Our NYTBR “Notable Children’s Books of 2018” & “Best Illustrated Books of 2018”

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In their Sunday, December 2 print edition, the New York Times Book Review presents “the best” of this year’s picture books, middle grade, and young adult fiction and nonfiction, in the opinion of the publication’s children’s books editor. Five of the twenty-five are published by our Penguin Young Readers and Random House Children’s Books imprints.

Picture Books

Middle Grade

  • HARBOR ME by Jacqueline Woodson (Nancy Paulsen Books)
  • INKLING written by Kenneth Oppel and Illustrated by Sydney Smith (Knopf Books for Young Readers)
  • THE NIGHT DIARY by Veera Hiranandani (Kokila/Penguin Young Readers)

We also congratulate the publishing team at Candlewick Press, a client of Penguin Random House Publisher Services, for their Notables.

Picture Books: JULIÁN IS A MERMAID Written and Illustrated by Jessica Love; NIGHT JOB by Karen Hesse, Illustrated by G. Brian Karas

Middle Grade: MERCI SUÁREZ CHANGES GEARS by Meg Medina THE ASSASSINATION OF BRANGWAIN SPURGE Written by M.T. Anderson and Eugene Yelchin, Illustrated by Eugene Yelchin

In their Sunday, November 17 issue, the New York Times Book Review, jointly with the New York Public Library, selected two of our publications for “The 10 Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2018″:

  • RUN WILD written and illustrated by David Covell (Viking Books for Young Readers)
  • SHE MADE A MONSTER: How Mary Shelley Created Frankenstein written by Lynn Fulton, Illustrated by Felicita Sala (Knopf Books for Young Readers)

We proudly salute our honored authors and illustrator and their publishers.


Posted: November 28, 2018