Top 25 Beautiful Children's Picture Books

Beautiful picture books for your child's first collection

I present to you a handpicked collection of the most beautiful picture books in the market - the best, creative, fun picture books out there. Beautiful books to read to your son or daughter. Showcasing the works of the best children's authors & illustrators, this is a collection that your kids and you will cherish forever. I would highly recommend these books to all parents.

The Full Moon at the Napping House - Children's Book
1. The Full Moon at the Napping House
One night in a wide-awake house, everyone is restless and no one can get to sleep: not Granny, her grandchild, the dog, the cat, or even a mouse...
A wonderful bedtime picture story book, with perfectly crafted text and lovely illustrations. Kids will love its rhyming text and the different characters throughout.

Flotsam - Children's Picture Book
2. Flotsam - Children's Picture Book
A bright, science-minded boy goes to the beach equipped to collect and examine flotsam - anything floating that has been washed ashore...
An amazing, wordless picture book, with a great story, and wonderful water color illustrations. If the storytelling style (almost comic-like in its use of panels and divisions) doesn't get you then the outright well-thought out wonderfulness of it all will. Your kiddo will love looking at its pictures.

The Girl and The Bicycle - Children's Book
3. The Girl and The Bicycle
A little girl sees a shiny new bicycle in the shop window. She hurries home to see if she has enough money in her piggy bank, but when she comes up short...
Wordless, timeless, and classic, with simple, poignant illustrations, a heartwarming picture book about determination, persistence, hard work, and the true meaning of generosity.

The Crown on Your Head - Children's Book
4. The Crown on Your Head
Every child is born with a crown - something wonderful that makes him or her special...
The endearing, wonderful illustrations and poetry makes this a beautiful book to read to a child, for telling kids how special they are. This is a special book for parents and grandparents, to read to the young ones.

The Paperboy - Children's Picture Book
5. The Paperboy - Children's Picture Book
A boy and his dog savour the silence of the early morning as they deliver papers...
Get transported to the ethereal moments that exist just before the sun rises. The pictures capture beautifully the shadows & colors of when night turns toward day. A beautiful picture book on friendship, responsibilities, and a part of suburban culture gone by.

Home - Children's Picture Book
6. Home - Children's Picture Book
A whimsical tribute to the many possibilities of home, a loving look at the places where people live. This book explores the concept of home, with beautiful and imaginative illustrations, in absorbing, rich details that kids will enjoy poring over.
Blizzard - Children's Picture Book
7. Blizzard - Children's Picture Book
A wonderful children's story told in the first person by a boy as he experiences the joys, challenges and difficulties of a powerful blizzard - the now infamous blizzard of 1978, which brought fifty-three inches of snow to a town in Rhode Island.
With illustrations that are vivid and endearing, this is a children's book that is both pleasing to the eye and warm for the heart.

Time for Bed - Children's Book
8. Time for Bed - Children's Book
Darkness is falling everywhere and little ones are getting sleepy, feeling cozy, and being tucked in...
A wonderful book with beautiful illustrations and text that is rhythmic and lulling. With each page written in rhyme about an animal going to bed, its a perfect bedtime book for small child, sure to become their favorite.

The Biggest Bear - Children's Book
9. The Biggest Bear - Children's Book
Johnny Orchard brings home a playful bear cub that soon becomes huge and a nuisance to the neighbors...
The book with its amazing illustrations in rich detail, in brown and white, captures in text and artwork, the many aspects of living rurally. An all time classic, with great illustrations and story, about a boy, his bear, and taking responsibility for your actions.

Rain - Children's Picture Book
10. Rain - Children's Picture Book
Wordless, this picture book captures a brother and sister's joyous experiences in the rain...
Through beautiful illustrations that are vibrant, detailed and comforting, the story follows the two children as they spend the day experiencing their world during a rainstorm - as they explore their neighborhood, splash through puddles, see where the animals hide, make footprints in the mud, and more.

When I Was Young in the Mountains
11. When I Was Young in the Mountains
When I was young in the mountains, Grandfather came home in the evening covered with the black dust of the coal mine...
This book portrays the simple pleasures in country living, through softly colored illustrations and poetic text - fresh cornbread, the swimming hole, bathing in the tin tub, the community church, the joys of living with grandparents, and more. A beautifully written and illustrated children's picture book.

Perfect Square - Children's Picture Book
12. Perfect Square - Children's Picture Book
Each day of the week something different happens to a perfect square, and each day it transforms into something extraordinary...
A wonderful story about reinventing self, realizing change and challenge can bring joy, and having a positive outlook in the face of adversity. Very creative and fun book for young children.

Journey - Children's Picture Book
13. Journey - Children's Picture Book
A lonely girl draws a magic door on her bedroom wall and through it escapes into a world where wonder, adventure, and danger abound...
A beautiful, wondrously illustrated, wordless picture book, that the adults will enjoy as much as the children.

Noah's Ark - Children's Picture Book
14. Noah's Ark - Children's Picture Book
The tale of Noah's Ark - a fairly complex story, is beautifully told, almost without words in this picture book, through colorful, creative, marvellous illustrations that have an amazing detail.
The Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher
15. The Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher
A children's story about an elderly lady dressed in grey who buys strawberries and is followed by a being who attempts to steal the strawberries from her...
An enigmatic, imaginative, beautifully illustrated, picture book - its wordless pages encourage you to be the story-teller for your child.

Favorite Nursery Rhymes from Mother Goose
16. Favorite Nursery Rhymes from Mother Goose
A wonderful collection of classic nursery rhymes, full of stunningly beautiful illustrations...
The kids will enjoy exploring the pictures as much as listening to the verses. A beautiful book, this is a volume to be treasured by children and illustrated-book lovers of all ages.

Biblioburro - A True Story from Colombia
17. Biblioburro - A True Story from Colombia
Luis loves to read, but soon his house in Colombia is so full of books there's barely room for the family...
A colorful, beautifully illustrated book, with a wonderful, true, inspirational story of a man who brings books to other neighboring villages in Columbia.

Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree
18. Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree
Mr. Willowby's Christmas tree, came by special delivery, full and fresh and glistening green...
Accompanied with cute illustrations, this delightful, heart-warming, endearing story of sharing, really captures the holiday spirit. Snuggle up with this story and follow along through a forest full of friendly creatures who get to share in a bit of Christmas joy.

The Night Before Christmas - A Magical Cut-Paper Edition
19. The Night Before Christmas - A Magical Cut-Paper Edition
Delicate cut-paper illustrations let readers peek ahead to the next scene in this elegant edition of a classic poem evoking the anticipation of Christmas Eve...
The illustrations are absolutely beautiful, and bring the magic of Christmas to life for both young and old. A masterpiece, a work of art, truly an heirloom children's picture book.

Pocketful of Posies - A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes
20. Pocketful of Posies - A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes
A hand-picked collection of classic nursery rhymes, all delicately illustrated with detailed fabric and cloth scenes...
A beautiful, enchanting book with cute and stunning artwork crafted by the author using embroidered fabric, felt, fibres and found objects. A fabric artist's eye candy, this is a book the children will delight in.

Winnie - The True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh
21. Winnie - The True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh
When Harry Colebourn saw a baby bear for sale at the train station, he knew he could care for it...
Paired with adorable, evocative illustrations, the lovely, heartwarming story, of the real bear who inspired Winnie the Pooh, is brought to life, in this children's picture book. A wonderful book for kids learning to read.

The Paper Crane - Children's Picture Book
22. The Paper Crane - Children's Picture Book
Business returns to a once prosperous restaurant when a mysterious stranger pays for his meal with a magical paper crane...
A beautifully illustrated retelling of an ancient Japanese folktale - a timeless tale that teaches a valuable lesson. A wonderful, easy to read book, illustrated with cut-paper collages and paintings.

The Red Book - Children's Picture Book
23. The Red Book - Children's Picture Book
A book about a book - a magical red book without any words...
An engaging, wordless picture book, when you turn its pages you’ll experience a new kind of adventure through the power of story - told through its illustrations of rare detail and surprise.

Blue on Blue - Children's Picture Book
24. Blue on Blue - Children's Picture Book
Join a farming family as they experience the full range of a thrilling seaside rainstorm - from the wild wind and the very first drops, to the pouring rain, and the messy mud after the sun returns...
Beautifully written and illustrated, a poetic picture book with gentle, rhyming text, and marvelous, vivid artwork.

The Listening Walk - Children's Picture Book
25. The Listening Walk - Children's Picture Book
Put on your socks and shoes, and don't forget your ears! We're going on a listening walk. Do not talk. Do not hurry. Get ready to fill your ears with a world of wonderful and surprising sounds...
A lovely, wonderful, enjoyable picture book about taking the time to relax long enough, to really hear the sounds all around.

A beautiful gift for a child

Each of these books will be a wonderful addition to any child's library. Your child will treasure them well beyond childhood. These books make an ideal gift for graduations and other special occasions, for children aged between 2 - 8 years. They make a great gift for grandkids, son, daughter, niece, nephew,.. the apple of your eyes, for christmas, birthday, holidays, and more.
Go ahead, gift a beautiful gift to a child.

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