December 22, 2015

Best Picture Books of 2015


It seems that more and more attention is being given to picture book illustration and design, and 2015 was a delightful year ripe with a catalog of books with incredible illustration styles, endpapers, book jackets and cases, fonts, and more.

Narrowing down an entire year's worth of picture books into my top 10 was not easy, and I know I had to leave off some amazing stories (I'm looking at you, Last Stop on Market Street), but in the end these are the 10 that spoke to me on textual, visual, and emotional levels. The attention to detail in each proved thoughtful and unique, and although it took me longer than I would have liked, I'm thrilled to present you with this carefully curated list of the top picture books of 2015.