A wonderful graphic novel about acceptance, belonging, and the travails of youth, inspired by Charlotte Brönte’s Jane Eyre
A heartwarming ode to friendship by iconic illustrator Eric Carle, our greatest children’s book artist-author alive.
The best illustrations from 150 years of Hans Christian Andersen fairy tales and how he revolutionized storytelling
The greatest ode to childhood and loneliness ever written, illustrated by iconic mid-century French graphic designer and cartoonist André François
A celebration of life in a day – absolutely lovely:
Gorgeous vintage illustrations for the fairy tales E. E. Cummings wrote for his only child, plus the odd story of how he he almost abandoned her
“Graphic design needs your willing mental participation, even if it’s subconscious.”
Fantastic, first-of-its-kind graphic design primer for kids by iconic graphic designer Chip Kidd
Bonus: Chip tells a hilarious story of how and why he French-kissed Neil Gaiman at Comic Con:
“A lovely primary-colored geometrical wonderland-light sparkling with every conceivable kind of wit and brilliance and fantasy and fun.”
Gorgeous vintage Russian children’s book illustrations from the 1920s-1930s – a treasure trove of visual delight at the link:
Best thing ever: Need a House, Call Ms. Mouse – progressive vintage children’s book starring a female architect:
Exquisite visual storytelling based on Indian folk art exploring fear and courage, speaking both to our crippling fear of the unfamiliar and our ability to transcend it, emerging enriched by the experience
"Failure is a process … you have to fail over and over and over again to get anything that’s worthwhile, and to try everything."
Half a century later, Jules Feiffer and Norton Juster reflect on creating one of the most beloved children’s classics of all time in these exclusive video excerpts from a new documentary:
Politically incorrect, charmingly illustrated verses from 1908
Bob Dylan’s beloved 1970 classic, adapted in pictures by illustrator Scott Campbell
Absolutely lovely: The Hole – an existential meditation in simple Scandinavian illustrations and die-cut magic:
"Most men appear never to have considered what a house is, and are actually though needlessly poor all their lives because they think they must have such a one as their neighbors have."
Lovely picture-book, based on this passage from Walden, presents Thoreau’s ideals of the simple life in enchanting illustrated for kids, brimming with timeless wisdom for all: