Oh, the lure of the picture book.
If you're anything like me, it's swoon-time in the kids' section of any store, and herewith my recent purchases that had me breathless. Interesting that since I reconnected with illustration, many of my picks are wordless books (though I've always loved them and already have a huge collection).
Enjoy this feast! I hope the covers alone encourage you to seek them out. I promise you will be enamoured by each and every one--for their narrative, yes, but also for image and design and nuance and production values and sheer deliciousness.
All but the last three books are wordless.