Aaron Shepard
Coloring Storybooks

Aaron’s coloring storybooks, designed for adults and older kids, are based on his popular and award-winning picture books and feature the same amazing illustrations. The books are printed on high‑quality, archival paper in both paperback and hardcover. Pictures are converted to shades of gray for the newer coloring style of grayscale (or greyscale) coloring—but they’re grayscale with a difference! Much of the gray has been removed to reduce the risk of muddiness and allow more natural flesh tones, while deepest blacks have been preserved to provide full contrast.

But what is a “coloring storybook”? It’s a coloring book, a storybook, and more! You can color just the pages you want, and enjoy it like any fine coloring book. Or finish them all and create a wonderful storybook, a keepsake all your own, or one to lovingly share with children and grandchildren. Imagine their excitement and delight—and yours too!—when you read to them from a book you helped illustrate yourself! It’s a gift your loved ones can treasure forever, a true family heirloom.


Book cover for The Baker's Dozen Coloring Book.

The Baker’s Dozen Coloring Book

A Grayscale Adult Coloring Book and Children’s Storybook

Featuring a Christmas Legend of Saint Nicholas

Pictures by Wendy Edelson
Story by Aaron Shepard

Based on
The Baker’s Dozen: A Saint Nicholas Tale

Skyhook Press

Hardcover and Paperback ~ 2018

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Book cover for The Skeeter and the Weasels Coloring Book.

The Skeeter and the Weasels Coloring Book

A Grayscale Adult Coloring Book and Children’s Storybook

Featuring a Fun Story for Kids and Grown‑Ups

Pictures by Anne L. Watson
Story by Aaron Shepard

Based on
Skeeter and the Weasels

Skyhook Press

Hardcover and Paperback ~ 2019

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Book cover for The Quackling Coloring Book.

The Quackling Coloring Book

A Grayscale Adult Coloring Book and Children’s Storybook

Featuring a Favorite Folk Tale

Pictures by Wendy Edelson
Story by Aaron Shepard

Based on
Quackling: A Feathered Fairy Tale

Skyhook Press

Hardcover and Paperback ~ 2019

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Book cover for The Sea King's Daughter Coloring Book.

The Sea King’s Daughter Coloring Book

A Grayscale Adult Coloring Book and Children’s Storybook

Featuring a Lovely Russian Legend

Pictures by Gennady Spirin
Story by Aaron Shepard

Based on
The Sea King’s Daughter: A Russian Legend

Skyhook Press

Hardcover and Paperback ~ 2019

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