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Favorite Picture Books

I became a regular follower of Betsy Bird's SLJ blog A Fuse 8 Production back when she did the original 100 picture books and chapter books polls. I was pretty excited when she decided to redo them because it meant I would be able to submit my own choices this time. Little did I know how hard it would be. Not so much the first five or so, but those last few were next to impossible. There are simply too many wonderful books. The picture book poll was a little easier for me because I don't have as vast an experience with picture books. The only factor in determining what went on my list was the love I have for the books. I'm really interested in seeing which ones make the final Top 100 when the new results start posting. In the meantime here are my choices:

 This not the order I listed them in for the official poll. Anyone want to guess which got the top spot?

What is your favorite picture book of all time?

For more of my (and my children's) favorite picture books you can check out this Pinterest board.


Betsy said…
Good choices! I don't know the Lauren Childs one--have to check that out.

Are you asking for the one that got YOUR top spot? Hmm... Where the Wild Things Are? I still think it's a near perfect picture book. Practically perfect in every way. Which means it's up there on my list, too!
Brandy said…
I LOVE reading the Lauren Child one aloud. So. Much. Fun.

Where the Wild Things Are was up there but not number 1.
KateCoombs said…
Great list! With the addition of easy readers, I was very happy to give Go, Dog. Go! a high ranking. But I'll admit I put Where the Wild Things Are in my top spot--and forgot to choose any Mo Willems. Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, yes. Caps for Sale and The Very Hungry Caterpillar were also on my list. Another newbie was Green Eggs and Ham. :)
Most of these are my favorites too. I also love "The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry & The Big Hungry Bear."
April said…
I picked up The Very Hungry Caterpillar and the Grouchy Ladybug last week for Claire-finally. Love the, both, but the Caterpillar is extra fun. Maybe I'll throw her a Very Hungry Cateripillar party fro her 1st b-day. Lots of fun things to eat! I'll save the rest of this list for later :-) LOVE Where the Wild Things Are and Alexander-some faves from childhood.
Brandy said…
The Caterpillar is my favorite Carle book. It can not be topped.
Brandy said…
I always liked that book too but my kids are not fans of it. Strange.
Brandy said…
You left on Willems, which is probably not as bad as my leaving out Dr. Seuss. I love Green Eggs and Ham but my kids have always been lukewarm about it so I forget about it. I don't read it aloud as often as the ones listed.

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