Thursday, 29 September 2016

19 Must See New Books for October

So, here are the books being published in October that have caught my eye, with purchase links. You'll see several Christmas items releasing in October. There are also a couple of books that I missed recently.
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 August New Books here.

You can see July New Books here.

You can see June New Books here.

You can see May New Books here.

You can see April New Books here.



Colouring Books



The Night Voyage by Daria Song
My review & flip through video is - here.
"follows the little girl on a new nighttime adventure when the conductor of her toy train comes to life and helps her distribute gifts across the world." 

You can buy it at - Book Depository;





Johanna's Christmas by Johanna Basford - US edition has a different cover. Quick video flip through - here.
"40 collectable, perforated pull-out art prints, ideal for framing or giving as festive greetings."
You can buy it at - Book Depository
Amazon US;   Amazon UK







Zendoodle Faires in Dreamland
"These sleepy Fairies, along with their animal friends-rabbits, pigs and birds are ready to sparkle with all the colors you could possibly dream up."

You can buy it at - Book Depository;





A Christmas Carol by Dickens, illustrated by Kaye Ware

You can buy it at - Book Depository;








Railway Colouring Book
"Beautifully designed locomotives in all shapes and sizes from all over the country, carriages, stations, signalboxes and structures in all their intricate period charm populate the pages."

You can buy it at - Book Depository;

Matthew Williamson
"Fabulous colouring book showing inspiration shots, behind-the-scenes photographs, sketches and prints from fashion designer Matthew Williamson's 20-year archive. It includes drawings of his prints for you to colour in yourself."

You can buy it at - Book Depository;

Welcome to the Christmas Market
"This book opens to form one long, continuous Christmas market scene to colour."
Review & video flip through is - here.
You can buy it at - Book DepositoryAmazon UK; Amazon US 

Flipping the Bird: Volume 4 by Joseph Shivery
"the 4th book in Joseph Shivery’s series, The Broken Mind of Joe’s Ink. This Bird-themed coloring book illustrates and tells stories about Joe’s unique world of birds."

You can buy it at - Amazon US;  Amazon UK
Not listed at Book Depository yet.



The Cath Kidston Floral Colouring book
"Immerse yourself in the romance of Cath Kidston florals with this brand new colouring book."

You can buy it at - Book Depository;

Colour Your Own Medieval Alphabet
"A medieval A to Z with letters from the collections of the British Library to colour in. The letters are sourced from medieval charters and seals, historical and literary manuscripts." Review & video flip through is - here.
You can buy it at - Book Depository;

Enchanted Magical Forests - Grayscale - by Selena Fenech
"Be taken away to a beautiful and inspiring world of fairies, unicorns, and dragons."

You can buy it at - Book Depository;


The Wizard of Oz by Attanasio
The latest from this artist. Book includes a removable poster.

You can buy it at - Book Depository;

The Beauty of Horror
"Readers will meet an onslaught of severed heads, monsters, deadly weapons, and skeletal remains."

You can buy it at - Book Depository;

I Heart Colouring Christmas Part 2 by Lizzie Preston
"I Heart Colouring Christmas is brimming with festive scenes and patterns to colour, from decorative stars and pretty baubles, to gingerbread biscuits, robins and wreaths."

You can buy it at -  Book Depository;
Amazon UK;  Not showing on Amazon US yet but you can get it post free, worldwide, from the Book Depository link above.


Great British Bake Off Colouring book
" 90 beautiful illustrations by the official Bake Off illustrator, Tom Hovey, including all your favourite showstoppers and iconic bakes from the show."

You can buy it at - Book Depository;

Posters, Postcards, Gift boxes, Ornaments, Gift Tags



Christmas to Color
"Step into a Christmas wonderland with these 10 postcards, 15 cut-out gift tags, and 10 cut-out ornaments to colour."

You can buy it at - Book Depository;

Colouring Book of Beautiful Gift Boxes: Christmas
"Each page of this brilliant book is actually a box! Simply tear along the dotted lines, fold along the scored lines and you've created a gift box perfect for storing all kinds of Christmas treats. "
You can buy it at - Book Depository;

Color Your Own Christmas Ornaments: 3D
"You can color, punch out, and hang dozens of wonderful decorations. Make your tree your very own by creating these personalized three-dimensional ornaments."

You can buy it at - Book Depository;

Foodies Colouring Posters - x2 giant posters + x3 smaller posters.
"The Foodie's Colouring Posters also includes bonus recipes to cook at home. Colour, cook, create!"

You can buy it at - Book Depository;






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Reviews and Posts from last week


"Meet Jeff - Colourer of the Month" - read his interview and see his colourings here.






"Those who don't believe in magic, will never find it" Dahl - review, video flip through here.

Monday, 26 September 2016

Celebrate & Colour the Nativity

A new book from Felicity French is always welcome. and I haven't seen another colouring book based on the Nativity, although I'm sure there are some.
First of all, this book has nothing to do with lions! Lion is the name of the publisher, Lion Books.
For colour inspiration I recommend that you get along to your local library and find picture books on the Nativity by Jane Ray, Brian Wildsmith and Jan Pienkowski. 
The colours these artists use will blow you away!






My colouring


Title:  The Lion Nativity Colouring Book
Artists:  Felicity French

Here is my video flip through -




At a glance…..


Size - 200 x 213, 32 pages
Single-sided images - no
Images into the spine - very few
Paper - medium
Perforated - no 
Water based pens - yes but test first.
Who will love it - those who are looking for a Nativity book to colour, those who like colouring Felicity French images, and those who like colouring patterns and quite detailed images. 




Earlier this year I reviewed this book, also by Felicity French - here.









You can find out more …




The Lion Nativity Colouring Book by Felicity French

You can buy it at - Book Depository;
Amazon US;   Amazon UK







Also coming soon, illustrated by Felicity French is…




The Lion Psalms Colouring Book

You can buy it at - Book Depository;
Amazon US;   Amazon UK







Tell me more …


Comment:

There is text through this book too: a retelling by Antonia Jackson, that takes the story on a bit further. This is a lovely little book, even uncoloured.

Drawing:

Felicity has drawn some beautiful, patterned figures, angels, animals and flowers, but what catches my eye are the exquisite borders on the text pages. Check them out in the flip through video up above. 
Mostly the text is on the left hand page with full page images on the right hand page. 
There are lovely star spreads at the front and back.
The line width is consistent throughout and is fine. Now, you may choose to colour each little detail but I chose to block colour in the image up above, using the patterns as texture. 
Mostly the images are clear of the spine so this won't be an issue.


Layout and Paper:

This is a smallish book (about the size of the Escape series from Good Wives & Warriors) and I really like this size. It's perfect for sharing the story with children. 
The cover is a loose one, with gold highlights. There is a beautiful "this book belongs to" page. The paper is white and medium quality with a little bit of tooth. You will need to test your water based pens out, maybe on the star endpapers. Also put a protective sheet behind the image you're colouring to protect the following image.
The book is glue bound and is lying quite flat.
A little charmer!



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Reviews and Posts from last week



"Meet Jeff - Colourer of the Month" - read his interview and see his colourings here.






"Those who don't believe in magic, will never find it" Dahl - review, video flip through here.










* This book was purchased by me.