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Readers' Picks

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In February I wrote “Love at First Sight,” the story of how I fell in love with Greg Pizzoli’s THE WATERMELON SEED at a bookfair in Princeton in September 2013. I asked my readers to tell me about a book they fell head-over-heels for; below is the list of titles that curled their toes. (Names of the contributing blog readers are in parenthesis.) Thank you everyone for your recommendations!

***Congratulations to Lynn A. Davidson, the winner of THE WATERMELON SEED!***

***And a huge thank you to Greg Pizzoli for your inspiration and support!***

 

THIS IS NOT MY HAT by Jon Klassen (Steve Silbiger and hmmmmm)

HENNY by Elizabeth Rose Stanton (Rose Cappelli)

FINDING WINNIE by Lindsay Mattick (Ali Earle Pichardo and Teresa Robeson)

THE TRUE MEANING OF SMEKDAY by Adam Rex (Annie Raulerson)

THE PHANTOM TOOLBOOTH by Norton Juster (Annie Raulerson)

WHERE BEAR? by Sophy Henn (Heather Pierce Stigall)

TO THE SEA by Cale Atkinson (Heather Pierce Stigall)

LEAVES by David Ezra Stein (Monica Carnesi)

THE SNOWMAN by Raymond Briggs (Adrienne Wright)

 THE LORAX by Dr. Seuss (Robin Jordan)

SYLVESTER AND THE MAGIC PEBBLE by William Steig (Elisa Kleven)

THE AMAZING BONE by William Steig (Elisa Kleven)

ROTTEN ISLAND by William Steig (Elisa Kleven)

A HOME FOR BIRD by Philip C. Stead (Teresa Robeson)

A SPLASH OF RED, THE LIFE AND ART OF HORACE PIPPEN by Jen Bryant (Helen Kitrosser)

GRANDFATHER TWILIGHT by Barbara Berger (Chrissa Pederson)

SOPHIE’S SQUASH by Pat Zietlow Miller (MD Knabb)

WHEREVER YOU GO by Pat Zietlow Miller (MD Knabb)

 NO DAVID! by David Shannon (Kathryn Howard)

BRIEF THIEF by Michael Escoffier (Lindsay Bandy)

CLOUDETTE by Tom Lichtenheld (Lindsay Bandy)

ALL THE WORLD by Liz Garton Scanlon (Lindsay Bandy)

HOW TO DRAW A DRAGON by Douglas Florian (Merrilees Brown)

HERMAN AND ROSIE by Gus Gordon (Patricia Keeler)

CHARLIE’S SUPERHERO UNDERPANTS by Paul Bright (Kristen C.S.)

RODEO RED by Maripat Perkins (Kristen C.S.)

EMMA BEAN by Jean Van Leeuwen (Lynn A. Davidson)

CAN’T SLEEP WITHOUT SHEEP by Susanna Leonard Hill (Lynn A. Davidson)

RAINBOWS IN THE DARK by Jan Coates (Lynn A. Davidson)

OLIVIA by Ian Falconer (mermaidrain)

THE DARK by Lemony Snicket (mermaidrain)

MOTHER BRUCE by Ryan T. Higgins (mermaidrain)

MOLE MUSIC by David McPhail (bjleepoet)

OSKAR AND THE EIGHT BLESSINGS by Tanya Simon (ritaborg)

MONSTORE by Tara Lazar (ritaborg)

LOOKING FOR A MOOSE by Phyllis Root (ritaborg)

MEG THE EGG by Rita Antoinette Borg (ritaborg)

ELEPHANT & PIGGIE series by Mo Willems (hmmmmm)

OWL MOON by Jane Yolen (Angela Turner)

DARE THE WIND by Tracey Fern (Angela Turner)

WATER IS WATER by Miranda Paul (Angela Turner)

GOOSE THE BEAR by Katja Gehrmann (Connie Stradling Morby)

STICK AND STONE by Beth Ferry (Cathy Stefanec Ogren)

BIG PIGS by Leslie Helakoski (Judy Sobanski)

LENNY & LUCY by Phillip Stead (Keila Dawson and Heather Pierce Stigall)

DON’T LET THE PIGEON DRIVE THE BUS by Mo Willems (Stephanie Salkin and Heather Steffens)

ONCE UPON A TWICE by Denise Doyen

 THE DEAD BIRD by Margaret Wise Brown (waengel2002)

MR. SQUIRREL and the MOON by Sebastian Meschenmoser (Mary McClellan)

THE SNIFFLES FOR BEAR by Bonny Becker (Mary McClellan)

THE DIARY OF A SPIDER by Doreen Cronin (Mary McClellan)

THE DIARY OF A WORM by Doreen Cronin (Mary McClellan)

SCAREDY SQUIRREL by Melanie Watt (Andrea Allen)

LOVE MONSTER AND THE LAST CHOCOLATE by Rachel Bright (Andrea Allen)

I YAM A DONKEY by Cece Bell (Andrea Allen)

CHICK ‘N’ PUG by Jennifer Sattler (Andrea Allen)

 A BALLOON FOR ISABELLE by Deborah Underwood. (Doris Fisher)

THE BOOK WITH NO PICTURES by B.J. Novak (Mel Vickers)