a pair of super cool glow in the dark books



There is something truly magical about holding a glowing book in a dark space. I imagine blanket forts as perfect habitats for glow-in-the-dark books. (Just remember, they must be charged by a lamp or flashlight first in order for their magic to work!)


Dream Recipes by ISOL (English edition, 2012).

The Spanish edition is NOCTURNO: Recetario de sueños.



This book demonstrates the true creative genius that is ISOL. She sets it up to be used, literally, as a way to guide dreams right before bed. You can pick a different page each night—charge it up, turn out the lights, and then see what appears and how it influences your dreams!



This is a truly original book and nothing else exists that’s quite like it. Dream Journal. Book of discovery. Science project.



From “The distracted fisherman Dream” to “The Dream of being another” to “The Dream of the Dead Singer,” each has ISOL’s signature style.




The very last page is blank (but covered in glow in the dark) for you to draw your own dream and see if it visits you!






The Game in the Dark by Hervé Tullet (2012).


This one is much simpler and would be great for very young readers. Tullet is another creative genius for kids and here he plays with glowing spacey shapes.






While simple they are still wonderful to behold.






This gif from Babouches says it all! Wow!




8 Responses to a pair of super cool glow in the dark books

  1. Sarah M says:

    I love Herve Tullet’s books. He’s a genius.
    Sarah M

  2. COOL COOL COOL! Love Herve Tullet!!

  3. Joy Corcoran says:

    What fun! It’s so nice to find new treasures. Thanks for sharing these great books. Glow in the dark books will be fascinating to the kids I read to.

  4. Deirdre O'Sullivan from Australia says:

    There’s something so thrilling about glow in the dark stuff for kids – reminds me of those glowing stars I had stuck on my bedroom ceiling when I was a kid…they didn’t look like much during the day, but in the dark – WOW! It was magic! Isol is the kind of kids’ writer who hasn’t forgotten what it is to be a child – she has this very endearing quirkiness, which I love. Thanks Danielle, for introducing us all to her playful work.

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