20 of the Most Beautiful Children’s Books in the World

updated Mar 11, 2020
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Forward-facing book displays are being found in more and more children’s spaces. They not only entice little ones to pick up a book, but also help kids to visually find the books they want to read. And as a bonus, book displays can serve as functional artwork. Here are twenty beautiful books that are perfect to put on display…

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1. Sleep Like a Tiger by by Mary Logue, Illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski
2. Black Dog by Levi Pinfold
3. Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans
4. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd
5.A Long Piece of String by William Wondriska


6. I Had a Favorite Dress by Boni Ashburn
7. Waiting for Wings by Lois Ehlert
8. This Is San Francisco by Miroslav Sasek
9. Vegetables by Sara Anderson
10. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

11. Olivia by Ian Falconer
12. The Mysteries of Harris Burdick by Chris Van Allsburg
13. The Cat at Night by Dahlov Ipcar
14. Virginia Wolf by Kyo Maclear, Isabelle Arsenault
15. Jane Eyre: A BabyLit Counting Primer by Jennifer Adams, Alison Oliver

16. Mr. Flux by Kyo Maclear, Matte Stephens
17. The Tree House by Marije Tolman, Ronald Tolman
18. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
19. Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
20. Sail Away: The Ballad of Skip and Nell by Mem Fox and Pamela Lofts

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