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100+ of Your Favorite Illustrated Books

S. Zainab Williams

Executive Director, Content

S. Zainab would like to think she bleeds ink but the very idea makes her feel faint. She writes fantasy and horror, and is currently clutching a manuscript while groping in the dark. Find her on Twitter: @szainabwilliams.

This giveaway for illustrated books is sponsored by Andrews McMeel Publishing, publisher of It’s All Absolutely Fine by Ruby Elliot.

It’s All Absolutely Fine is for anyone who struggles with not feeling absolutely fine. Tackling the not-so-simple subjects of depression, anxiety, and body image, Ruby’s unique, humorous, and brutally honest voice and eccentric illustrations will remind readers that they’re not alone—and that it’s okay to struggle and to talk about struggling.

Picture books, illustrated books, graphic novels–we love when art and the written word harmonize. We asked you to share your favorite illustrated books, and you responded. Here are more than 100 of your favorites!

Hondo and Fabian by Peter McCarty

A Child of Books by Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

Adulthood is a Myth by Sarah Andersen

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

One Piece by Eiichiro Oda

To Timbuktu: Nine Countries, Two People, One True Story by Casey Scieszka

Animalia by Graeme Base

Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg

The Owl and the Pussycat by Jan Brett

Beastly Babies by Ellen Jackson and Brendan Wenzel

Bitch Planet, Volume 1 by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Valentine De Landro

Blankets by Craig Thompson

Blueberry Girl by Neil Gaiman

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle

The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss

Chickens Aren’t the Only Ones by Ruth Heller

The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady by Edith Holden

Curious George by H. A. Rey and Margaret Rey

Darth Vader & Son by Jeffrey Brown

When Dinosaurs Go Visiting by Linda Martin

East of the Sun and West of the Moon by Mercer Mayer

Eloise at The Plaza by Kay Thompson and Hilary Knight

Emily the Strange by Rob Reger

Filmish by Edward Ross

French Milk by Lucy Knisley

Fun Home by Alison Bechdel

Fushigi Yugi by Yuu Watase

The Sandman series by Neil Gaiman

Gaston by Kelly Dipucchio & Christian Robinson

Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo

Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: The Illustrated Edition by J.K. Rowling and Jim Kay

Haunted Mansion by Joshua Williamson and Jorge Coelho

I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen

Helga’s Dowry: A Troll Love Story by Tomie dePaola

Hope for the Flowers by Trina Paulus

Horton Hatches the Egg by Dr. Seuss

Horton Hears a Who by Dr. Seuss

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Illustrated by Mark Twain and E. W. Kemble

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Hyperbole and A Half by Allie Brosh

Idylls of the King by Alfred Tennyson and Gustave Doré

It’s All Absolutely Fine by Ruby Elliot

It’s Never Too Late by Dallas Clayton

Journey by Aaron Becker

Johnny The Homicidal Maniac by Jhonen Vasquez

Keeko by C. Thorston

King Bidgood’s in the Bathtub by Audrey Wood and Don Wood

Lenore by Roman Dirge

Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder and Garth Williams

Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder and Garth Williams

Lumberjanes, Vol. 1 by Noelle Stevenson and Shannon Watters

Madam President by Lane Smith

How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You by Matthew Inman

Maus 1 & 2 by Art Spiegelman

Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney

Swatch: The Girl Who Loved Color by Julia Denos

Moo, Baa, La La La by Sandra Boynton

Mrs. Piggle Wiggle by Betty MacDonald and Hilary Knight

My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf

Nibbles by Emma Yarlett

Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell

Oh The Places You Will Go by Dr. Suess

One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter

The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster and Jules Feiffer

Plumdog by Emma Chichester Clark

Relish by Lucy Knisely

Saga by Brian K Vaughan and Fiona Staples

Scott Pilgrim, Vol. 1 by Bryan Lee O’Malley

A Series of Unfortunate Events books by Lemony Snicket and Brett Helquist

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

Sober Stick Figure by Amber Tozer

Strawberry Girl by Lois Lenski

Sublife by John Pham

The Complete Grimm’s Fairy Tales by Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morriss Lessmore by William Joyce and Joe Bluhm

The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil by Stephen Collins

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

The Griffin and Sabine series by by Nick Bantock

The Hobbit by Charles Dixon and J. R. R. Tolkien

The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen by Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill

The Library by Sarah Stewart

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

The Lorax by Dr. Seuss

The Marvels by Brian Selznick

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo and Bagram Ibatoulline

The Mysteries of Harris Burdick by Chris Van Allsburg

The Red Tree by Shaun Tan

The Sculptor by Scott McCloud

The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances by Matthew Inman

The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams and William Nicholson

The Walking Dead, Vol. 1 by Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore

Thin Slices of Anxiety by Catherine Lepage

Thing Explainer by Randall Munroe

This Book Loves You by PewDiePie

Trashed by Derf Backderf

Turning Japanese by MariNaomi

V for Vendetta by Alan Moore and David Lloyd

Watchmen by Alan Moore

Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

The Complete Tales of Winnie-The-Pooh by A. A. Milne

Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes

Abarat by Clive Barker

Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

Sir Archibald by Wolo

Hellboy by Mike Mignola and Various

Locke & Key, Vol. 1 by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez

Stitches by David Small

Cat Versus Human by Yasmine Surovec

The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton