Friday, September 20, 2013

Follow Friday ♥

8474595901 873f4993f4 Feature & Follow #138
Hosted by Parajunkee's View & Alison Can Read, the goal is to gain new followers and to follow new people yourself! :)

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(Taken straight from the hosts)
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Happy Follow Friday!

This week's question/activity:

What were some of your favorite picture books as a kid? If you have children, what are some of your favorites to read to them?

Oh man. This is a toughy for me because I'm surrounded by picture books at home and at work! :) As a kid some of my favorites were Corduroy by Don Freeman and The Poky Little Puppy. I had tons of Little Golden Books, but the Poky Little Puppy was my fave of those.

As far as now goes, between what I love to read to my own kids and the kids at work (I do storytime for babies through school age (5th grade) children), I love:
  • Edward the Emu by Shena Knowles - the illustrations are awesome and it's a great story about being proud of who you are
  • Wild About Books by Judy Sierra - it's a fun story about Molly the Librarian who drives her bookmobile into a zoo... why wouldn't I love it?
  • Duck on a Bike by David Shannon - a fun story with great illustrations (I love the horse the best with his condescending look)
  • A Bad Case of the Stripes by David Shannon - a crazy story about a girl who comes down with a bad case of the stripes because she is afraid to admit she likes lima beans; it's a great story about self acceptance and not changing yourself for anyone
  • Green Eggs & Ham by Dr. Seuss - I'm actually not a *huge* Dr. Seuss fan, but I absolutely love to read this story out loud. There's something so fun about it.
  • The Pout Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen - I *love* the illustrations and the story is just awesome... it's a great read aloud for any age!
  • I Love You, Stinky Face by Lisa McCourt - a wonderfully sweet story about a mother's love for her son
  • Dog's Colorful Day by Emma Dodd - a great story to introduce and reinforce colors and counting
  • Owen by Kevin Henkes - a story about a little mouse who is getting ready to start school and doesn't want to leave his blankie behind
  • The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by John Scieszka - I love takes like this on old fairy tales. :)
Okay, I'll stop inundating you with titles. :)  I could go on but I'm sure we all have better things to do with our time. lol

What picture books do you adore?


  1. Great picks. Some new to me some I remember :)

    Happy Friday!

  2. I haven't actually heard of any of these but they sound great!!


    1. Thanks! I love sharing books with people. :)

  3. That's quite the list of awesome picture books!

    New follower :)

    Julie @ Chapter Break

    1. Sadly I could have gone on and on. ;)

      Thanks for stopping by and following!


  4. Awesome list! I saw I Love You Stinky Face on someone else's list and it made me laugh. I'm going to have to check it out.

    Thanks for stopping by!
    New BL Follower :-)
    Berls @ Fantasy is More Fun

    1. There's an entire series of Stinky Face books... I absolutely adore them. :)

      Thanks for the follow!

  5. Some of these I know some I don't. Thanks for sharing they have brought me back :)
    New GFC Follower. MY F&F

  6. Don't know many of these - its fun to learn about new books though! I struggled to remember titles of books I loved as a kid! New follower.

    1. That's part of what I love about this whole blogosphere - discovering new books. :) I think if I didn't work with picture books daily and have two little ones at home I would have a hard time remembering the books I loved as a kid.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  7. Haven't heard of these, but they sound cool.

    Thanks for stopping by my FF!

    Old Bloglovin' follower.

    Sandra @ SSBF Blog

    Here’s my FF

  8. I'm familiar with some on your list but only like two. But i plan on googling the rest in the next tab!!

    old follower via gfc/new one via networkedblogs!

    Guinevere & Libertad @ TwinjabookReviews

  9. Aw great pick! Brings back some memories! Check out what I picked =)

    new follower!

    -Amanda P

    Where the Night Kind Roam

    1. Thanks! :) Headed to check out yours now.

  10. I do Story Time, too! Great picks. I love "I Love You Stinky Face", "Dog's Colorful Day", and "The True Story of the Three Little Pigs." I'm also not the biggest fan of Dr. Seuss (especially for Story Time; they're just so long!), and enjoy fairy tale retellings.

    Some of my favorites are "Goldilocks and the Three Hares":

    and "Falling for Rapunzel":
    (Lydia Monks is one of my favorite people in the Children's Lit game).

    Mo Willems' "Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs," while not my favorite of his books, isn't bad either!

    Here's my FF, if you feel like checking it out. I chose to stick to my favorite childhood book & not talk about my recent faves, since (as you can see), I get a bit excited & have trouble limiting myself. ;)

    1. It's so easy to go on and on about favorite picture books, especially if that's what you work with! :) I LOVE Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs... I'll have to check out the other two; I haven't read them.

      Thanks so much for stopping by!

  11. I haven't heard of these but I love the title 'I love you, stinky face' lol.

    Thanks for sharing and thanks for stopping by my FF.
    Linsey @


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