Friday, November 20, 2009

The NYT's Best Illustrated Books for Kids 2009

Picture Books : Enjoyable at Any Age
No matter what your age, a good picture book is sure to attract your attention. Picture books are also stepping stones on the road to reading. In simplest form, well-drawn pictures help emerging readers learn to use and interpret images, relate them to words then sentences, and find greater meaning in the overall story using all of the above.

Though there are many 'best' illustrated book lists, we highlight 2009 selections made by the New York Times. The list includes a mix of illustrated books for young and older children. The NYT has been publishing this list since 1952.

The Odd Egg
by Emily Gravett
Only a Witch Can Fly by Alison McGhee
Tales from Outer Suburbia by Shaun Tan
Moonshot : the Flight of Apollo 11 by Brian Floca
A Penguin Story by Antoinette Portis
The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney
All the World by Liz Garton Scanlon; illustrated by Marla Frazee
Snow Day by Komako Sakai
Yummy : Eight Favorite Fairy Tales by Lucy Cousins