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Top 5 Favorite Picture Books in Our House

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I have five younger siblings, and they all love to be read to. So I have read my fair share of picture books.

You can really tell which picture picture books my younger siblings like. If they really liked a book, then they will keep handing the same book to read, over and over again.

Some of the books that they will keep handing me to read, or want to keep checking out of the library are:

1.  The Gobble Gobble Moo Tractor Book, by Jez Alborough

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You can find it on

Here the link to a video in which Jez Alborough (the author) reads the book himself.

The kids just love this book. It is so funny, and entertaining.

While Farmer McDougal sleeps, the barnyard animals mess around with his tractor. Each animal contributes a sound, that mimics the sound of a real tractor. The mouse makes a squeaking sound, just like the the tractors squeaking tires, and so on.

2. Giggle Giggle Quack, by Doreen Cronin

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You can find it on

Giggle, Giggle, Quack, is one of the most hilarious picture books ever. I have read it over and over to the little kids.

Farmer Brown decides to go on a much needed vacation. He leaves his brother, Bob in charge of his farm while he is gone. Bob is not a farmer. The naughty duck on the farm takes advantage of this. Disaster ensues!

3. Tops and Bottoms, by Janet Stevens

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Tops and Bottoms, a classic story of a Lazy Bear, and a witty Hare. While Bear sleeps the days away, Hare and his family works to save up food. Bear shares his land with Hare under two conditions. One being that Hare works the land. Two is that bear gets exactly half the crop. Before planting a crop Hare asks Bear if he would like the ‘tops or the bottoms’ of the crop. When bear replies tops, Hare and his family plant root crops and the like.

This is definitely one of our favorite picture books.

4. The Gardener, by Sarah Stewart

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The Gardener is about a young girl, Lydia Grace Finch, who is sent to live with her Uncle for a time, whilst her parents look for work. Set in the 1930’s depression era, the story is told through letters from Lydia Grace, to her parents and grandmother. She is busing herself with helping her Uncle Jim around his bakery, and secretly planting a surprise roof-top garden. Her ultimate goal is to make her Uncle Jim smile.

5. Blueberries for Sal, by Robert McCloskey

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You can find it on

Another family favorite, is Blueberries for Sal.

I couldn’t even count on my hands how many times I have read this book aloud (at one point I hid this book, because it was so popular.) 

Kuplink, kuplank, kuplunk! The sound the round, little blueberries make when they hit the bottom of little Sal’s bucket. Little Sal has gone blueberry picking with her mother. But so has baby bear! A delightful book, with a funny mix-up. This is a book that should be read to every little child.

My younger siblings love these five books. I have read each of them many times before, and I am certain many times to come. I know that they love these books, because when they don’t love a book, you will quickly find it back on the shelf, or in the library basket (depending on where they got it from)

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