The New York Times Book Review has announced its 2015 selections for The New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book. The 10 chosen books are honored purely for their illustrations, a distinction that The New York Times says makes this prize the “only annual award of its kind.”
The prize has been given every year since 1952, and it’s always overseen by an independent panel of judges. This year’s judges were Frank Viva, Monica Edinger, and Marjorie Ingall, each of whom have written their own children’s books. The diverse group of 2015 winners includes stories set in China, France, England, Mexico, and the United States.
The winners are:
A Fine Dessert: Four Centuries, Four Families, One Delicious Treat by Emily Jenkins, illustrated by Sophie Blackall
Check out the full list and descriptions, along with selections from the books’ artwork here.