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Best Illustrated Children's Books of 2017 by the NEW YORK TIMES

December 15, 2017

The charm of a picture book is more than the words...it's the illustrations too. If a young child's book has maybe 500 words, illustrations breathe life into the paucity of words in a typical 32-page story. Consider WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE and THE GRINCH WHO STOLE CHRISTMAS. Instantly, Sendak's and Seuss's indelible illustrations come to mind. And remember GOODNIGHT MOON? With only 130 words, the illustrations

in bold primary colors engage and encourage little ones to sleep.

 

TOWN IS BY THE SEA 

Written by Joanne Schwartz. Illustrated by Sydney Smith.

 

To catch up with the newest crop of fantastic illustrators, check out the New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2017.  Included is John Parra who's illustrated FRIDA KAHLO AND HER ANIMALITOS, which I can't wait to read! See book trailers below for this story and others. 

 

FRIDA KAHLO AND HER ANIMALITOS

Written by Monica Brown. Illustrated by John Parra.

 

ON A MAGICAL DAY-DO NOTHING

Written and illustrated by Beatrice Alemagna

 

PLUME

Written and illustrated by Isabelle Simler.

 

THE WAY HOME IN THE NIGHT

Written and illustrated by Akiko Miyakoshi.

 

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