children's picturebooks: the art of visual storytelling

In Children's Picturebooks: The Art of Visual Storytelling, Martin Salisbury and Morag Styles take us into the world of the picture book, discussing its history, art, visual literacy, how children respond to picture books, the interplay between word and image, various types of printing processes and the publishing industry.  It features quite a collection of picture book covers, page spreads and rough sketches.  Much more than a reference—and a thoroughly researched one at that—Children’s Picturebooks is immersive, insightful and inspiring.  If you’ve fallen in love with #kidlit, this book is requisite reading and deserves a place on your shelves.

Written by Martin Salisbury, Morag Styles with cover art by Beatrice Alemagna.  Published by Laurence King.