If you constantly look for illustrated children’s books, you may have come across Emily Winfield’s works or received a recommendation. Emily has created various books to distinguish herself among a million children's authors, with some of her titles making her an accomplished New York Times bestseller.

Some Words About Emily Winfield Martin

I consider her an enigmatic illustrator and writer with a deep sense of making imaginary things an absolute joy to read.

Emily's children's book illustrations are artistic and beautiful at the same time. They are created by her heart. Once you open any of her books, you get into a world of imagination, and as a ready you don't really want to come back to the real one.

Whenever I get hold of her books for my daughter, I am confident that it will be a fairy tale transformation and treat. Emily is a unique craft maker and leaves you with the mysteries of her fantastic collections and openness to the imagination.

I can go on and on about Emily’s skills but let’s leave that for another day. For now, take a look at my list of top Emily Winfield Martin books. But make sure you also get a copy or copies for your young one(s) to familiarize themselves with her works.

What Are The Cutest Emily Winfield Martin Books? (Ranked)


The Wonderful Things You Will Be (2015)

Throughout this breathtaking book, Emily captures fascinating and witty illustrations of the different and lovely things parents admire whenever they set their eyes on their children. She delivers beautiful and hilarious picture moments that you will love reading to your young ones.

If you are looking for the right bedtime story, this is the one. It is fun and calming, with details of different ages and ethnicities represented. It will leave you with a classic and innocent feel, just like children are. I love that the message in this book echoes my sentiments that being kind is one of the most impressive qualities you can have.

We all deserve kindness, and Emily couldn't have put it in better words than in this book. After going through it with your young one, you will see why this book earned and held a spot on the New York Bestselling Children's Picture Book List for over two years.


Wonderful Babies (2022)

Wonderful Babies is an exceptional children's book that illustrates diverse baby moods. But it also depicts the endearing nature of their faces. Emily has written this one in an admirable art that will capture your heart as a parent or young reader.

If your kid has started noticing other babies, this one is a must-read. I can assure you it is an excellent way to introduce them to different humans.

I particularly love that this book is short and middle-sized, ideal for all young ages to hold and learn. You cannot get bored, and you will finish this book in one sitting. Thanks to this book, my daughter now communicates her emotions better. Go ahead and gift this book to your little one. You won’t go wrong and may as well become the adult of the year.


This is a Gift for You (2021)

This is a Gift For You is a companion that reminds young readers how to express love and celebrate it by sharing generous gifts. It shows that love can be shown as a magical dream or a great solace to hold dear when needed. Emily urges readers that the greatest gift they can have is to spend time together. I love this message, and I'm sure whether you are a parent or not, you will too.

This book is for anyone who wants to teach their children how to show love. Be it through songs, holding hands, or being a listener. It is a book worth having for those bedtime stories. Moreover, it features beautiful illustrations and sweet words that every reader will enjoy.


Snow and Rose (2019)

This fantastic book introduces readers to a world of fairy tale imagination. It is a story about the lives of two sisters, and I feel like it is an excellent way to teach siblings how to relate to each other. The sisters Martin talks about in Snow and Rose live in a mansion surrounded by unique gardens and many servants.

Long ago, they had parents who loved them more than the sun and moon, but later their mother disappeared into sorrow, and their father disappeared into the woods. The story unfolds as the two sisters in the enchanted woods break complex spells to save their family.

The characters in this book are realistic, and readers can resonate with them. It is a classic tale backed up by beautiful illustrations to soak you in.


Dream Animals (2015)

This is an excellent book to read to your younger one when it's time to retire to slumber land. Trust me. They won’t mind curling up to the enchanting combination of adorable Hummel-sweet illustrations and graceful rhyming verses.

This book has a somewhat vintage feel to make it an instant classic your kid will look forward to when it is bedtime.

In the book, Emily convinces young ones to sleep while imagining the kind of animal they would become in their dreams. There is something for young ones to look at on every page, and you will appreciate their effort to point out the animals they love or know. This book takes a firm grip on children's imaginations as they find their way to dreamland.


The Imaginaries (2020)

Just like the title of this book, expect tons of imagination and surprises. It is filled with mysterious characters and illustrations that are done in captivating colors.

In this book, Emily gives readers a glimpse of her “imaginaries,” which are paintings of more than a decade. She has excellently captured them enigmatically and designed them for inspiration.

All the mermaids, giant flowers, and magical robes in this book are images to give you an invention of your own story. Through this, both old and young storytellers and explorers can improvise and possibly become the story's author for every image.

This book expands imagination uniquely, and the captions are beautifully handwritten to capture the vintage papers and envelopes.

Final Thoughts

Emily Winfield writes books with an indelible mark in the fairy tale world, which makes her reads impressive. Each one of her books portrays a different kind of art and style. If you are a fairy tale enthusiast, you can indulge in this new world with your young ones with any of the suggested titles. They are refreshing and entertaining. Meanwhile, let’s hope she releases more publications in the future.

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