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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.

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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.

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