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Best Illustrated Children's Books of 2011


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Cover art for Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick


These children's books represent my personal choices for the best illustrated children's books of the year. Here you'll find children's books published in 2011 that have exceptional illustrations. The artwork includes collages, prints, paintings and mixed media illustrations.


Author and Illustrator: Brian Selznick, author and illustrator of The Invention Of Hugo Cabret, for which Selznick won the 2008 Randolph Caldecott Medal.

Recommended for: Ages 9-14 and on up to adult

Length: 640 pages

Story: Wonderstruck tells two stories, set fifty years apart, full of mystery and drama. One is told through words alone and one is told through illustrations alone until the two stories come together near the end of the book. Read my full review of Wonderstruck.

Copyright: 2011

Publisher: Scholastic Press, An Imprint of Scholastic

ISBN: 9780545027892

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