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