Top 10 Best Colouring Books for Children

Perfect for long journeys, rainy days or simply as a relaxing hobby, colouring in has never been so popular, providing therapeutic fun for children of all ages. Featuring exciting themes, including pirates, pixels and plenty of animals, see below for the best colouring books for children, ordered by target age.

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1. Scribbles and Nibbles: Alphabetti Spaghetti

3+

This activity pad features dinner plate-sized sheets, packed with drawing and colouring fun, as well as puzzles, mazes, doodles, wordsearches and dot-to-dots. Kids can enjoy over 50 pages of wonderfully-illustrated fun, with plenty of room for them to get creative! Based around the letters of the alphabet, children will learn in an engaging, interactive way. This book is perfect for keeping children busy in restaurants or whilst dinner is being prepared.

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2. Lots of Things to Find and Colour

Fiona Watt | 5+

This engrossing colouring book is packed with picture puzzles and busy scenes for children to colour in as little or as much as they like. The activities encourage children to find hidden animals and objects in busy, bustling scenes and colour them in, developing their discriminatory and dexterity skills. Children will also have heaps of fun matching pairs, spotting the difference, counting, copying and more.

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3. Pixel Planet

5+

If your child is a fan of computer games, they'll love the pixelated patterns in this cool colouring book. It will bring back memories of retro games and encourages children to colour in the fun designs, square by square. From adorable animals to awesome dinosaurs and plenty of other crazy characters, this epic book will appeal to anyone who loves computer games and colouring.

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4. Pokemon Creative Colouring

Pokemon | 5+

Gotta colour 'em all! Pokemon has never been more exciting since the release of the hugely popular Pokemon Go and now appeals to children (and grown-ups!) of all ages. In this awesome colouring book, kids will have the chance to colour in all their favourite Pokemon. With 64 pages featuring 100 Pokemon for aspiring Pokemon trainers to colour in and embellish however they like, kids won't be able to put this book down.

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5. Pirates Colouring and Activity Book

Kirsteen Rogers | 6+

This book features a cackling crew of rogues and ruffians to colour, from the cabin boy, the cook and the carpenter to the captain himself! Find out about life on a pirate ship - dine at the captain's table; slumber in a swinging hammock; endure mutinies and shipwreck; and take your share of the pirates' treasure. Kids can also design a pirate flag, draw pirates step-by-step, write a treacherous tale of pirate plundering, navigate a maritime maze and so much more, as well as discover lots of pirate trivia along the way.

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6. The Usborne Big Book of Drawing, Doodling and Colouring

Fiona Watt | 6+

Children will be kept busy for hours with this gorgeous and inspiring bumper book. Bursting with drawing, doodling and colouring activities, kids can colour in a range of unique and stunning scenes, finish lots of fun drawings, add unique details to doodles and infuse their pictures with their own special style. With endless ideas and opportunities to create modern, trendy and thoughtful pieces, children will be engrossed for hours.

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7. The Book of Beasts: Colour and Discover

Angela Rizza | 7+

This magical book not only divulges everything you'd want to know about fantastical creatures and mythical beasts, but also gives you the chance to colour them in and embellish them however you like! Discover lots of fascinating facts on over 90 beasts, from snake-haired Gorgons to wicked werewolves and deadly dragons. The book comes with a mesmerising, gold-foiled cover.

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8. Harry Potter Colouring Book

Warner Brothers | 9+

If your young witch or wizard has finished reading J. K. Rowling's magical novels and been left with horrendous Harry Potter cravings (we know the feeling), fear not - this spellbinding colouring book will whisk them back to the magical world in no time. They can complete wonderful drawings of all their favourite characters, including Harry, Dobby, Lord Voldemort and more, in whatever way they choose; all they need is a bit of colour!

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9. Escape to Wonderland: A Colouring Book Adventure

Good Wives and Warriors | 9+

This extraordinarily intricate and stunning colouring book takes budding artists on a magical adventure, based on the spellbinding story, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. It brings the tale to life in a unique and captivating way, depicting iconic scenes from Wonderland and its cast of curious characters, including the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat and the Queen of Hearts. With delicate patterns and space for individual design and embellishment, this original and exquisite colouring book is perfect for older children.

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10. The Jungle Book: A Colouring Book

Rudyard Kipling | 11+

Immerse yourself in the Indian jungle with this sumptuous colouring book, filled with designs based on the famous characters from Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book. Forget about your worries and your strife as you colour in the likes of Baloo the bear, Mowgli the man cub and the sinister Shere Khan. The pictures are complemented by passages from the original story.

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  • AASPR 5 years +
    5 years +
    (2)
    • £9.89
    • RRP £9.99
    This is a fantastic new coloring book filled with picture puzzles and busy scenes which children can color as little or as much as they choose. The activities encourage children to find the hidden animals and objects in a busy scene and color them in. Other activities include matching pairs, spot the difference, counting and copying with coloring in as the solution.
  • BDDC 6 years +
    6 years +
    (6)
    • £4.99
    • RRP £14.99
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    Children aged 6 plus who love expressing their imagination and creativity will be entertained for months with this super-big book bursting with drawing, doodling and colouring activities and pictures to complete.

    Colour in a range of appealing scenes, finish plenty of fun drawings, add unique detail to doodles and add your very own personal touch to the endless ideas and chances to create modern, stylish and thoughtfully designed pieces in this entertaining book from the experts at Usborne.
  • PKZ2 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £6.99
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    Gotta colour 'em all... Gotta colour 'em all!

    Ever since Pokemon Go became the must-have app, these little monsters have proven to be very popular with children of all ages. In this colouring book - especially designed for those aged 5 and over - children have the chance to colour in their favourite Pokemon.

    There are 64 pages full of 100 Pokemon for soon-to-be Pokemon trainers to colour in, in whatever style they wish.
  • The Book of Beasts: Colour & Discover - Hardback - 9781780554297 - Angela Rizza
    BKBS 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £4.49
    • RRP £12.99
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    With its gold-foiled cover, The Book of Beasts not only tells you everything you would want to know about fantastical creatures and mythical monsters but also gives you the chance to colour them in whatever style you want.

    A gorgeous hardback for anyone excited about seeing the upcoming Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them film inspired by J.K. Rowling's stories, it provides information on everything from snake-haired Gorgons to wicked werewolves and dangerous dragons.

    Part-encyclopedia, part-colouring book, this will introduce you to over 90 creatures that are inspired by myths and fables and take you on an incredible journey through ancient lands and civilizations.
  • PIXE 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £11.99
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    If your children can't get enough of Minecraft, than they'll love to sit back and relax as they fill in the pixellated patterns featured in this colouring book, Pixel Planet.

    Coming in a bumper size, this book brings back memories of 1980s computer games and encourages children to colour the designs in, square by square.

    From cute animals to awesome dinosaurs and many other crazy characters including aliens, this is a cool book for anyone who loves colouring in and computer games.
  • APORE 6 years +
    6 years +
    • £4.89
    • RRP £4.99
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    This title features a cackling crew of rogues and ruffians to colour, from the cabin boy, the cook and the carpenter to the cantankerous captain himself. You can find out all about life on a pirate ship: dine at the captain's table, slumber in a swinging hammock below deck with snoring shipmates, endure mutinies, marooning and shipwreck, and take your share of the pirates' plunder. Extra activities include designing a pirate flag, drawing pirates step-by-step, writing a treacherous tale of pirate skulduggery, taking part in a treasure hunt, navigating a maritime maze, and discovering lots of interesting pirate facts along the way.
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    • £4.99
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    Forget about your worries and your strife as you colour in the designs in this book based on all the famous characters from Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book.

    Baloo the bear, Mowgli the man-cub and the terrifying tiger Shere Khan are all included. There are also panels of text from the original story featured alongside the designs.
  • APHSZ 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £6.29
    • RRP £6.99
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    An enticing, extraordinarily intricate and beautiful colouring book filled with highly detailed line artwork that allows the magical fantasy of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland to be brought to be life in an entirely unique way. Pictures include iconic scenes from Wonderland and its array of extraordinary characters - the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat and the Queen of Hearts to name but a few - threaded with delicate patterns all clearly outlined in pen and ink, making ideal spreads to colour. Pivotal moments from the story of Alice are scattered throughout for inspiration, and there are spaces left within some of the compositions for individual design and embellishment. This highly original, exquisite colouring book for older children and adults alike is in a handy-sized square format, a perfect size to carry around in your handbag, schoolbag with a tin of crayons you'll be ready to colour and relax wherever and whenever the moment takes you.
  • HPCB 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £5.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    Head to Hogwarts and colour in some of the most magical scenes and artwork from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter with this spellbinding colouring book.

    An official book, it contains intricate line drawings that have been used in the making of the Harry Potter films and features some of the most beloved (and not-so-beloved!) characters including Harry, Dobby and Lord Voldemort. All you need to do is add some colour.

    A treat for Harry Potter fans of all ages, we expect this to be flying out as quick as the Knight Bus, so if you're a Muggle and want to add it to your collection - place your order today!
  • SNAS 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    The dinner plate-sized sheets in this activity pad are bursting with over 50 pages of fun including puzzles, mazes, doodles, wordsearches and dot-to-dots.

    Beautifully illustrated with plenty of room for children to doodle and be creative, it will also inspire them to make their own exciting pictures.

    Based around the letters of the alphabet, this book provides children with an interactive way of learning - and they can even enjoy colouring in while doing so.

    Perfect to keep children busy while you prepare their dinner or for taking to restaurants.