Children's Picture Books With Beautiful illustrations

The best picture books that have beautiful, detailed, color illustrations. Obviously a good storyline as well! NOT CARTOONISH or "CUTE"

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Caldecott Contenders aka Mock Caldecotts by year:
2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

See also
Best Picture Books
Best Popular Picture Books on Goodreads
Children's Picture Books With Beautiful illustrations
Caldecott Medal Winners
Caldecott Honor Books
Wordless Picture Books
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1,658 books · 1,456 voters · list created December 7th, 2008 by Emily (votes) .
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message 1: by Bernadette (new)

Bernadette An ABC Escapade through Egypt

has beautiful photos of modern Egypt


message 2: by Debbie (new)

Debbie I removed some graphic novels that appeared on the list - 300, Wolverine: Weapon X, and Batman: Year One. Definitely not children's books.


message 3: by Mitchell (new)

Mitchell and as with many lists, what looks like author spam, rules. A minimum of 500 ratings or being a book at least 10 years old would seem to make a difference.


message 4: by Ros (new)

Ros Today I'm a Monster:

Cute story with a powerful message. Great book to teaching emotions to children, showing the love and acceptance of mother. I like the funny and catchy rhymes and great pictures inside!


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