April 21, 2013

Twenty-five Top Picture Books

Scholastic asked more than 200 teachers, children’s authors, and children’s literature experts to name the best picture books ever.   Below is the list of their choices.  Did your favorites make the list? Read on to see.

1. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. For grades Pre-K -3.

2. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. For grades Pre-K -2.

3. The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg. For grades K- 5.

4. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown. For grades PreK - 2.

5. Love You Forever by Robert Munsch. For grades K - 3. 

6.  The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. For grades 2 - 5.

7. Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig. For grades K -5.

8.  Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans. For grades K - 5. 

9.  The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton. For grades 1 - 4.  

10. Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey. For grades PreK - 2.  

11. The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats. For grades K - 4.  

12. Stellaluna by Janell Cannon. For grades K - 3.  

13.  If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff. For grades PreK - 2.  

14.  The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson. For grades 1 - 4.  

15.  Owl Moon by Jane Yolen. For grades 1 - 5.

16.  The Snowman by Raymond Briggs. For grades PreK - 2.  

17. The Mysteries of Harris Burdick by Chris Van Allsburg. For grades 2 - 6.  

18. Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey. For grades K - 3.  

19.  Skippy Jon Jones by Judy Schachner. For grades 1 - 4.

20.  No, David! by David Shannon. For grades K - 4.  

21. The Keeping Quilt by Patricia Polacco. For grades K -3.  

22. The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper. For grades PreK - 3.  

23.  The Mitten by Jan Brett. For grades K - 4.  

24.  Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss. For grades PreK - 3.  

25.  Curious George by Margret Ray. For grades PreK - 2.


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