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Beautiful Books for Gifting

Books with illustrations

Books with illustrations turn classic stories into beautiful drawings and childhood tales into magical memories. Some of our favourite books are vividly remembered by the illustrators who brought the characters to life! We wrote about our favourite children’s illustrators here. But illustrated stories make beautiful books for gifting all ages.

Maybe you’re looking for a collection of illustrated stories for first-time reads or for a nostalgic trip down memory lane. You might be searching for classic collections to gift the avid bookworm in your life, or the bookstagrammer who loves a good literary aesthetic. Or perhaps your loved ones have books they reread all the time, and deserve a beautiful, illustrated copy of one-off editions of well-known tales.

Whatever type of ‘giftee’ you have, we have a beautiful, unforgettable book with illustrations that they’ll treasure for a long time.

The best illustrated book collections

Click on the images below to discover some of the best illustrated book collections at World of Books. For great prices, you can find the perfect books for gifting that will captivate and comfort readers young and old.

Usborne Illustrated Stories
Usborne Illustrated Stories
Om Illustrated Classics
Om Illustrated Classics
Walker Illustrated Classics
Walker Illustrated Classics

Some of our favourite illustrated books

Check out some more books with illustrations that are beautiful inside and out! Can you find one perfect as a present for someone you know?

life of pi illustrated
Life of Pi by Yann Martel, illustrated by Tomislav Torjanac
Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi, illustrated by Sara Fanelli
Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle, illustrated by Sidney Paget


Well, we hope we’ve convinced you that illustrated books are many children and adults alike! Are you looking for beautiful books to buy? Whether your gifting for the festive season or treating yourshelf… Check out our entire range of illustrated books.

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What do you think of books with illustrations? Do you have a favourite illustrated story? Let us know in the comments below!

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2 Comments

  • Reply Mrs.PATRICIA HOWARD December 18, 2020 at 3:32 pm

    THE WATER BABIES and the ‘Do as you would be done by’ theme is very wise teaching for children.

  • Reply 2020: A Year in Review - World of Books | Book Blog January 21, 2021 at 2:30 pm

    […] Beautiful BooksYou all loved this blog piece, showing off some of our incredible illustrated books from Usborne Classic Children’s Stories to an Illustrated Life of Pi. If you didn’t get the change to check them out before Christmas, take a browse through our illustrated books selection. […]

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