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boudicca
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Default  Posted: 5:57 PM, June 27th (Monday)

I love picture books. I have a HUGE collection, and I still read them for fun.

Some of my favorites are:

The Tomten- Astrid Lindgren

Miss Rumphius- Barbara Cooney
Island Boy
Roxaboxen

Ox Cart Man- Donald Hall

Strega Nona- Tomie DePaoula (anything by him)

Pumpkin Moonshine- Tasha Tudor (anything by her)

Children of the Forest- Elsa Beskow
Christopher's Harvest

What are your favorites?

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scaredyKat
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Default  Posted: 9:30 PM, June 27th (Monday)

I am a librarian in a 1-5 elementary school. While I love the ones you've mentioned, I'd have a VERY hard time picking favorites. One of my best times ever is when I read aloud from one of the best picture books I can find for the topic at hand, or just for fun. There are too many to list but here are a few NEWER ones that you might like. I read aloud to all grades and they love it.

Lesson, read aloud to all kids!


Hugless Douglas

I Ain't Gonna Paint No More!

The Thirteen Hours of Halloween
The 12 Days of Summer

Bats At the BallGame
Bats in the Library

A Visitor for Bear

Knuffle Bunny
Knuffle Bunny Too
Knuffle Bunny Free

And the Pigeon books by Mo Willems

Don't discount the fiction written for kids and young adults. Several fiction books have dealt with the topic of autism and asperger's syndrome with amazing directness and sensitivity. Others are just great reads! Mystery, fantasy, speculative fiction, you name it. And kids are sucking it up like it is air!

Happy reading.

Oh, BTW, my all time classic favorite is The Story of Ferdinand. (the bull who dared to be different) Kids still love this 1936 story.


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boudicca
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Default  Posted: 4:37 PM, June 29th (Wednesday)

I love "The Story of Ferdinand" too.

Some more modern picture books I like are:

No, David!
Click, Clack, Moo cows that can type
Fletcher and the falling leaves
Dr. DeSoto


I love YA fiction as well. I have read all of the Margaret Peterson Haddix books, the Cornelia Funke books, and I love the Jeanie Birdsall Penderwick series.


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authenticnow
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Default  Posted: 7:40 PM, June 29th (Wednesday)

I love picture books!

I love Eric Carle books.

Are You My Mother, a Dr. Seuss book, one of my favorites from when I was a kid.

Bark, George (can't remember the author)

Freight Train by Donald Crews

One of my favorite things about being a preschool teacher was reading to the kids. I was always finding new treasures.


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UR_AN_IDIOT
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Default  Posted: 9:19 PM, June 29th (Wednesday)

This is my new favorite.

It is a picture book for adults only.

http://www.amazon.com/Go-F-Sleep-Adam-Mansbach/dp/1617750255/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1309400150&sr=8-1#_

I also used to like:

Harry the Dirty Dog
Love you Forever
My Love Will Find You
Corduroy
Horton Hears A Who


I always HATED Cat in the Hat because it reminded me of one of those bad dreams that you couldn't wake up from.


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Default  Posted: 9:28 PM, June 29th (Wednesday)

I read aloud every night to my boys and will until they refuse to listen.

I would read to my 8th graders every once in awhile

Anansi the Spider books
The Places You Will Go

And those big bad teenagers would ask if they could sit on the floor and made sure I showed the pictures. Big kids.

And a treasure my kids love that we found in a used bookstore is a book called

A Porcupine Named Fluffy which is hilarious and sweet and about accepting yourself and others.

Goodnight Moon
Your Mama is a Llama

love to share stories and real aloud.


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neverendinghurt
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Default  Posted: 10:45 PM, June 29th (Wednesday)

Noddy books by Enid Blyton (they went through a phase of being considered very non-pc)

Percy the Park Keeper by Nick Butterworth (the kids loved this and it was a bedtime favourite)


The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it.
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Default  Posted: 12:45 AM, June 30th (Thursday)

I just love picture books that are rich with artwork. One of my favorites is King Bidgoods in the Bathtub. I just love all the detail in the pictures.

I also enjoy the simplicity of the story and the fantastic illustration in "The Relative's Came"

As for reading aloud to my boys, I did this every night for fourteen years (until my youngest was 11 years old). I will always treasure that time. Our absolute favorite book, that we read a loud every year was "Bunnicula" by James Howe. We would just laugh out loud together, and it doesn't get any better than that.


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Default  Posted: 8:30 AM, June 30th (Thursday)

Princess Smartypants by Babette Cole

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neverendinghurt
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Default  Posted: 1:51 PM, June 30th (Thursday)

Old Bear
Little Bear's Trousers

both by Jane Hissey


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Default  Posted: 3:10 PM, June 30th (Thursday)

Old Bear is fab.

'The story of the little mole who knew it was none of his business'.

I love 'Love You Forever'.

When Grandma Came - makes me cry, just beautiful.


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Default  Posted: 3:50 PM, June 30th (Thursday)

One Snowy Night - Nick Butterworth

We have a couple of tote boxes full of books the kis had when they were little.

After asking the kids which their favourites were, they now want to get the boxes out


The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it.
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Default  Posted: 3:57 PM, June 30th (Thursday)

My favorite book to read to my niece and nephew was, "Are You My Mother?" They had a GREAT FABULOUS HILARIOUS audio tape of that book, too.

I remember loving The Pokey Little Puppy, The Diggingest Dog, and I Wish That I Had Duck Feet.

My daughter is very little, only 20 months, but her absolute favorite is Curious George Gets a Medal. She also loves Moo Baa La La La, and we read Goodnight Moon every night. I love Llama Llama Red Pajama, but she doesn't think it's as funny as I do.


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authenticnow
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Default  Posted: 4:43 PM, June 30th (Thursday)

The Diggingest Dog!!! LOVE!

I learned to read on that and Are You My Mother.

Ezra Jack Keats is good, too.


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Default  Posted: 5:24 PM, June 30th (Thursday)

DD (1yr) likes to read Goodnight Gorilla over and over and over.....


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boudicca
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Default  Posted: 5:30 PM, June 30th (Thursday)

Good choices!


Some more favorites for us are "10,9,8" by Molly Bang. My daughters loved this as toddlers." Brown Bear, Brown Bear" oldest son loved this."Jamberry" youngest son loved this and still has it memorized. "Corduroy", they all loved this.

I can't wait to have grandkids. I love read aloud time.

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cass
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Default  Posted: 4:39 AM, July 1st (Friday)

t/j on grandkids

I love children's verse and poetry too. I have a big collection and can recite hundreds.

The other day I was in the park with my baby gdd pushing her in a swing. I started saying (in a loud voice)

'How do you like to go up in a swing
up in the air so blue
oh, I do think it's the pleasantest thing
ever a child can do

Up in th air and over the wall
till you can see so wide
rivers and trees and cattle and all
over the countryside

Till I look down on the garden so green
down on the roof so brown
up in the air I go flying again
up in the air and down (Stevenson R.L)

I got some funny looks but my gdd loved it. She loves The Gruffalo.

end of t/j


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Default  Posted: 9:14 AM, July 1st (Friday)

The Story of Frog Belly Rat Bone by Timothy Basil Ehring.

For true connoisseurs of children's picture books. The artwork alone is amazing.

Ludwig Bemelmans'classic Madeline books - still love that spunky heroine.

Love you Forever makes me weep and has been banished from my home.


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JanaGreen
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Default  Posted: 10:49 AM, July 1st (Friday)

"Bear" was my daughter's first word - thanks to Brown Bear.


We're both in our 30s. One awesome 4-year-old daughter.

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Default  Posted: 8:34 AM, July 2nd (Saturday)

Our niece is coming over today and I get to lay in bed with her tonight and read bedtime stories!!!

That's my favorite time with her!!! I have a basketful of books just for when she visits. She's almost 4....love that age!


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Default  Posted: 9:17 PM, July 2nd (Saturday)

Seeing as ds19, ds16 and I still quote it to one another, I'd have to say one of our favorites was Moo, Baa, LaLaLa by Sandra Boynton.

I also really like Mama Do You Love Me? by Barbara Joosse; the Carl dog books by Alexandra Day; Stellaluna by Janell Cannon; Can't You Sleep, Little Bear? by Martin Waddell; and If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff.

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Default  Posted: 9:58 AM, July 3rd (Sunday)

If you like YA fiction, read The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins. Amazing!

A bit of a t/j on Love You forever...when DS was about 15 going through a "goth" stage I gave in to black fingernail polish but stood firm on black eyeliner. He and I knew he'd easily do it behind my back once he left the house. It was one of our only real "fights" Both of us were upset. As he pouted on day 2 of our not speaking except as necessary, I handed him the book and said, "we may not always agree, but this is how I'll always feel about you." He read it, put it down and walked away.
About a week later he went to DC on a class trip. The next day was Mother's Day. My gift was a print of my favorite painting, The Peaceable Kingdom by Edward Hicks. On the back, he had written

I'll love you forever
I'll like you for always
As long as I'm living
My mommy you'll be

He's 28 now, a wonderful nurse with a delightful gf and still a sensitive and sweet kid. Oh, and gave up the long hair and black polish!

Kids books rock!


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Default  Posted: 4:18 PM, July 3rd (Sunday)

I'll love you forever
I'll like you for always
As long as I'm living
My mommy you'll be

I hate that damn book.


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