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Gallery: NYT Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2018

or How Did Travis Do with His Predictions?

I correctly predicted two of the Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2018 (The Visitor and Dreamers). I was this close to adding Funeral (but I didn’t) and The Forest (that one really should have been on my list). But those are just the sad whinings of a guy who went two for ten.


The New York Times did a nice job with the announcement page. Click here to check it out.

Here are the books that made the list.


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.


  1. Honestly, with all of the terrific books out there, I think 2 for 10 is pretty good! Thanks for this post and the link to the NYTimes announcement (I will probably spend the rest of the day looking at it.) As someone who developed an affinity for biographies by copying my undertaker-father’s typed obituaries . . . I am rooting for Funeral!