Unleashing Adult Creativity With Barron’s Coloring Books and Prismacolor Pencils

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With adult coloring books being all the rave now, it is no wonder publishers are coming out with more and more varieties of books. Barron’s recently released a whole bunch of fun books that inspire creativity and can help with relieving stress. Coloring books remind many of their childhood and a simpler time especially before all the tech gadgets of today. For me, I grew up coloring and dragging my big box of crayons and bag of coloring books everywhere. I didn’t need electricity or Wi-Fi to have fun!

The best part of all the new coloring books though is that there is one for everyone. Whether you like animals, sports, patterns, travel destinations or just coloring in general, there is a coloring book out there.

Challenging Coloring: Millions of Animals

This is a book that features over 90 awesome animal coloring pages. There are pages that are easier than others, perfect for beginners. I am not an animal lover but this book has so many funny creations that I had trouble picking which page to color! So many different animals and environments to choose from. The only bummer is the pages are back to back so you can’t display both pages if you color both back and front.

Extreme Coloring Tattoos

This book is not just for tattoo enthusiasts, although they would definitely appreciate it more, but rather anyone who is looking for a coloring challenge. These illustrations are definitely a step up from most coloring books and require patience. Definitely, not one to work on with small kids as you need a steady hand for most of the illustrations. Nothing is inappropriate just very detailed drawings. What is nice on this book too is that the back of each page is a paragraph about what the next picture is about, so if you color a page you can display it without worrying about covering up the illustration on the back. Honestly, this book is above my level as I just started with these but perfect for an expert!

Fairies to Color

This is a perfect book for a child or even a parent and child to complete together. The illustrations are fun and they are spaced out enough so its not so tight to color. My daughter is five and loves it! You also get 190 stickers to color and use wherever or on recommended pages. Great book for its price and will be hours of fun! Perfect to give as a gift with a pack of colored pencils!

Life is Beautiful

This is a book that is all about gift giving or of course displaying on your own! The illustrations are ones that you’d see displayed in a frame. They are partially colored already for you so they are also easier to color! Very beautiful illustrations and would make great gifts!

Mythologica: Beasts to Color

This book is all about mythological beasts and creatures. The illustrations are definitely more detailed and require a steady hand. Perfect for someone looking for a challenge who loves mythology. Lots of fun pictures to color and they are one-sided so you don’t have to cover up one of your pictures!

3D Ballerina Theater

This is such a unique and fun book. The pages are cardboard and feature ballerina illustrations where you can actually display them! There is a page with six slots and you pick six of the pages you color and put them in the slot to make a 3D scene! You can mix and match and create whatever you want! I like that the pages are thicker so they can stand up to the constant use of my daughter. This would make a great gift along with a set of colored pencils!

Make sure you have the right colored pencils!

Now I will say it is especially important to have good colored pencils and a sharpener on hand when coloring. Some of the spots you may need to color require a sharp tip and you don’t want to stress over searching for a sharpener.

I like the Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils. They are soft colored pencils that make coloring fun a breeze thanks to the way they can fit in tight spaces.

Start your coloring book collection!

Check out Amazon for Barron’s coloring books and Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils.

WIN IT: (1) US winner will win a Barron’s Coloring Books for Adults/Kids Prize Pack

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Speak Your Mind



  1. Shakeia Rieux says:

    Mythologica: Beasts to Color would be my first choice

  2. Renee Rousseau says:

    Ballerina Theater would be our first conquest! I love the artwork!

  3. Yvonne Delgado says:

    My daughter would use Ballerina theater first

  4. Sherrie McQueen Gilstrap says:

    Coloring is my biggest stress relief by far. I think Millions of Animals would be my pick. My little girl would most likely love the Fairies to Color. We both love to color that’s for sure.

  5. Jessica Cox says:

    My daughters would like the ballerina book to color

  6. Julie Bickham says:

    I’m sure she would like to color the Fairies to Color book first.

  7. Karen Propes says:

    I would give my Granddaughter the 3D Ballerina Theater. She would love it!!!! She loves coloring. When she comes over that has become one thing we do together. It’s so much fun making up stories about what we are coloring.

  8. Jennifer H. says:

    I would say the Life is Beautiful.

  9. tammy smith says:

    life is beautiful

  10. crystal gibson says:

    My daughter would be so excited about the prismacolor coloring pencils. She would also love the tattoo book.

  11. Robin Creager says:

    I’d want to color the Life Is Beautiful first. Looks fun and relaxing!

  12. Lesley F says:

    I would love the Life Is Beautiful coloring book

  13. Heather Dangerfield says:

    Life is beautiful

  14. Kim brooks says:

    My daughter is into ballerinas alot so I’m pretty sure that would be the first…now if it was me I’d go with fairies to color ! Amazing prize

  15. Nicole H says:

    My daughter would love to try out the Fairies to Color.

  16. We would use the Challenging Coloring book first, it looks fun!

  17. Ryan Schaar says:

    Look beautiful and detailed, would love these in my collection!

  18. I like the “Life is Beautiful” looks simply and easy going. I’d choose that one for sure.

  19. Amanda W says:

    Oh man, the animal book is so detailed! I would definitely color in that one first!

  20. Darla Peduzzi says:

    Life is beautiful looks like a really fun book to color.

  21. Elizabeth says:

    I would like to color in the Extreme Coloring Tattoos Book, first.

  22. Valerie Ray says:

    Oh my goodness! What a great giveaway! My 7 year old daughter is gifted in drawing and coloring and I know that she would love all of these books! I know that her favorite would be the Ballerina Theater.

  23. janetfaye says:

    I would color in Life Is Beautiful first.

  24. I would definitely check out Mythologica for myself…I like that kind of stuff.

  25. I think she’d start with Mythologica

  26. Holly Thomas says:

    I would love to try out the Millions of Animals coloring book first.

  27. Sherry Keef says:

    I would love to have the Life is Beautiful coloring book.

  28. Heather Cummings says:

    I would go for the fairy one first. LOVE fairies…never too old for them.

  29. Jacque Phillips says:

    I am fairly new to the adult coloring craze, however am finding I enjoy detail as well as the faries, mythological and story based books but a lot of these are a bit over budget for me so I thought joking a give away would be a great way to see a wider variety of books and meet new people around the world.

  30. Cynthia R says:

    I would go for the tattoo book but I think she would go for the fairy book or ballerina one.

  31. I would be happy with anything because i lost everything in a house fire and starting over so anything that i would win would be amazing….good luck to everyone…

  32. golden storm says:

    i would like to use the life is beautiful coloring book first

  33. Dana Rodriguez says:

    I think “Millions Of Animals”! These look like nice books!

  34. Jeff Geer says:

    i am trying to get started and this seems like a good place to start 🙂

  35. Jennylyn Gross says:

    life is beautiful

  36. Alicia Hewitt says:

    My daughter and I would choose Life is Beautiful to choke in together

  37. Terra Heck says:

    I’d start with coloring in the Challenging Coloring: Millions of Animals book. Thanks.

  38. Millions of animals coloring.

  39. Cheryl Chervitz says:

    I have a grandson that would love the Millions of Animals book.

  40. i think he would most like the millions of animals

  41. vickie couturier says:

    Millions of Animals book

  42. fairies

  43. Mary Beth Wylie says:

    I’m in love with the Fairy Coloring Book! So cute! So fun! My daughter and I have an obsession with fairies!

  44. Maryann D. says:

    I would probably use the Life is Beautiful book first. They all seem terrific to have.

  45. Shelley P says:

    I would be excited to start the Challenging Coloring: Millions of Animals book first 🙂

  46. We’d use life is beautiful first.

  47. Michelle C says:

    I want to try the Millions of Animals book!

  48. Deborah Noal says:

    I like the Millions of Animals book best but the life is beautiful book looks like a lot of fun too.

  49. Kathy Stevenson says:

    Ballerina theatre

  50. Thank you for the chance to win this great giveaway.

  51. Jeanna Massman says:

    My grandson would love the Millions of Animals book.

  52. Maureen kennedy says:

    I’d probably use Challenging Coloring first with my new Prismas!

  53. Life is Beautiful

  54. I would like the Millions of Animals book.

  55. I would like the extreme coloring book for myself!

  56. First I’d color Life Is Beautiful

  57. Dana Matthews says:

    The Ballerina book for us!

  58. Denise M Todd says:

    I would love to share these with my Granddaughters..Great way to share quality time together.

  59. Jan Lee says:

    I would color the Millions of Animals first. My great niece would choose the Ballerina Theater first 🙂

  60. RENEE WALTERS says:

    My daughter would love the mythologica book!

  61. Sharon Ravenell says:

    Love to gift my 75 yrs. young Mom those wonderful coloring books. Pretty cool love to win!!!

  62. laura feist says:

    mythologica and prism colors

  63. WOW!! Mythologica AND Prismacolors! Would love to win this. I’d share them with my teens, but I’m as big of a fan of coloring as they are.

  64. Lisa Williams says:

    I know the first book my daughter would use first would be the Ballerina Theater,she is in ballet classes and loves it,so she would be so excited about this book!

  65. My daughter would probably use the Ballerina book first.

  66. I like the extreme coloring