Cool kids’ picture books packed with awesome art

 

Parents, guardians, babysitters, teachers, or anyone else in the company of wee ones: we’ve got a few fantastic recs for your storytime sessions. More than a few, in fact! We put together a list of 20 kids’ picture books with awesome illustrations that’ll equally please creative kiddos and their art-loving parents.

These picture books are way above par—beautiful, smart, inclusive, and full of arty parental appeal, with words by seriously inspiring folks like Sonia Sotomayor and Ibram X. Kendi, and illustrations from an array of talented artists (including a number of 20x200 artists!). Flip through a few below. There’s even more team 20x200-recommended kid lit in our Bookshop list!

With art for everyone,
Team 20x200


Just Ask!: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You by Sonia
Sotomayor + Rafael López


You Matter by Christian Robinson



Tokyo Digs a Garden by Jon-Erik Lappano
+ Kellen Hatanaka


Ocean Anatomy by Julia Rothman



An Artist's Alphabet by Norman Messenger


Shy by Deborah Freedman


Whatever You Are, Be a Good One by Lisa Congdon


Antiracist Baby by Ibram X. Kendi + Ashley
Lukashevsky


Julián is a Mermaid by Jessica Love


The Word Collector by Peter H. Reynolds


A Different Pond by Bao Phi + Thi Bui


Dreamers by Yuyi Morales


All Hail the Queen by Jennifer Orkin Lewis + Shweta Jha


The Littlest Family's Big Day by Emily Winfield Martin


This Is How We Do It by Matt Lamothe


Drawn Together by Minh Lê + Dan Santat


Love Makes a Family by Sophie Beer



Listening with My Heart by Gabi Garcia + Ying Hui Tan


Bear and Wolf by Daniel Salmieri

Teacup by Rebecca Young + Matt Ottley

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