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New York Times Best Illustrated Books 2011


New York Times Best Illustrated Books 2011

The New York Times Book Review has announced its list of the 10 Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2011. The judges this year were Jeanne Lamb, the coordinator of youth collections at The New York Public Library; Lucy Calkins, the Richard Robinson Professor of Children’s Literature at Teachers College of Columbia University; and Sophie Blackall, an author and artist who has illustrated 24 books for children. They chose from among hundreds of children’s picture books published in 2011.

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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)