The New York Times Book Review has unveiled the 10 titles on its 66th annual list of Best Illustrated Children’s Books. For the second year, the list is jointly presented with the New York Public Library. The books will be featured both in the November 11 edition of the NYTBR, in a special children’s books section, and at a reception at the New York Public Library on November 15.
The 2018 Best Illustrated selections are:
The Forest by Riccardo Bozzi, illus. by Violeta Lopiz and Valerio Vidali (Enchanted Lion)
Our Car by J.M. Brum, illus. by Jan Bajtlik (Neal Porter/Roaring Brook)
Run Wild by David Covell (Viking)
Florette by Anna Walker (Clarion)
She Made a Monster: How Mary Shelley Created Frankenstein by Lynn Fulton, illus. by Felicita Sala (Knopf)
Ayobami and the Names of the Animals by Pilar Lopez Avila, illus. by Mar Azabal (Cuento de Luz)
The Visitor by Antje Damm (Gecko)
A House That Once Was by Julie Fogliano, illus. by Lane Smith (Roaring Brook)
The Funeral by Matt James (Groundwood)
Dreamers by Yuyi Morales (Holiday House/Porter)
Maria Russo, children’s books editor for the New York Times Book Review, convened this year’s panel of judges: Leonard S. Marcus, children’s literature historian and critic; Jenny Rosenoff, librarian at the New York Public Library Children’s Center; and Bryan Collier, author-illustrator of several acclaimed picture books and a previous recipient of the award.
To see the Times’s list of the winners, click here.