Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday #63

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

I've been thinking a lot about how I can incorporate picture books into my blog since I read a ton of them with my daughter these days. I've been working on the '1001 Books to Read Before You Grow Up List' (I've read 119) and came across a different list with a lot of popular books that I have never read but know a lot of people love. And so this Top Ten idea was born. And just in time. I'd been going back and forth over different topics all week! 

Top Ten Popular Children's Books That I Still Need to Read

{Covers link to Goodreads}

  The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst

The Poky Little Puppy by Janette Sebring Lowrey

Stellaluna by Janell Cannon

Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes

The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

Olivia by Ian Falconer

Blueberries For Sal by Robert McCloskey


This is basically a to-read list that I'm going to try to empty by the end of the year. My library only has 2 of these titles so it will be a little difficult unless I buy them but my budget is nonexistent right now so we will see.


  1. The Poky Puppy is such a classic. It was one of my favorites as a child.

    Here's a link to my TTT post for the week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2016/01/top-ten-tuesday-10-favorite-indie.html

    1. I honestly can't believe I never read it as a child! I'll have to remedy that with my daughter!

  2. Oh wow, The Poky Little Puppy brings back a memory! I'd forgotten all about it until now. I think The Gruffalo is the only other one I know from this list, which is a great book to read aloud (in fact, all of Julia Donaldson's books are fun. I particularly like The Highway Rat which is written to the rhythm of the poem "The Highwayman.") Makes me grin.

    1. 'The Highwayman' is one of my favorite poems! I definitely need to get my hands on 'The Highway Rat' now!

    2. It makes me smile to think of kids in maybe ten years' time coming across "The Highwayman" and it gradually dawning on them that there's something very familiar about that poem, from their earliest memories. Which is pretty much what happened in reverse when I read "The Highway Rat."