Sunday, August 30, 2009

Favorite Children's Books

Our second home is the library. I have a love-affair with books! Mostly books for me, but I also love children's picture books. I love great illustrations, but for a book to be memorable for me it has to have great prose or lyrics. I love books that are rich in metaphors, or have a clever storyline. I love ones that make you feel, or think, or laugh. Here are a few great ones we checked out this week.

Only a Witch Can Fly, by Alison McGhee
One, by Kathryn Otoshi
Quack and Count, by Keith Baker

Other perennial favorites (just to name a few):

Dimity Duck, by Jane Yolen
HopToad, by Jane Yolen
Old Dame Counterpane, by Jane Yolen
(Actually, I love just about everything by Jane Yolen!)
Go, Dog, Go, by P.D. Eastman
Snow, by P.D. Eastman
Anything Dr. Seuss!
I am not Going to get up Today, by Dr. Seuss
Princess Me, by Karma Wilson
Here's a Little Poem, collected by Jane Yolen
Frog and Toad books by Arnold Lobel
Just in Case you Ever Wonder, by Max Lucado
Elvis Presley's Love me Tender
All Toot and Puddle books by Hollie Hobbie
A Job for Wittilda, by Mark and Caralyn Buehner
Fanny's Dream, by Mark and Caralyn Buehner
Snowmen at night, by, you guessed it, Mark and Caralyn Buehner

Send me your favorites!


  1. I love all the Olivia books as they remind me of Holland and my all time favorite is Bread and Jam for Frances. I just got it for Holland for her Birthday. I can't believe she is going to be 5 on Monday.

  2. I love Jane Yolen, too. Didn't she write Owl Moon. One of our favorites.

  3. I totally forgot about Olivia and Bread and Jam for Francis! I will have to add those to a later blog.

    Yes, Lora, she wrote Owl Moon. I meant to include that. If you loved that one, try the other ones I mentioned. They are great books. Thanks for reading!