110 Best Picture Books of 2011.

The most borrowed children’s picture books of 2011

‘Picture books are for everybody at any age, not books to be left behind as we grow older. The best ones leave a tantalising gap between the pictures and the words, a gap that is filled by the reader’s imagination, adding so much to the excitement of reading a book.’Anthony Browne, UK Children’s Laureate, 2009-2011

Picture books is one of the most popular categories at the library, with the top 20 picture books all making the Top 100 Books list I wonder if anyone has read all 110?

  1. Where the wild things are / Maurice Sendak
  2. Who sank the boat? / Pamela Allen
  3. Magic beach / Alison Lester
  4. Annie’s chair / Deborah Niland
  5. Where’s my teddy? / Jez Alborough
  6. The owl and the pussycat / Edward Lear
  7. Spot says goodnight / Eric Hill
  8. Can’t you sleep little bear? / Martin Waddell
  9. Jolly Olly Octopus / Tony Mitton
  10. The troll / Julia Donaldson  …
  11. The very hungry caterpillar / Eric Carle
  12. Little white dogs can’t jump / Bruce Whatley
  13. The Quangle Wangle’s hat / Edward Lear
  14. Splat the cat / Rob Scotton
  15. Happy Christmas Lulu / Caroline Uff
  16. Kisses for daddy / Frances Watts
  17. Gentle giant octopus / Karen Wallace
  18. Hairy Maclary, shoo / Lynley Dodd
  19. Harry and the dinosaurs go to school / Ian Whybrow
  20. Say hello to the dinosaurs! / Ian Whybrow
  21. Grug learns to read / Ted Prior
  22. I’ve won, no I’ve won, no I’ve won / Lauren Child
  23. Grandpa and Thomas / Pamela Allen
  24. One year with Kipper / Mick Inkpen
  25. Say goodnight to the sleepy animals! / Ian Whybrow
  26. Maisy goes camping / Lucy Cousins
  27. Peculiar pets / Victoria Roberts
  28. Super safari / Tony Mitton
  29. The dudgeon is coming / Lynley Dodd
  30. Tickly Christmas, Wibbly Pig! / Mick Inkpen
  31. But excuse me that is my book / Lauren Child
  32. Don’t do that! / Tony Ross
  33. I am not sleepy and I will not go to bed / Lauren Child
  34. I want two birthdays! / Tony Ross
  35. Mr Gumpy’s motor car / John Burningham
  36. Slinky Malinki’s Christmas crackers / Lynley Dodd
  37. The runaway tractor ; Surprise visitors / Heather Amery
  38. Where are you, Blue Kangaroo? / Emma Chichester Clark
  39. The wheels on the bus go round and round / Kate Toms
  40. Usborne stories for little children
  41. We are wearing out the naughty step / Mick Inkpen
  42. Who’s in the loo? / Jeanne Willis
  43. Wild about books / Judy Sierra
  44. Daddy hug / Tim Warnes
  45. Dinosaur time / Michael Foreman
  46. But where completely are we? / Lauren Child
  47. Farmer duck / Martin Waddell
  48. Garry Fleming’s wild animals ABC : an alphabet book / Garry Fleming
  49. Giraffes can’t dance / Giles Andreae
  50. Hairy Maclary’s bone / Lynley Dodd
  51. Milly, Molly and the tree hut / Gill Pittar
  52. Tough trucks / Tony Mitton
  53. ABC animal jamboree / Giles Andreae
  54. Filbert flies / Karl Rühmann
  55. Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s dairy / Lynley Dodd
  56. How do dinosaurs go to school? / Jane Yolen
  57. I really, really need actual ice skates / Lauren Child
  58. Merry Christmas, Splat / Rob Scotton
  59. Super submarines / Tony Mitton
  60. Can’t catch me! / Michael Foreman
  61. Don’t lose Pigley, Wibbly Pig! / Mick Inkpen
  62. I want my light on! / Tony Ross
  63. Little Beauty / Anthony Browne
  64. Mister Magnolia / Quentin Blake
  65. Owl babies / Martin Waddell
  66. Please try to remember the first of Octember! / Theo LeSieg
  67. Plum and Rabbit and me / Emma Chichester Clark
  68. Russell’s Christmas magic / Rob Scotton
  69. Scarecrow’s secret ; The hungry donkey / Heather Amery
  70. The bear’s lunch / Pamela Allen
  71. Tractor in trouble ; Kitten’s day out / Heather Amery
  72. Bear & Chook by the sea / Lisa Shanahan
  73. Bear’s magic pencil / Anthony Browne
  74. Captain Crabclaw’s crew / Frances Watts
  75. Clam-I-am! / Tish Rabe
  76. Cluck o’clock / Kes Gray
  77. Doctor Maisy / Lucy Cousins
  78. Harry and the dinosaurs united / Ian Whybrow
  79. Maisy’s amazing big book of words / Lucy Cousins
  80. My wobbly tooth must not ever never fall out / Lauren Child
  81. Ocean odyssey / Tony Mitton
  82. Rough weather ahead for Walter the farting dog / William Kotzwinkle
  83. Say cheese / Lauren Child
  84. Harry and his bucket full of dinosaurs. Underwater adventure! / Ian Whybrow
  85. Cockatoos / Quentin Blake
  86. Noni the pony / Alison Lester
  87. Super Duck / Jez Alborough
  88. The bus to the zoo / Mary Murphy
  89. The gruffalo / Julia Donaldson
  90. The naughty sheep ; Pig gets lost / Heather Amery
  91. Toot and Pop! / Sebastien Braun
  92. Whoops! But it wasn’t me / Lauren Child
  93. Dolly and the train ; Camping out / Heather Amery
  94. Driving down to grandma’s / Ian Whybrow
  95. Elmer / David McKee
  96. Harry and the dinosaurs and the bucketful of stories / Ian Whybrow
  97. Josephine wants to dance / Jackie French
  98. Harry and his bucket full of dinosaurs. Jungle Harry / Ian Whybrow
  99. Knights and castle / Hazel Maskell
  100. Leo the littlest seahorse / Margaret Wild
  101. Love, Splat / Rob Scotton
  102. Maisy at the fair / Lucy Cousins
  103. Maisy goes on vacation / Lucy Cousins
  104. Milly, Molly and the picnic / Gill Pittar
  105. The cat’s quizzer / Dr Seuss
  106. The gobble gobble moooooo tractor book / Jez Alborough
  107. The magic watering can
  108. Watch out, Little Wombat! / Charles Fuge
  109. Where’s Stripey? / Wendy Binks
  110. Woolly stops the train ; The grumpy goat / Heather Amery

Lawley

Author: Lawley

Technology Coordinator for Cockburn Libraries.  Most recent reads: Gotham / Nick Earls -- The Life and Death of Sophie Stark / Anna North -- Universal Harvester / John Darnielle -- The handmaid's tale / Margaret Atwood.

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  1. I think we only borrowed 10 from that list. We read the majority of them though!

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