Top Ten Tues(Thurs)day: My Favorite Picture Books + One Bookish Video

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly list making meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and it’s one of my favorite things about book blogging! Each week is a fun new topic for us all to flail over, and I love creating my own list just as much as I love perusing everyone else’s! I’ve found both amazing books to add to my TBR pile, and amazing people to add to my life!

This week’s topic?

Top Ten Favorite Visual Books

(Graphic Novels, Picture Books, Comics, etc)

I had such a fun trip down memory lane with this post – these might not be the actual best drawings that are in picture books (and I’m sure that they aren’t), but these were some of my favorite and bring back the happiest memories. I know that it’s only natural that so many of them are from the late 80s and early 90s, as that’s when I was a young child – but what’s so interesting to me is that in looking at those compared to (most) picture books today, I still prefer those drawings! I wonder if it’s because that’s what I grew up on; that I have a natural predisposition to associate happiness with that style of artwork? *ponders over this as you keep scrolling*



Harold and the Purple Crayon, 1955

Aunt Isabel Tells A Good One, 1992

If You Give a Moose a Muffin, 1991

The Wind in the Willows, (not sure which year, but I think it’s late 1980s!)

Winnie the Pooh, 1926

Everything Jan Brett Ever, (but mainly 1986-1999)

Dragons Love Tacos, 2012

Guess How Much I Love You, 1988

The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear, 1984

 The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, 2011


Also, on a separate note, the picture book above is my absolute favorite picture book of absolutely all time, and it’s in huge part connected to the video that was created in tandem with the print edition – if you have never seen this video before, just get ready for the feels. I cannot watch this video without getting chills numerous times (and depending on how emotional I happen to be, crying). It’s such a beautiful love story to readers and the books we love – and not only what they do for us, but what we can do for them, as well. <3


Were any of these books in your library as a child? Do you love the old artwork as much as me?

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    1. Okay so since you posted this comment like four months ago so I’m SERIOUSLY hoping you’ve gotten the chance to bring the joy of Morris Lessmore into your life! It seriously took over my heart within the first few seconds of seeing the video!!

      Thank you for reading and commenting!! <3