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
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.