Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Favorite Picture Books on My Home Shelf

I love reading out loud to my two voracious readers. When we were in the picture book phase, we'd check out tons of books from the library and read through the stack in short order. We'd discuss what we liked about each book and what we didn't. It was a nice way to spend time together, to communicate through stories. Our imaginations would soar.

Last night, I picked through our shelf and made a pile of the books that were my personal favorites. Instead of me reading to them, they read to me. Times change quickly, don't they?

Anyway, I wanted to share my favorites that are currently in house. This short list by no means covers them all. *sigh* That would require a bigger house, a bigger shelf. Here goes:

The Book Pile

Are You a Horse? by Andy Rash
Waking Beauty by Leah Wilcox (illustrated by Lydia Monks)
Brontorina by James Howe (illustrated by Randy Cecil)
I'm Not Afraid of This Haunted House by Laurie Freidman (illustrated by Teresa Murfin)
The Circus Ship by Chris Van Dusen
My Truck is Stuck by Kevin Lewis (illustrated by Daniel Kirk)
This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen
The Runaway Pumpkin by Kevin Lewis (illustrated by S.D. Schindler)
A Visitor for Bear by Bonny Becker (illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton)
Sam & Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett (illustrated by Jon Klassen)
I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen
Journey by Aaron Becker
Lily's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes
Falling for Rapunzel by Leah Wilcox (illustrated by Lydia Monks)

I have a whole slew of other favorites I keep track of on Goodreads. According to them, I've read 524! That's a fair amount. Out of curiosity, I looked for my last two picture-book favorites from the library...they were so good, they're worth a mention:

Adele and Simon by Barbara McClintock
Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late! by Mo Willems

Okay, that's it for now. I'm done listing.


Lissa Kadlec said...

Thanks for the list! I'm always on the lookout for new books to read to my grandchildren! All nine of them! ;-)

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Stacia said...

Nine grandkids! How awesome is that? And you're welcome, btw! I love making lists, and I love there ya go!