illustrated books

This is a list of illustrated books (children’s and adult) I’ve discussed on this blog. The list is organized by the author’s last name.


Milo Cleveland Beach

The Adventures of Rama ★★☆☆☆
— with illus. from a 16th-century Mughal manuscript

Cécile Benoist

Every Tree Has a Story ★★★★★
— transl. from the French by Sylvia Rucker, illus. by Charlotte Gastaut

Coralie Bickford-Smith (illus.)

The Worm and the Bird ★★☆☆☆ ½

The Fox and the Star ★★☆☆☆ ½

Sophie Blackall

Hello Lighthouse ★★★★★

Fanny Britt (illus.)

Jane, the Fox, and Me ★★★☆☆

Nathan Bryon

Rocket Says Look Up! ★★★★☆
— illus. by Dapo Adeola


Randy Cecil (illus.)

Lucy ★★★☆☆ ½

Henry Cole (illus.)

Spot the Cat

Spot, the Cat (Book 1) ★★★★☆

Spot & Dot (Book 2) ★★★★☆


Matt de la Peña

Milo Imagines the World ★★★★★
— illus. by Christian Robinson

Kelly DiPucchio

— illus. by Raissa Figueroa ★★★☆☆


Terry & Eric Fan (illus.)

Ocean Meets Sky

Amélie Fléchais (illus.)

The Little Red Wolf ★★★★☆ ½


Clive Gifford

The Colors of History: How Colors Shaped the World ★★★★★
— illus. by Marc-Étienne Peintre

Guojing (illus.)

The Only Child ★★★★☆ ½


Ben Hatke (illus.)

Julia’s House Moves On ★★★☆☆


Torben Kuhlmann (illus.)

Armstrong: The Adventurous Journey of a Mouse to the Moon ★★★☆☆ ½


Charlie Mackesy (illus.)

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse ★★☆☆☆

Gregory Manchess (illus.)

Above the Timberline ★★★☆☆

George R.R. Martin

The Ice Dragon ★★★☆☆
— illus. by Luis Royo

Poonam Mistry (illus.)

How the Stars Came to Be ★★★★☆ ½

Akiko Miyakoshi (illus.)

The Tea Party in the Woods ★★★☆☆

The Storm ★★★☆☆

The Way Home in the Night ★★★★☆


B.J. Novak

The Book With No Pictures ★★★★★


Sanjay Patel (illus.)

Ramayana: Divine Loophole ★★★★★

Charles Perrault

Cinderella: or The Little Glass Slipper ★★★★☆
— illus. by Camille Rose Garcia


Lauren Redniss (illus.)

Thunder & Lightning: Weather Past, Present, Future ★★★★★

J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Book 1) ★★★☆☆ ½
— illus. by Jim Kay


Kate Samworth (illus.)

Grand Isle ★★★☆☆

Alessandro Sanna (illus.)

The River ★★★★☆

Francesca Sanna (illus.)

The Journey ★★★★★

Brian Selznick (illus.)

The Invention of Hugo Cabret ★★★★☆

Catherine Stock (illus.)

Where Are You Going, Manyoni? ★★☆☆☆


Victoria Turnbull (illus.)

Pandora ★★☆☆☆ ½


Myron Uhlberg

The Sound of All Things ★★★★★
— illus. by Ted Papoulas


Chris Van Allsburg (illus.)

The Widow’s Broom ★★★★☆


Phoebe Wahl (illus.)

Little Witch Hazel: A Year in the Forest ★★★☆☆

Ellis Weiner

Templeton Twins

The Templeton Twins Have an Idea (Book 1) ★★★★★

David Wiesner (illus.)

Flotsam ★★★☆☆


Germano Zullo

Sky High ★★★★★
— illus. by Albertine