Wednesday, February 25, 2009

My Favorite Picture Books

After 12 years of assisting in story times and paging through picture books, I've listened to and read many wonderful stories. Below is a list of some of my all time favorites (based on responses from children in story time, my love of the subject, or how loud I laughed when I read them):

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Viorst, Judith
Bark, George by Feiffer, Jules
Bear Snores On by Wilson, Karma
Big Bug Ball by Lillegard, Dee
Book! Book! Book! by Bruss, Deborah
Boy Who Was Raised by Librarians by Morris, Carla
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Jr., Bill Martin
Chester by Watt, Mélanie
Clap Your Hands by Cauley, Lorinda Bryan
Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type by Cronin, Doreen
Clip-Clop by Smee, Nicola
Doghouse by Thomas, Jan
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Willems, Mo
Duck In The Truck by Alborough, Jez
Duck On A Bike by Shannon, David
Dumb Bunnies series by Pilkey, Dav
Five Little Ducks by Raffi
Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed by Christelow, Eileen
Franklin in the Dark by Bourgeois, Paulette
Froggy Gets Dressed by London, Jonathan
From Head to Toe by Carle, Eric
Giraffes Can't Dance by Andreae, Giles
Girl and Her Gator by Bryan, Sean
Hooway for Wodney Wat by Lester, Helen
How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? by Yolen, Jane
I Went Walking by Williams, Sue
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (and others in series) by Numeroff, Laura
I'm Not Cute! by Allen, Jonathan
I'm Still Here in the Bathtub: Brand New Silly Dilly Songs by Katz, Alan
I'm The Biggest Thing in the Ocean by Sherry, Kevin
Is Your Mama A Llama? by Guarino, Deborah
Librarian from the Black Lagoon by Thaler, Mike
Llama, Llama Red Pajama by Dewdney, Anna
My Lucky Day by Kasza, Keiko
No, David! by Shannon, David
Once Upon a Cool Motorcycle Dude by O'Malley, Kevin
Once Upon a Time, the End (Asleep in 60 Seconds) by Kloske, Geoffrey
Pigeon Finds a Hotdog! by Willems, Mo
Pigeon Wants a Puppy by Willems, Mo
Punk Farm by Krosoczka, Jarrett J.
Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp by Shields, Carol Diggory
Saving Sweetness by Stanley, Diane
Scaredy Squirrel series by Watt, Melanie
Spider on the Floor by Raffi
Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales by Scieszka, Jon
Stupids series by Allard, Harry G.
Tacky the Penguin by Lester, Helen
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly by Taback, Simms
Too Many Frogs by Asher, Sandy
True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Scieszka, Jon
We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Rosen, Michael
What Will Fat Cat Sit On? by Thomas, Jan
Wide-Mouthed Frog by Faulkner, Keith
Wolf's Chicken Stew by Kasza, Keiko
Wolf's Coming! by Kulka, Joe

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