You’d think it would be easy to pick favourite children’s books. Indeed, that’s what Mark thought.
As it turns out, there are far too many amazing children’s books, authors and illustrators to limit ourselves to just ten choices. Even so, Mark suggested we try compiling our Desert Island 10 — books we’d need to have with us if we were stranded on a desert island.
The list that follows captures the names of books, book series and authors mentioned.
- The Sound of Colors
- The Little Wolf Series
- Alligator Pie
- Jack Prelutsky books (Dragons are Singing Tonight, Monday’s Troll, Something Big Has Been Here, A Pizza the Size of the Sun)
- Dr. Xargle series
- Kendra Kandlestar and the Box of Whispers
- Sheree Fitch books
- Barbara Reid books
- Loris Lesynski books
- The Hound From the Pound
- Iggy Peck, Architect *
- Dr. Ted (coming April 2008)
- Jon Scieszka books
- Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Book
- The Three Little Bears
- The Princess and the Pea
- The Frog Prince
- Fairy tales generically
- Two Frogs
- Eva Ibbotson’s books
- The Meanest Doll in the World
- I Want a Dog
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* Congratulations to Andrea Beaty. Her book, Iggy Peck, Architect, is one of Time Magazine’s top ten children’s books of 2007!