A few months ago there was a challenge going around several social media sites asking people to list the top ten books which left a lasting impression. Now one blogger has decided to take this to the next level. She challenged her family and friends to list the top ten children’s books which left a lasting impression and then compiled all their answers here. I came across this blog when it was reposted by author Patricia Polacco who added that she would include “Horton Hatches the Egg.” This immediately had me combing through my mental card catalog to come up with my own top ten – Many of which I discovered are actually included in the initial list.
So now I want to pose the question to all of you… Do you agree with Linda Bernstein’s list? Tell us in the comments what, if any, books you would add. (One I would definitely add is “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus” by Mo Willems because of the sheer joy it brings my daughter when the Pigeon completely loses it! That and the lesson that you can’t always get what you want, no matter how much you beg.)
Hopefully this will be a fun exercise for everyone and that you may even (re)discover some of your favorites that you can then share with your own children and grandchildren!