Gallery: The New York Times 10 Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2014
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 Book/Simon & Schuster
SHACKLETON’S JOURNEY Written and illustrated by William Grill | Flying Eye Books
HAITI, MY COUNTRY Poems by Haitian Schoolchildren lllustrated by Roge | Fifth House Publishers
HARLEM HELLFIGHTERS Written by J. Patrick Lewis. Illustrated by Gary Kelley | Creative Editions
TIME FOR BED, FRED Written and illustrated by Yasmeen Ismail | Walker Books/Bloomsbury
HERE IS THE BABY Written by Polly Kanevsky. Illustrated by Taeeyun Yoo | Schwartz & Wade
WHERE’S MOMMY? Written by Beverly Donofrio. Illustrated by Barbara McClintock | Schwartz & Wade
THE PROMISE Written by Nicola Davies. Illustrated by Laura Carlin | Candlewick Press
THE BABY TREE Written and illustrated by Sophie Blackall | Nancy Paulsen Books/Penguin
THE PILOT AND THE LITTLE PRINCE The Life of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Written and illustrated by Peter Sis | Frances Foster Books/Farrar, Straus & Giroux
It never fails that there are some unexpected titles on the list. In my predictions, I included a couple obscure picks, but it turns out my less obscure picks ended up being spot on.
What stands out to you?
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 email@example.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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