Top Ten Picture Books

After reading this post over at the Seattle Post Intelligencer blog, I decided to make my own list of top ten picture books. My criteria range from my own personal favorites to those that I love to use in writing workshop.

Top Ten (in no particular order)

The Lorax (Classic Seuss) by Dr. Seuss

Night in the Country by Cynthia Rylant

17 Things I’m Not Allowed to Do Anymoreby Jenny Offill

Don’t Laugh at Me (Reading Rainbow Book) by Steve Seskin, Allen Shamblin, and Glin Dibley

Hurry and the Monarch by Antoine O Flatharta

Nothing Ever Happens On 90th Street by Roni Schotter and Krysten Brooker

A Chair for My Mother 25th Anniversary Edition (Reading Rainbow Book) by Vera B. Williams

The Journey: Stories Of Migration by Cynthia Rylant

Thank You, Mr. Falker by Patricia Polacco

The Butterfly by Patricia Polacco

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst and Ray Cruz

Wow, what a variety! I never realized my choices of picture books runs such a gamut of topics and authors. So let me see your lists!