Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's Top Ten Tuesday asks bloggers post about all about the visuals. I decided to showcase my top ten favorite picture books. Many of these books, except the first two, are longtime favorites since I was a child. My mother frequently read me stories and I learned to read a lot of books. I remember reading many of these picture books countless of times. The following titles are in no particular order.
1. Olivia by Ian Falconer has been one of my favorite more modern day picture books. I fell in love with everything Olivia back in the early 2000s. I even sported a metal Olivia lunchbox when I was a senior in high school. No shame in that.
2. Little Elliot, Big City by Mike Curato is one of my favorite picture book series. Curato creates a timeless picture book for readers of all ages. The art and the storyline are perfection. Although Elliot may be small in the big city, he meets a friend who helps him through the challenges of New York City.
3. Corduroy by Don Freeman has a children's classic. Who doesn't want to read about a bear who is missing a button and finally finds a home? Also, when Corduroy finds a home, he also finds a friend.
4. The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats is one of the very few picture books that depicts a person of color that has been published many decades ago. It captures the magic of a snowy day and has been a favorite of many people.
5. If You Gave a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff is such a delightful book about how there are consequences for giving a curious mouse a cookie.
6. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle is a fantastic book to learn counting and colors. It is very interactive and definitely a children's classic to be loved for many generations.
7. Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson is a cute book about Harold who takes a walk in the moonlight and takes precautions to draw landmarks with a purple crayon so he won't get lost. I love how Harold has such a wild imagination during his journey.
8. Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans is such a well known children's classic first published in 1939! I love how Madeline lives in Paris and I enjoy the simple rhymes. This is an excellent book for children who have to go to the hospital or the doctor's office since Madeline show them how to be brave.
9. Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister is a gorgeous picture book. Any kid who loves eye-catching foiling and glitter will love this book. The book teaches readers about how friendship is meaningful.
10. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown was one of my favorite bedtime stories. It is very fitting to read right before bed, especially when a little one is learning to sleep on their own. The rhyming and the repetition also helps them get into the bedtime routine.
What are some of your all time favorite picture books? Leave your comments below.