When I read this post, I wasn’t surprised. I was thrilled. These are the oldies and goodies, with a few new books sprinkled in. The number one, Ezra Jack Keats “The Snowy Day”, goes back to my my earliest years in teaching. As a young teacher, I latched onto every good book. Fast forward a few decades, and I stumbled across a remarkably wonderful museum. I walked in to see their current exhibit, and the first piece of art was an original illustration from “The Snowy Day” – made from carved linoleum. Really! I was stunned, and that piece of art ignited my love of illustrations, and of The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. And, number ten on the most checked out books from the New York Public Library is “The Very Hungary Caterpillar” by Eric Carle. Full circle.
The list is terrific. Happy reading!