"Best of" Lists
12 Picture Books with Truly Amazing Illustrations
In picture books, the art is only half the story -- but what a half! Eye-catching illustrations draw young readers in and lead them through the storytelling to encounter characters loaded with personality and landscapes and skyscapes realistic or imaginary. From prancing peacocks to the man in the moon, a classic fairy tale to a wordless fantasy journey, our list has exceptional books to captivate kids. For other artful options, check out our lists of Caldecott Medal and Honor Books and Wonderful Wordless Books.