Pictures from classic stories and poems — Color them on paper or on the computer!
Each picture is available both as a printout and as an interactive coloring page.
- First click on the picture you want.
- Then either:
- Print it for coloring on paper, or
- Click on the link under the large picture (where it says “color this picture online”) to go to the interactive coloring page for that picture.
Alice in Wonderland, and Through the Looking-Glass (Lewis Carroll)
A mad tea party, with Alice, the March Hare, the Dormouse, and the Mad Hatter.
A deck of playing cards attack Alice, as Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland draws to a close.
Alice finds a bottle with the words “DRINK ME” printed on a label, in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
The Cheshire Cat is a cat in English folklore. It is best known from Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. The Cheshire Cat would slowly disappear at times – as he vanished, his grin was the last thing to be seen!
The Jabberwock is an imaginary creature in the poem “Jabberwocky”, from Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There.
“The Mad Hatter arrives hastily in court to testify.” From Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
Three playing cards painting a rose bush. From Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
”…the White Rabbit blew three blasts on the trumpet…” From Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
Why does the White Rabbit look at his watch? Because he’s late!
From the cover of a 1901 edition of Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula.
From Washington Irving’s story “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” Based on an 1864 illustration by the artist Emanuel Leutze, best known for his oil painting Washington Crossing the Delaware.
Can you find the hidden pictures of a raven, a man, and a skeleton in this illustration of the Edgar Allan Poe poem? (Based on a metal engraving from 1884.)
A picture of two witches based on a drawing by Peronet Lamy in an illuminated manuscript from 1451. The witches here probably weren’t playing quidditch!
King Lycaon is turned into a wolf by Zeus, as seen in this picture based on a 1589 engraving by the artist Hendrik Goltzius.
A Christmas Carol (Charles Dickens)
In Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, Bob Cratchit is Ebenezer Scrooge’s clerk, who lives in poverty with his family.
Tiny Tim is the youngest of Bob’s six children; he is disabled and ill, but always cheerful.
The ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future visit Ebenezer Scrooge.
The three apparitions show Scrooge his heartless ways, getting him to redeem himself.
H. G. Wells
In The Invisible Man, a novel by H. G. Wells, the main character discovers the secret of invisibility—but he can’t figure out how to reverse it and become visible again!
Martians attack the Earth in this story by H. G. Wells. The picture is based on Warwick Goble’s artwork in Pearson’s Magazine, where the novel was first published (1897).
The Wizard of Oz (L. Frank Baum)
This coloring page showing the Cowardly Lion is based on W.W. Denslow’s cover illustration for the original edition, in 1900, of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum.
The Wicked Witch of the West melts after Dorothy pours water on her. Based on an illustration in the original edition of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum.
Dorothy, with Toto, talking to three Munchkins and Glinda, the Good Witch of the North. Based on an illustration by W.W. Denslow from the original edition of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum.
Glinda the Good Witch, from the original edition of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum.
The winged monkeys carry Dorothy, Toto, and the Tin Man. Based on an illustration by W. W. Denslow in the first edition of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
The Wizard of Oz sits on a stool. Based on an illustration by W. W. Denslow in the first edition of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.