Top Ten Tuesday

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Top Ten Tuesday is one of my favorite memes ever! Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, TTT involves listing books, etc. based on the week’s topic. This week I’m highlighting my all-time favorite children’s picture books.

The List

The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown – I have fond memories of my mom reading this book to my brother and me at bedtime. The love the mommy bunny has for her baby bunny is comforting and precious.

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown – This is another tale I loved to listen to as I slipped into dreamland. The full-page illustrations are adorable, as is the story – perfect for bedtime!

The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams – I can totally identify with this story, as I have been attached to MANY stuffed animals and generally assigned feelings to them anyway! I have a special Valentine’s Day edition Eeyore that I got at The Disney Store back in 2003. I don’t think I’ll ever tire of cuddling with a plushie…

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats – Winner of the 1963 Caldecott Medal, The Snowy Day is another story I recall being read to me as I lay in bed. I love the sense of wonder possessed by the little boy central to the book.

The Snowman by Raymond Briggs – I did not realize The Snowman was a book until I recently found and bought it for my sons’ library. My brother and I grew up watching the VHS version at all times. While it’s one of my favorite stories, I could cry just thinking of the ending.

The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt – This precious picture book is almost too cute for words! It’s a book I bought for my boys and my oldest son loves it – the illustrations and story are terrific and so much fun!

Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish – I remember when I discovered I had been mispronouncing the title character’s name until my grade school librarian began reading the Amelia Bedelia books to my class. Oops!

Millions of Cats by Wanda Gag – A lifelong cat lover, how could I not include Millions of Cats? Another book eliciting happy childhood memories, I remember wishing that I in fact had millions of cats myself!

Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson – About a witch and featuring fantastic rhymes, Room on a Broom is loved by my son and, of course, got chewed up a bit by one of our dogs. Oh, well. At least the book looks as well-loved as it is!

The Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen – I’ve always loved fictional characters with poor attitudes and the title fish is quite naturally loved by me. 😀

Love, Maggie

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