Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen Authors Who Make Reading to My Children An Absolute Pleasure

1. Sandra Boynton…the rhymes, the simplicity, the fun…and the music is awesome!

2. Rosemary Wells…Max is incorrigible and Ruby is such a sympathetic character

3. Barbara Park…Junie B. Jones is quirky and loveable

4. Arnold Lobel…Frog and Toad are charming

5. Russell Hoban…I adore Francis

6. Theodor Geseil (a.k.a Dr. Seuss)…I love a good rhymer.

7. Maurice Sendak…my favorite is Chicken Soup with Rice

8. Judy Schachner…Skippyjon Jones is a hoot!

9. Richard Scarry…the detail and the silliness and the amazing versatility

10. James Marshall…George and Martha are adorable…

11. Kevin Henkes…Lily and Chester and Owen and Chrysanthemum

12. Leo Lionni…such creative illustrations and such wonderful messages

13. Ian Falconner…Olivia, need I say more?

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Posted in Uncategorized on 01/25/2007 02:59 am


  1. Hey. Thanks for visiting my blog. I have never done the Thursday 13, but might this week. I have always wanted to. Cute list. Come back and visit again.

  2. I love all of these authors. Sandra Boyden is one of our favourites. The Going To Bed Book was my daughter’s favourite story for the longest time. We also love Goodnight Moon.

  3. Angela/SciFiChick

    Well, I haven’t heard of any of these… But then, I don’t have children yet.

  4. When my kids were small, my favorite books to read to them were Audrey & Don Wood’s–the illustrations are amazing, and the stories are cute.

    Then came Jane Yolen’s Commander Toad books–what a hoot.

    Followed by Pratchett’s Bromeliad and Johnny Maxwell series (Tiffany Aching wasn’t out yet).

    And now they’ve got me reading Jim Butcher’s Codex Alera. We’re almost finished with Academ’s Fury and they unanimously requested Cursor’s Fury next.

    Time flies. :)

  5. alisonwonderland

    the only one on your list we’ve not read at our house is #8. my oldest had Boynton’s The Going-To-Bed Book memorized when she was about three. a favorite of my son’s (which is not on your list) is Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.

    happy TT!

  6. Ooooooh! Richard Scarry! I loved his books when I was a kid. And Sendak’s “Where the Wild Things Are” was one of my favorites!

  7. Those are all big favorites at our house, too! That Frances. That Ruby.

  8. What a great list. While I don’t have kids yet, I do a good bit of babysitting and love reading the kids stories at bedtime.

    Happy TT!!

  9. Oh wonderful list! do you mind if I use them on my storytime kids show?

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