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1000 Picture Books in 2016~April


Hooray for reading challenges! I am determined to read 1000 picture books in 2016. Visit my January-March posts for Goodreads links to the picture books I’ve read so far this year. This month, I decided to showcase my favorites from my April reading list. Happy reading!

Top 15 picks for April!

1. Chicken Lily by Lori Mortensen

Chicken Lily

2. Meerkat Mail by Emily Gravett

Meerkat Mail

3. The Cow Who Climbed a Tree by Gemma Merino

The Cow Who Climbed a Tree

4. Oops, Pounce, Quick, Run!: An Alphabet Caper by Mike Twohy

Oops, Pounce, Quick, Run

5. The Bear and the Piano by David Litchfield

The Bear and the Piano

6. Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine by Laurie Wallmark

Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine

7. Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast by Josh Funk

Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast

8. My Name is Elizabeth! by Annika Dunklee

My Name is Elizabeth

9. If You Want to See a Whale by Julie Fogliano

If You Want to See a Whale

10. Let’s Sing a Lullaby with the Brave Cowboy by Jan Thomas

Let's Sing a Lullaby With the Brave Cowboy

11. Exclamation Mark by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Exclamation Mark

12. The Grumpy Pets by Kristine A. Lombardi

The Grumpy Pets

13. Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena

Last Stop on Market Street

14. Dear Tabby by Carolyn Crimi

Dear Tabby

15. Dear Mrs. LaRue: Letters from Obedience School by Mark Teague

Dear Mrs. LaRue


15 thoughts on “1000 Picture Books in 2016~April

  1. Great books. The literacy in Last Stop on Market Street is so carefully crafted and perfected. No wonder it won brass ring. I just discovered The Bear and the Piano. Not only did I love it, my audience of preschoolers did too!

  2. Hello! I followed the link to read your review of Lady FT but ended up on the main page of the book’s reviews. Do you usual put up the book’s review page or your review permalink?
    How did you like it? I met the author this weekend at a conference and he was great! Very personable and quick to share what he’s learned as a kid lit author. I picked up Pirasaurs for my 5 yo. Review and author interviews coming up in the next few months!
    Happy trails and good luck with the 1000!

    1. For my 1000 PB reading challenge posts I put together a list of my favorites each month with goodreads links. I will get back to doing individual reviews soon! I’m a big fan of Josh Funk. Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast is great! Looking forward to reading your reviews and interviews 🙂

      1. Ditto for Pirasaurs…tonight was the first night since I brought it home that he did not ask us to read it. PHEW! I was nearing the “We’re Pirasaurs” chant in my sleep. 🙂

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