Friday, December 26, 2008

Favorite Books 2008: Picture Books

Around this time of year, everyone comes out with a "Best Books" list and this year I decided I would put together one of my own. I'm going to do this in 3 parts: Picture Books, Fiction and Non-Fiction. Different people use different criteria but the books I've chosen were ones that crossed my desk this year that I particularly enjoyed. They are funny, touching and beautifully illustrated books that I encourage you all to check out.

Here are my top 18 picture books for 2008 (in no particular order):

Engelbert Sneem and His Dream Vacuum Machine by Daniel Postgate
Artful Reading by Chris Raczka
Jake Stays Awake by Michael Wright
Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts
When Dinosaurs Came with Everything by Elise Broach
A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever by Marla Frazee
Violet the Pilot by Steve Breen
A Visitor for Bear by Bonny Becker
Big Plans by Bob Shea
In a Blue Room by Jim Averbeck
Madam President by Lane Smith
The Retired Kid by Jon Agee
Thump, Quack, Moo: a Whacky Adventure by Doreen Cronin
Bats at the Library by Brian Lies
Bringing in the New Year by Grace Lin
Baron Von Baddie and the Icy Ray Incident by George McClements
Christmas Farm by Mary Lyn Ray
I See Santa Everywhere by Glenn McCoy

1 comment:

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Bonny Becker will be on blog tour Feb. 22-28, 2009. Please let me know if you would like to interview her.