New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2007

November 13, 2007

“Every year since 1952, the New York Times Book Review has asked a panel of judges to make a selection from among the several thousand children’s books published that year. The judges this year were David Wiesner, who has been awarded the Caldecott Medal three times, for “Flotsam” in 2007, “The Three Pigs” in 2002 and “Tuesday” in 1992, and is the United States nominee for the 2008 Hans Christian Andersen Award; Steven Heller, a co- chairman of the M.F.A. Designer as Author department of the School of Visual Arts and a former art director of the Book Review; and Ellen Loughran, a visiting associate professor at the Pratt School of Information and Library Sciences. As a matter of note, Peter Sis has won six times before; Guy Billout has won four times before; and Brian Selznick has won once before.” If you’re looking for a great holiday gift for a favorite child, look no further than one of these terrific illustrated books.

Every Friday written and illustrated by Dan Yaccarino; Jabberwocky by Christopher Myers; The Arrival by Shaun Tan; First The Egg written and illustrated by Laura Vaccaro Seeger; Not A Box written and illustrated by Antoinette Portis; 600 Black Spots written and illustrated by David A. Carter; The Frog Who Wanted To See The Sea written and illustrated by Guy Billout; The Wall written and illustrated by Peter Sis; Old Penn Station written and illustrated by William Low; The Invention Of Hugo Cabret written and illustrated by Brian Selznick.