Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday

Happy Tuesday!  Top Ten Tuesday is a fun meme hosted by the ladies at The Broke and the Bookish blog.  Click on the image above to visit their blog and join in the fun yourself!

Top Ten Favorite Books I've Read With Joe
This week's topic is "Top Ten Graphic Novels" or "Top Ten Picture Books."  I did my Top Ten graphic novels last week... so I won't repeat that.  And I could do just plain "Top Ten Picture Books."  But wouldn't y'all rather know what board books I've loved sharing with my own little one?  Isn't he adorable?  (I'm a little biased.)  ;)

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1. The Goodnight Train by June Sobel.  It has a refrain of "chugga chugga chugga chugga shhh shhh."  A wonderful bedtime read!

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2. Freight Train by Donald Crews.  A classic Caldecott Award winner!  Joe reaches for and pulls this one off the shelf on the regular.  I think he really likes the high-contrast pictures of trains!

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3. That's Not My Train by Fiona Watt.  It's a touch-and-feel, and features trains.  Win win!

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4. I Love You, Stinky Face by Lisa McCourt.  Joe got this book from his aunt.  It's such a fun book to read to a little boy!  The title sums it up pretty well.  :)

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5. I Ruff You by Sandra Magsamen.  This book is all about how much you "ruff" your little one, and it has ears coming off the top, just right sized for little hands to grab!

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6. Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney.  Who doesn't love a rhyming book about llamas in pajamas?  As you can see in the pic above, we went on to receive the Christmas Llama Llama book too!

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7. But Not the Hippopotamus by Sandra Boynton.  Rhymes and is hilarious and has classic Boynton adorable illustrations.  I can't wait until Joe is old enough to "get" the humor!

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8. Big Chickie, Little Chickie by Janee Trasler.  It's a cute book with cute illustrations and rhymes and if you go online you can listen to the author sing the words with acoustic guitar!

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9. You are Special by Max Lucado.  Such a sweet, sweet message to share with Joe!

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10. Noah's Ark by Peter Lippman.  This book looks so cool!  When it's closed, it makes this 3D ark figure, with all the animals (in clothes!) hanging out on it.  Plus it teaches counting along with the Noah story!

And you?  What are your top ten graphic novels and/or picture books?  I'm especially vested in this week's Top Ten Tuesday!  I have a boy now who I can read picture books with!  Who I will eventually read graphic novels with!  I'm so excited.  Leave your link and I'll definitely come visit!


  1. I haven't read any of these yet but I did gift my new nephew the Noah's Ark one for Christmas this year!

  2. The books you read with your children will forever be favorites for both of you. Cute photo.

    My TTT Graphic Novels