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!

A new monarch picture book!

Thanks to Cynthia Lord I have a new picture book to add to my ever-growing Amazon wishlist.

Thanks to my constant obsession with my monarchs, I will definitely be purchasing it right away! Plus, I know a lot of my students will be able to relate to Velma’s issue with teachers comparing her to her older sisters!