2023 New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children’s Books

Rock, Rosetta, Rock! Roll, Rosetta, Roll!: Presenting Sister Rosetta Tharpe, the Godmother of Rock & Roll By Tonya Bolden, R. Gregory Christie (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Tonya Bolden, R. Gregory Christie (Illustrator)
$17.09
ISBN: 9780062994387
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Published: HarperCollins - February 14th, 2023

"A profile as bold and vivacious as the singer herself." —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Terrific for all collections that want to inspire the musically inclined and highlight innovative pioneers." ALA Booklist (starred review)


At the Drop of a Cat By Élise Fontenaille, Violeta Lópiz (Illustrator), Karin Snelson (Translated by), Emilie Robert Wong (Translated by) Cover Image
By Élise Fontenaille, Violeta Lópiz (Illustrator), Karin Snelson (Translated by), Emilie Robert Wong (Translated by)
$17.06
ISBN: 9781592703821
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Published: Enchanted Lion - January 24th, 2023

With lush art by two-time NYT Best Illustrated recipient Violeta Lópiz, a picture book about a boy and his larger-than-life immigrant grandfather, who shares with him the kind of learning that’s not taught in classrooms.

★ A New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children's Book of 2023!


We Are Starlings: Inside the Mesmerizing Magic of a Murmuration By Robert Furrow, Donna Jo Napoli, Marc Martin (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.09
ISBN: 9780593381632
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Published: Random House Studio - May 9th, 2023

A NEW YORK TIMES/NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY BEST ILLUSTRATED CHILDREN'S BOOK • A stunning picture book for young nature lovers about starlings and the fascinating phenomenon of murmurations. Illustrated by the award-winning artist Marc Martin, this book about the natural world vividly explores how such an enigma is even possible.


The Young Teacher and the Great Serpent By Irene Vasco, Juan Palomino (Illustrator), Lawrence Schimel (Translator) Cover Image
By Irene Vasco, Juan Palomino (Illustrator), Lawrence Schimel (Translator)
$17.09
ISBN: 9780802856173
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Published: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers - October 10th, 2023

The United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY) Outstanding International Books List - PreK-2 (2024)

The New York Times New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children's Books Award (2023)

A stunningly illustrated fable about cultural humility and the transcendent power of stories.


Mary's Idea By Chris Raschka, Chris Raschka (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Chris Raschka, Chris Raschka (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063210509
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Published: Greenwillow Books - May 16th, 2023

Two-time Caldecott Medal winner Chris Raschka captures the sound, passion, innovation, and love of the arts that the renowned jazz pianist Mary Lou Williams shared with the world.


As Night Falls: Creatures That Go Wild After Dark By Donna Jo Napoli, Felicita Sala (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Donna Jo Napoli, Felicita Sala (Illustrator)
$17.09
ISBN: 9780593374290
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Published: Random House Studio - March 28th, 2023

A NEW YORK TIMES/NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY BEST ILLUSTRATED CHILDREN'S BOOK • This picture book is for the littlest nature aficionado. Bursting with vibrant illustrations, it offers an inviting look into the secret world of how nature goes BERSERK at night!

As night falls. The earth cools. Waters calm. Winds hush…


Before, Now By Daniel Salmieri, Daniel Salmieri (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Daniel Salmieri, Daniel Salmieri (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593461976
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Published: Rocky Pond Books - June 6th, 2023

Follow the story of a child from babyhood to parenthood in this moving book about family connections, time, and opposites—a lyrical classic in the making from the acclaimed illustrator of the #1 New York Times bestselling Dragons Love Tacos.


How to Write a Poem By Kwame Alexander, Melissa Sweet (Illustrator), Deanna Nikaido Cover Image
$17.09
ISBN: 9780063060906
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Published: Quill Tree Books - April 4th, 2023

In this evocative and playful companion to their New York Times bestselling picture book How to Read a Book, Newbery Medalist Kwame Alexander teams up with poet Deanna Nikaido and Caldecott Honoree Melissa Sweet to celebrate the magic of discovering your very own poetry in the world around you.

Begin

with a question


Bear Is Never Alone By Marc Veerkamp, Jeska Verstegen (Illustrator), Laura Watkinson (Translator) Cover Image
By Marc Veerkamp, Jeska Verstegen (Illustrator), Laura Watkinson (Translator)
$16.19
ISBN: 9780802856036
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Published: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers - April 4th, 2023

The New York Times New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children's Books Award (2023)

A stirring, thoughtful story about the pressure to perform and the support of a true friend.


Bunny & Tree By Balint Zsako (Created by) Cover Image
By Balint Zsako (Created by)
$26.96
ISBN: 9781592703937
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Published: Enchanted Lion - July 18th, 2023

A gorgeous wordless adventure story about a rabbit and a tree, their surprising friendship, and the distance they go to find a place to call home.

A Wall Street Journal Best Children’s Book of 2023! ★ A New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children's Book of 2023 ★ A New York Public Library Best Children’s Boo