December 2, 2018

#kidlitpicks November Round-Up: 18 Visually Wonderful Picture Books

Sometimes a picture book story is elevated to the next level by its outstanding illustrations. Electrifying art that "illuminates" the written narrative with gusto. Those picture books that you are happy to take your time with, soak up the visual spectacle and enjoy. As an introduction to art and the power of imagination, these picture books do more than just please the eye. They change the mind with new creative ideas and show young readers just how wondrous the world can be. 

During December the @kidlitpicks book club featured books about celebrating. A huge thank you to Liam from Words And Illustrations for the vibrant theme!



When I Was a Child, by Andy Stanton and David Litchfield
When I Was a Child by Andy Stanton and David Litchfield, is not only a work of wonder, it encourages readers to see the world in all of its wonder, to create wonder by using one’s imagination and share that wonder with those we love.” — Summer from @readingisourthing


Deep Underwater, by ​​Irene Luxbacher
Luxbacher is a master of detail, and every part of her illustrations is carefully thought-out and created." — Mel from @spiky_penelope


Lifesize, by Sophy Henn
“It's just fascinating from start to end.” — Claire from @alittlebookhabit


A House That Once Was, by Julie Fogliano and Lane Smith and The Funeral, by Matt James
“Consistent and tangible art that captivates imaginations no matter the age or generation.” — Miranda from @bookbloom


I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree, by Fiona Waters and Frann Preston-Gannon
This gloriously-illustrated book is a lovely way to introduce children to poetry and encourage an appreciation for nature”  Carissa from @bookskidslove_


Look, by Fiona Woodcock 
"Using only a handful of double "oo" words, Fiona Woodcock has very cleverly woven the words into such stunning illustrations, you'll be amazed."”  Rossa from @curiouslittlepeople


Me and My Fear, by Francesca Sanna
"Me and my Fear is a beautifully imagined and illustrated book about the anxieties faced by all children"”  Rossa from @curiouslittlepeople




Thank You, Omu!, by Oge Mora
"What a perfect book for this season! Lauren from @happily.ever.elephants



Grandpa Green, by Lane Smith
A story of family history, legacy, and love.” — Angelique from @heads.shoulders.knees


Alphamals A-Z, by Graham Carter
"Graham Carter delivers a breath of fresh air and gives the alphabet book genre new life." — Wendy from @homegrownreader


Animal City, by Joan Negrescolor
Bold palette, interesting shapes, a story for the imagination...this book fits the bill perfectly.” — Heather from @kidlitbookbits


Everest, by Sangma Francis and Lisk Feng
From its stunning cover to the gorgeous endpapers, Everest is a visual treat.” — Anna from @kidlitcrafts


Heads and Tails, by John Canty
“This book is excellent for shared reading.” — Teri from @petitbookcorner


Beastly Verse, by JooHee Yoon and Claudia Zoe Bedrick
“An enchanting read, and reread, for children and adults alike.” — Liam from @words.and.illustrations




Door, by JiHyeon Lee
“In Door we follow a child as they chance upon a key and wonder - what does it open?” — Liam from @words.and.illustrations




Rivers, by Peter Goes
It is truly a Visual Wonder, with the large format barely containing it.” — Liam from @words.and.illustrations


Rivers, by Peter Goes
"A completely fascinating, artful look at human anatomy that will have both you and your child enthralled." — Liam from @words.and.illustrations


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