Picture books in our hands

I experienced something new last week: The online library system said I couldn’t reserve any more books because I’d reached my (25-book) limit.

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(That reminds me … I wasn’t quite able to reserve all I’d wanted to when I hit that limit, but since we just picked up holds, there’s room. Lemme go rectify that … Done.)

We’ve been working our way through the SLJ’s Top 100 Picture Books, and I reserved the next chunk of them that are available at our library. We’re more than half way through that list, and I’ve added a few other lists to what I’m keeping track of, in terms of picture books. Let’s see, I’m tracking Caldecotts and 1001 Children’s Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up.

My son was SO. EXCITED. to pick up this huge stack of books (there were a few for me there, too)! Whenever we get new library books, they’re the most interesting thing in the world to him. I anticipate I’ll be reading aloud most of the day today, as long as my voice can hold out. (I’ve got a cold of some kind.)

Have you read any of these picture books? What are yours, or your children’s, favorite picture books? Have you worked through book lists like this? How do you decide what books to bring home?

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7 responses to “Picture books in our hands

  1. I haven’t tried reading through any lists with my daughter yet, but we love to visit libraries in our area. At this point, she’s a bit too rough with paper pages, so we only bring board books home! I can’t wait to start reading all the beautiful picture books with her though. At home, one of our favorite picture books is Giraffes Can’t Dance. The rhythm is great and the pictures are so colorful.

  2. I love that he’s so excited to pick up books like that!

  3. My children loved picture books. I still love to look at and read them.:)

  4. I’m excited for A just looking at that pile!

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