Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Ann's Fifty Fav Kids Books

One of the great things about being a library rat is getting to know the library clerks. They're not only helpful at solving problems, but often have great book recommendations. When I mentioned to my dear library friend Ann (who, btw, is mentioned in the Appreciation of LOL) that I've begun work on a new book, she offered her help. She put together a list of her Fifty-Plus Favorite Kids Books. She sat down in front of her bookshelves at home and wrote down the following for me:

Actual Size, Steve Jenkins
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, Judith Viorst
A Bad Case of Stripes, David Shannon
Bedtime for Frances, Russell Hoban, illus. Garth Williams
Believe, Paintings, N. A. Noel & John Wm. Sisson
Brown Paper Teddy, Neil Reed
Callie Cat Ice Skater, Eileen Spinelli
Children of the Earth Remember, Schim Schimmel
Coat of Many Colors, Dolly Parton, illus. Judith Sutton
Comet’s Nine Lives, Jan Brett
Corduroy, Don Freeman
Dear Children of the Earth, A Letter from Home
The Empty Pot, Demi
Fancy Nancy, Jane O’Connor
Gingerbread Baby, Jan Brett
Goodnight Moon, Margaret Wise Brown
Harold and the Purple Crayon, Crockett Johnson
Honey Paw and Lightfoot, Jonathan London, illus. Jon Van Zyle
How I Became a Pirate, Melinda Long, illus. David Shannon
I Love You the Purplest, Barbara Jousse
I’m Sorry, Sam, McBratney, illus. Jennifer Eachus
If You Give a Moose a Muffin
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
If You Give a Pig a Pancake
If You Take a Mouse to the Movies
, Laura Joffe Numeroff, illus. Felicia Bond
Imagine a Day
Imagine a Night
, Sarah L. Thomson, illus. Rob Gonsalves
The Land of Colors, Margaret Lundell
The Legend of Mackinac Island
The Legend of Sleeping Bear
The Legend of the Loon
, Kathy Jo Wargin
M is for Mitten, a Michigan Alphabet, Annie Apple Ford and Kathy Jo Wargin, illus. Michael G. Monroe
Mama Do You Love Me, Barbara M. Joose, illus. Barbara Lavalle
McDuff Comes Home
McDuff Moves In
, Rosemary Wells, illus. Susan Jeffers
The Midnight Unicorn, Neil Reed
Miss Spider’s Tea Party, David Kirk
Nighty-Night, Wendy Lewison, illus. Giulia Orecchia
Not Just Tutus, Rachel Isadora
Olivia, Ian Falconer
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, Dr. Seuss
One Grain of Rice, Demi
The Polar Express, Chris Van Allsburg
Priscilla McDoodlenut Doodle McMay, Jane Sinke
Sophie Skates, Rachel Isadora (author of Lili at Ballet)
Stellaluna, Janell Cannon
Swimmy, Leo Lionni
The Trellis and the Seed, Jan Karon
Today I Feel Silly & Other Moods That Make My Day, Jamie Lee Curtis, illus. Laura Cornell
Up North at the Cabin, Marsha Wilson Chall, illus. Steve Johnson
The Valentine Box, Maud Hart Lovelace, illus. Ingrid Fetz
What’s Heaven?, Maria Shriver, illus. Sandra Speidel
The Willow Umbrella, Christine Widman, illus. Catherine Stock
Wings, Jane Yolen and Dennis Yolen

I wonder if Ann realizes the extra work she's created for herself. I'm now off to the library's website to read reviews and place lots of holds for Ann to pull for me.

Thank you Ann!!!!

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