The List of Top Ten Picture Books

To continue with the picture book list from Seattle Children's Literature Examiner, Laurie Mayhew, I have posted the list of great picture books for the 4-year-olds here. I love this age group because the children see the characters talking directly to them... oh my, what a captivating audience!

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Laurie Mayhew goes on to say, "Even though my children are almost too old for picture books, I still love them and have stacks and stacks of them. They are kind of like potato chips, it is hard to stop at one."

So here is my list of some of my favorites, broken into three age groups.

For slightly older listeners (4+)

These books can work for older and younger kids too depends on your listener.

1. Skippyjon Jones by Judy Schachner- $10.39 (in fact there's a whole series!)

Skippyjon Jones

2. Wild Child by Lynn Plourde and Greg Couch- $7.99

Wild Child

3. Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann- $11.55

Officer Buckle & Gloria (Caldecott Medal Book)

4. Stella, Star of the Sea by Marie-Louise Gay- $10.85

Stella, Star of the Sea

5. Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert- $10.88

Leaf Man (Ala Notable Children's Books. Younger Readers (Awards))

6. The Mitten by Jan Brett- $11.04

The Mitten

7. Owl Moon by Jane Yolen and John Schoenherr- $11.04

Owl Moon

8. Pigsty by Mark Teague- $9.95


9. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak- $11.43

Where the Wild Things Are

10. Click, Clack Moo: Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin- $13.25

Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type

Congrats to Anny on Dear Mom Giveaway!

-- LadyD

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