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Gallery: The 10 Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2011

Let the “Best of 2011″ listing commence!

The New York Times just released their annual Best Illustrated Children’s Books list and I can’t help but give a small, discreet fist pump in reaction to some of their picks. First, let’s take a look at the books:

A nice list. We have some you might have expected (Grandpa Green and Me…Jane), some quirky titles that have a passionate following (I Want My Hat Back, Ice (discreet fist pump)), and a couple that flew under the radar (for me at least) (Migrant, A New Year’s Reunion). You have to like a list that sends you out hunting.

About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.