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 by Rémi Courgeon (Enchanted Lion)
Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos by Monica Brown, illus. by John Parra (NorthSouth)
King of the Sky by Nicola Davies, illus. by Laura Carlin (Candlewick)
Muddy: The Story of Blues Legend Muddy Waters by Michael Mahin, illus. by Evan Turk (S&S/Atheneum)
On a Magical, Do-Nothing Day by Beatrice Alemagna (Harper)
Plume by Isabelle Simler (Eerdmans)
A River by Marc Martin (Chronicle)
Ruth Bader Ginsburg: The Case of R.B.G. vs. Inequality by Jonah Winter, illus. by Stacy Innerst (Abrams)
Town Is by the Sea by Joanne Schwartz, illus. by Sydney Smith (Groundwood)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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