book

Release Date: December 14, 2016

Following the fantasy theme, here is a new Creative Haven coloring book full of fantasy creatures with wings. Included in this book, you’ll find phoenixes, angels, dragons, winged warriors, flying horses, gargoyles, and more.


8. Colour My Sketchbook/Characters: Grayscale Colouring Book

Colour My Sketchbook/Characters: Grayscale Colouring Book

Colour My Sketchbook/Characters: Grayscale Colouring Book

Colour My Sketchbook/Characters: Grayscale Colouring Book

Release Date: December 11, 2016

Bring Bennett Klein’s brilliant grayscale anthropomorphic creatures to life with this new coloring book! You’ll find sloths, seals, koalas, giraffes, badgers, and more, many with decorative borders around the drawing. If you’re looking for a very unique animal coloring book, look no further.


9. World of Cats: Adult Coloring Book

World of Cats: Adult Coloring Book

World of Cats: Adult Coloring Book

World of Cats: Adult Coloring Book

Release Date: December 3, 2016

If the Querkles book wasn’t your thing, maybe this will be. This book of cat drawings takes a unique approach, with cats that can be colored realistically, abstractly, or both.


10. Hidden Garden: An Adult Coloring Book

Hidden Garden: An Adult Coloring Book

Hidden Garden: An Adult Coloring Book

Hidden Garden: An Adult Coloring Book

Release Date: December 10, 2016

Jade Summer’s Hidden Garden offers up a variety of forested scenes to color in a similar style to Johanna Basford. Each image is printed on just one side of the page, with the back printed black to prevent bleed-through. Each image is printed twice, so with just one copy you can color with a friend.


So there you have it — ten brilliant new releases for the month of December! Stay tuned — before you know it, we’ll be putting out a list for January!

What’s your favorite new release? Share in the comments below!

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