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17 Of The Most Beautifully Illustrated Picture Books In 2015


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Sky Pony Press

The colors in Red, Yellow, Blue (and a Dash of White, Too!) are bright, energetic and SO fun to look at. With graffiti like line work, and perfect brush strokes anyone would enjoy flipping through its pages.

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Not only is the character design in To the Sea too cute, the artwork as a whole is absolutely beautiful. I mean those perfectly straight rain drops? GORGEOUS DESIGN.

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Chronicle books

Jihyeon Lee's style is lovely and whimsical, and her pencil work is unbelievably detailed and delicate. You'll want to get lost in the pages of this book forever.

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Atheneum Books for Young Readers

Yasmeen Ismail's illustrations capture tons of emotion and energy. Also, the compositions are perfection. A perfect book to admire again and again.

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Lazy Dave's mixed media illustrations are so fun to look at. Jarvis knows how to not over do it – with his simple backgrounds and minimalistic design sense.

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Enchanted Lion Books

THE COLORS! Beastly Verse is a feast for the eyes. Not many artists can pull off this many bright colors on one page and make it look this good, but JooHee Yoon sure can.

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Tundra Books

The painted illustrations in this book are gorgeous. Like, it hurts my eyes when I look at it because it's so beautiful. The flowers and fields are painted perfection. Let's hope there's more books illustrated by Julie Morstad in 2016.

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Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Grey backgrounds with the pop of a bright yellow raincoat in front? Yes please! Float is visually on point. This book gets an A+ (for "amazing art.")

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