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New York Times Best Illustrated Books 2010


New York Times Best Illustrated Books 2010

Annually since 1952, the Book Review has asked a panel of judges to select 10 winners from among the several thousand children’s books published during the year. The judges this time around were Robert Sabuda, a co-creator of the best-selling “Encyclopedia Prehistorica” series and twice the recipient of a Times Best Illustrated award; Elizabeth Bird, a children’s librarian with the New York Public Library, whose first picture book, “Giant Dance Party,” is due out next year; and David Barringer, a novelist and designer who is the author of “There’s Nothing Funny About Design.”

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HERE COMES THE GARBAGE BARGE! written by Jonah Winter; illustrated by Red Nose Studio (Schwartz & Wade Books)

CHILDREN MAKE TERRIBLE PETS written and illustrated by Peter Brown (Little, Brown & Company)

SEASONS written and illustrated by Blexbolex (Enchanted Lion Books)

SHADOW by Suzy Lee (Chronicle Books)

BUSING BREWSTER written by Richard Michelson; illustrated by R. G. Roth (Alfred A. Knopf)

BIG RED LOLLIPOP written by Rukhsana Khan; illustrated by Sophie Blackall (Viking)

A SICK DAY FOR AMOS McGEE written by Philip C. Stead; illustrated by Erin E. Stead (A Neal Porter Book/Roaring Brook Press)

SUBWAY written and illustrated by Christoph Niemann (Greenwillow Books/HarperCollins Publishers)

BINK & GOLLIE written by Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee; illustrated by Tony Fucile (Candlewick Press)