This article presents the aspect of aesthetic education using issue of artistic book graphics for pre-school children and early school education students. It presents the assumptions of education in this field. Particular attention was focused on the educational impact of book illustrations. A brief historical outline of Polish artistic illustration in the children's book was presented. Key development trends and representative figures of Polish illustration have been pointed out. Examples of the use of an outstanding author's book by the authors for workshop forms of book culture animation among children were presented. They constitute a reference and justification of activities initiated in the implementation of the “ZA PROGIEM – wyprawy odkrywców” project at the pedagogical faculty of the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin and “Warsztaty językowo-czytelnicze” [en. “Language and reading workshops”] conducted by Małgorzata Centner-Guz. In the era of new media, which for the young generation are an extremely important element of their life, not just communication life, for the youngest recipients contact with the book is still important.