Children’s & YA novels. Also, books lacking in illustrations but bursting with pretty words (by author):

Ahlberg, Allan~My Brother’s Ghost, Viking, 2000

Tolle, Eckhart~Guardians of Being, illustrations by Patrick McDonnell, 2009

Edwards, Gail and Judith Saltman~Picturing Canada: A History of Canadian Children’s Illustrated Books and Publishing,  University of Toronto Press, 2010

Need illustrations? See this for a list of favourite pictured books