IntroductionThese 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.
WonderstruckAuthor 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.
Publisher: Scholastic Press, An Imprint of Scholastic
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