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From Maurice Sendak's "Outside Over There" - one of the  most beautiful childrens' books ever.

The 20 Most Beautiful Children’s Books of All Time

hansThe 20 Most Beautiful Children’s Books of All Time  by Emily Temple. Posted on 3:00 pm Monday Sep 3, 2012

The 20 Most Beautiful Children’s Books of All Time

List of 20 of the most beautiful illustrated children's books. Shown is Hans Andersen’s Fairy Tales, illustrated by Harry Clarke.

my vintage book collection (in blog form).: Babar's French Lessons - illustrated by Laurent de Brunhoff

Vintage 1963 Babar Storybook Illustration Celeste Pom Flora Alexander and The Old Lady Bake a Cake

Maurice Sendak, one of the premiere book illustrators of the late 20th/early 21st centuries, died today at the age of 83. Not overly familiar with his work, but love the picture of the dog looking out the window. I believe the top book is from "Where the Wild things are"

Maurice Sendak, one of the premiere book illustrators of the late centuries, died today at the age of Not overly familiar with his work, but love the picture of the dog looking out the window. I believe the top book is from "Where the Wild things are"

James and the Giant Peach - written by Roald Dahl, illustrated by Nancy Ekholm Burkert (1961).

James and the Giant Peach - written by Roald Dahl, illustrated by Nancy Ekholm Burkert 1961

I'll Be You and You Be Me - written by Ruth Krauss, illustrated by Maurice Sendak (1954)

I'll Be You and You Be Me - written by Ruth Krauss, illustrated by Maurice Sendak I pored over this book when I was a child!

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