Robin’s Top Ten Picture Books for All Ages

#1 Paul Meets Bernadette by Rosy Lamb

It’s not where you are in life that matters, but who you have beside you.

#2 Tuesday by David Wiesner

All of David Wiesner’s books are wonderful illustrated tales without words. It would make an excellent writing exercise for any age to have students write captions for the pictures. Tuesday tells the story of flying frogs in the middle of the night.

#3 Animalia by Graeme Base

The illustrations in this book take my breath away. It is a lyrical, fantastic alphabet book and so much more.

#4 Question Boy Meets Little Miss Know It All by Peter Catalanotto

An explanation of questions, answers, and what it means to be right.

#5 Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin

What could be funnier than a bunch of literate cows turning Farmer Brown’s life upside down? It’s mutiny in the barn.

#6 Someday by Alison McGhee and Peter H. Reynolds

This book is meant to be shared with someone you love on a red-letter day, but I say don’t wait! Share it with someone today.

#7 Slightly Invisible (Charlie and Lola) by Lauren Child

Do you know how to catch strange and tricky creatures? If not, you must read this definitive manual.

#8 The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

In which wit and words save a tiny mouse from a dreadful fate multiple times. Little eyes will become big and round when this is read aloud.

#9 How Droofus the Dragon Lost His Head by Bill Peet

If your friendly and lovable dragon had a price on his head, would you give him up to the king?

#10 Scaredy Squirrel by Melanie Watt

Maegan and I both love Scaredy Squirrel. His planning skills are enviable; however, what they say about the best plans of mice and men also applies to squirrels.


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