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Children's Book Week

Did you know that it is Children's Book Week? Well, it is and it got me thinking about all the books I loved as a kid.
the giving tree the little engine that could wacky wednesday

And of course, since I am a Children's Librarian, there are many that I love today, as well. It is so hard to pick, but here are a few.
stellaluna the very hungry caterpillar bark, george

I was just wondering what your favorite picture books are/were? Feel free to share, if you like.


Blogger Susan said...

Eric Carle, lately, because I just visited the Children's Picture Book Museum he placed in Amherst MA.
That place is a treat for any bibliophile, but the kid in me was especially delighted!

November 16, 2006 10:19 AM

Anonymous anne said...

Oh, so many of the books I loved as a kid are hard to find now:
What the Wind Told
Too Many Lollipops
Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present
...and of course anything Maurice Sendak, Ezra Jack Keats, Mercer Mayer, Richard Scarry.

My mom is a children's literacy consultant so she keeps me up-to-date on new books, too..."Because of You" is a great book that makes a super baby present.

Am I gushing too much? I love children's lit so much, and am super-jealous of your job. Happy Children's Book Week!

November 16, 2006 11:27 AM

Blogger Sourire11 said...

Hmmm… here’s the ones I remember best:

Oh the Thinks You Can Think by Doctor Seuss – I loved that on the last page the words went in a spiral.. I thought that was so cool when I was a kid.

Clown of God by Tony dePaula (I’m not sure of that name…I could be totally wrong) – such a touching story

But my all time favorite was always Do Not Open. I’m not sure who wrote it but the illustrations of the scary monsters are wonderful!

November 16, 2006 1:46 PM

Blogger stacey said...

Tolstoy, Poe...you know, the usuals.

Just kidding. I actually didn't really start reading till I was a little older. (I just realized that sounds like I didn't know how to read until later. No, I knew how to, just wasn't interested.) No picture books for me. I moved straight onto The Babysitters Club, Sweet Valley High, etc...

November 16, 2006 2:09 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't remember picture books from when I was a kid, but the ones I loved reading to my kids were :

Julius, the baby of the world
All of the Olivia books
No, David
Hello Lulu
and I loved hearing Joe read anything by Dr. Seuss, because he couldn't do it without getting all tongue twisted! My kids still laugh at him. :)


November 16, 2006 3:38 PM

Blogger Diana said...

Eric Carle is one of my very favorite children's authors. My children always enjoyed his books. And they loved Margaret Wise Brown who wrote Good Night Moon and the Big Red Barn.

November 16, 2006 6:06 PM

Blogger Momo said...

Here are a couple: Alexander's and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, In The Night Kitchen, The Very Hungry Catapillar, One Morning in Maine,

Right Now I am into: Lily's Purple Plastic Purse, The Paper Bag Princess, Guess How Much I love You, Are You My Mother, and Winnie the Pooh amongst others. :-)

November 18, 2006 1:36 PM

Anonymous Mel said...

Loved reading Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry!

My favorites were anything by Steven Kellogg!

Yeah Reading!

November 18, 2006 6:14 PM

Blogger Mel said...

OK, before I could read it was "Bread & Jam For Frances" and the entire series of Raggedy Ann & Andy books written by Johnny Gruelle. I think they date back to the 1920's (though I do not). After I could read myself I LOVED a series called "All-In-The-Kind Family." They were a Jewish family with about 8 kids who lived in turn-of the-century New York. There were about 4 books & I've never met anyone else who's read them.

What a fun job you have!

November 18, 2006 11:02 PM

Anonymous Mel said...

I believe that I should be more specific on favorite PICTURE book:

Two by Steven Kellogg ~

1. Best Friends - Two girls growing up and one goes to camp and the other gets a puppy and the drama around that

2. Can I Keep Him - Great book about a little boy seeking a pet. Loved the picture about him wanting a snake and the illustration showing slim everywhere!

As a teacher I love reading Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett - cool illustrations on the page telling two running story lines!

Okay - feel better that I have answered the question correctly!

November 19, 2006 6:17 PM


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