Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Best Books 2011: Picture Books - School Library Journal

My name is John Schu, and I am a best books list addict. There, I said it. Right now, I am sitting in front of my computer debating whether or not I should post another BEST BOOKS list. Whenever I see a list in a journal or come across a best of link, I quickly scan the list to see how many books I have read. I'm very competitive (only with myself, of course). It is a healthy addiction. Right?

Okay, I'll be quiet now. You're really here to watch book trailers for some top-notch picture books.

SLJ's Best Picture Books of 2011

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Mine! by Shutta Crum, illurated by Patrice Barton.



Little White Rabbit by Kevin Henkes



Blackout by John Rocco


Grandpa Green by Lane Smith



Along a Long Road by Frank Viva


Bone Dog by Eric Rohmann


Three by the Sea by Mini Grey


A Ball for Daisy by Chris Raschka



Mouse & Lion by Rand Burkert, illustrated by Nancy Ekholm Burkert


Bumble-Ardy by Maurice Sendak



The Loud Book! by Deborah Underwood, illustrated by Renata Liwska


Won Ton: A Cat Tale Told in Haiku by Lee Wardlaw, illustrated by Eugene Yelchin



The Twins' Blanket by Hyewon Yum

And just for the record, I read all of SLJ's picture book picks before the list came out.

4 comments:

  1. And I'm totally not surprised that you had read them all "before" the list came out either. I envy your reading habits, among other things.

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  2. Congratulations :)
    I always appreciate best books lists and it is wonderful to see the trailers as well. Thanks!

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  3. I, too, find myself overwhelming envious of your reading habits. How DO you manage to read so much with such a busy schedule?

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  4. Thank you for the list. I've just added the ones I don't already have to my book order.

    I've only read a few so am happy to hear you've read them ALL! Good for you.

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