Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Picture Books

This week we are sharing our all-time favorite picture books. I've included some old-school favorites from my childhood as well as new favorites that my boys love.


1.  Just Me and My Little Brother by Mercer Mayer - We love all the Little Critter books in my house, but this one is a favorite, because my boys can relate to the excitement of sharing things with your brother.

2.  Freckleface Strawberry: Best Friends Forever by Julianne Moore - At first I thought that a book by a celebrity would be just ok, but that's not the case here. We love Freckleface Strawberry and the message this story shares about friendship and peer pressure.

3.  Beach House by Deanna Caswell - This story is perfection. It is not only beautifully illustrated, but it captures the excitement of a vacation at the beach.

4.  White Snow, Bright Snow by Alvin Tresselt - This one is a favorite of mine from childhood even though it is filled with gender stereotypes. When you read it, you have to keep in mind that it was published in the 1940s.  I love the illustrations and how it showcases the beauty of winter and that spring is always right around the corner.

5.  The Polar Express by Chris Van Alsburg - This book is one of my favorites for sure.  Christmas isn't Christmas without this reading this beautifully illustrated story.

6.  Waiting is Not Easy by Mo Willems - We love all of the Elephant & Piggie books in my house, but this one is our favorite. I can even relate to the story! To be patient is a reminder we all need from time to time!



7.  I Took the Moon for a Walk by Carolyn Curtis - This novel has been a favorite for years in my house. The poetic quality is delightful and I think that everyone at some point in their childhood thought the moon was following them. I also appreciate the details at the end about nocturnal animals along with information about the moon's phases.

8.  Snuggle Puppy by Sandra Boynton - It's pretty hard to pick a favorite Sandra Boynton book, but this one is pretty popular in my house and it is so much fun to read!

9.  I Love You, Stinky Face by Lisa McCourt - This book is made for little boys. I love the message of a mother always loving and caring for her child even if they are a gross or scary creature.

10.  Little Elliot, Big City by Mike Curato - This book is one of the most beautifully illustrated picture books that I've seen. It takes place in 1940s Manhattan (LOVE!) and Elliot the elephant is nervous about life in the big city until he meets his best buddy, a mouse!


What are some of your favorite picture books?  Let me know in the comments below. This meme is hosted by  The Broke and The Bookish.

14 comments:

  1. Such a cute list! Too bad I Love You Stinky Face wasn't around when I was little. My sister and I would probably called each other Stinky Face and driven my parents nuts :) Snuggle Puppy! looks adorable. I would have loved that one too. I am not surprised to see a beach book on your list!

    I liked Mercer Mayer's books when I was a kid. Those are classics.

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    1. Haha. Yes! That happens in my house with the Stinky Face title. :) Snuggle Puppy is so cute and definitely a favorite. I love all of Mercer Mayer's books. Thanks for visiting, Christina!

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  2. Nice list. The author of The Polar express is a local (or is from here, not sure if he's STILL a local), and Snuggle Puppy looks really cute!

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    1. Oh no way! He is one of my favorites for sure. Thanks for visiting, Greg!

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    1. You can't go wrong with classics. Thanks for visiting, Lauren!

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  4. Oh my goodness! I remember reading those Little Critter books as a kid!

    Danica @ Shelves of Spines

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    1. Haha. Yes! They are still pretty popular. I love the series. Thanks for visiting, Danica.

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  5. Awesome list! Recently I've started picking up picture books again. I feel like they speak to the child at heart and make you feel like you did as a kid. They're right up there with coloring books for me :)

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    1. Yes! I agree. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading them with my sons. Thanks for visiting, Shane!

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  6. Cool list of books made your TTT post this week.

    Here's a link to my TTT post for this week:
    http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2017/01/top-ten-tuesday-top-eleven-coffee-table.html

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  7. Some of my favorites used to be the Bernstein Bears, and I've seen 'Little Elliott' on a couple of lists this week. It looks so cute. :)

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    1. WE also love Bernstein bears in this house. Little Elliot is definitely new favorite in my house. Thanks for visiting, Rissi.

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