Happy National Craft Month! From sewing and quilting to coloring and journaling—these crafting and activity books will keep you busy this month and beyond!


The Artistry of Flowers: Floral Design by La Musa de las Flores by María Gabriela Salazar; Photographs by Ngoc Minh Ngo

Bring beauty in the form of nature into your home and your lifestyle, no matter where you live, through artful floral arrangements, as well as indoor and outdoor flowering plants.

The Artistry of Flowers encourages everyone to live with florals and to appreciate their beauty as we appreciate art. Celebrated floral designer Gabriela Salazar teaches us how to look at flowers and understand their characteristics from an artist’s perspective. By exploring different shapes, colors, and textures, she shows us how to understand flowers and their living, transitory nature.

Drawing on her painting background, Salazar looks at floral arrangements as compositions. She highlights which type of blooms are best for different designs and shares building blocks for floral designs ranging from simple and sculptural to complex and colorful, including arrangements for any mood and different decor. Salazar inspires us to explore our creativity, empowering us to design our own arrangements.

Available in Hardcover.

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Sew Maddie: The Adorable Rag Doll Who Loves Fun and Fashion by Debbie Shore

Stitch Debbie Shore’s favorite doll—sweet Maddie and 10 pretty clothes for every occasion.

Beginning with advice on all the fabrics and tools your need, along with handy techniques, learn how to make your 26in (66cm) tall Maddie doll and her fun wardrobe. Choose from dresses, tops, jeans, shoes and more; the instructions for each are explained clearly with step-by-step photos and tips.

Available in Trade Paperback.

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The Complete Book of Patchwork, Quilting, & Applique by Linda Seward

It’s back! The clearest and most comprehensive handbook for embroidery, patchwork and quilting available, completely revised and expanded!

This much-loved reference book is the true quilter’s bible. It has brought joy and inspiration to a generation of quilters and has sold over a quarter of a million copies in several languages.

Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned expert in quilting, this all-in-one encyclopedia of quilting explains every process and answers every technical question you might have about patchwork, quilting and appliqué through more than a thousand step-by-step pictures. A peerless reference book, this new edition brings classic inspiration to a whole new generation.

Available in Trade Paperback.

Sew Eco-Friendly: 25 Reusable Projects for Sustainable Sewing by Debbie Shore

Sew 25 planet-saving projects to help reduce waste.

It’s never been more important to be mindful of what we consume. This book will help you to make 25 small but meaningful life swaps to help reduce waste. For example, trade in your disposable face wipes and replace them with washable pads; make beeswax fabric wraps and elasticated covers so that you never have to buy single-use plastic food wrap again; make a sturdy shopping tote to replace single-use plastic versions.

Packed with all the easy-to-follow instructions and friendly sewing tips you expect from Debbie Shore, this book also contains hints and tips for face scrubs, bath salts and more to use with your new projects.

Available in Trade Paperback.

The Joy of Modern Calligraphy: A Guide to the Art of Beautiful Writing by Joyce Lee

Packed with detailed step by step instructions and 20 practice sheets in a folder, fall in love with the art of handwritten lettering as you unleash your own creativity on the page.

Joyce Lee is a renowned calligraphy expert and the founder of Artsynibs Studio. She introduces the handful of tools you need and how to use them, and teaches you the techniques for creating elegant artwork, including handwritten envelopes, acrylic gift tags and a stylish monogram. But calligraphy is not just about perfecting the strokes, and Joyce also explores the mindful aspects and the sense of calm that this creative pursuit can bring.

This highly instructive and stylish guide includes a 128-page book and 20 photocopiable practice sheets in a separate envelope, all enclosed in a sturdy hardback folder.

Available in Trade Paperback.

Coloring Books for Adults:

Rooms of Wonder: Step Inside This Magical Coloring Book by Johanna Basford

From bestselling author Johanna Basford, a stunning new coloring book that invites artists to explore the great indoors.

Hidden within every illustration in Rooms of Wonder is a secret key and a locked door. Find the key, unlock the door and continue to the next room. Discover a busy craft studio, a wizard’s workshop, a mouth-watering ice cream parlour and an opulent banquet hall. With hidden treasures, curious spaces and a few enchanted interiors, all you need to do is unlock the first door and begin your magical journey.

Available in Trade Paperback.

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Alien Worlds: Color Cosmic Kingdoms by Kerby Rosanes

From the internationally bestselling artist Kerby Rosanes, this essential coloring book includes ninety-six double-sided pages of pure imagination and is the latest entry in Kerby’s astounding Worlds series.

Illustrator extraordinaire Kerby Rosanes is here with his most far-out book yet, Alien Worlds, the third installment in his brilliant, internationally bestselling Worlds series, in which he transports colorists back into the Kerby-verse, dreaming up new alien worlds drawn in his signature super-detailed style.

Available March 28th in Trade Paperback.

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For the Beauty of the Earth: A Coloring Book to Celebrate the Wonder of Creation: A Nature Coloring Book by Ink & Willow

For the Beauty of the Earth is a coloring book celebrating the beauty and wonder of Earth through inspiring designs of the natural world, from the team behind the bestselling and award-winning Whatever Is Lovely and Choose Joy.

With beautifully designed illustrations and inspiring quotes about the grandeur of nature, For the Beauty of the Earth is a perfect resource for deepening one’s appreciation for the natural world and growing in connection with the Creator. Each intricate page features an original design from one of six talented artists illustrating a corresponding quote.

Available in Trade Paperback.

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Dark Art Gothica: A Horror Coloring Book by François Gautier

A horror coloring book sequel to Dark Art, featuring intricate and macabre gothic artwork by illustrator François Gautier.

The perfect coloring book for fans of all things spooky and colorists who love other intricate coloring books like those by Kerby Rosanes and Johanna Basford. This book will be packed with beautiful, complex illustrations of all the gothic classics: brooding ravens, gargoyles, creepy castles, and more!

Available in Trade Paperback.

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Immortal Ink: A Tattoo Coloring Book by Tania MaiaEl Rose and François Gautier

More than just a coloring book, Immortal Ink is a true celebration of tattoo art.

Featuring 45 incredible designs from talented tattoo artists, each illustration is as inspiring as it is fun to color. With artwork in eight different styles including Americana, Japanese, blackwork, and steampunk, each daring design offers you the opportunity to unleash your own creativity as you add your choice of stylish color. The accompanying text delves into the history and ethos of each genre and explores the rich and fascinating symbolism behind individual elements used in every spectacular piece.

Available April 4th in Trade Paperback.

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Rise Up: A Coloring Book Celebrating Black Courage, Resilience, and Faith by Ink & Willow

Available in Trade Paperback.

Mythotopia: A Dragons and Doodles Coloring Book by Vexx

The much-anticipated sequel to Creatopia, from YouTube star and Instagram artist Vexx, featuring dragons, unicorns, and other mythological creatures.

Vexx is back with another incredible collection of critters to color, drawn in his signature street-art doodle style. In this book, you will find entirely new line art depicting magical creatures from griffins and mermaids to krakens and yetis.

Go crazy with color and ink in the intricate linework paired with bubbly characters, all on single-sided pages for minimum bleed-through. Both relaxing and challenging, this book is sure to inspire your inner artist.

Available Trade Paperback.

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Drawing & Painting:

Painting Can Save Your Life: How and Why We Paint by Sara Woster

Artist and founder of The Painting School Sara Woster invites readers into the vibrant world of painting as a creative practice powerful enough to transform our lives.

Sara Woster is a painter, teacher, and art evangelist. She believes in art as a form of mindfulness, a ritual for healing, and an outlet for self-expression. In Painting Can Save Your Life, Woster welcomes readers into this transformative art form, inviting them to pick up a brush and discover how painting can help you see the world in a whole new way.

Available in Hardcover, eBook, and Audio Editions.

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How to Draw Cute Kawaii in Simple Steps by Yishan Li

Draw 100 amazingly cute kawaii-style projects in just 8 easy stages from scratch!

Anything can be drawn in kawaii style, from animals, people, food and flowers to vehicles and everyday items. Yishan Li shows you how in just a few simple steps. Expert comic book and manga artist Yishan Li shows you how to achieve 100 amazingly cute characters in a few simple steps. Do you want to draw a honey bear, chameleon or sloth, a waiter or fairy, or even a car or TV in kawaii-style? The choice is yours!

Available in Trade Paperback.

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Colour Demystified: A Complete Guide to Mixing and Using Watercolors by Julie Collins

With a highly visual approach by an award-winning watercolor artist, give yourself the confidence to experiment with color mixing and use color with confidence!

Julie Collins helps you understand how color works in a highly visual way through the use of color charts accompanied by numerous examples, practical exercises and studies of watercolor paintings, both her own works and those of contemporary artists.

Topics such as granulation, iridescence, transparency and opacity are explained clearly and simply, to encourage you to experiment with colour and be bolder and more creative in your art.

Available in Trade Paperback.


Stranger Things: The Official Hellfire Club Notebook: A Grid-Paper Notebook for Journaling, Drawing, Coloring, and More by Netflix

Join Eddie Munson and the rest of the Hellfire Club with this official multi-purpose blank notebook from the hit Netflix series Stranger Things!

Stash all your ideas, notes, to-dos, and even your RPG campaign details in your sturdy Hellfire Club Journal. Great for doodling, sketching, map-making, and world-building, this fully customizable journal with a removeable half-jacket features the Hellfire Club logo on the journal cover and includes smooth writing paper with a gridded design.

Available in Hardcover.

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Out of Your Mind: A Journal and Coloring Book to Distract Your Anxious Mind by Dani DiPirro

An uplifting and calming collection of journal prompts and coloring pages to ease an anxious mind, from the popular Instagram artist behind @positivelypresent.

Out of Your Mind is a must-have tool for anyone who’s feeling anxious. Filled with insightful questions to help you challenge anxious thoughts, soothing distraction exercises to bring you back to the moment, and uplifting coloring pages to encourage creativity, this book has a meaningful mix of activities. Not only will it help you stay in the moment when you’re anxious, but it will also equip you with strategies for the future.

Available in Trade Paperback.

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Slow Noticing: A Journal for Drawing Your World, Inside and Out by Mia Nolting

A creative journal for seeing the beauty in everyday life—one moment at a time.

In the rush of everyday life, it can be hard to slow down and be present. This mindful journal prompts you to do just that. Filled with simple prompts that ask you to observe, draw, and reflect on your immediate world as it unfolds around you, this creative companion brings together mindfulness practices, art therapy principles, and simple creative fun.

Available April 18th in Trade Paperback.

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The Burnout Workbook: Advice and Exercises to Help You Unlock the Stress Cycle by Amelia Nagoski, DMA and Emily Nagoski, PhD

Solve the cycle of overwhelm and exhaustion, and empower yourself to create positive change. This interactive workbook from the experts behind the New York Times bestseller Burnout offers up the tools and tips to help get you there.

We all want to achieve wellness. But wellness is not a state of mind or a state of being—it’s a state of action. It’s the freedom to oscillate through all the cycles of being human: from effort to rest, sleeping to waking, autonomy to connection. Burnout, on the other hand, happens when we get stuck. The Burnout Workbook will help you notice when you get stuck and show you how to get unstuck.

Available in Trade Paperback.

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The Odd 1s Out Journal by James Rallison

Now a new Netflix series, Oddballs!

It’s time to get personal in the first ever interactive journal from The Odd 1s Out!

In this one-of-a-kind journal, fans of the New York Times bestselling Odd 1s Out series can share, create, and bare it all. With prompts ranging from choosing your desert island snack fave and doodling your childhood imaginary friends to divulging your deepest darkest secrets (and then wildly scribbling over them in marker), both serious journalers and journaling newbies will have a blast filling this in.

Available in Trade Paperback.

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Get Untamed: The Journal (How to Quit Pleasing and Start Living) by Glennon Doyle

This stunning hardcover journal is a bold, interactive guide to discovering and creating the truest, most beautiful lives, families, and world we can imagine, based on the #1 New York Times bestseller Untamed.

Full of thought-provoking exercises, beloved quotations from Untamed, compelling illustrations, playful and meditative coloring pages, and an original introduction, in Get Untamed: The Journal, Glennon guides us through the process of examining the aspects of our lives that can make us feel caged. This revolutionary method for uprooting culturally-constructed ideas shows us how to discover for ourselves what we want to keep and what we’ll let burn so that we can build lives by design instead of default.

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The Gratitude Journal by Potter Gift

Practice gratitude every day with The Gratitude Journal, a place to keep track of life’s daily joys, successes, and moments of beauty. 

Infuse spirituality and peace into your daily life with this beautiful interactive journal that offers a simple way to lower stress and rediscover rest.

Don’t worry. It’s easy to say these words because we know worrying doesn’t accomplish anything, but when we’re faced with our own uncertainties, worry is usually our first response. Drawing from biblical promises and wisdom, 52 Weeks of Resilience offers tried-and-true ways to let go of anxiety and live in peace and freedom. As you meditate on Scripture, reflect through journaling, and apply simple challenges to your every day, you will learn to intentionally: choose gratitude and joy over worry without waiting for perfect circumstances, create a habit of prayer so you may find peace in surrendering your fears and worries to God, and more.

Available  in Hardcover.

Journaling for Kids:

My 52 Lists Project: Journaling Inspiration for Kids! By Moorea Seal

Create 52 lists, one for every week of the year, in this fun and easy guided journal for kids 8-12 to express themselves, practice writing, and reap the mental health benefits of journaling—from the author of the bestselling 52 Lists series.

Kids can express themselves, explore interests and hobbies, and learn more about themselves with each list! This beautiful, easy-entry hardcover guided journal can be started anytime, and can either be a safe space for kids to fill out on their own, or can be done with a loved one to spark great conversations. With these simple listing prompts (you don’t even have to write complete sentences!), kids will have fun practicing writing skills and building social/emotional intelligence.

Available in Stationary & Accessories.

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Listen and Craft: A Crocheted Monstera Coaster Plant!

Follow the pattern for Monstera leaf coasters and their plant holder, along with some audiobook recs to keep you company while you work!

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