Top 5-04: Locally made coloring books

No matter your age, coloring books are sure to inspire your creativity.

by Marielle Songy
December 15, 2021

Something that I discovered during the pandemic was my love of coloring. I always thought coloring books were just for kids, but with the COVID-19-induced downtime, I decided to buy a coloring book and some colored pencils and see what I could create. I was surprised at how much I loved coloring and the ability to be a little bit creative, even if it’s just for myself.

What better way to combine your love of New Orleans with a new fun hobby than with a New Orleans coloring book? Whether you’re buying one for a kid, or just a kid at heart, these books are sure to inspire your creativity.

Here’s a Top 5-04 list of New Orleans-themed coloring books to get you in an imaginative mood!

Color New Orleans Coloring Book

Jake Rose

Price: $14.95

“Color New Orleans Coloring Book” features 24 iconic places in New Orleans, including The Superdome, St. Louis Cathedral, Audubon Aquarium, Audubon Zoo, and The National WWII Museum. Not only can you color these beautiful landmarks, but the book includes a history of each landmark, as well. Click here to order.

Coloring the Crescent City: A New Orleans Coloring Book

Victoria Zemke

Price: $10

“Coloring the Crescent City: A New Orleans Coloring Book” is a beautiful 45-page book that features all of the things that artists Victoria Zemke loves about the city. Drawings of snowballs, second-line umbrellas, and much more are designed so that you can add your own flair to the pictures. This book is perfect for an artist of any age. Click here to order.

Color Your Way Through New Orleans: Adult Coloring Book

Rachael Beck

Price: $10

Artist Rachael Beck has created a coloring book that features famous landmarks, symbols, and food around New Orleans. “Color Your Way Through New Orleans: Adult Coloring Book” has 20 pages of drawings such as a pelican and a plate of red beans and rice. Whether you’re shopping for an adult looking for a way to be creative or a child who enjoys something a bit more advanced, this book is sure to be the perfect fit for them. Click here to order.

New Orleans Coloring Book

Denise Gallagher

Price: $9.99

In “New Orleans Coloring Book,” artist Denise Gallagher has captured the beauty, history, and art of the Big Easy. The book contains 17 pages of illustrations, as well as a description of each one. Both kids and adults will enjoy adding their own special touches to each drawing and making them their own. Click here to order.

The Dueling Oak Coloring Book: 300 Years of Music, Magic, and Mayhem in New Orleans

Tana S. Holmes, Mahfuja Selim (Illustrator)

Price: $6.60

“The Dueling Oak Coloring Book: 300 Years of Music, Magic, and Mayhem in New Orleans” is both a coloring book and storybook that tells the history of New Orleans in a way for children to understand. The Dueling Oak is the oldest tree in New Orleans and narrates the city’s story, beginning with the Chitimacha people who carved boats from Cottonwood. Kids are sure to enjoy learning the history of New Orleans while coloring the beautiful illustrations that bring the story to life. Click here to order.

Marielle was born and raised in New Orleans. She thinks it's hard to grow up there and not let the culture and history of the city become part of you. Whether it be the jazz, food, of fabulous architecture, she thinks most would agree that things are a little spicer down here. You can reach her via email at [email protected]

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