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.
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 by Pilar Lopez Avila, illustrated by Mar Azabal
Dreamers by Yuyi Morales
Florette by Anna Walker
The Forest by Riccardo Bozzi, illustrated by Violeta Lopiz and Valerio Vidali
The Funeral by Matt James
A House That Once Was by Julie Fogliano, illustrated by Lane Smith
Our Car by J. M. Brum, illustrated by Jan Bajtlik
Run Wild by David Covell
She Made a Monster: How Mary Shelley Created Frankenstein by Lynn Fulton, illustrated by Felicita Sala
The Visitor by Antje Damm