As it does every year before the holidays, The New York Times has announced its best illustrated books of the year. This year the New York Public Library has joined with The New York Times to select these books. The winners were chosen based only on the illustrations in the books.
And those ten winners are:
Muddy: The Story of Blues Legend Muddy Waters, by Michael Mahin. Illustrated by Evan Turk.
Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos, written by Monica Brown. Illustrated by John Parra.
On a Magical Do-Nothing Day, written and illustrated by Beatrice Alemagna.
Plume, written and illustrated by Isabelle Simler.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg: The Case of R.B.G. vs. Inequality, written by Jonah Winter. Illustrated by Stacy Innerst.
The Way Home in the Night, written and illustrated by Akiko Miyakoshi.
Town Is By the Sea, written by Joanne Schwartz. Illustrated by Sydney Smith.
A River, written and illustrated by Marc Martin.
King of the Sky, Written by Nicola Davies. Illustrated by Laura Carlin.
Feather, Written and illustrated by Rémi Courgeon.
For more information on each book, go to https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/02/books/review/best-illustrated-childrens-2017.html