Friday, November 18, 2022

PBT Picture Book Classics

The Brooklyn Public Library is marking their 125th birthday by making public a list of their 125 most borrowed books! I read about this on NPR and was pleased to read that many of the most checked out books are here at PBT. 

Click HERE  for the NPR article.

And click HERE  for the list at The Brooklyn Public Library's website.

Perhaps with today's post you'll enjoy some reminders of picture books you loved in your childhood. Introduce them to a new audience! Dig into their rich spiritual underpinnings! Below I list the picture book classics I have featured here at PBT. If they are on the BPL's list, I'll tell you their rank.  Just click on the titles to get to those posts. If you have a recommendation for a classic picture book (or one you loved as a child) that you think I should feature, suggest it in the comments section.

At THIS POST I write about Mo Willems extraordinary Elephant & Piggie series as well as others of his books. There are many of those books in the BPL's list. Highest ranked are Are You Ready to Play Outside? and My Friend is Sad.

As you might expect, Dr. Seuss books are all over the list. The best way to access posts about his books at PBT is to go to the search box in the upper right corner (change to web version if on a phone) and type in Seuss. You'll find 8 or so.

Ranked #2! The Snowy Day

Ranked #17! The Tiny Seed

Ranked #43! Brown Bear, Brown Bear...

This book is not photographed at PBT. Instead I show another and write generally about Carle's series of 4 books called Brown Bear and Friends.

Ranked #44! The Giving Tree   

        Find a less codependent version   HERE

Ranked #63! Corduroy

Other classics here but not ranked:

The Happy Owls  A great picture book for Thanksgiving!

Good Night, Gorilla

A House for Hermit Crab

The Missing Piece

The Missing Piece Meets the Big O

Alexander and the Terrible...Day

    and HERE  3 new books inspired by Alexander!

The Very Lonely Firefly

The Carrot Seed

The Little Engine That Could

Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel

The Hare and the Tortoise

Mirandy and Brother Wind

The Runaway Bunny

Amos and Boris


Everybody Needs a Rock

Nana Upstairs, Nana Downstairs

Now One Foot, Now the Other

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