Top 5 Tuesday – Top 5 Illustrated Books

Happy Tuesday,

And that means we are back for another Top 5 Tuesday, I didn’t get a post up last week because my computer decided it didn’t really feel like being a computer, I am working on fixing it but I have a work around at the moment so here we go.

This week’s topic is illustrated books, and there is some amazing stuff out there. Graphic Novels have been pretty big in the past few years, and I also still enjoy picking up the occasional picture book, if you haven’t picked up a picture books since you were a kid there is some really fun stuff out there that you don’t have to be a young kid or have one to enjoy.

1. The Bear Who Wasn’t There by LeUyen Pham

This is such a fun picture book and with wonderful illustrations (Pham also illustrates, the next book and the Princess in Black Books). We spend the book searching for bear, and duck tries to interest us in his life (and buying his book The Duck Who Showed Up).

2. Itty-Bitty Kitty-Corn by Shannon Hale Ill. by LeUyen Pham

The pervious book was probably my favorite picture book up until I read this book that is. This book is absolutely adorable, a cat who loves unicorns do I really need to keep going? The story is also really good, and much deeper than you normally get in a picture book, there is a sequel too but the original is the best.

3. Mirror Mirror & Follow Follow (Reverso Verse Books) by Marilyn Singer Ill. by Josee Masse

These books are really cool poetry picture books and are fairy tale retellings as well. The poetry is really clever, where there are two poems for each story, and the second is the reversed lines of the first poem to give two different takes on the same tale. She has written a few other books in this form but these are my favorites.

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4. Heartstopper by Alice Oseman

I actually just read this book for the first time earlier today, I have been hearing such good things about it for ages, and now I definitely see what all the fuss is about, it is really cute. I wanted to include some graphic novels and this is one of my favorites that I have read.

5. Yona of the Dawn by Mizuho Kusanagi

There was no way I could do a list of illustrated books without including my favorite manga series. I just love all these characters, and it is a really fun adventure fantasy series, complete with a princess on the run and a sweet love story.

Happy Reading Everyone!


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