My Grandmother’s Favorite Picture Books

My grandmother has lived through decades of picture books. Born in 1944, she grew up during the rise of Seuss. She raised her children in a thriving picture book industry. She read her grandchildren new books as they came out, her collection ever-growing. Even now, when her youngest grandchild is 6 and is learning to read chapter books, my grandmother continues to buy picture books for her shelves.

Out of a massive collection, it was difficult for her to narrow down her favorites. Her choices range from a worn book from her childhood to brightly colored modern bestsellers.

 

1. Goodnight Moon by Margaret wise brown (1947)

 

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2. The Illustrated Treasury of Children’s Literature by Margaret E. Martignoni (1955)

 

(My grandmother’s copy)

 

3. Green eggs and ham by Dr. Seuss (1960)

 

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4. hand, hand, fingers, thumb by al Perkins (1969)

 

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5. How Does a Czar Eat Potatoes? by Anne Rose (1973)

 

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6. the napping house by Audrey wood (1984)

 

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7. The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister (1992)

 

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8. barnyard dance by Sandra Boynton (1993)

 

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9. Click, Clack, Moo by Doreen Cronin (2000)

 

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