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I’m already an adult, and painting is just as fun and calming today as it was when I was a kid. Children have many beautiful advantages from simple painting: It helps them concentrate, develop fine motor skills and coordination, increase color awareness and stimulate creativity. The main thing is that it’s fun! Get started with the awesome new coloring books for kids!

I wanted to highlight some of the most recent coloring books for the little ones in your life, both because school is starting again and because if they enjoy painting, at some point you have run out of your coloring book resources and are looking for something new. The lot below is from this year and last, and they’re all just waiting to be painted with their crayons by some eager youngsters.

I divide these new coloring books for children into two categories by age group: coloring books for young children aged 1 to 5 and for adolescent children aged 6 to 10. Have fun coloring!

New coloring books for kids ages 1 to 5

Cover of the first coloring book for creative toddlers with a picture of a colorful snail and strawberry

Imagi Press’s first coloring book for creative toddlers

With large drawings with bold lines to encourage coloring within the lines, this coloring book is ideal for toddlers 1 to 3 years old. The pictures are all everyday objects that help them to recognize and expand their vocabulary, such as fruit and vegetables, farm and zoo animals, weather and other recognizable objects that they can color and learn.

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my first english-spanish children's coloring book jocelyn wood

My first English-Spanish coloring book for children by Jocelyn Wood

While your little one is coloring funny pictures of shapes, numbers, letters and colors, why not help him learn the names for what he is coloring in two languages? This coloring book combines each picture with the name of the item in Spanish and English so that you not only learn their numbers and names for colors in one language, but in two languages!

Cover image of My First Big Book of Undersea Creatures by Little Bee Woods, with illustrations of marine life around the cover text

My first big book on Underwater Creatures from Little Bee Books

Dive under the ocean and get 200 pages of ocean-inspired painting opportunities for kids! As an aquarium-loving ex-kid myself, I would have gone mad for a coloring book with so much marine life. Your little ones can choose between dolphins, sharks, sea turtles, starfish and other marine life to color them to their heart’s content.

Coloring book vehicles for toddlers from Kwabu with a picture of a tractor, fire engine, spaceship, car and excavator on the front

Coloring book vehicles for toddlers by Kwabu

Let this coloring book introduce the toddlers in your life to the planes, trains, and cars they see on the road or in the air. You’ll love coloring in and learning about cars, fire trucks, trains, tractors, excavators, and more as they fill in the 25 pages of vehicles available, all on thick paper with one-sided printing.

Dinosaur coloring book for children by ColoredUniverse with an exploding volcano and a few dinosaurs on the cover

Dinosaur coloring book for kids by ColoredUniverse

Help your young adventurers go back in time with this dinosaur coloring book. You’ll enjoy 28 pages with a wide variety of dinosaur species to choose from, including Triceratops, Stegosaurus, T-Rex, Spinosaurus, and more. Not to mention that the dinosaurs in this book are drawn very adorable.

Bug Books for Kids Katie Henries-Meisner and Andre Sibayan with a praying mantis on the cover

Bug Book for Kids: Painting fun and great facts from Katie Henries-Meisner and Andre Sibayan

Your kids can explore and learn about the world of bugs and insects from the safety of these coloring pages. You’ll learn about 25 different species, from ladybugs to millipedes to crickets, and learn cool and interesting facts about each species before they color them. See? So much better than having one of those critters show up in your house to do an impromptu show and narrate.

New coloring books for children aged 6-10

Coloring books for children Cool Nature by Future Teachers Foundation with a color illustration of a tiger, a tree and a lightning bolt on the front

Coloring books for kids Cool Nature from The Future Teacher Foundation

Place this time in the hands of your young nature lover, because this coloring book features a variety of nature-related scenes and objects, from natural phenomena like lightning and rainbows to habitats and ecosystems to endangered and unusual animals and plants from all over the world.

Mermaid coloring book by Silly Bear with a colored illustration of a mermaid with aqua hair on the cover

Mermaid coloring book by Silly Bear

If you have a young mermaid fan in your life, this coloring book is for them. With 50 different mermaid designs to choose from, including adorable illustrations of other sea creatures that the mermaids interact with, this painting experience will be a delight.

Space technology and our solar system Daniel Gershkovitz with illustrations of space-related objects on the cover

Space technology and our solar system: Fun & Facts coloring book by Daniel Gershkovitz

Kids can learn about space technology and our solar system as they color in this informative and fun space coloring book. Color in planets, space shuttles, telescopes, meteors and all sorts of space-related things while learning cool facts about them.

I am positive affirmations for children coloring book for young black girls Aaliyah Wilson with a black ballerina on the cover

I am: Positive Affirmations for Children and Coloring Book for Young Black Girls by Aaliyah Wilson

This coloring book is made up of 34 self-confidence pages that will boost self-esteem and self-esteem for young black girls. Each illustration is paired with a positive quote, and the book includes self-esteem building worksheets and other fun activities.

Cute Stuff Coloring Book Coco Wyo with adorable illustrations on the cover

Sweet things coloring book by Coco Wyo

Present your child with absolutely enchanting illustrations to color in with this piece of jewelery. Do you like cute bunnies? Kitten? Delicious, but also delightful desserts? Smiles, happy flowers and sandwiches? It’s all almost unbearably cuteness here on 50 pages.

Color Happy coloring book by Tara L. Nearants

Color Happy: A year of themed coloring pages by Tara L. Nearants

This coloring book for all ages features seasonal themes, geometric patterns and other happy, calming pictures that are easy to color in and not boring. Perfect bite-sized painting opportunities when your child wants a little engagement, simple and fun painting experience.

I don’t know about you, but I am ready to get some of these for myself, for my … probably for me, actually, but I suspect you have real children in your life who would love one of them! I’ve chosen a variety of subjects to keep things fun and interesting and one of them is sure to catch your eye.

Would you like even more color options? Check out the free coloring pages to print at home!