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Gallery: The New York Times Best Illustrated Books of 2015

New York Times Best Illustrated Books list, you catch me off guard every time. And I like it.

The 2015 winners have been announced. Let’s have a look at them, shall we?

(Side note: I went three for ten in my predictions from a couple months back.)

Big Bear

Big Bear 1

Big Bear 2

Big Bear 3

Big Bear Little Chair by Lizi Boyd

A Fine Dessert

A Fine Dessert 1

A Fine Dessert 2

A Fine Dessert by Emily Jenkins, illustrated by Sophie Blackall

Funny Bones

Funny Bones 1

Funny Bones 2

Funny Bones 3

Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras by Duncan Tonatiuh

Leo: A Ghost Story

Leo 1

Leo 2

Leo: A Ghost Story by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Christian Robinson

Madame Eiffel

M.E. 1

M.E. 2

M.E. 3

Madame Eiffel: The Love Story of the Eiffel Tower by Alice Brière-Haquet, illustrated by Csil

The Only Child

The Only Child 1

The Only Child 2

The Only Child 3

The Only Child by Guojing

The Skunk

The Skunk 1

The Skunk 2

The Skunk 3

The Skunk 4

The Skunk by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Patrick McDonnell

Sidewalk Flowers

Sidewalk Flowers 1

Sidewalk Flowers 2

Sidewalk Flowers 3

Sidewalk Flowers by JonArno Lawson, illustrated by Sydney Smith


Tiger-interior (1)-18

The Tiger Who Would Be King by James Thurber, illustrated by JooHee Yoon

Tricky Vic


Vic 1

Vic 2

Vic 3

Vic 4

Tricky Vic: The Impossibly True Story of the Man Who Sold the Eiffel Tower by Greg Pizzoli

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.