Thursday, November 15, 2012

Joe McKendry at the NYT Best Illustrated Awards

Earlier this week, the 2012 New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book winners gathered in New York at the Times headquarters to celebrate their honors. Joe McKendry was in attendance to accept his award for One Times Square: A Century of Change at the Crossroads of the World and he's shared a few pictures with us. Congratulations again, Joe, and to all of this year's winners!

Here's a few words from Joe about the event:

On Monday, Nov. 13th I attended the awards ceremony for the "Best Illustrated Books 2012" as chosen by The New York Times. It was a fun event and a great opportunity to meet some other fantastic illustrators. Illustrators are usually holed up in our studios working, so getting the chance to meet Albertine, illustrator of Little Bird, Henry Cole, author and illustrator of Unspoken: A Story from the Underground Railroad, Oliver Jeffers, author and illustrator of The Hueys in the New Sweater, and Chris Raschka, this year's Caldecott winner for A Ball for Daisy, was a real treat. All in all it was a great time, attended by a group of really interesting people. 

Joe McKendry, left, with Henry Cole, author and illustrator of Unspoken: A Story From the Underground Railroad.
Joe McKendry, far left, with the group.

And don't forget, you have until the end of the day tomorrow, November 16th, to enter our One Times Square giveaway! You can enter on the blog by commenting on the original post or by emailing info@godine.com. Details and original post can be found here.

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