Monday, November 1, 2010

Ten Favorite Picture Books

Author-illustrator Sergio Ruzzier has been inviting bloggers, authors, illustrators, and others who are in love with picture books to guest post at his blog Hey Rabbit! about their 10 favorite picture books, and today he's linking my list. My only caution is that I actually love soooo many picture books, but this list represents a selection of favorites. You can also read my extensive post from March 2009 about the best picture books of all time, as well as Betsy Bird's poll results of the Top 100 in picture books. Or there's my Amazon Listmania list, "Simply Beautiful Picture Books"!

If the thought of wonderful picture books makes you, too, giddy with delight, how about leaving a note listing some of your own favorites in the comments?

Update: Check out the New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books of 2010. Thanks to Betsy Bird of Fuse #8 for the link. (She was one of the judges!)


Anonymous said...

Ohhhh, I could have a brilliant answer for you like a week from now... maybe... actually, I'm in the middle of writing a post on picture books as we speak, because I'm doing a family program at the library on Why Picture Books are Awesome in a few weeks, and in my research I have decided that Picture Books really ARE awesome, indeed-- I knew that before, but now I'm totally blown away. Especially by wordless picture books. They can be mindblowing. I just discovered The Red Book by Barbara Lehman, which I never even knew existed but I just loved. And I'd never actually read David MacCauley's Black and White before either. That was another amazing headtrip. I did send in votes to the Top 100 Picture Book Poll last year, but now that I've found so many great new books I'm not sure my votes are still accurate!

My favorite new picture book from this year is probably Shark vs. Train though.

Kate Coombs said...

Amy--What a great project! And even though I'm a word person, I do love the wonderful wordless pb's. They actually have a lot to say!

Shark vs. Train is extra cool; did you see the trailer? Also funny.