I ♥ Picture Books








I have to add this book to my top 10 of 2010 list. I don’t know which book I’d bump out, but this one would definitely make my top 10 … A Sick Day for Amos McGee (Stead/Stead). Simple and sweet with illustrations that evoke picture books of the past. I highly recommend this book to anyone who’s interested in creating caring classroom climates (I apologize for that alliteration. It was completely accidental).


2 thoughts on “I ♥ Picture Books

  1. Ooh. A tip on book availability: any bookstore, independent or chain, can order just about any in-print book with an ISBN. The beauty of having a bookstore special order (at no cost to the customer) is that it makes the buyers aware of interest in a particular title. As independent stores close, fewer titles are available except through Amazon, where you’re unlikely to stumble upon them.

    The big box stores tend to carry celebrity-written ones, movie tie-ins, and other things that are often less literary and less specific to a particular child and situation. This is a huge threat to the picture book form, so any time passionate consumers can support a diversity of titles, it’s ultimately a good thing for children, who deserve special books that suit their interests and needs.

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