Coloring books for adults are red hot in 2015, selling millions of copies and prompting publishers of all sizes to get in on the game. Below are select coloring books for adults publishing between November 2015 and April 2016.


Color Studio (Series)

Debra Valencia

(Fox Chapel, Nov.)

Crystal Cave: The Ultimate Geometric Coloring Book

Ensor Holiday and Roger Burrows

(Bloomsbury, Nov)

Doodlers Anonymous Epic Coloring Book

Rony Tako and Hugo Seijas

(Monacelli, Nov.)

Edible Paradise

Jessie Kanelos-Weiner

(Rizzoli, Feb.)

I Love My Hair

Andrea Pippins

(Random House Children’s, Nov.)

Modern Elegance Coloring Book

Amanda Murphy

(C&T, Nov.)

Patterns of the Universe

Alex Bellos and Edmund Harriss

(The Experiment, Dec.)

The Street Art Sketchbook

Parragon Books

(Parragon, Apr.)

What Lifts You?

Kelsey Montague

(Harlequin Games, Feb.)

Wonderful Whimsical Coloring

Alexis Seabrook

(Taunton, Jan.)



Kerby Rosanes

(Plume, Nov.)

Birds and Butterflies

Alice Chadwick

(Little, Brown, Dec.)

Blooms, Birds, and Butterflies

Andie Hanna

(Peter Pauper, Jan.)

Color the Natural World

Zoe Keller

(Timber, Nov.)

Ernst Haeckel: Art Forms in Nature Coloring Book

J.M.M. Shepperd

(Pomegranate, Jan.)

Flora Bella

Peggy Jo Ackley

(Sellers, Mar.)

Intricate Ink: Animals in Detail

Tim Jeffs

(Pomegranate, Jan.)

Just Add Color (series)

Lisa Congdon

(Quarto, multiple pub months)

The Menagerie: Animal Portraits to Color

Richard Merritt and Claire Scully

(Barron’s, Feb.)

Nature’s Glory

Christina Rose

(Harlequin, Jan.)

Tangle Bay: An Enchanting Coloring Book with Hidden Treasure

Jessica Palmer

(Search Press, Mar.)

Tangled Gardens Coloring Book

Jane Monk

(Quarto, Nov.)

To the Moon

Sarah Yoon

(Laurence King, April)

To the Ocean Deep

Sarah Yoon

(Laurence King, April)

Waterlife: A Mindful Coloring Book

Georgie Woolridge

(St. Martin’s, Feb.)

Wonders of the Sea: Color Your Way to Calm

Claire Laude and Aurelie Castex

(Little, Brown, Dec.)

Zen Coloring: Winter Wonderland

Editors of GMC

(Taunton, Dec.)

Relaxation & Calmness

Art Therapy: An Inspiration Notebook

Sam Loman and Jack Clucas

(Running Press, Nov.)

Arte Antiestres: 100 Lamines Para Colorear (Spanish edition)

Various authors

(PRH Grupo Editorial, Nov.)

Calming Patterns


(Skyhorse, Nov.)

Coloring for Tranquility


(Parragon, Dec.)

Color Me Fearless

Lacy Mucklow and Angela Porter

(Quarto, Feb.)

Color Yourself to Happiness

Clare Youngs

(Cico Books, Mar.)

Keep Calm and Color On

Katie Martin

(Sourcebooks, Nov.)

The Little Book of Calm Coloring

David Sinden and Victoria Kay

(Touchstone, Dec.)

Serenity Swirls: 25 Unique Coloring Patterns for Stress Relief and Mindfulness

Jennifer Lankenau

(Diversion, Nov.)

Stress Less Coloring (series)

Various authors

(F + W, multiple pub months)

Time to Dream


(Barron’s, Apr.)

Zendoole Pocket Coloring (series)

Nikolett Corley

(St. Martin’s, Jan.)

Religion & Spirituality

Advent Coloring Calendar: A Coloring Book to Bless and De-stress Through the Season


(Paraclete, Nov.)

The Bible Coloring Book: Inspiring Scenes and Scripture from the Old Testament

Tammie Trucchi

(F + W, Mar.)

The Coloring Book of Mindfulness

Holly Macdonald

(Quadrille, Jan.)

Coloring Flower Mandala Postcards

Wendy Piersall

(Ulysses, Mar.)

Clouds in a Teacup

Thich Nhat Hanh and Brett Cook

(Parallax, Dec.)

52 Flower Mandalas

David J. Bookbinder and Emily Sper

(Diversion, Dec.)

Follow Your Dreams

Flora Waycott

(Peter Pauper, Jan.)

Live Loved: An Adult Coloring Book

Margaret Feinberg

(Bethany House, Dec.)

Mandalas: A Coloring Book

Paul Heussenstamm

(Pomegranate, Jan.)

Mandalas and More: A Meditative Drawing and Coloring Book for Mind, Body, and Spirit

Cher Kaufmann

(Countryman, Apr.)

Postcards of Blessing: Color, Pray, Send!

Marcel Flier

(Monarch, Apr.)

The Soul Discovery Coloring Book

Janet Conner and Christine Pensa

(Conari, Mar.)

Whatever Is Lovely: A Coloring Book for Reflection and Worship

Waterbrook Press

(Waterbrook Multnomah, Dec.)


The Brothers Grimm Coloring Book

Adam Fisher

(Pegasus, Nov.)

The Candy Crush Adult Coloring Book

Candy Crush

(Grand Central, Nov.)

Classic Coloring: Alice in Wonderland

John Tenniel

(Abrams Noterie, Mar.)

Every Little Thing: A Flat Vernacular Coloring Book

Payton Cosell Turner

(Potter Style, Nov.)

Gulliver’s New Travels: A Creative Coloring Book That Reimagines Gulliver’s World and Beyond

James Gulliver Hancock

(Barron’s, Apr.)

Sherlock: The Mind Palace

Mike Collins

(Harper Design, Nov.)

Star Wars: 100 Images to Inspire Creativity and Relaxation

Catherine Saunier-Talec and Anne Vallet

(Disney, Nov.)

Vogue Coloring Book

Vogue and Iain R. Webb

(Octopus, Apr.)


Color Paris: 20 Views to Color In by Hand

Hennie Haworth

(Harper Design)

Fantastic Structures

Steve McDonald

(Chronicle, Apr.)

Journey in Colors: Moroccan Motifs Coloring Book

Molly Hatch

(Chronicle, Mar.)

London Coloring Book

Min Heo

(Ammo, Nov.)

Marty Noble’s Peaceful World

Marty Noble

(Skyhorse, Mar.)

Paris Street Style

Zoe de las Cases

(Potter Style, Feb.)

Ultimate Travel Coloring Book

Lonely Planet

(Lonely Planet, Mar.)

Vive le Color! Africa

Abrams Noterie

(Abrams Noterie, Jan.)

Fun & Humor

Color Me Cluttered

Durell H. Godfrey

(Penguin/Perigee, Dec.)

Draw with a Vengeance: Get Even in Ink and Let Karma Handle the Rest

Helen Wrath

(Running Press, Dec.)

The Feminist Activity Book

Gemma Correll

(Seal, Apr.)

Hot Dudes Coloring Book

D.C. Taylor

(Berkley, Feb.)

The Trump Coloring Book

M.G. Anthony

(Post Hill, Dec.)

The Ultimate Coloring for Grown-Ups

Ryan Hunter and Taige Jensen

(Plume, Nov.)

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