educating alice, do yourself a huge favor and check out The New York Times, Saturday, November 12, 2011 Children's Books, Special Section.
Artwork by author/illustrator Mo Willems takes front and center. Readers are treated to a scene of Trixie and her parents reading in front of a crackling fire, Knuffle Bunny close at hand, Elephant & Piggie on the mantel with a picture of the Pigeon hanging on the wall. It's so cozy I feel warmer just looking at it and wish I could frame it for my own wall.
There are slide shows headlining the Best Illustrated Books of 2011, children's books about Holiday Songs and children's books about Grandparents. There are nearly twenty reviews by some of the best reviewers and writers in the field about books for children in a variety of categories as well as opinions on the newest young adult books.