The Fundamentals of Illustration Great introduction to the world of illustration. Includes one of my images.
An Illustrated Life: Drawing Inspiration from the Private Sketchbooks of Artists, Illustrators and Designers One of the first books I ever bought.
How to Use Type Excellent book. At some stage you will need to consider typefaces, this book is really helpful.
Children's Picturebooks: The Art of Visual Storytelling Lovely book showing a range of artist styles, storyboards and info.
Illustration Now! 4 Big Hefty Book giving a good overview of illustration images and artists.
The Arrival Absolutely love the illustrations in this book.
Fox in Socks (Dr. Seuss Classic Collection) My favourite Dr Seuss book.
The Doubtful Guest My favourite Edward Gorey book.
The Bird King For fans of Shaun Tan, this is a great book that is packed with sketchbook pages.
The Garden of Earthly Delights Surreal creatures and artwork by Hieronymus Bosch.
Remedios Varo: Unexpected Journeys Lovely surreal artwork and characters.
The Graphic Works of Odilon Redon (Dover Fine Art, History of Art) Interesting book showing lots of Redon's black and white book illustrations.
Chagall (Taschen Basic Art Series) The life and works of Marc Chagall. Lots of artwork in full colour.
Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2014 Really useful directory of publishing agents and illustration contacts.