Our Favourite Alice in Wonderland editions

By The Children's Bookshop

By The Children's Bookshop

It's been 200 years since the birth of Sir John Tenniel, Alice's first illustrator. To celebrate we've put together our favourite renditions of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Follow us down the rabbit hole, and look at our exclusive signed copies here: https://bit.ly/3nXRIJe 

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll and Julia Sarda

£14.99 £13.94

Julia Sarda's bold colours make for a warm, vibrant, and supremely child-friendly Alice - perfect for children 6+

Alice in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll and Rebecca Dautremer

£14.99 £13.94

Rebecca Dautremer's is a prominent French illustrator - her stylised characters make for an striking, surreal, and occasionally darker Alice. We also love seeing a truly multiculural wonderland -- not a headband in sight!

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll and Helen Oxenbury

£8.99 £8.36

Soft, rounded illustrations make this is the perfect version to share with little ones of 6+. Helen Oxenbury will be well-known as the illustrator of We're Going on a Bear Hunt, and her interpreation of Alice brings a similar comfort factor. One to enjoy with hot chocolate.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Illustrated with Interactive Elements): & Through the Looking-Glass

Lewis Carroll and Minalima

£25.00 £23.25

Filled with whimsical detail, this colourful and interactive edition is one to enjoy for hours. Chessboards unfold, Alice grows out of the spine, and the Cheshire cat is always grinning when you turn the page.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Robert Sabuda

£30.00 £27.90

Was any book more suited for a lavish pop-up? Peel back layers, read books within books, see the cards cascade upon Alice's head. An edition to treasure.

Alice in Wonderland

£7.99 £7.43

A sweetly-illustrated and expertly-retold edition, this is the perfect story to read aloud over a night or two to children aged 4-6.

Return to Wonderland


£10.99 £10.22

Need some more? Some of the UK's best-loved children's writers have returned to Wonderland and taken a peek at the characters with brand new stories...

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass

Lewis Carroll

£12.99 £12.08

Sir John Tenniel's illustrations are some of the best known in the world - but he was also a political cartoonist. He brought some of that subversive wit to Wonderland, and his bold, medieval inspired lines sit alongside his softer Alice, and make for an unforgettably strange world.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll and Chris Riddell

£25.00 £23.25

For Tenniel's 200th anniversary, Macmillan have produced this sumptious edition. Having already brought his surrealism to the Hunting of the Snark, we were all itching to see Children's Laureate Chris Riddell try his hand at Alice. And here it is - a girlish queen of hearts, a haunting cheshire cat, and a lively, curious Alice who navigates her way through it all.

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