NYT Picks the Best Picture Books

The understated picture book, I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen, (Candlewick Press9/27/11) is one of the ten titles on the just-released list of the New York Times Best Illustrated Childrens Books.

Illustrator Klassen’s first effort as both author and illustrator, it was one of EarlyWord Kid’s correspondent, Lisa Von Drasek’s Picks of BEA. It is also featured as a PW Editors’ Favorite of the year.

The list will be featured in the special Children’s Book section in the 11/13 NYT Book Review.

NYT Best Illustrated Children’s Books, 2011

Along a Long Road
Frank Viva
Retail Price: $16.99
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers – (2011-06-28)
ISBN / EAN: 0316129259 / 9780316129251

 

A Ball for Daisy
Chris Raschka
Retail Price: $16.99
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade – (2011-05-10)
ISBN / EAN: 037585861X / 9780375858611

 

Brother Sun, Sister Moon
Katherine Paterson
Retail Price: $17.99
Hardcover: 36 pages
Publisher: Chronicle Books – (2011-06-01)
ISBN / EAN: 0811877345 / 9780811877343

 

Grandpa Green
Lane Smith
Retail Price: $16.99
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press – (2011-08-30)
ISBN / EAN: 1596436077 / 9781596436077

 

Ice (Stories Without Words)
Arthur Geisert
Retail Price: $14.95
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Enchanted Lion Books – (2011-03-29)
ISBN / EAN: 1592700985 / 9781592700981

 

I Want My Hat Back
Jon Klassen
Retail Price: $15.99
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: Candlewick Press – (2011-09-27)
ISBN / EAN: 0763655988 / 9780763655983

 

Me . . . Jane
Patrick McDonnell
Retail Price: $15.99
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers – (2011-04-05)
ISBN / EAN: 0316045462 / 9780316045469

 

Migrant
Maxine Trottier
Retail Price: $18.95
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: Groundwood Books – (2011-03-01)
ISBN / EAN: 0888999755 / 9780888999757

 

A Nation’s Hope: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis
Matt de la Pena
Retail Price: $17.99
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: Dial – (2011-01-20)
ISBN / EAN: 0803731671 / 9780803731677

 

A New Year’s Reunion: A Chinese Story
Li Qiong Yu
Retail Price: $15.99
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: Candlewick Press – (2011-12-27)
ISBN / EAN: 0763658812 / 9780763658816

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