New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books

It's the time of year when Best of and prediction lists start popping up left and right. You cannot avoid headlines like... 

*"The Best Movies of 2012"

* "Want the scoop on the best new television shows?" 

*"We predict _________ will take home Best Picture" 

*"________ is the 2012 Word of the Year"

What's that? What's that you say? You don't really care about those headlines. Well, I don't either. I'm more interested in these headlines: 

*"The 2013 Newbery Medal winner is____________" 

*"___________won the 2013 Caldecott Medal." 

*"School Library Journal's Best Books of 2012" 

Unfortunately, we will have to wait a while longer before we read those headlines, but I can share this headline

Bear Despair. Written and illustrated by Gaetan Doreums. Enchanted Lion, 2012. 

The Beetle Book. Written and illustrated by Steve Jenkins. Houghton, 2012. 

House Held Up by Trees. Written by Ted Kooser. Illustrated by Jon Klassen. Candlewick Press, 2012.


The Hueys in the New Sweater. Written and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers. Philomel, 2012.

Infinity and Me. Written by Kate Hosford. Illustrated by Gabi Swiatkowska. Carolrhoda, 2012.

Little Bird. Written by Germano Zullo. Illustrated by Albertine. Enchanted Lion, 2012. 

One Times Square: A Century of Change at the Crossroads of the World. Written and illustrated by Joe McKendry. Godine, 2012. 

Red Knit Cap Girl. Written and illustrated by Naoko Stoop. Little, Brown. 

Stephen and the Beetle. Written by Jorge Lujan. Illustrated by Chiara Carrer. Groundwood, 2012.

Unspoken: A Story from the Underground Railroad. Written and illustrated by Henry Cole. Scholastic, 2012.  


  1. Great pointer to a brilliant list for Elementary. Thanks for the trailers.


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