And so over the last few years we've been compiling a visual display of many of our favourites over at Pinterest to refer people to.
Some of the books,initially, made the cut just because the illustrations are amazing works of art,
or, where the story is so good that it supports the illustrations, not the other way around;
See the list here: Our Favourite Picture Books - Pinterest
You can skip to this post if you are interested in pins for our favourite New Zealand and Australia books for children.