Summer Reading for fun, learning and graphic inspiration

by Fred Showker

Summer Reading Learning happens. We're in the summer travel times and have vetted these books for family fun, learning and a little bit of preoccupation! "When will we get there" is a common question, but when you've got some really great project books like these, you've always got an answer.

  • Roadside Attractions Coloring Book: Weird Wacky Landmarks Across the USA!
  • Creative Haven Art Nouveau Fashions Coloring Book
  • Masterworks: Color Your Own Cezanne Paintings
  • Animals of the Forest, Wetlands and Desert
  • Tarot Designs Coloring Book
  • Butterflies Coloring Book

Roadside Attractions Coloring Book: Weird and Wacky Landmarks from Across the USA!

summer reading for all agesVisit the world's largest baseball bat, a UFO landing port, and the Leaning Tower of Niles, Illinois!
      Just slightly off the well-worn blacktop of America's most famous routes and highways stand marvelous monuments of kitsch. This coloring book explores 30 such eccentricities, including the Elvis mansion in Tennessee, Georgia's giant peanut, the Golden Driller in Oklahoma, and the Cadillac Ranch in Texas.
UGNN InfoManager Games Full story : Roadside Attractions Coloring Book: by Steven James Petruccio

Dover Masterworks: Color Your Own Cezanne Paintings

summer reading for all ages

Hailed by both Matisse and Picasso as "the father of us all," Paul Cezanne bridged 19th-century Impressionism and the radically different world of 20th-century art. These excellent illustrations allow colorists to "paint" Cezanne's most famous creations, including Leda and the Swan, Still Life with Apples and Peaches, and many others
      From great works of the Italian Renaissance to masterpieces from the Impressionist movement, the Dover Masterworks series offers more experienced colorists the opportunity to re-create some of the world's most famous paintings.
UGNN InfoManager Games Full story : Color Your Own Cezanne Paintings Paperback by Marty Noble

Butterflies Coloring Book

summer reading for all ages

Forty-three finely detailed, accurately rendered illustrations of pipevine swallowtail, monarch, buckeye, white admiral, olive hairstreak, California dogface, mourning cloak, great spangled fritillary, fiery skipper, painted lady, many others.
      Captions provide data on coloration, range, habitat, special characteristics, more. Captions by Monty Reid.
UGNN InfoManager Games Full story : Butterflies Coloring Book by Jan Sovak

Creative Haven Art Nouveau Fashions Coloring Book

summer reading for all ages

What were well-dressed ladies wearing during the heyday of Art Nouveau? This coloring book presents 31 full-page illustrations of women and girls in the broad-shouldered, narrow-waisted fashions in vogue from the 1890s to the early 1900s. Graceful period motifs appear in the backgrounds. Pages are perforated and printed on one side only for easy removal and display.
      Specially designed for experienced colorists, Art Nouveau Fashions and other Creative Haven® coloring books offer an escape to a world of inspiration and artistic fulfillment.
UGNN InfoManager Games Full story : Creative Haven Art Nouveau Fashions Coloring Book by Ming-Ju Sun

Animals of the Forest, Wetlands and Desert

summer reading for all ages

More than 120 accurately rendered, ready-to-color illustrations offer an entertaining introduction to the plants and animals of the United States and Canada.
      Fact-filled captions identify the creatures and their habitats, including Forest animals: Birds, mammals, and insects of the woodlands, and their environment of hemlocks, spruces, oaks, and other trees; Wetlands plants and animals: Swamp vegetation, plus egrets, raccoons, and other denizens of salt-marsh ecosystems; North American desert life: Towering cactus plants and Gila monsters, kit foxes, prairie dogs, and other wild natives of the Southwest.
UGNN InfoManager Games Full story : Animals of the Forest, Wetlands and Desert Paperback by Dover


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And, thanks for reading

Fred Showker

      Editor/Publisher : DTG Magazine
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      Published online since 1988

 


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