Thursday, May 13, 2010

The Top 100 Picture Books

Since so many of you enjoyed the post about the top 100 children's novels, I thought I would do some digging and present the top 100 picture books list from 2009.  There were a whole pile of books I didn't recognize in this list, though the top 15 were all ones I have read or own.  Here are the books that didn't make the list, in case you were curious.  I would do some major shuffling, eliminating and adding to this particular list.  I didn't disagree nearly as strongly with the novel list.  Why is that, I wonder?  Hmmm.

You might notice that I haven't blogged about anything I've read lately.  That's because I'm in the midst of RCPP season.  That would be Recitals, Concerts, Presentations, and Projects. Oy.  I'm sick of school and it's not even me who's going.  Caren's excuse is a new baby.  Congrats to her!  Now spend some of those wee hours reading, wouldya?  It'll make me look less lazy.  Ha ha, I jest.  Sorta.


  1. Thanks for the link to the list. I am always looking for a good picture book.

  2. Boy, I'm not familiar with a lot of those. So what qualifies as a great picture book? Great story or illustrations or both? I think that makes it tough to classify picture books because there are two major components that aren't always on an equal level of greatness.

    By the way, I'm not having any trouble filling those wee hours with reading. It's having more than thirty seconds to sit at the computer that's the tricky part!