The New York Times has announced its Best Illustrated List for books published in 2015. This marks the 63rd year of the award. Maria Russo, children’s books editor for the Times, convened this year's panel of three judges: illustrator Frank Viva, teacher Monica Edinger, and journalist Marjorie Ingall.

The Tiger Who Would Be King by James Thurber, illus. by JooHee Yoon (Enchanted Lion).

The Impossibly True Story of Tricky Vic: The Man Who Sold the Eiffel Tower by Greg Pizzoli (Viking).

The Skunk by Mac Barnett, illus. by Patrick McDonnell. (Roaring Brook).

Sidewalk Flowers by JonArno Lawson, illus. by Sydney Smith (Groundwood).

Leo: A Ghost Story by Mac Barnett, illus. by Christian Robinson (Chronicle).

The Only Child by Guojing (Random House/Schwartz & Wade).

Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras by Duncan Tonatiuh (Abrams).

Big Bear Little Chair by Lizi Boyd (Chronicle).

Madame Eiffel: The Love Story of the Eiffel Tower by Alice Briere-Haquet, illus. by Csil (Little Gestalten).

A Fine Dessert by Emily Jenkins, illus. by Sophie Blackall (Random House/Schwartz & Wade).

To see the Times's story, click here.