Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Top Ten Children's Picture Books I Wish I Could Read for the Very First Time (But Which I Fear I'll Never Be Able to Read*)


Top Ten Children's Picture Books
I Wish I Could Read for the Very First Time
 (But Which I Fear I'll Never Be Able to Read*)


I'm trying to read all 1001 of the 1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up. All of these are out of print in the US and impossible to find at the public library. So far, I have not been able to read any of these.
I hope a publisher out there is reading this.


Little Brown Bear by Claude Lebrun



Little Spook's Baby Sister
by Inger Sandberg



Julian the Rabbit by Nicoletta Costa
(I couldn't even find a photo of this one!)



Bunny Bath by Lena Anderson


Tatu and Paty in Helsinki by Aino Havukainen
(Another book for which I could find no photo)



Okilele by Claude Ponti



Fire-Engine Lil by Janet McLean



 Pancakes for Findus by Sven Nordqvist



 Postman Pat's Treasure Hunt by John A. Cunliffe



 Leo and Popi by Marie-Agnes Gaudrat

Don't you think these should be widely available?! 



*I modified the prompt to suit my own purposes.



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16 comments:

Trish said...

Those are some great kid's books. Boy, do I ever miss going to the library with my young'uns.

Yvette said...

Yes, I agree, Deb, you should be able to read these books. I love the title: FIRE ENGINE LIL.

The cover of LEO ET POPI is wonderful.

Maybe you'll get lucky at a used book store. Have you tried Alibris on line?

Jenni Elyse said...

Great modification, especially since I know you don't like to reread. :)

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Luckily, though my kids are grown, I get to read picture books all the time to children at my school library.

Sara (of the Page Sage) said...

I don't think I read any of those when I was little. My favorite children book was probably If you Give a Mouse a Cookie or anything by Dr. Seuss. (:

Definitely read Paper Towns! That and Looking for Alaska are amazing. (I still have to read An Abundance of Katherines.)

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Yvette, thanks for the suggestion of trying Alibris, but I'd rather not pay for the book. Of course, that may be my only choice!

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

You are right, Jenni. I do not like to reread!

Jamie said...

I do miss the children's section of the library. The artwork is so gorgeous - too bad adult books don't often have illustrators. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

LBC said...

I am so fascinated by this list Deb. I think of you every time I'm in a thrift store, since I've heard you lament not being able to find these books before. I always wish I had a photographic memory, just in case I ran across one of them...


Come visit my list at The Scarlet Letter.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

If only you did have a photographic memory! If only you would see these books for sale for a penny and send them my way! Wouldn't that be nice!

TheBookGirl said...

I don't know any of these title. I hope you manage to track them down :)

Adela said...

Wow, that's a great list!

Louise said...

I love that you subverted the topic to suit your own needs! I despair of getting some of these books too. Fingers crossed.

Cherene said...

For Little Spook`s Baby Sister. I found it to purchase on bookfinder. Here`s the link: http://www.biblio.com/details.php?dcx=514101398&aid=bkfndr

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Wow! Thank you so much!

Cherene said...

I don't want you to think I'm creeping you, I just happen to be on a wild search through the 1001 Children's List... And it keeps bringing me back here. And since this list infuriates me... I haven't found any of the others, but here is the website to the cover and original title of Julian the Rabbit. Unless, you're sane and have given up hope... as evidently I am incapable of. lol
http://www.shelfari.com/books/17346987/Julian-the-Rabbit-Stories-for-a-Year