Susan is a book reviewer, story coach, feature writer and editor for WORLD. She has authored eight historical novels for children and teaches twice a year at World Journalism Institute. Susan resides with her husband, Marvin, in Austin, Texas. Follow her on Twitter @susanolasky.
Children’s Books of the Year
| PICTURE BOOK OF THE YEAR: WORLD’s 2018 Children’s Books of the Year section begins with a psalm-inspired story of classmate reconciliation
Susan Olasky | 2/01/18, 03:46 pm
We publish in each issue one page of children’s book reviews, and we feature each year a special section spotlighting what our reviewers believe are the previous year’s most attention-worthy kids’ books in the fiction, nonfiction, and picture book categories. Of all the books published in 2017, our WORLD Picture Book of the Year is The Watcher (Eerdmans). Author Nikki Grimes and illustrator Bryan Collier developed it for an audience older—8 and up—than typical picture book users. It begins with the text of Psalm 121 laid out above a collage cityscape.