Top Ten Tuesday: Pictures Worth Ten Thousand Words


Happy Tuesday!! This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is one that I don’t talk about often on this blog: pictures and visuals in books. Though I haven’t read very many graphic novels or comic books, I have come across some memorable illustrations and creative uses of images in many of the books I’ve read. Here are ten books whose illustrations, images, and design I’ve thoroughly enjoyed:











What are your favorite books with pictures? Any specific illustrators you like? Have any recommendations? What do you think of the books on my list? Let me know in the comments section below!



29 Replies to “Top Ten Tuesday: Pictures Worth Ten Thousand Words”

  1. The pictures in Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs are gorgeous! I think you’ll like it if you like the Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children trilogy. πŸ™‚

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  2. I LOVE books with illustrations! The If You Give A Pig.. books are just so cute! I really like The Gruffalo as a picture book (and the rhymes omg) Also I thought I was the only person who’d ever heard of The Name Of This Book Is Secret series. I’ve actually only read the first book, but my friend gave me the whole series so maybe I’ll finish it some time. The Roald Dahl illustrations are the best, and I LOVE the pictures in Miss Peregrines (again, haven’t read the next books though. maybe one day. the hollows freaked me out a lot though). πŸ™‚

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    1. The Name of This Book is Secret series is SO GOOD! I bought the first one at a Scholastic book fair in middle school (I LOVED those things!) and then I read the rest of the series as soon as the other books were released. If I remember correctly there are five books in total and they’re all fantastic! πŸ™‚


    1. Oh no, that’s too bad! I think the graphics in Illuminae really helped bring the story to life. I feel like I say this EVERY. DAY. but I really need to read Gemina!


  3. The illustrations in any of Roald Dahl’s books are so whimsical and fun, but the BFG is a personal favorite of mine, too. πŸ™‚

    Unrelated to the content of this post… πŸ™‚ The layout of images you used for this list is stunning.

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    1. So glad that you’re also a fan of The BFG! ❀ It's probably my favorite book from my childhood, mostly because I had an amazing teacher who read it to us all the time.
      Thank you so much! πŸ™‚

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    1. I’m so glad that you’re also a fan of The BFG!! I feel like it’s usually overshadowed by some of Roald Dahl’s other popular books (most notably Matilda) so it’s nice to step back and appreciate it every once in a while.


      1. No problem, its gorgeous. Thinking a bit more on this last night I also thought of The Adventures of Tim by Edward Ardizzone, his illustrations are out of this world beautiful. My wife is a graphic designer and illustrator so she has the best recommendations and collections.

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  4. The BFG was my daughter’s first book! I saved it for her when she gets older!
    I did not do a list today for myself, I asked my daughter if she wanted to help and list her favorite books!
    I never read a comic book.So The only ones I read were the VA and Percy Jackson graphic novels. But we did something a little different. Allyson added some comics she read on her list.
    Also check out our easy to enter Valentine’s giveaway!

    My TTT.

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  5. I love The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl! Have you read “Patsy Walker a.k.a. Hellcat” or “Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur?” They might be up your alley if you like bright, funny comics!

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  6. I love The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl! Have your read “Patsy Walker a.k.a. Hellcat” or “Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur?” If you like bright and funny comics, they might be just your sort of thing.


  7. The BFG is my childhood favourite 🌸😊 I still want to read Illuminae and Miss Peregrine’s — hopefully it will happen this year!


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