Illustrated Children’s Books for Christmas

Illustrated Children’s Books for Christmas

Best Illustrated Children’s Books for 2012

The Best Illustrated Children’s Books and Picturebooks of 2012

I love well illustrated books for children.  There is so much more that can be gained in the imagining versus just the reading of words.  I think this is why Pinterest has become such a great social site – we love the imagination that is stirred by images.  Many well written books for children fall short when it comes to illustrations but this list is one that has been put together by Brain Pickings and I think it is a great start.

The first book on the List of Illustrated Children’s Books is Henri’s Walk to Paris by Saul Bass

henris walk to paris

Henris Walk to Paris

From Indian folk art to neuroscience, by way of Saul Bass, James Joyce, and die-cut Cold War allegories. On the heels of this year’s best science books, art books, design books, and philosophy and psychology books, the 2012 best-of reading lists continue with the annual roundup of the year’s ten-or-so most delightful children’s and picturebooks. […]

Another of my favorites from this list Illustrated Children’s Books is WATERLIFE by Indian publisher Tara Books, who for the past 16 years has



been giving voice to marginalized art and literature through a commune of artists, writers, and designers collaborating on remarkable handmade books, including I Like Cats, Do!, and Tara’s crown jewel, The Night Life of Trees. But now comes what’s positively the most exquisite book I’ve ever held in my hands: Waterlife by artist Rambharos Jha, who explores the marine wonderland through vibrant Mithila art, a form of folk painting from Bihar in eastern India.

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