Monday, 6 August 2012

Favorite Picture Books

By request from a missionary mom who homeschools her girls in Tanzania, I'm listing some favorite books today. Remember, this is not a list of "best books for children," but simply some of the picture books I personally love!

Verna Aardema
         Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain
         Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears

Alma Flor Ada
         I Love Saturdays y domingos
         My Name is María Isabel

Eric Carle
         Brown Bear, Brown Bear
         Mister Seahorse
         Papa, Please Get the Moon For Me
         The Mixed Up Chameleon
         The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Carmen Agra Deedy
         The Library Dragon

Arthur Dorros

Keiko Kasza
         My Lucky Day
         The Wolf's Chicken Stew

Leo Lionni
         A Color of His Own
         Fish is Fish
         Inch by Inch
         It's Mine

Mercer Mayer
         There's an Alligator Under My Bed
         There's Something in My Attic

Patricia McKissack
         Goin' Someplace Special

Pat Mora
         Pablo's Tree
         Tomás and the Library Lady

Patricia Polacco
         Appelemando's Dream
         Chicken Sunday
         John Philip Duck
         Just Plain Fancy
         Mr. Lincoln's Way
         My Ol' Man
         Picnic at Mudsock Meadow
         Pink and Say
         Rechenka's Eggs
         Someone for Mr. Sussman
         Something About Hensley's
         Thank You, Mr. Falker
         The Bee Tree
         The Junkyard Wonders
         The Keeping Quilt
         Thunder Cake
         When Lightning Comes in a Jar

Margot Theis Raven
         Night Boat to Freedom

Judy Schachner
         SkippyJon Jones Series

Maurice Sendak
         Where the Wild Things Are

Gary Soto
         Chato and the Party Animals
         Chato's Kitchen

Deborah Wiles
         Freedom Summer

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