Thursday, April 10, 2008

Favorite picture books

From the inbox:

Betsy wrote in an email recently, "...my 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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