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Roberts Family Classic Picture Books

Even though March is one of Arizona’s best months for getting outside, I thought I’d join Rachael Herrscher in sharing some of our favorite books.  Which is fitting since reading is the perfect cool down from all that running around outside activity.  I’m sure you guessed from my book club posts, I’m all about a good book!

Even though I no longer have toddlers or beginning readers in the house, we still have a few shelves of picture books that get plenty of use.   As I flipped through to pull out a few of my favorites I was surprised to find my stack numbered close to 30! After some painful whittling, I narrowed the list to less than half.

Our Favorite Picture Books

Thunder Cake

My kids never really had a fear of Thunder, but this is great book to help kids overcome any fears.  The recipe is included at the end of the book.  I still want to try it one of these days.

You Are Special

We love all Max Lucado’s books about the Wemmicks.  They are great reminders to love yourself and your individuality.

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus

The pigeon rocks!  My kids quote the pigeon when they are trying to talk me into something ridiculous and have even acted out this book at more than one talent show. I recommend all the pigeon books for a good laugh.


A hilarious story that might even encourage your kids to clean their room!

How I Became a Pirate

I love how the journey with the pirates leads to the realization that fantasy is all well and good, as long as you end up at home at the end of the day.

I Ain’t Gonna Paint

Not a great grammar lesson and you might want to lock up all paints before reading this book to your little ones.  You’ll be too busy laughing to lock them up afterward.

Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse

I love Lilly’s excitement about her purse; it’s something every child can relate to – boy or girl.  And there are a couple of great lessons tucked in the story.

Our Tree Named Steve

Who says your family is limited to people?  This is a great story of love and friendship – to a tree.

The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs!

Do you want an example of “there are two sides to every story”?  Start with the story of the Three Little Pigs.  Tim Allen read this book on Reading Rainbow years ago.  I still hear his voice as I read it.

The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry and the Big Hungry Bear

A very wise mouse leads us from selfishness to sharing in this quick and sweet read.

Horton Hatches the Egg

I had a hard time finding this book a few years ago, but it looks like it is back in print.  Horton is an excellent example of being “faithful 100%”!

So there you have our family’s top 11 most favorite picture books because I couldn’t narrow it down to ten.  Tune in next time for our favorite chapter books!

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  1. Robel 10/18/2015 at 5:33 am

    Glad I’ve finally found sotiehmng I agree with!

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