Sunday Book Club – Picture Books

Posted May 15, 2016 by meezcarrie in children, Sunday Book Club / 18 Comments


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Happy Sunday to y’all!

I am currently visiting family, celebrating my nephew’s FIRST birthday! (Still wondering how a year has gone by already!) As reading is my superpower, I am of course the aunt who buys books as presents. Much to my delight, my nephew already loves being read to and lets his parents know when it’s time for a book. (Be still my bookish heart!)

Anyway… I thought today on the Sunday Book Club, we’d talk about your favorite picture books for kiddos.

I bought him two this time.  One, an enduring favorite of mine that I discovered during my kiddy lit class in college.  Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann, to be precise.  The other is one that someone recommended during a recent Top Ten Tuesday post. (I can’t remember who or I’d give proper credit. If it was you, holler!) Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri.

Oh. My. Goodness.  That book, y’all. HILARIOUS. It may be a little old yet for my nephew, but my husband (who is about 39 years past his first birthday) literally guffawed the entire time I was doing a test-read of the book after it arrived. So… suffice it to say, if Ben doesn’t like Dragons Love Tacos, I’m sure Eric will gladly take it off his hands 🙂

Ok – your turn. What are some of your fave picture books for kids? Old faves? New faves? Let me know! I’m making a list!

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18 responses to “Sunday Book Club – Picture Books

  1. A favorite of ours that I had to buy another copy of to put away was “The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear”. We read that so much that I could quote the whole book by heart. 🙂 Highly recommend that one!

    • Carrie

      I will definitely have to check that one out since strawberries are one of his very fave foods!

  2. Gosh. There are so many. At one year old, I was lucky to get mine to sit through much more than Eric Carle’s Have You Seen My Cat? For older kids – or kids who sit still – the Skippyjon Jones books are very well written. They’re funny and make great read aloud stories.

    • Carrie

      I have never heard of those – I will have to look into them!! Funny read alouds are my faves!

  3. Kav

    Ohhhh picture books!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I miss reading to the classes at school!

    For your nephew now — The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. It even comes in a board book. And, of course, Pete the Cat. Everyone Loves Pete the Cat. My favourite is I Love My White Shoes. Um…Red is Best by Kathy Stinson. Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle.

    And when he gets older (or buy this one for Eric) — The Book That Eats People by John Perry. Hysterical…but beware, the book really does eat people. Bwahahahahaha!

    And check out Amy Krouse Rosenthal — very quirky and one. Spoon is my favourite. Oh, and Exclamation Mark. And Duck Rabbit. And Chopsticks!

    Argh — I wish I had my files at school — so many great readalouds recorded over the years. Though you are probably happy that I don’t have that file at your fingertips.

    • Carrie

      Hahaha! I knew I could count on you, Kav!!! I am taking notes on all of these & may just buy that one for Eric lol

  4. Rebecca Maney

    My two year old grandson loves “No, No, Yes, Yes”, . . . I can’t begin to name all my favorites . . . “Ten Little Monkeys”, anything by Sandra Boynton, “Great Day for Up”, “The People House”, “Good Night Moon”, the entire Little Critter series, . . . . inspirational . .. “Read-Aloud Bible Stories” Volumes 1-5 are outstanding, Zonderkidz has wonderful early readers series . .. . . can you tell I am a Director of Children’s Ministry, mother of four, grandmother of four, and have bought children’s books for our church library for 20 years? Don’t get me started, I will never stop!

  5. Winnie Thomas

    One of my favorites is The Piggy in the Puddle by Charlotte Pomerantz. It has some awesome sounds and imagery. It starts out with:
    “See the piggy,
    See the puddle,
    See the muddy little puddle.
    See the piggy in the middle
    Of the muddy little puddle”.
    Preschool kids especially love it. Then, of course, you have to fingerpaint with chocolate pudding afterwards!

  6. Classics like Where the Wild Things Are and the VEry Hungry Caterpillar. Harold and the Purple Crayon….I’m still thinking. Love them.

  7. Connie Scruggs

    Dr. Seuss books are my favorites! Green Eggs and Ham is the greatest book ever (2nd only to the bible).
    Beatrix Potter is my next favorite. My daughter (named Carrie) loved them also, but her favorites were Little Critter by Mercer Mayer. She knew exactly where they were in the library and would go straight to them every time.
    My son loved Richard Scarry.
    I still collect children’s books, now to read to the grandkids. I have also read to my dogs,and they loved it!
    And I’m the aunt/cousin/nana that gives books as gifts 🙂

    • Carrie

      He loves Dr Seuss books already!! And I read to my dog too lol – so glad I’m not the only one haha

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