Monday, 7 May 2018

5 Must See Books for May

So, here are the books being published recently that have caught my eye, with purchase links. A real variety this month - colouring, drawing, puzzles - and an important preview. 
The release dates are based on Book Depository, so Amazon dates may vary.

You can see April new books - here.
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.


World of Flowers by Johanna Basford

"This book invites you to travel the world and beyond into fantastical realms, discovering exotic blooms and extraordinary plants along the way. From floating gardens of water poppies in South Africa to delicate cosmos in Japan, and from fanciful toadstools to enchanted fairytale gardens, an abundance of fascinating florals awaits, ready for you to bring to life in color."

Can be preordered at - Book Depository;


Fabulous Figures (I Heart Drawing series) by Jane Davenport

"In Fabulous Figures, Jane lays out the basics and walks you through working with different mediums; drawing the head, face, clothing, hair, and features; and constructing figures inspired by fashion, fantasy, life drawing, and more."

Buy it at - Book Depository;
Amazon US;   Amazon UK

Creative Haven Wizard of Oz by Marty Noble

"beloved scenes inspired by the classic book, featuring richly detailed repeat patterns, mandalas, collage designs, and more."

Buy it at - Book Depository;
Amazon US;   Amazon UK

Treasured Alps, Threatened Alps by Claire Scully

"This large-format colouring book from renowned artist Claire Scully features portraits of 51 threatened animals, plants, and landscapes of the Alps. Accompanying texts by environmental journalist Jacopo Pasotti explore what makes each subject so unique as well as what threatens them. In cooperation with WWF Switzerland."

Buy it at - Book Depository;
Amazon US;   Amazon UK

Here is a video of Thomas doing an example -

Spiroglyphics by Thomas Pavitte

Anything by Thomas is huge fun! See my review of Querkles.
This is new series with Cities & Animals to come.
"Fun to create and amazing to look at, the Spiroglyphics will blow your mind and make amazing artworks for your wall!"

Buy it at - Book Depository;
Amazon US;   Amazon UK

The Wellbeing Journal

"Developed in partnership with Mind, the mental health charity, each page of this gorgeous journal has been thoughtfully crafted and it includes activities, colouring, drawing prompts, contemplative quotes and lots of space for you to write about your own thoughts, feelings and experiences. "

Buy it at - Book Depository;
Amazon US;   Amazon UK

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