Ten Books To Read If You Are In The Mood For Beautiful Illustrations and Good Stories

Top Ten Tuesday meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is ‘Ten Books To Read If You Are In The Mood For X’ I decided I’ll introduce you some of my favorite illustrated books. I’m doing this post with videos (mostly) because otherwise there’s no explaining how gorgeous these books are:

  1. WondLa by Tony DiTerlizzi (illustrated by Chris Riddell)
    WondLa consists of three books: The Search for WondLa, A Hero For Wondla and The Battle for WondLa. All three books are illustrared by wonderful Chris Riddell.

  2. The Sleeper and the Spindle: Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell

  3. Goth Girl by Chris Riddell

    (So because this blog post is not about Riddell, no more his books, even if books illustrated by him are always gorgeous.)

  4. The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
    “What if took part of the text out” …yeah I can see what happened there. The Invention of Hugo Cabret is amazing book, it’s unimaginable how Selznick tells the story nearlyt without words, just using pictures.

  5. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

  6. Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
  7. The Last Hero (Discworld #27) by Terry Pratchett. Illustrated by Paul Kidby
  8. A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms (The Tales of Dunk and Egg #1-3) by George R.R. Martin
  9. The 13½ Lives of Captain Bluebear by Walter Moers

  1. Matilda by Roald Dahl
    And really ANY book by Roald Dahl with Quentin Blakes’ illustrations.

What are your favorite illustrated books? Happy TTT!

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  1. I’ve not seen Ridell’s art before, but I just marked Goth Girl as a to-read! I gave my daughter the new, fully illustrated Harry Potter for Christmas, and we love it. I also love the illustrations on Cynthia Rylant’s “Mr Putter and Tabby” series–so expressive! And I had an Arthur Rackham book as a kid that had gorgeous illustrations. Another old favorite is the two book series by Kate Seredy–“The Good Master” and “The Singing Tree.” Great topic!

    1. Riddell is amazing illustrator and especially if you have kids, his books are perfect for you! I don’t know how old your daughter is but with second book in Goth Girl series I noticed that there were many references meant for adults, ones kids maybe wouldn’t understand. For example, there were characters like Nigella Sugarspoon (looked like Nigella Lawson) Gordon Ramsgate…. So I think it’s perfect for parents who read books to their children. Books by Arthur Rackman looked gorgeous! Thank you for commenting!

  2. I love your list! Some books just need to be mentioned because of that little bit of stunning they bring in through illustrations. Happy readings :)

  3. Great list! I love the EH Shepherd illustrations in The Wind in the Willows. And another Neil Gaiman book, The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains. The illustrations by Eddie Campbell are truly stunning!

  4. I adore Where The Wild Things Are also! I don’t know why exactly, but I always adore the illustrations in the book The Pout-Pout Fish in the Big-Big Dark. My kiddos are obsessed with that book and are always pointing out new creatures on each page lol. But now I’m going to have to check out the other books you listed here, thanks!

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