I’m a huge picture book fan and adore the way the pictures and words – although not always words because there are some amazing wordless books for children – seem to dance together across the pages in away that draws children in. Some spark imagination, some make us laugh and there are even some that make us cry. With Book Day happening at our primary school today and the children all dressing up as a favourite book character, I’ve been thinking about the books that have been most enjoyed by my own tiny and little ones.
My tiny and little ones and I are regulars at our local library as well as having our own fantastic collection of books at home, so it was impossible to decide which books were our ten most favourite ever. There are just too many good reads for children to narrow it down to such a short list. Instead I thought I’d share with you the ten picture books in our home that have been read most often. I think I could recite each of these books by heart after being asked to read them over and over… and over… and over.
1. Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late by Mo Willems
2. The Little Red Caboose by Marian Potter and Kathy Wilburn
3. How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers
4. Crunch the Crocodile by J. Croser and Carol McLean-Carr
5. Aliens Love Underpants by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort
6. Cave Baby by Julia Donaldson and Emily Gravett
7. Imagine by Allison Lester
8. Little Hoot by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Jen Corace
9. Baby Brains Superstar by Simon James
10. Not a Box by Antoinette Portis
Which picture book have you read most often with your tiny and little ones? Have you read any from our list?
Links to the books
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We love Where is the Green Sheep, The Very Cranky Bear (and the very itchy one!), Brown Bear Brown Bear, anything Hairy Maclary… I could go on for hours! x