One of my all-time favorite lists came out last weekend – The New York Times’ Top 10 Best Illustrated Children’s Books. Click on the link to see inside pages of the illustrations as well as a brief description of the books.
This is a great list to pull from for Christmas presents or if you need a fast birthday present during the year.
Since 1952 the Book Review has asked a panel of judges to pick the top children’s books from literally thousands of books.
From The New York Times:
“The judges this time around were Robert Sabuda, a co-creator of the best-selling ‘Encyclopedia Prehistorica’ series and twice the recipient of a Times Best Illustrated award; Elizabeth Bird, a children’s librarian with the New York Public Library, whose first picture book, ‘Giant Dance Party,’ is due out next year; and David Barringer, a novelist and designer who is the author of ‘There’s Nothing Funny About Design.’ “
I loved the look of “Subway” but I think I would really enjoy the stories of “A Sick Day for Amos McGee” and “Here Comes the Garbage Barge.”
What are your favorites from the list? Would you buy off of this list? Does this type of thing help you? How do you normally choose kids books?