Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: Recent Favorite Picture Books

Happy Tuesday and welcome back to Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish!  This week's topic is a freebie all about the visuals, so this week I'm sharing ten of my Recent Favorite Picture Books that have been released within the last five years.  Here we go, in alphabetical order by title:


The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt & Oliver Jeffers (Illustrator)


Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin & Daniel Salmieri (Illustrator)


Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs by Mo Willems


I'm a Dirty Dinosaur by Janeen Brian, Ann James (Illustrator)


I Want My House Back by Jon Klassen


Magritte's Marvelous Hat by D.B. Johnson


Mr. Wuffles! by David Wiesner



Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses by Kimberly Dean, James Dean (Illustrator)


Those Darn Squirrels and the Cat Next Door by Adam Rubin & Daniel Salmieri (Illustrator)


Waiting by Kevin Henkes


So, what do you think of my list this week?  Have you explored any of these picture books?  Do you have any good recommendations of picture books for me?  Thanks, as always, for visiting my blog and, perhaps even, leaving a comment!

58 comments:

  1. All of the covers are so darn cute...I especially like dragons and tacos. LOL
    sherry @ fundinmental My TT

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    1. They really are! :D

      Thanks for sharing, Sherry!

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  2. I pretty much love the entire list. Dragons Love Tacos cracks me up. The whole series of Crayon books are a riot too. I've never seen Those Darn Squirrels so that one I will definitely have to check into. Great list!!

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    1. All of the Those Darn Squirrels books are great! I love the other Crayon books as well. :)

      Thanks for visiting, Bill!

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  3. I love I Want My Hat Back. So does my little boy. We bought it for that one page where the bear is staring at the Bunny. That was the sole reason we bought it for our son. I might have to add some of these to our collection of books to read to him.
    My TTT: Marie @ Pages to Explore

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  4. The Day The Crayons Quit (love that title) and Mr. Wuffles look cute to me, and the squirrels one too because that just looks like it would be lots of fun!

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    1. All of them are so much fun! :)

      Thanks for coming over, Greg!

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  5. All of these look good! The Day the Crayons Quit and Mr. Wuffles look particularly appealing, and I love Kevin Henkes — he almost made it onto my list this week.

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    1. I hope you can try them! :) You can never go wrong with Henkes.

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  6. Oh those all look so cute. My mom would love some of these (she collects them).

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  7. A book about dragons and tacos sounds amazing. I'm really unfamiliar with a lot of the newer releases when it comes to picture books, so this list had some great recommendations on it!

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    1. It's a good combination! :) Glad you found some new ones to you!

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  8. I'm A Dirty Dinosaur looks perfect for my nephew, thanks for putting it on my radar with your list :)
    Cora @ Tea Party Princess

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  9. These are all new to me, but I Want My Hat Back looks adorable!! Great list :D

    Here are my Top Ten!

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    1. It is and it even gets the tiniest bit dark, too! :)

      Thanks for sharing, Tracy!

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  10. These books look absolutely fab! :-)

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  11. I am loving these covers! I think I Want My Hat Back is adorable looking. I might just pick that one up for my nephew.

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    1. If you do, I hope he'll like it!

      Thanks for visiting my blog, Kimberly.

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  12. I spotted "The Day the Crayons Quit" at a children's writers conference and thought it was the most brilliant idea for a book I'd seen in a while!

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  13. My daughter loves Pete the Cat!
    I did not do a list today for myself, I asked my daughter if she wanted to help and list her favorite books!
    I never read a comic book.So The only ones I read were the VA and Percy Jackson graphic novels. But we did something a little different. Allyson added some comics she read on her list.
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  14. This list makes me sad that my niece and nephews have moved on to chapter books. I don't have any kids of my own, but if I ever decide to, I'm going to have a lot of fun sharing picture books with them.

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    1. You said it!

      Thanks for visiting, Darren. :)

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  16. I haven't read two of these---Dirty Dinosaur and Magritte's Hat---so I'm off to look for them. Thank you!

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    1. I hope you get your hands on them, Deb! Thanks for coming over!

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  17. Aw! If only my boys were into picture books still. These all look so cute! Great picks this week.

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  18. These books are way cuter than anything I've been reading lately. I need to stop in the public library and peruse the children's sections more often.

    My TTT Graphic Novels

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    1. I know what you mean there... you might find some good ones! :)

      Thanks for sharing, Anne!

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  19. OMG I LOVE these! I haven't read any of them, but just the titles and covers make me want to go and get them! Thanks for sharing :)

    ~ Michelle @ FaerieFits

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    1. Yay! Thanks for visiting my blog, Michelle!

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  20. These are all new-to-me, but aww, how cute is the cover and title, "Dragons Love Tacos"!? So fun. :)

    Thanks, as always, for dropping by Finding Wonderland.

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    1. Yes, I know right! :)

      Thanks for visiting my blog as well, Rissi!

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  21. The Day the Crayons quit looks so cute. It came out right after my kid grew out of reading picture books, so I haven't gotten to look at it yet :(

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    1. That too bad - it'd be so much fun to share with a little one. I hope you'll get a kick out of it though! :)

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  22. OMG! The cover for Dragons Love Tacos is so cute! I feel like that was me over the weekend, I had tacos for 3 days straight.

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    1. Haha! While I was making this list, I was actually eating enchiladas! :)

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  23. I got my 3.5 year old I Want My Back for Christmas and we love it so much! I really want to get him Dragons Love Tacos and Waiting too.

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  24. I haven't read any of these. The dinosaur ones looks adorable, though. Thanks for sharing, and for stopping by my TTT earlier. :)

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    1. It's very adorable. :)

      Thanks for visiting my blog as well, Petra!

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  25. I haven't heard of Those Darn Squirrels and the Cat Next Door or I'm a Dirty Dinosaur, but I'm excited about checking out both of them. Definitely agree on The Day The Crayons Quit and Mr Wuffles! though :)

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    1. Those Darn Squirrels is pretty great! I hope you can find it.

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  26. Heh, these made me smile! I should bookmark them for my friend who is a teacher.

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    1. Cool! She might be intrigued by some of them. :)

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  27. I don't check out nearly enough picture books! I got one last year and really loved it - Penguin Problems. I might give it to my little cousin this coming holiday season (goodness, eleven months early, look at me). :D Wonderful list, Lauren!

    Have a great week. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. Thanks, Alyssa! Can't get started soon enough. :)

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  28. I like that dinosaurs are such a prominent feature on the list! And Fantasy Dinosaurs (aka Dragons). And now I want tacos. These all look really delightful!

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      Thanks for visiting, Stephanie!

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  29. I adore Kevin Henkes <3 Anything he writes is on my must-own list

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    1. He's one of the best out there. Thanks for visiting, Carrie!

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