Once again, the New York Times' Book Review has compiled a panel for judges to select the 10 best illustrated children's book of the year. The judges this year were David Wiesner, Steven Heller and Ellen Loughran and the books they selected were quite impressive.
From Not a Box Written and illustrated by Antoinette Portis.
Among the winners were Every Friday written and illustrated by Dan Yaccarino, The Arrival by Shaun Tan, The Invention of Hugo Cabret written and illustrated by Brian Selznick and The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain written and illustrated by Peter Sis.
From The Frog Who Wanted to See the Sea Written and illustrated by Guy Billout.
With the illustrations ranging from quirky to whimsical to traditional, just about any page from any of the 10 books could easily go on your child's bedroom wall. Do you have any of the winners on your bookshelves? Are there any books you think were overlooked?