New York Times Picks Best Illustrated Children’s Books

The New York Times just released its list of the best illustrated children’s books for 2011. Of course I took time out from reading for Cybils to see which books were chosen.

(Linked titles go to Amazon)

A Ball for Daisy by Chris Raschka
Along a Long Road by Frank Viva

You can get a good sense of the flavor in this book trailer for Along a Long Road.

Brother Sun, Sister Moon by Katherine Paterson and illustrated by Pamela Dalton
Grandpa Green by Lane Smith

The Grandpa Green book trailer is fun:

Ice (Stories Without Words) by Arthur Geisert

I couldn’t resist sharing this sweet video about Arthur Geisert and his work.

Me . . . Jane
by Patrick McDonnell
I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen

I can’t wait to find out who has the hat, which may or may not be revealed in this trailer:

by Maxine Trottier and illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault
A Nation’s Hope: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis

by Matt de la Peña and illustrated by Kadir Nelson

New Year’s Reunion
by Yu Li-Qiong and illustrated by Zhu Cheng-Liang