This year marks the 60th anniversary of this annual picture book award.
Judges Chris Raschka, Bruce Handy (Vanity Fair), and Cathryn Mercier (director of the Center for the Study of Children’s Literature at Simmons College) selected the following ten titles to receive the honor:
THE BEETLE BOOK written and illustrated by Steve Jenkins
HOUSE HELD UP BY TREES
written by Ted Kooser; illustrated by Jon Klassen (Candlewick)
By Kate Hosford.
Illustrated by Gabi Swiatkowska.
A Story From the Underground Railroad.
Written and illustrated by Henry Cole.
By Germano Zullo.
Illustrated by Albertine. Enchanted Lion Books
ONE TIMES SQUARE
A Century of Change at the Crossroads of the World.
Written and illustrated by Joe McKendry.
David R. Godine
By Jorge Luján.
Illustrated by Chiara Carrer.
Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press