June 9, 2009

Summer reading: the top 30 children's picture books

I'm a list girl. I like to-do lists, grocery lists, and especially lists of top things. The Bookworm's Booklist has posted a list of the 30 top children's picture books, and that's right up my alley. Here are the ones I've read with C so far.

#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)

So, which ones have you read?

Except the 3 Little Pigs, we've read the highlighted books above many many many times, and C has memorized most of the lines! She goes around talking about climbing Corduroy's mountain, saying "we'll eat you up, we love you so" (like the wild things), and when we're baking she'll yell "milk, milk, milk for the morning cake!" (In the Night Kitchen was a gift for her first birthday and her first favourite book - we read it all the time, and still quite often!). C also often quotes Madeline (appropriately - her middle name).
Oh, by the way, June 10th is Maurice Sendak's Birthday, so plan some fun activities!

I've put The Snowy Day, Caps For Sale and Peter Rabbit in C's gift box, and she'll get them soon. Some of the others are on a wish list. There are a few on that list I've never heard of, though!

How many have you read with your children, and what are your favourites?

6 comments:

Christy said...

I posted our list too. I love things like this. We plan on going to the library today to find some of the books we haven't read yet.

Bookworm said...

Hi there! It's so nice to find yoru blog! It's really nice! I lvoe the title!!! ~Very creative!!

I love that you wrote about the books at the end of the list. Nice personal touch!


I didnt care for #14.

That's great that you have special books as gift sets to give to her. I always give my children (special) books as gifts too.

Thanks for particpating!

DairyQueen said...

this is fun to see who's read what!

It's also a good way to know what to read during the summer :)

Maria said...

What's a gift box?

I've hardly heard of any of this, great to be armed with a list when I go into the library!

Mom and Kiddo said...

An excellent list! We've read them all except 21 and 22. I'd better get to the library!

SkylarKD said...

Oh, I guess I should have explained! C's gift box isn't anything fancy, it's just a big Rubbermaid container I have hidden away. I pick up things for her all the time, and then stash them away to give to her on special occasions or rainy days. I have a ton of books in the box right now!

I love seeing everyone else's lists! :)

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