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Update: Top 100 Children’s Book of All-time Collection

Good morning! The neighbor’s rooster chorale has been practicing since 3AM!

Thank you to everyone who appreciated our 2013 family photos by Caslow Photography. I agree that the Booksale set is oh so lovely.

Speaking of Booksale, here is an update on our collection of top 100 children’s books. Except for the ones we got as gifts, we purchased almost all of the books from Booksale.

Please give me a round of applause because we now have 74! We did not go to Booksale last year as often as we used to but we still managed to add 20 books to the collection. Happy me!

ABC3D:  89
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, Very Bad Day: Judith Viorst and Ray Cruz  7      
Amazing Grace:  86
Animalia: Graeme Base   19
Are You My Mother?:  P.D. Eastman       31     
Bark George     100
Blueberries for Sal:  Robert McCloskey  27
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do You See?        14     
Caps for Sale:  48
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom:        24
Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type: Doreen Cronin  40     
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs: Judy and Ron Barrett         5      
Corduroy:       29     
Counting Kisses 110    
Curious George:         37     
Dear Zoo;       78
Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!: Mo Willems         18
Eleventh Hour: Graeme Base      52
Everyone Poops:  Taro Gomi and Amanda Mayer Stinchecum  21     
Fancy Nancy:  Jane O’Connor     26
Flotsam: T David Wiesner        28
Gallop!: A Scanimation Picture Book: Rufus Butler Seder         65
George and Martha       97     
Go, Dog, Go!: P.D. Eastman      22
Good Night Gorilla      25     
Goodnight Moon  3      
Green Eggs and Ham:  Dr. Seuss  4
Guess How Much I Love You       8      
Harold and the Purple Crayon: Crockett Johnson  15
Have You Filled a Bucket Today: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids:    94
Hop on Pop: Dr. Seuss   75
How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?:        67
How I Became a Pirate   84     
How the Grinch Stole Christmas  74     
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie: Laura Joffe Numeroff and Felicia Bond     45     
In the Night Kitchen: Maurice Sendak .  53
Jamberry:       76
Joseph Had a Little Overcoat:   93
Jumanji: Chris Van Allsburg h   38
Kitten’s First Full Moon        79
Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale:       77
Library Lion    105
Little Pea      104
Llama Llama Red Pajama  80
Love You Forever        10     
Madeline:       62
Make Way for Ducklings: Robert McCloskey        69
Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel      47     
Miss Nelson is Missing:        92
Miss Rumphius:  90
Moo Baa La La La: Sandra Boynton        13
My Friend Rabbit        101
No, David!: David Shannon       20     
Not a Box: Laura Vaccaro Seeger         35
Oh, the Places You’ll Go!: Dr. Seuss    32
Olivia:         33
On the Night You Were Born:     87
Once Upon a Potty       58     
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish: Dr. Seuss         36
Open the Barn Door, Find a Cow: Christopher Santoro     70
Owl Moon:       85
Pat the Bunny: Dorothy Kunhardt         9
Peek-A Who?: Nina Laden         12
Pinkalicious: Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann  17
Puff, the Magic Dragon  106
Richard Scarry’s What Do People Do All Day: Richard Scarry      44
Russell the Sheep       98
Sector 7: David Wiesner         107
Sheep in a Jeep:  Nancy Shaw Seussian.  49
Snowflake Bentley:      108
Someday: Alison McGhee and Peter Reynolds       56
Stellaluna: Janell Cannon       30
Stone Soup      102
Strega Nona: Tomie dePaola      34
Swimmy:         95
The Cat in The Hat:     68     
The Dot:        83
The Giving Tree         2
The Going to Bed Book: Sandra Boynton   16     
The Kissing Hand: Audrey Penn   46 
The Little Engine That Could: Watty Piper and Loren Long        42
The Little House: Virginia Lee Burton   63
The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear:     81
The Lorax: Dr. Seuss    11
The Napping House:  Audrey Wood and Don Wood    66     
The Paper Bag Princess:  Robert Munsch  64
The Polar Express       72
The Rainbow Fish:       60
The Rainbow Goblins     103
The Red Book:  David Wiesner    57
The Runaway Bunny:      55     
The Snowy Day:  Ezra Jack Keats         61     
The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales: Jon Scienszka      71
The Story About Ping    109
The Story of Babar      96
The Story of Ferdinand  73
The Tale of Peter Rabbit: Beatrix Potter        43
The Three Little Wolves and The Big Bad Pig:    91
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs:  Alexander T. Wolf     54
The Very Hungry Caterpillar: Eric Carle 6
The Wump World: T       88
Tikki Tikki Tembo: Arlene Mosel and Blair Lent .        51
Time For Bed:   82     
Tuesday:  David Wiesner         50
We’re Going On a Bear Hunt:        39     
What Do You Do With a Tail Like This?: Robin Page and Steve Jenkins     59
Where is Baby’s Belly Button?:  41     
Where the Wild Things Are:  Maurice Sendak      1
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears    99
Zen Shorts: Jon J. Muth         23


5 thoughts on “Update: Top 100 Children’s Book of All-time Collection

  1. ugh we still have about 20. But thank you for inspiring me, Maqui! Better start visiting Booksale again. Mega and Festival has the best set of books for me.

  2. Galing! Ang tyaga nyo talaga sa Booksale!! Kami naman it’s my SIL who is spoiling the kids pagdating sa books. Pinapadala pa talaga dito because books here are expensive. I think we have about 35% of the list and more than half are presents.

  3. This is an awesome collection Maqui! I hope to start our own collection as well but we have very little space at home. I’m thinking of getting e-books instead. Is it a good idea to buy e-books instead? Would love to get your opinion. 🙂

    1. Hi tin,

      I am not the best person to ask. We don’t own any I-anything or any tablet. Thus no experience with e-books. What I like about old school books is that Aki can read anytime he wants for as long as he wants. We have books everywhere in the house to encourage him to read. I blogged before about our stacked shelves. Please check the archives. The 70 books in our collection occupy only 1 out of the 7 shelves

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