Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Best Picture Books?

School Library Journal (SLJ) is gathering votes for the top 100 Picture Books of all time. I was going to ignore the request for submissions of peoples' top 10 books because it was so difficult to even think about narrowing it down, but here, at the 11th hour (deadline is tonight), I've decided to send in my faves. Just thought I'd share it with you all, too.

I chose books that are great one-on-one, but also for groups. I also chose things appeal to a wide age range. I would much rather have been able to submit a list of 100!

1. Goodnight Gorilla Rathman
2. Bark George Feiffer
3. Very Hungry Caterpillar Carle
4. Go Away, Big Green Monster Emberley
5. Charlie Parker Played Be-bop Raschka
6. Where the Wild Things Are Sendak
7. Make Way for Ducklings McCloskey
8. If I Ran the Zoo Seuss
9. Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! Willems
10.I Ain't Gonna Paint No More Beaumont/Catrow


Cheryl said...

Great list! Always interesting to see what people's favorites are and picture books are the hardest! I wish I knew about the deadline but maybe I'll still do it anyways for some blog hoo-ha :)

katie said...

I like the list! We've got quite a few in common. I considered Bark George and Go Away Big Green Monster, but in the end, didn't include them. It was a fun little project. I'm interested to see the Top 100.

Julie said...

Goodnight Moon would be in top 3, maybe #1 for me. Used to read that to Becky and Calli constantly. Loved the soothing text to go with pictures. Now they are all grown up and drooling over Twilight and such. Sigh.