The early-20th-century photo of French boxers that inspired this new gem from Sophie Blackall, one of the finest illustrators working today.
Life Doesn’t Frighten Me – Maya Angelou’s courageous children’s verses, illustrated by Basquiat, a priceless primer on poetry and contemporary art for little ones, and a timeless reminder of the power of courage in all of us.
Only the best thing ever: Advice to Little Girls – a playful and mischievous short story penned by young Mark Twain in 1865, encouraging girls to think independently rather than obey social mores, newly illustrated by beloved Russian children’s book artist Vladimir Radunsky.
Bembo’s Zoo - for his daughter’s first Christmas, designer Roberto de Vicq de Cumptich made her a bilingual alphabet book of animals constructed entirely out of the typeface Bembo
My Brother’s Work – fifty years after Where the Wild Things Are and a year after his death, Maurice Sendak’s tender and bittersweet farewell to the world, wrapped in a love letter to the departed.
What better way to start your week than with some vintage Edward Gorey?
Bob Dylan’s “Forever Young,” released on this day in 1974, adapted as a charming illustrated children’s book by artist Paul Rogers.
The Night Riders – a charming, unexpected children’s book by Matt Furie, one of today’s most exciting young comic artists.
Produced by a pair of tween Victorian entomologists, this book gives an electrifying view into an era when young-adult hood meant more than watching the Disney Channel and bullying overweight kids on Instagram.
The Adventures of Madelene and Louisa, a fascinating vintage illustrated children’s book circa 1859.
Dog topography, from the 1973 children’s book Something Queer is Going On (A Mystery)
Yayoi Kusama, Japan’s most celebrated contemporary artist, illustrates Alice in Wonderland.
Since childhood, Kusama has been afflicted by a rare vision syndrome that makes her see colorful dots on everything she looks at, which makes her artwork naturally surreal, almost hallucinogenic.
From Rapunzel to The Little Red Riding Hood, beloved fairy tales as minimalist posters.
Love Is Walking Hand In Hand (1965) – the Peanuts gang defines love through the simple acts and moments of everyday life.