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Dia de los Muertos Books

A selection of the *best* Day of the Dead publications ~ books, DVDs, stickers, tattoos & more

The Skeleton at the Feast: The Day of the Dead in Mexico

by Elizabeth Carmichael and Chloe Sayer

The best book on the holiday. Covers history & traditional artistry associated with Day of the Dead.

In this unique work, the authors explore both the historic origins of this holiday and its colorful present-day celebrations in Mexico and the United States. Interviews with Mexican artists and crafters who provide goods for the festival—from personalized sugar skulls to gigantic papier mâché skeletons—offer a fascinating glimpse into traditional and contemporary attitudes toward death and the dead. Lavishly illustrated with color and black-and-white photographs for all who are interested in Mexican culture, art, and folklore. 160 pages,11 x 9 inches, paperback.

B4008 $34.95 each

cover - Skeleton at the Feast

Calendarios Mexicanos cover

Calendarios Mexicanos

Published by the Soumaya Museum at Plaza Loreto in Mexico City

My new book, Calendars Mexicanos, is an art book about the beautiful calendar art of the 1940's. It has your sexy, long legged adelitas, 1940's bombshells, cowgirls, shy village women but also Virgins, matadors, Aztecs and sultry coastal women in traditional dress.

The book is written by 9 experts on varying aspects of calendar history, production, advertising and content. Angela wrote the chapter on Mexican Calendar Girls.These books are very limited and are not sold in US bookstores.

Watch a video & read more about the book here

A5217 Calendarios Mexicanos - $125
+ Priority shipping of $8

  cover - Dayof the Dead / Dia de los Muertos by Pam Bacich  

Day of the Dead • Día de los Muertos

by Pam Bacich

Photographer Pam Bacich has been traveling to Mexico since 2002 to take part in the Day of the Dead celebrations in villages and cities and in cemeteries large and small. Graveyard celebrations and quiet moments of reflection, plus all of the events leading up to Day of the Dead are captured in 132 dazzling, one-of-a-kind color photographs. Text, in English and Spanish, gives the reader insight into this beautiful and spiritual family holiday that celebrates life and death and honors the memory of deceased loved one. 120 pages, 132 color photographs. 11.6 x 10.9 x 0.7 inches. English and Spanish text. Hardcover.
Medal Winner in the 2015 – Independent Publishers Awards

B5152 $39.95 each

Page from Day of the Dead coloring book with dancing skeletons

Day of the Dead Coloring Book

Inspired by Day of the Dead, this coloring book offers 31 intricate illustrations depicting dancing skeletons, skulls and other traditional imagery - all festooned with flowers, butterflies and additional lively decorations.

Specially designed for the experienced colorist, Creative Haven coloring books offer an escape to a world of inspiration and artistic fulfillment.

Perforated pages are printed on only one side for easy removal and display. 64 pages

A2366 $5.99 each

Cover, Day of the Dead Coloring Books

Day of the Dead Celebration in Mexico Series ~ Through the Eyes of the Soul

Mary Andrade is the author & photographer of these fascinating, self-published books on Day-0f-the-Dead. She has spent years in different states of Mexico, observing the different regional ways the holiday is celebrated. The excellent photos make you feel like you're right there! Information is accurate and interesting for people who love the Mexican traditions. Bilingual text. A must for your library or school!
Michoacan Day of the Dead book by Mary Andrade Oaxaca Day of the Dead book by Mary Andrade Yucatan Day of the Dead book by Mary Andrade

Day of the Dead in Mexico - Michoacan

79 pages - B4001 $28.95
(out temporarily)

Day of the Dead in Mexico - Mexico City, Mixquic & Morelos

110 pages - B4003 $28.95

Day of the Dead in Mexico - Yucatan

110 pages - B4013 $28.95
Oaxaca Dia de Muertos in Mexico book by Mary Andrade Hidalgo Day of the Dead book by Mary Andrade Day of the Dead, A Passion for Life by Mary Andrade

Day of the Dead - A Passion of Life

Another great photo and research book by Mary Andrade, this time on the P'urhepecha indigenous people of Michoacan. 200 pages,11 x 9 inches, paperback.
B4015 $29.95

Day of the Dead in Mexico - Oaxaca

87 pages - B4002 $28.95

Day of the Dead in Mexico - Puebla, Tlaxcala, San Luis Potosi, Hidalgo

143 pages - B4011 $28.95

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Day of the Dead Face and Body Painting Ideas and Designs

By Lilly Walters Schermerhorn. 60 pages of step-by-step instructions and exercises. More than 250 full color photos. 11 step-by-step designs. illustrations, descriptions and examples of Sugar Skull: eyes, ears, noses, teeth and cheeks, simple folk art style, to the more elaborate.

Includes: a brief overview of the materials used in face painting Day of the Dead designs including: paints, powders, split cakes, brushes and bing. Suggestions and examples of decorating, shading, and coloring techniques. Tips on using eyelashes, adhesives, jewels, trims, glitter, glitter gels and stencils. Examples of the amazing art of 12 artists from around the world: Mark Reid, Nick Wolfe, Annie Reynolds, and more!

A4072 $22 each

Mexican Folk Art Coloring Book

Thirty-one striking adaptations of authentic native art depict, among other subjects, a Mixtec circular design from an incised gourd rattle, religious figures from a Metepec candlestick, and images of jaguars taken from a Guerrero lacquered chest. Pages are perforated and printed on one side only for easy removal and display. Specially designed for the experienced colorist. 64 pages. 8 1/4 x 11

A2009 $5.99 each

Cover - Glitter Tattoos Day of the Dead Mexican Folk Art Tattoos Day of the Dead Tattoos book cover

NEW Day of the Dead Glitter Tattoos

Four colorful tattoos: skeleton head with crown, 2 fanciful sugar skulls & the cover skeleton) are nontoxic, waterproof and can be easily applied & removed. Tattoos are 2 1/4" high.

Preschool - 5 (ages 3 - 11) & older - for kids of all ages!

A4070 $1.99 each booklet

Mexican Folk Art Tattoos

Temporary tattoos are fun for Day of the Dead! Booklet comes with four colorful tattoos: a folk art armadillo, Day of the Dead sugar skull, 2 skeletons carrying a coffin, and a Huichol deer. The skull tattoo is 2" x 3" and is really cool.

Tattoos are waterproof and can withstand soap and water. For kids of all ages!

A2008 $1.50 each booklet

Day of the Dead Tattoos

Celebrate Day of the Dead all year long! Five classic designs by Mexican artist Jose Guadalupe Posada and Julio Reulas feature traditional Day of the Dead images - grinning skeletons of a soldier, a guitarist, and the classic fashionable Posada catrina, plus a splendid bracelet of skulls. These temporary tattoos are easy to apply and remove. (5.7" x 4.2")
A2241 $1.50 each booklet

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Cronicas y Leyendas ~ Dia de Muertos

Rare "street style" paperback sold each year in Mexico City during Day of the Dead (in Spanish only). Short essays covering the history of the holiday, trivia, ofrendas, legends, regional celebrations of different states of Mexico, poems, La Catrina, Posada, Ancient & Colonial "muertos" traditions. 5.5 x 8.4 inches, 80 pages
B4004 $15

Day of the Dead DVD

Back in stock! Join the Ortega family in the marketplace as they buy candles, copal, fruits, cempasuchil (wild marigolds) and decorations for their home ofrenda. Visit their home as they build their altar and explain their family's Dia de los Muertos traditions. Experience them decorating the family graves and enjoy their night-long candlelight vigil in the cemetery.

This video was created for classroom use and is suitable for all ages. Language: English, with keywords in Spanish. Running time: 32 minutes.
B4007 $34.99

Day of the Dead Iron-On Transfer Patterns

Make every day Day of the Dead with fantastic iron-on transfers. This original collection features elaborately decorated skulls, dancing skeletons, and other charming images from Mexican folklore.

Decorate pillows, jackets, placemats, handbags and other clothing as well as accessories and home wares with more than 40 classic Day of the Dead motifs, all of them new interpretations of original designs. Truly beautiful designs! 48 pages

A2365 $8.95 each (out temporarily)

Day of the Dead - Dia de los Muertos Stained Glass Coloring Book cover

Dia de los Muertos Paper Dolls cover

Catrina to decorate

Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos Stained Glass Coloring Book

16 two-sided, removable illustrations commemorate Day of the Dead with scenes inspired by papel picado (cut paper banners) and the artistry of cartoonist Jose Guadalupe Posada. Color the illustrations in the book with crayon, felt-tip pen, or acrylic, watercolor, tempera or oil paint. Wonderful translucent window hangings. Trim the borders like papel picado. Includes bilingual text. 8 1/2" x 10 3/4"

A2242 $6.99 each

Day of the Dead / Dia de los Muertos Paper Dolls

Cute gift for adults and kids alike! 16 pages of wonderfully imaginative Mexican costumes for the skeleton man and woman paper dolls. Outfits are all bright, whimsical and include a "tipico" china poblana dance outfit, a variety of catrina costumes, a Frida & Diego outfit, Mexican charro, mariachi, bride & groom and typical village outfits.

The book comes with ofrenda altar items to make your own altar. Cut out the candles, Day of the Dead bread, flowers, sugar skulls, incense, tree-of-life, mole and hot chocolate and fold them up to decorate around the paper dolls. Make a YouTube video or classroom project with these paper dolls using a camera or your cell phone! You have lots of options to make an interesting story line with all the props - including a boa, umbrella, sombreros, fruit baskets and more! 8 1/2" x 11"

A2010 $10 each

Catrina Coloring Pad

Kids will enjoy coloring this fancy catrina skeleton in her French elegant finery. The name ribbon at the bottom can be used for artist's name or for coloring contests. La Catrina sports an ostrich feather flowered hat, rebozo shawl & fan as she poses under an arch of marigolds and papel picado banners. We aren't quite sure that the swirly green stuff is.... Pad comes with 12 identical coloring pages measuring 8 1/2" x 12 1/2". Made in Mexico

A2105 $7 each 12-piece pack

Day of the Dead Clip Art for Machine Embroidery

green edition logo Day of the Dead Clip Art for Embroidery

88 high quality skeletons, skulls, catrinas and other iconic Dia de los Muertos images

A quick way to embellish clothes, blankets, and other items. CD-ROM / book set contains royalty-free designs optimized for embroidery digitizing software. Personalize each design's size, color, stitch type & other elements. The book contains a visual index of the designs, showing each image in black & white and in different color combinations.

Compatible with all major brands of embroidery software, these meticulously processed digital files assure accurate, self-contained stitch patterns. Color motif colorways for Isacord treads with a conversion table for other manufacturers. JPG and EPS formats images on the CD. Files can also be used for print and web projects.

A2243 $24.95 CD-ROM / paperback book set

Sugar Skull Notebooks

Eco-friendly notebooks handcrafted by women’s cooperatives in Nepal

(left) Sugar Skull Notebook, Medium, unlined, 4” x 8”, 40 blank pages.
A4105 $20 /pack of 3

(right) Sugar Skull Notebook, Large, lined 8” x 12”
A4106 $14 each (out temporarily)

stickers for Day of the Dead skull coloring card package of clings Day of the Dead  stickers for windows

Day of the Dead Stickers

4 sheets of smiling skulls, marigolds, dancing and guitar playing skeletons for invitations, homework or menus.
40 stickers.

A1206 $4 per pack (out temporarily)

Sugar Skull Coloring Cards

When little kidlets want to participate in Day of the Dead craft activities and they really can't do grown up crafting, they will enjoy their own skeleton coloring cards as they watch you make sugar skulls. They can color the papel picado ghosted skull image with crayons, markers, glitter pens or colored pencils. They may be laminated for nice place mats. The 12" x 12" cardboard party pack has 12 pages. All have same image. Made in Mexico
A2128 $6 / 12-piece pack

Day of the Dead Clings

Never heard of clings? (me either) They're stickers that cling to windows and mirrors without sticky adhesives. Typical Day of the Dead designs. 12" x 17"

A1207 $5 per pack (out temporarily)

2nd release from Chronicle Books


by Angela Villalba

Cover - Mexican Calendar Girls - signed by the author from this site

Filled with 150 of the most famous, rare and beautiful calendar images which were produced during the time of Frida and Diego. These "giveaway" advertising calendars boasted sexy girls, macho girls and girls in regional, ethnic dress. The book gives credit to the known and unknown artists who created such nostalgic treasures. This is the first book on the subject. Written in English and Spanish.

Autographed book B4020 $19.95
Autographed book dedicated to the person you request. B4021 $19.95

Sorry - the second edition is out-of-print.

Mexican Calendar Girls postcards - box cover Mexican Calendar girl lined journal.  Sold by author of Mexican calendar girl book.  Limited quantities Angela Villalba author of Mexican Calendar Girl, book publicshed by Chronicle
Box of 30 Post Cards with selected calendar images from the book
2 each of 15 designs
These must now be purchased from your local bookstore.
Blank Journal
Decorative lined pages.
B4023 $9.95 (out)
Angela Villalba
Owner of Reign Trading Company &
Mexican Calendar Girls is her first book.
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