Best illustrated children’s books

Every year the New York Times asks a panel of experts to pick the best children’s books of the year.  The list this year includes:

A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams. By Jen Bryant. Illustrated by Melissa Sweet.  (Ages 7 and up)

We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball Written and illustrated by Kadir Nelson. (Ages 8 and up)

Wabi Sabi By Mark Reibstein. Illustrated by Ed Young. (Ages 3 to 6)

Ghosts in the House! Written and illustrated by Kazuno Kohara. (Ages 3 to 6)

The Black Book of Colors By Menena Cottin. Illustrated by Rosana Faría. $17.95. (Ages 5 and up)

The Little Yellow Leaf, Written and illustrated by Carin Berger, (Ages 4 and up)

Wave Written and illustrated by Suzy Lee,  (All ages)

A Is for Art Written and illustrated by Stephen T. Johnson, (Ages 7 and up)

Pale Male: Citizen Hawk of New York City. By Janet Schulman. Illustrated by Meilo So,  (Ages 6 and up)

Skim By Mariko Tamaki. Illustrated by Jillian Tamaki. $18.95. (Ages 14 and up)

Thanks to Early Word!

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