Top Five Children's Picture Books: Your Picks?

What are the top five children’s picture books that you enjoy sharing with children? 

Your choices can help create the United States’ top ten list for the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Libraries for Children and Young Adults Committee. The goal of the project is to create a list of picture books from around the world that have been selected and recommended by librarians. These can then be used:
  • As a way of celebrating and promoting the language, cultures and quality of children’s book publishing from each country.
  • By countries wishing to purchase books from other countries and are looking for ‘favorite’ titles to help build and develop their collections.
  • By “Sister Libraries” as a way of exploring the children’s literature of their ”Sister Library” country.
  • As an opportunity to encourage interaction and growth within IFLA.
  • To develop the list into an exhibition with supporting catalogue that can be exhibited at the IBBY  and IFLA conferences in 2012.
  • excellent for reading aloud to and with children
  • suitable for any age between 0 – 11 years
  • able to last the test of time
  • published first in the United States
  • written originally in English
  • of good quality and a high standard of publishing
  • exemplary in demonstrating partnership between text and art
  • characterized by a positive message 
  • in print (and therefore available for purchase) 
Ready to enter your choices? Start the survey here.