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Gallery: NYT Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2017

When the New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books list comes out, my first thought is about the books that are included. It’s a great list. My second thought is how I did on my predictions from back in August. Let’s see. 20% success rate. I’ll take that.

Now let’s take a closer look at those books . . .

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Feather

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Feather by Rémi Courgeon (Enchanted Lion)

Frida

 

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Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos by Monica Brown, illus. by John Parra (NorthSouth)

King

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King of the Sky by Nicola Davies, illus. by Laura Carlin (Candlewick)

Muddy

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Muddy: The Story of Blues Legend Muddy Waters by Michael Mahin, illus. by Evan Turk (S&S/Atheneum)

Magical

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On a Magical, Do-Nothing Day by Beatrice Alemagna (Harper)

Plume

Plume by Isabelle Simler (Eerdmans)

River

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A River by Marc Martin (Chronicle)

RBG

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg: The Case of R.B.G. vs. Inequality by Jonah Winter, illus. by Stacy Innerst (Abrams)

Town

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Town Is by the Sea by Joanne Schwartz, illus. by Sydney Smith (Groundwood)

Home

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The Way Home in the Night by Akiko Miyakoshi (Kids Can)

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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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