New York Times Best Illustrated Books of 2011.
The Book Review annually asks a panel of judges to choose 10 New York
Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books from among the thousands of
children’s books published during the calendar year. Here are the
favorites this time around, ranked in alphabetical order. They put together a fantastic slide show of the titles.
That Saturday Children's Book section of the NYT also had a great collection of articles on children's and young adult books. Here are just a few:
Children’s books about holiday songs
Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans
Written and illustrated by Kadir Nelson, reviewed by Walter Dean Myers
Picture Books About Unusual Animals
Two picture books concern adventures with unusual animals. Reviewed by Lisa Brown.
Picture Books About the Alphabet
The alphabet leaps to life in these new picture books. Reviewed by Ben Zimmer.
Books About Mouse Adventures
Mice make a voyage by sea and roam Victorian London in these middle-grade novels. Reviewed by Elisabeth Egan