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

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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