Monday, June 1, 2009

Top 30 picture books - what we have read

My friend Marietta at Bookworm's Booklist asked which of the Top 30 Picture Books featured at A Fuse #8 Production, School Library Journal we have shared with our family.  Here is our list:

#1: Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak (1963)

#2: Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown (1947)

#3: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle (1979)

#4: The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats (1962)

#5: Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems (2003)

#6: Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey (1941)

#7: Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson (1955)

#8: Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans (1939)

#9: Millions of Cats by Wanda Gag (1928)

#10: Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale by Mo Willems (2004)

#11: The Story of Ferdinand y Monroe Leaf, ill. Robert Lawson (1936)

#12: Good Night Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann (1994)

#13: Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey (1948)

#14: The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka, ill. Lane Smith(1989)

#15: Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes (1996)

#16: Owl Moon by Jane Yolen (1987)

#17: Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina (1947)

#18: In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak (1970)

#19: Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney (1982)

#20: George and Martha by James Marshall (1972)

#21: Bark, George by Jules Feiffer (1999)

#22: The Monster at the End of this Book by Jon Stone, ill. by Mike Smollin (1971)

#23: Bread and Jam for Frances by Russell Hoban, illustrated by Lillian Hoban (1964)

#24: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault, ill. Lois Ehlert (1989)

#25: The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton (1942)

#26: Corduroy by Donald Freeman (1976)

#27: The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter (1902)

#28: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst, ill. Ray Cruz (1972)

#29: Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig (1969)

#30: Brown, Bear, Brown Bear, What do you See? by Bill Martin Jr., ill. Eric Carle (1967)

I am not certain whether I will make it a goal or not to do the whole Top 30.  The ones I am most interested in trying with our kids are:

-- Millions of Cats

-- The Monster at the End of This Book

-- The Story of Ferdinand

-- Sylvester and the Magic Pebble (I have seen this on PBS' Between the Lions


Bookworm said...

Hi Karen!

Your list looks great!

I found your comment on Bark George very interesting as many people have said that's the book I need to make sure I read! FUNNY! We have similar tatse in books, so I am very curious to check it out!

I do not like #14 at all. (my little warning.:-)

Thanks for sharing!!!

SkylarKD said...

My 2 year old daughter loves Maurice Sendak books - I think she has "Where the Wild Things Are" and "In the Night Kitchen" memorized!

Sarah said...

If you haven't had a chance to try The Monster at the End of this Book yet, please don't forget. It is great fun and was one of my very favorite books when I was little. I got a board book set with it using Pampers points that also includes Another Monster at the End of this Book with Elmo. My 12mo doesn't care about those yet but he drags the Elmo Loves Me book that was also included all over the house. :)