Day 8: Picture Books We Adore (Part II)


I started with our individual favorites last week (here), so this time around I’m listing a few more that we all enjoy too much to not be included.

Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett – an adorable book about a little girl who brightens up her corner of the world by knitting brightly colored sweaters for everyone she meets, including animals (which is Mads favorite part, of course).    extra yarn


I especially love how she covers the buildings with her yarn creations.  Seriously cute stuff.

extra yarn 2


Stars by Mary Lyn Ray – a book about stars, and where you can find them in the world around you.   download

For me, the illustrations make this book.  We just recently discovered it, but since the girls have asked me to read it multiple times a day I have a feeling it’s going to be another one of those library books we have at our home more often than not.   download (1)


The entire If You Give A Moose a Muffin/Pig a Pancake/Cat a Cupcake series by Laura Numeroff
if you give a

I’ve loved these books since my first nephew was a baby and collected them for my children long before they were born.  My favorite is the moose book, of course.  🙂   if you give a moose


Finally, even though my girls have outgrown board books, honorable mention goes to our favorite author from their baby days, Sandra Boynton.  We were especially fond of But Not The Hippopotamus and the Pookie books.  I’ve found myself completely unable to give those titles away with the rest of our baby books so I have them stowed away in a box labeled “sentimental fool.”  😉   pookie


Anybody else keep your children’s outgrown books?   Please tell me I don’t belong on Hoarders.

You can see the rest of the series here.

5 thoughts on “Day 8: Picture Books We Adore (Part II)”

  1. I still have ” No David” , just can’t part with it. Going to get the other ones he has out now too! I’m going to save them for his children!

    1. Yeah, No David pretty much needs to be a permanent part of his life. I’ve never known a kid to be so much like a book character.

  2. Great illustrations draw me in every time!! And I hope you don’t belong on Hoarders, because if you do, I’m right there with you. I keep saying I need to clear out my bookshelves but I end up sitting there reading old favorites and not being able to part with them.

  3. I have an old suitcase full of old kid books I will not need to get rid of unless we move into a camping trailer. It seems like another life ago that they were being read, stacked on top of each other for car ramps and under beds.

Comments are closed.