I just finished reading The Invention of Hugo Cabret. It was wonderful! The illustrations made me feel like I was watching one of those silent black and white films, and made the story even more enjoyable. Don't be concerned if it looks really thick--like I was at first. The illustrations take up many pages, and some of the pages only have writing right in the middle.
If you haven't chosen a book yet, you might want to look at this one! Happy reading.