For my first “top 10′ list, I thought it would be fitting to share my favorite 10 books about… you guessed it – BOOKS!
1. Book – George Ella Lyon
An illustrated poem about how books lift you, comfort you, excite you…A great example of how writer and reader come together as the book opens. Gorgeous illustrations – book love shines through on every page (just look at the girl’s face on the cover as she hugs a book). “May it hold you. May it set you free.”
2. Book – David Miles
Newly released, this book takes readers on a whimsical journey away from screens, gadgets and passwords into a world of knowledge, adventure and imagination – into the power of book. Gorgeous.
3. Look! – Jeff Mack
Delightful story of a little boy glued to a TV set and the charming gorilla trying to get his attention. Subtle message told in very few words: Turn off the TV and read a book!
4. I am the Book – Lee Bennett Hopkins
Thirteen poets use thirteen different poems to pay tribute to books and reading. Great illustrations!
5. The Lonely Book – Kate Bernheimer
The different and special relationships readers have with books is explored. Lovely.
6. What Are You Doing? – Elisa Amando
A boy notices different people reading – but all for different reasons: sister is reading a comic; grandpa is reading an instruction manual for fixing the car; tourists consulting a guide book. A great book to introduce different genres and different purposes for reading.
7. Miss Brooks Loves Books – and I Don’t! – Barbara Bottner
A librarian is determined to find young Missy the perfect book. It takes a while but when she finally does – book joy unfolds.
8. Beatrice Doesn’t Want To – Laura Numeroff
Beatrice doesn’t like to read, until the Librarian finds a book she CONNECTS to! A perfect book to illustrate the concept making connections!
9. It’s A Book! – Lane Smith
Hilarious, witty, clever! No bells, whistles, passwords or chargers required. Just open and start reading! For anyone who hasn’t seen the book trailer – it’s almost as funny as the book!
10 Dog Loves Books – Louise Yates
Adorable story of a book loving dog who opens up his own book store. I love how he recommends the perfect book to each customer. Charming.
11. (I clearly can’t count to 10!) We Are In A Book! – Mo Willams
Hilarious! This book was my first introduction to Elephant and Piggie and I have read every book since. Delightful way to teach concept of print, speech bubbles and encourages readers to re-read the story. This is possibly my favorite read-aloud book EVER!
Thanks for stopping by! Which books about books would be on your list?