Best Illustrated Books of 2014--with a raffle!

What's YOUR favorite illustrated book of 2014? Leave a comment to enter the raffle!

Wow, "Best Of" season has started already! Last week, the New York Times released its annual "Best Illustrated Books" list, ten illustrated books NYT staff felt outdid all the others this year. You can see the slideshow here.

We here at OPL like their choices, but are sad that some of our favorites didn't get picked. (I mean, have you seen Viva Frida?!) Below are the books that made the NYT's list--you can get the first six from OPL, and the last four you can get through Link+... also at OPL*. Either way, visit your local branch and ask for these--they're all treats.

We want to know--what's YOUR favorite illustrated book of the year? What would be on your "Best Illustrated" list for 2014? Leave a comment with your choice(s), and you'll be entered in a drawing to win a signed copy of Marla Frazee's The Farmer and the Clown--definitely on *my* list.


Draw! written and illustrated by Raúl Colón

Harlem Hellfighters, written by J. Patrick Lewis, illustrated by Gary Kelley

Time for Bed, Fred, written and illustrated by Yasmeen Ismail


The Promise, written by Nicola Davies, illustrated by Laura Carlin

The Baby Tree, written and illustrated by Sophie Blackall

The Pilot and the Little Prince: the life of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, written and illustrated by Peter Sis


Shackleton's Journey, written and illustrated by William Grill

Haiti, my Country: poems by Haitian schoolchildren, illustrated by Rogé

Here Is the Baby, written by Polly Kanevsky, illustrated by Taeeun Yoo (this one's not in any libraries yet! look for it later this month--we've ordered it.)

Where's Mommy? written by Beverly Donofrio, illustrated by Barbara McClintock

*We've ordered the ones we missed--check back soon at your local branch.