Since this is my first blog post, and we are all about picture books here! I thought I would share some of my favorite picture books with you! Having taught school for over 20 years and now moving into the children’s librarian phase of my career, I love picture books! There are so many great ones out there and they are so much fun to share!
So this is a list of my TOP 10 favorite picture books:
#10 Brown Bear, Brown Bear
This is such a favorite of all ages! I love reading this with younger children because they quickly pick up on the repetition of the text. Great for teaching colors and animals.
#9 Planting a Rainbow
Planting a Rainbow makes the list simply because it is such a colorful book. Follow along and look at all of the colorful flowers planted in the garden. Watch the Rainbow Grow! Great for teaching colors!
#8 Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Have you ever had a day when everything seemed to go wrong? Well, Alexander is having one of those days. He may even move to Australia! Such a fun book!
#7 Over and Under the Snow
Snow has fallen and everything is quiet. This picture book shares the secret world of animals and how they make their home under and over the snow. Learn about snow hares, bullfrogs, bears, squirrels and many other animals make their home in the snow.
#6 Bear Snores On
Bear is sleeping and his friends come in to get out of the cold. They decide to have a snack and accidentally wake Bear. What happens next? Read to find out!
#5 Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt
The garden is a busy place all throughout the year. Read and discover all of the changes that occur and how animals survive in the garden. Such a beautiful book and great to share if you are planting a garden with little ones!
I love this book so much! It is a great way for teachers to remember that each student has different talents and a different perspective. Miss Hawthorn’s room is neat and tidy, not a pencil or paintbrush is out of place. She likes trees that are colored green and apples that are painted red. Miss Hawthorn does not like things to be different or out of the ordinary. Willow joins Mrs. Hawthorn’s class. She doesn’t color inside the lines, she breaks crayons, and she sees pink trees and blue apples. What will Miss Hawthorn think?
#3 Only One You
Dive into this book and discover how Adri learns that this world is an exciting and special place. This beautiful book reminds us how we should appreciate all of the wonders that surround us. We should all make our mark and make this world a better place. A must read!
#2 Harry the Dirty Dog
I remember reading Harry the Dirty Dog when I was a child and I love sharing it with other children. Harry hates a bath and runs away. Read to find out what happens to Harry while he is on his adventure!
#1 On Meadowview Street
This is one of my top favorites! On Meadowview Street is a lovely book that shares the story of a little girl and her view on her street. She doesn’t see a meadow, so she decides to make her own. This is a great book to share when discussing nature and how we can preserve animal homes and make new homes!
These are just a few of my favorites! If you have not read these, I check them out! These are so much fun to read with children of any age.