Monday, June 8, 2009

We have a lot of reading to do!

The Bookworm posted the top 30 Picture Books as taken from the Top 100 picture book poll of 2009. So, she asked that we highlight the ones we've read. I highlighted the ones we've read in red. I'm ashamed. It's not that we don't read, we just haven't read many of these! Anyways, I have some good books to add to our library list! Some of them I read while I was in college for early childhood, but realized that I haven't read them to my own kids!

I think it's so neat that so many of the top books were written so long ago!

#1: Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak (1963)
#2: Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown (1947)
#3: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle (1979)
#4: The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats (1962)
#5: Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems (2003)
#6: Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey (1941)
#7: Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson (1955)
#8: Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans (1939)
#9: Millions of Cats by Wanda Gag (1928)
#10: Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale by Mo Willems (2004)
#11: The Story of Ferdinand by Monroe Leaf, ill. Robert Lawson (1936)
#12: Good Night Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann (1994)
#13: Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey (1948)
#14: The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka, ill. Lane Smith(1989)
#15: Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes (1996)
#16: Owl Moon by Jane Yolen (1987)
#17: Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina (1947)
#18: In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak (1970)
#19: Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney (1982)
#20: George and Martha by James Marshall (1972)#
21: Bark, George by Jules Feiffer (1999)
#22: The Monster at the End of this Book by Jon Stone, ill. by Mike Smollin (1971)
#23: Bread and Jam for Frances by Russell Hoban, illustrated by Lillian Hoban (1964)
#24: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault, ill. Lois Ehlert (1989)#25: The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton (1942)
#26: Corduroy by Donald Freeman (1976)
#27: The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter (1902)
#28: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst, ill. Ray Cruz(1972)
#29: Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig (1969)
#30: Brown, Bear, Brown Bear, What do you See? by Bill Martin Jr., ill. Eric Carle (1967)

So, which ones have you read?


Anonymous said...

I've seen this list before, and I am going to cover it on my blog as well this week. Whoever put Where The Wild Things Are on top must have been smoking pot. I don't argue - it's not a bad book... for adults or maybe for school-age boys. My daughter hated it. A lot of books on this list is most positively not for a toddler set - they have a lot of text and deal with complex concepts.

Bookworm said...

Hi Dairy Queen!

I'm so glad you are participating!

I wanted to tell you that (in my opinion) you should read these books first:
#5, 6, 7, 12 and 20.

Dont waste your time on #14. (Again, in my opinion...not that you asked either time!!!;-) I usually dont bash books publicly but that book is just awful.

Also, I didnt really "get" Where the Wild Things Were the first few tiems I read it. I think my boys were too young too. But, now we read it and actually enjoy it. I dont really know what changed, but maybe it's because they are older and monsters dont freak them out. They know they are not real so it's easy for them to enjoy the book as an adventure. But, anyway, I would never have put it at #1 either. Good book, but #1??? No way!

Well, thanks again for particpating. And I love the way you always encourage others to join in and leave a comment. Very welcoming! Thank you. ;-)

Christy said...

I posted our list too. I agree that you should definitely read #5. We read it for the first time a few months ago and my kids were sad to return it to the library. Some of these books are better for early elementary kids so I wouldn't be embarrassed if I were you. I really don't care for #14. #12 is a bedtime favorite in our house.

Paula @ Organizing Tips For Moms said...

I just read #29 to my son. One of my favorites! Do you make a lot of trips to the library. We go A LOT! In the summer, it's usually 2 times a week or more.

SkylarKD said...

Great list! I'll post my answers tomorrow. :)

Jenny said...

Too funny, I just across this list this weekend and bookmarked it.

I'll have to do a post about it this week.

Elise said...

I feel like I used to have that Ferdinand book. About a bull fighter or something?? Can't remember...does that surprise you?!?!
We love Brown Bear!!

SkylarKD said...

Here's a link to Disney's cartoon version of Ferdinand. I haven't seen this since I was a little girl!

Here's our book list:

Annette said...

I decided not to post the list (though I love Bookworm. My oldest is 2 1/2...and I feel that many of the books will be appreciated more when she's older. So we do what interests her most now...Corduroy, Clifford, Maisy...

Jocelyne said...

Great list! We have read all but seven of the books, and several of those seven are actually on my list to-be-read.

I was curious how I can become a reader of the Bookworm blog? When I click on the link it says the blog is only open to invited readers. Just curious :)