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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Picture Book Fun

The Bookworm's Booklist has a fun little join in going on. Do you need to catch up on some reading?

School Library Journal posted the Top 100 Picture Book Poll of 2009. (Thank you SLJ!) From that fabulous list, I have created some more fun for all of us!

Here's the scoop:*Below is a list of the top 30 Picture Books according to School Library Journal. Copy and paste this post and create a post of your own with it. Then, go back and highlight the books you and your children have read! After you post, leave a comment at The Bookworm's Booklist to let me and others know that your post is up. I cant wait to see who's read what! I have highlighted the books we've read in red. I'll be sure to read the books that aren't highlighted!

*Nurture Mam had a terrific idea: Create your Summer Reading List from this list based on the books you haven't read yet! I'll definitely be doing that! Thank you Nurture Mama for this idea!

#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 by 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)

Looks like I've got some reading to do. I LOVE so many of these books. I can just picture them as I read their titles. Have fun.

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The Activity Mom said...

Great Idea! I'm going to create my list now. So many good books!

Bookworm said...


Thanks for joining in the FUN!

Thanks also for telling me about George, Bark! You're not alone...everyone keeps telling me I'm missing out!!!! I cant wait to read it!

Bookworm said...

hee hee...I said George Bark and it's Bark George!!! I keep getting that confused! HA! Maybe once I read it, the title will STICK in my head!

Melissa said...

An excellent list - many of these books are on my list on my site! Some of them I never tire of reading :-)

Jen said...

Many of our favorites are on this list, but there are some that I haven't checked out yet. I just signed up my kids for summer reading at our library. There is a lot of fun activities going on throughout the summer.