The Best Illustrations From All Your Favorite Children’s Books

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PADDINGTON BEAR TO PETER PAN, A NEW EXHIBIT AT THE BRITISH LIBRARY CELEBRATES OUR MOST NOSTALGIC PICTUREBOOKS

Characters from children’s books often take on legendary status in the popular imagination. Peter Pan inspired his own pathological syndrome (and maybe R. Kelly’s “I Believe I Can Fly”); Willy Wonka led to a real-world candy company; and hundreds of wannabe Hobbits live in commercially manufactured Hobbit holes in Shire-like lands.

Picture This,” a new exhibition at the British Library, presents a canon of illustrations from famous storybooks, from Paddington Bear to The Borrowers to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory……read more

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