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The New York Times Book Review Unveils 10 Best Illustrated Children’s Books for 2013

November 6, 2013

Since 1952, the Book Review has assembled an independent panel of three judges to select the year's best illustrated children's picture books from a pool of thousands. The selected titles will be showcased in a special Children's Book Section in the November 10 Sunday Times Book Review.


This year’s honored titles are:

  • My Brother’s Book, written and illustrated by Maurice Sendak (Michael de Capua Books/HarperCollins Publishers)
  • Ballad, written and illustrated by Blexbolex, translated by Claudia Z. Bedrick (Enchanted Lion Books)
  • Jemmy Button, written and illustrated by Jennifer Uman and Valerio Vidali (Templar Publishing/Candlewick Press)
  • The Dark, written by Lemony Snicket, illustrated by Jon Klassen (Little, Brown and Company)
  • Holland, written and illustrated by Charlotte Dematons (Lemniscaat)
  • Journey, written and illustrated by Aaron Becker (Candlewick Press)
  • Fog Island, written and illustrated by Tomi Ungerer (Phaidon Press)
  • Jane, The Fox and Me, written by Fanny Britt, illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault, translated by Christelle Morelli and Susan Ouriou (Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press)
  • Locomotive, written and illustrated by Brian Floca (Richard Jackson/Atheneum)
  • Nelson Mandela, written and illustrated by Kadir Nelson (Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins Publishers)


Read More at the New York Times ▸▸

View a gallery of covers and interior spreads from the selected titles at School Library Journal. ▸▸

Past winners of the Best Illustrated Children’s Book Award can be found on NYTimes.com/Books ▸▸


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