The best-of-the-year lists have begun

The New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books

Teachers often ask how to keep up with the best new books. Good intentions are one thing, and real life (long days, class prep, paper grading) is another. For those with limited time, I recommend going online near the end of the year when children’s book review journals post their “best of the year” lists. […]

New York Times Best Illustrated list announced


Here it is! Usually this list matches up pretty well with our Calling Caldecott list with one or two big surprises. This year I am finding more surprises than matches. But you can be sure we will be locating the books that weren’t so much on our radar and will weigh in as we […]

The New York Times Best Illustrated List


The New York Times List of the 10 Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2013 was released today, and here it is:   Journey, written and illustrated by Aaron Becker (Candlewick) Ballad, written and illustrated by Blexbolex, translated by Claudia Z. Bedrick (Enchanted Lion) Jane, The Fox and Me, written by Fanny Britt, illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault, translated by […]