The New York Times just announced its annual list of Best Illustrated Children's Books for 2015 -- and guess which book, so recently reviewed by me, made the list? Congratulations to JonArno Lawson, illustrator Sydney Smith, and Groundwood Books! I'm so pleased to see Sidewalk Flowers receive that recognition.
Congratulations to all the honored creators, of course -- but a special shout-out to one of my favorite writers for youth, Emily Jenkins. Her lovely book A Fine Dessert: Four Centuries, Four Families, One Delicious Treat, illustrated by Sophie Blackall and published by Schwartz & Wade Books, also made the list.
Author Mac Barnett has not one but TWO books on the list! Leo: A Ghost Story is illustrated by Christian Robinson and The Skunk is illustrated by Patrick McDonnell. Take a look at the complete list here.