Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Picture Book List

A friend recently asked me for a list of fun books for little kids, and here is what I came up with (in no particular order):

Guess How Much I Love You
Good Night Moon (Margaret Wise Brown)
The Little Engine that Could
The Gingerbread Man
Mike Mulligan & His Steam Shovel
Little Toot
The Little House
The Owl & the Pussycat
We're Going on a Bear Hunt
All of the Places to Love
any/all of the Eric Carle books (The Very Busy Spider; The Grouchy Ladybug; The Very Hungry Caterpillar; Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?; etc)
The Kissing Hand
any of the "Carl" books, ex. Good Dog, Carl or Happy Birthday Carl... about a black Lab & baby girl-- very few words, and very very funny!
Where the Wild Things Are
Make Way for Ducklings
The Story about Ping
Go, Dog, Go! (and all the Dr. Suess books!)
Moo Moo La La La
all of the Don & Audrey Wood books (The Napping House, etc.)
I Love You, Goodnight
Good Night, Gorilla (also almost wordless, but hilarious!)
books of fairy tales & fables & myths
Owl At Home & Frog & Toad Are Friends (Arnold Lobel)
Owl Babies
The Littles & their Friends
Knuffle Bunny

Also wonderful:
The Jesus Storybook Bible (Sally Lloyd-Jones)
The Big Picture Story Bible (David Helm)
Most of All, Jesus Loves You (Noel Piper)
The King without a Shadow (RC Sproul)...one set of Bible stories in 4 volumes with awesome simple pictures that I can't remember the name of...

As for where to look, check out the used books online at Amazon-- go to dealoz.com for a complete price comparison. I get lots of mine at Goodwill for 50 cents, or at the peddler's malls around town.

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