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The New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2016

November 9, 2016

The New York Times has revealed its list of Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2016.

This year’s panel of judges included G. Brian Karas, Cynthia Weill and Cheryl Wolf.

Below are the 2016 titles:
  • The Cat From Hunger Mountain written and illustrated by Ed Young (Philomel Books)
  • The Dead Bird by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Christian Robinson (Harper/HarperCollins)
  • Freedom in Congo Square by Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrated by R. Gregory Christie (Little Bee Books)
  • Little Red written and illustrated by Bethan Woollvin (Peachtree)
  • The Polar Bear written and illustrated by Jenni Desmond (Enchanted Lion Books)
  • Preaching to the Chickens: The Story of Young John Lewis by Jabari Asim and illustrated by E. B. Lewis (Nancy Paulsen Books)
  • The Princess and the Warrior: A Tale of Two Volcanoes written and illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh (Abrams)
  • The Tree in the Courtyard: Looking Through Anne Frank’s Window by Jeff Gottesfeld and illustrated by Peter McCarty (Alfred A. Knopf)
  • A Voyage in the Clouds: The (Mostly) True Story of the First International Flight by Balloon in 1785 by Matthew Olshan and Illustrated by Sophie Blackall (Margaret Ferguson Books/Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
  • The White Cat and the Monk: A Retelling of the Poem “Pangur Ban”
    by Jo Ellen Bogart and illustrated by Sydney Smith (Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press)

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