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