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Gallery: The New York Times 10 Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2014

Draw

Let the season of “Best” begin. The 2014 edition of the New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books has been announced, and it’s a great group. I went three for ten in my predictions from earlier in the year. Let’s have a look at the winners: DRAW! Written and illustrated by Raúl Colón | A Paula Wiseman [...]

Gallery: These Picture Books Have Secrets

Case Covers

2013 was a stellar year for book cases – the paper or cloth that covers the actual boards of a hardcover book. There were all manner of creative illustrations and debossing going on. Before I clear out my 2013 shelves, I thought we could take a look at the books that have secrets under their [...]

Top 10 Posts of 2013: #1

#1 Book Spine Poem Gallery

100 Scope Notes is up on the shelf until January 6. Until then, let’s sit by the fire in our union suits and count down the most popular posts of the year. #10: The Newbery Medal Infographic #9: So You Want to Win the Newbery? (Part I) #8: Top 10 Circulated Books of 2013: 5th-6th [...]

Top 10 Posts of 2013: #2

#2 Wildest Children's Books

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Top 10 Posts of 2013: #3

#3 New York Times 10 Best

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Top 10 Posts of 2013: #4

#4 One Star Review Guess Who

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Top 10 Posts of 2013: #5

#5 Top 10 Circulated Books

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Top 10 Posts of 2013: #6

#6 Children's Lit Movie

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Top 10 Posts of 2013: #7

#7 D.I.LIBRARY

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Top 10 Posts of 2013: #8

#8 Top 10 Circulated Books 5-6

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Top 10 Posts of 2013: #9

#9 So You Want to Win the Newbery

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Top 10 Posts of 2013: #10

#10 Newbery Medal Infographic

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2013 Children’s Lit: The Year in Miscellanea

Akissi

It’s time to take a look back at the year that was in children’s lit miscellanea. (Read previous Year in Miscellanea Posts: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008) Most Disgusting Moment in a Children’s Book The tapeworm scene in Akissi: Feline Frenzy I dare you to find a more memorable, shocking, hilarious scene in a children’s book this year. Tweet [...]

Top 20 Children’s Books of 2012 (#5-1)

Top 20

#20-16 | #15-11 | #10-6 | #5-1 5. Oh, No! by Candace Fleming; illustrated by Eric Rohmann [Schwartz & Wade | Grades PreK-2] Click here for additional resources from Watch. Connect. Read. Can a librarian tell you about an outstanding picture book by answering eight important questions? Oh, yes! Q1: Does it star a brave frog, a mean tiger, a helpful [...]

Top 20 Children’s Books of 2012 (#10-6)

Top 20

#20-16 | #15-11 | #10-6 | #5-1 10. Step Gently Out by Helen Frost; photographs by Rick Leider [Candlewick Press | Grades PreK-2] Click here for additional resources from Watch. Connect. Read. It’s all deceptively simple. A spare, beautiful poem about noticing your surroundings, combined with remarkable images. While photography often strives for accuracy above all, Leider makes beauty his first [...]