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10 Best Illustrated Children's Books of 2011 Announced by New York Times Book Review

The New York Times Book Review's choices for the best illustrated kids' books of 2011 will be featured in the November 13, 2011, issue, along with a special section on children's books. Contributors include Leonard Marcus, Caitlin Flanagan, Roger Sutton, Maria Tatar, and Pete Hamill. 

A link to an online slide show of the art work from the honored books will be available at some point, and I will include it here. (Updated to add: link to slide show.)

2011's 10 Best Illustrated Children's Books, according to the Times, are as follows:

Along a Long Road, written and illustrated by Frank Viva (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)

A Ball for Daisy, written and illustrated by Chris Raschka (Schwartz & Wade)

Brother Sun, Sister Moon: Saint Francis of Assisi’s Canticle of the Creatures, written by Katherine Paterson, illustrated by Pamela Dalton (Chronicle Books)

Grandpa Green, written and illustrated by Lane Smith (Roaring Brook Press)

Ice, written and illustrated by Arthur Geisert (Enchanted Lion Books)

I Want My Hat Back, written and illustrated by Jon Klassen (Candlewick Press)

Me … Jane, written and illustrated by Patrick McDonnell (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)

Migrant, written by Maxine Trottier, illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault (Groundwood Books)

A Nation’s Hope: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis, written by Matt de la Peña, illustrated by Kadir Nelson (Dial)

A New Year’s Reunion, written by Yu Li-Qiong, illustrated by Zhu Cheng-Liang (Candlewick Press)

News via New York Times press release

Updated to add: ArtsBeat blog article by Pamela Paul, the NYTBR's children's book editor


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