Y'all know my love/hate relationship with design in children's book, yes? Well, The American Institute of Graphic Arts (or AIGA) has selected a group of 100 examples of outstanding book and book cover design produced in 2005. Amongst the kidlit inclusions are Mocking Birdies by Annette Simon and When You Were Small by Sara O'Leary. If youse New Yorkers wish to take a gander at the winners, stop by the AIGA National Design Center on 164 Fifth Avenue after tomorrow (the 26th). I can vouch for these winners. I may not like children's books that exist solely for the purpose of showcasing their design, but these two puppies display the best of both possible worlds.