Thursday, April 10, 2008

Favorite picture books

From the inbox:

Betsy wrote in an email recently, " girls and I love the Maple Hill Farm book, which I discovered on your blog. What were your kids' other favorite books as preschoolers? I'd love to hear your recommendations, and your kids', for good reading for little ones."

These are the first ten that came to mind. They are the ones I can probably read without looking at the pages, the ones requested night after night after day after day.

I hope you find a gem or two here, Betsy.

Owl Moon by Jane Yolen and John Schoenherr

The Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown

The Bear That Heard Crying by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock, Helen Kinsey and Ted Rand

Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney

Time of Wonder by Robert McCloskey

Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey

(We also love One Morning in May and Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey

The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and The Big Hungry Bear by Don and Audrey Wood

Road Builders by B.G. Henessey and Simms Taback

Ox-Cart Man by Donald Hall and Barbara Cooney

It's A Perfect Day by Abigail Pizer

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