Okay, you might think it’s strange that I love children’s picture books when I don’t have any kids (yet), but since I was in the teaching world before I became a full-time writer, I have accumulated QUITE a few of them. As well, my mom has been cleaning out her shelves and passing off all my favorite books from when I was a child to me for my future little ones. And yes…I STILL love to look at pictures books. Most of them are breathtakingly beautiful and the stories are so pure and lovely. I cannot wait to read to my future children! If you have kids, consider giving these a read! If you don’t have children, consider stocking up on these for future little ones or just because you love picture books!
1// Where the Wild Things Are –written and illustrated by Maurice Sendak
2// North Country Night —written and illustrated by Daniel San Souci
3// There’s a Wocket in my Pocket –written and illustrated by Dr. Seuss
4// The True Story of the Three Little Pigs —written by John Scieszka and illustrated by Lane Smith
5// Tell Me Something Happy Before I Go To Sleep –written by Joyce Dunbar, illustrated by Debi Gliori
6// Stellaluna –written and illustrated by Janell Cannon
7// When I was Young in the Mountains —written by Cynthia Rylant, illustrated by Diane Goode
8// Flossie & the Fox –written by Patricia McKissak, illustrated by Rachel Isadora
9// The Napping House –written by Audrey Wood, illustrated by Don Wood
10// Goodnight, Moon –written by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Clement Hurd
11// The Rainbabies –written by Laura Krauss Melmed, illustrated by Jim LaMarche
12// The Rough-Faced Girl –written by Rafe Martin, illustrated by David Shannon
13// Little Oh –written by Laura Krauss Melmed, illustrated by Jim LaMarche
Go out and read to your sweet babies tonight! If you don’t have any little ones yet, start building your children’s library ahead of time! You won’t regret having these jewels around once you do have pitter-pattering feet all over your house!
Have a terrific Saturday!