Top Ten Tuesday: July 28, 2020

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This week is freebie week where everyone can compile a top ten list that appeals to them.

Lately I have spent a lot of time thinking about the power of children’s books so my list is the Top Ten Picture Books that everyone should re-read. The links will take you to a YouTube video of the book being read aloud.

A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond because sometimes the people we pick can become our family.

The Lorax by Dr. Suess so we don’t forget to care for our environment and the animals (like us) that depend on it. The link will take you to Danny Devito reading the book aloud but I can’t help but include the original Lorax movie link as well because it has that delightful funky music.

A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Eniko A Nagy because we hope that the friends we take care of will take care of us when we are sick.

The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williamsince we must be brave but it is also okay to be afraid.

Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans to remember that positivity in a crisis helps tremendously.

Mike Mulligan and the Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton to remind us that hard work is easier when we believe in ourselves but even easier when we have support.

Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney because this world should be left more beautiful tomorrow than it is today and that is only possible with hard work.

The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton to help us remember that things change but appreciating what you have and where you are is amazing.

The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch to recognize our strengths and to not let people in our lives that seek to tear us down.

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats to remember that our own neighborhoods hold adventures.

Tell me, please!

Which picture book do you think everyone should re-read?



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  1. Ohhh, I love this!! Especially, since I’m now obsessed with building Oliver’s library. We actually have several of these. Where the Wild Things Are is a good one to re-read too! His room is actually decorated from that book. It was my husbands favorite when he was a kid. 🙂

    My Top Ten

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    1. Oh, I know what you mean! Goodnight Moon is my personal nemesis because of over-reading it. There is also an award called the EB White Read Aloud for the best books to read aloud – I recommend them because, honestly, they are amazing. Chris Van Dusen’s books are a perfect example. I could read If I Build A Car again and again!


  2. I like your topic this week! I feel like children’s books hold such a special place in so many people’s lives, because a lot of people are either read them as children or read them to their children. I know I get nostalgia when I see a book I loved when I was young. Anything Dr. Seuss is a big one, and my daughter loved Paddington! I haven’t heard of some of these, but they look super cute.

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  3. Great post! I’ve only read about half of these, but they all look wonderful. Mike Mulligan was a personal favorite. It’s incredible how that story transcends one’s utter lack of interest in machines (and I’m sure it’s even better if you actually like them).

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