Literary Treats For All Ages: 13 Best Illustrated Children's Books

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The pictures in children's books often delight adult readers as much as children. Check out BrainPicking's top choices for beautiful books written for children, but enjoyed by all.

“It is an error … to think of children as a special kind of creature, almost a different race, rather than as normal, if immature, members of a particular family, and of the human family at large,” wrote J.R.R Tolkien, author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. His statement underscores that a good book is a good book, no matter the reader.

The 13 Best Children's, Illustrated, and Picture Books of 2013by Maria Popova Young Mark Twain's lost gem, the universe in illustrated dioramas, Maurice Sendak's posthumous love letter to the world, Kafka for kids, and more treats for all ages. "It is an error ...

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