Kirkus Prize Winner

Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut

The winner of the Kirkus Prize for children’s literature is Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut by Derrick Barnes, illustrated by Gordon C. James. Praise for the book included  ‘one of the best reads for young black boys in years, it should be in every library, media center, and, yes, barbershop’.

Hat tip to  Books + Publishing.

2018 New York Times / New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children’s Books

The 2018 New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children’s Books have been announced. The list is always filled with marvelous surprises and gorgeous illustrations in a variety of styles. Enjoy!

Ayobami and the Names of the Animals Dreamers

Ayobami and the Names of the Animals by Pilar Lopez Avila, illustrated by Mar Azabal

Dreamers by Yuyi Morales

Florette The Forest

Florette by Anna Walker

The Forest by Riccardo Bozzi, illustrated by Violeta Lopiz and Valerio Vidali

The Funeral A House That Once Was

The Funeral by Matt James

A House That Once Was by Julie Fogliano, illustrated by Lane Smith

23310770 Run Wild

Our Car by J. M. Brum, illustrated by Jan Bajtlik

Run Wild by David Covell

She Made a Monster: How Mary Shelley Created Frankenstein The Visitor

She Made a Monster: How Mary Shelley Created Frankenstein by Lynn Fulton, illustrated by Felicita Sala

The Visitor by Antje Damm