Thursday, May 15, 2014

The Greatest Picture Books Bracket {& a giveaway!}

When I was a the Great Homeschool Convention a few weeks ago, I was introduced to Andrew Kern of the CiRCE Institute.  I had heard of him before, but I had never heard him speak.  He was a great classical education speaker, so to learn more I picked up the CiRCE Institute magazine.  The magazine was amazing.  I highly recommend getting your hands on a copy if you can!  I think it's just a yearly thing, so maybe you can request it on their website (or pick up a copy at the Ontario, CA GHC!)

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Anyways, so then I wanted to learn even more, so I went on over to the CiRCE Institute website and you know what I found?  They had put together a Greatest Books Bracket (in honor of March Madness, I guess).  What a fun idea!  The only problem is that it is way out of my league =)  I have read some classics, but sadly I didn't even recognize the names of many of the books listed.  That does make me so excited to learn and grow more as I teach my children!

So, I thought it would be fun to do something similar, but something that I have a little more knowledge about.  What about a Greatest Picture Book Bracket?!  The only thing is that I will need your help!  Here is what I'm thinking...

  1. Compile names of the greatest children's picture books
  2. I will make a bracket
  3. You will fill out your bracket and send it to me
  4. Each week will feature a new round and people will vote for their favorites.
  5. The person with the winning bracket will win a prize! (Maybe the final four books?  I'm not sure yet.)

For this week, I just need to hear from you!  What are your favorite children's picture books?  Leave a comment here, or on facebook, listing some of your favorites!

Does all this talk about great books get your mouth watering for a brand new book?  To help you out, I've got at $10 gift certificate to Veritas Press for one of you! (The only catch is that I think you have to have not ordered from the Veritas Press website before.)  Veritas Press has an incredible selection of classical education resources, including lots of great literature for your whole family!
 
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20 comments:

  1. Corduroy, The Velveteen Rabbit, Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type, Lily's Purple Plastic Purse, Green Eggs and Ham, The Very Hungry Caterpillar...

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  2. Owl Babies, Goodnight Moon, The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Very Busy Spider, Make Way for Ducklings, When You Give a Mouse a Cookie, Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, The Little House, Bread and Jam for Frances, Angus and the Cat (and Angus and the Ducks & Angus Lost), Harry the Dirty Dog, Good Dog, Carl, and Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing

    I LOVE picture books. We have hundreds. I guess I should be embarrassed by that, but I'm not. ;)

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  3. Owl Babies, Goodnight Moon, The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Grey Bridge, Make Way for Ducklings, Angus and the Cat (& Angus and the Ducks & Angus Lost), When You Give a Mouse a Cookie, Bread and Jam for Frances, The Little House, Harry the Dirty Dog, A Hole is to Dig, Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Very Busy Spider, Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing,

    We love picture books - this is a fantastic idea!

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  4. Dinosaur Rescue, Cat in the Hat, and If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.

    It's a wonderful idea to create a Greatest Picture Book Bracket! Thank you. :-)

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    1. Thank YOU! I think this will be fun!

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  5. Knuffle Bunny, Don't Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus

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    1. Fun! I added them to my list, thanks!

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  6. The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge
    by Hildegarde H. Swift (Author), Lynd Ward (Illustrator)

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    1. That is a new one to me! Thank you for sharing!

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  7. The Duck and Goose books by Tad Hills. So cute!

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  8. Will always love Goodnight Moon, We're Going on a Bear Hunt, and Piggy and Gerald books by Mo Willems are great.

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  9. The Biscuit books, Goodnight Moon, Eric Carle books: Brown Bear, Brown Bear...., The Grouchy Ladybug, The Very Hungry Caterpilar

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  10. We love A Bad Case of Stripes, Alexandar and the Horrible No Good Very Bad Day, Where the Wild Things Are, Good night Gorilla, All of the Eric Carle books, Olivia. There are so many good choices.:-)

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  11. If you Give a Mouse a Cookie; The Very Hungry Caterpillar (all Eric Carle Books); Goodnight Moon; and my daughters current favorites are Piggy and Gerald books by Mo Willems! There are so many good books though! Awesome idea!

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  13. I love Good night moon and all of Eric Carle's books!

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  14. Hmmmm......

    The Sneetches, by Dr Seuss
    The Cat in the Hat
    The Bear Snores On
    Frog and Toad books
    My boys said Scooby Doo.......
    Why is it as soon as you're asked, you can't think of a single one but what's already been listed?

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