Wednesday, September 7, 2011

25 (Ok...34!) Picture Books Boys (and Girls!) Might Enjoy

I started out creating a list of twenty-five books that boys might enjoy. But I ended up with 34 and then realized that girls will like them too. Go figure! So here it goes:

Bugs, Worms, and other Creatures
The Icky Bug Counting BookThe Icky Bug Alphabet Book (Jerry Pallotta's Alphabet Books)The Yucky Reptile Alphabet Book (Jerry Pallotta's Alphabet Books)

Diary of a WormPATRICKS DINOSAURS BY HOUGHTON MIFFLINCaps for Sale Board Book: A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business (Reading Rainbow Books)

The Hiccupotamus (Board Buddy)Where the Wild Things AreAnimalia (Picture Puffins)

TruckFlyingFreight Train Big Book (Mulberry Big Book)

Machines at WorkBig Book of Things That GoMy Big Train Book (Priddy Books Big Ideas for Little People)

Boys as the Main Characters:

 Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day [ALEXANDER & THE TERRIBLE HORRI]Peter's ChairNo Jumping on the Bed!

Pete's a Pizza [PETES A PIZZA 62/E]And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, 75th Anniversary Edition (Classic Seuss)FortunatelyParts (Picture Puffins)

Still More... 

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid TalesSylvester and the Magic PebbleSmelly Socks

Flotsam (Caldecott Medal Book)The Wreck of the ZephyrTuesday

Not a BoxNot a StickGallop!

Free FallThe Construction Alphabet BookThings That Are Most in the World

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  1. Great list. Thanks!


  2. Tonya,
    Love this list! There are several books here I just can't live without --- and a few I need to check out. Interestingly, Flotsam keeps showing up here and there and everywhere. I haven't read it, but I'm moving it to the top of my list. Here are a few picture books the boys in my classroom always seem to love: Shark vs. Train, Dinosaur vs. Potty, Yip! Snap! Yap!, No, David!, and I Stink!.

    Thanks for the new books to check out,

  3. I have pinned your list. Thanks for doing the research and posting it. Kristi

  4. Great list-- as a mom of 2 boys, I'm sure I'll come back to this! We love Donald Crews- a fave of my preschool/toddler boys!



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