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Rena

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Favorite PB series
« on: January 19, 2010, 08:23 PM »
My first picture book, A New Job for Dilly is a series, with more books to come. My second one, Lemur Troops & Critter Groups is actually the first in a three book set. I guess that would be called a trilogy, right?
Just out of curiosity, what are some of your favorite picture book series?  :cookiemonster

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Re: Favorite PB series
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2010, 08:58 PM »
One picture book series that I loved reading to my kids, and they loved too is the Axle Annie series. She's a cheery bus driver who has to put up with speed grumps and other jealous bus drivers. Illustrations were hilarious. Word choice captivating. And the humor runs through every page.
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Re: Favorite PB series
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2010, 10:52 AM »
My daughter loves the Angelina books, and I enjoy them, too.  My own personal favorite series (although perhaps technically easy reader and not PB) is Elephant and Piggie by Mo Willems.
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« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2010, 12:13 PM »
Those both sound like fun sets. I've always enjoyed the If You Give A Mouse A Cookie series, though the first one really stands out for me. The Berenstain Bears is a big one with my boys too.

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Re: Favorite PB series
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2010, 12:14 PM »
First, love the title!
My favorite picture book series is the Fancy Nancy series... love them!  I also love the Lily books by Kevin Henkes.  And I'm a huge fan of the Pigeon books, they are such great read alouds!

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« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2010, 03:38 PM »
 l love the Bereinstain Bears unconditionally. :D I also enjoy the How do Dinosaurs (though it scares me a bit), and am particularly fond of Skipyjon Jones!

That said, it is hard to choose just one... Madeleine is cute too... As well as the "piggy" one. :) <=== Wonderful drawings!

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« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2010, 05:06 PM »
Karma Wilson's Bear books:

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Love love love them.

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« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2010, 05:56 PM »
My older son loved the Franklin books.  There are certain ones I read to my 1st graders every year.
I loved the Frances books. Even just the title Bread and Jam for Frances makes me smile.

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Re: Favorite PB series
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2010, 07:08 AM »
My kids and I enjoyed the Pinkerton dog series. It helped that my in-laws breed Harlequin Great Danes.
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« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2010, 05:28 PM »
Karma Wilson's Bear books:

http://karmawilson.com/books/main.htm

Love love love them.

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Oh yes -- hard not to see Karma's books here. I think she now lives in Montana. Her books are EVERYWHERE! And they're so adorable too!

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Re: Favorite PB series
« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2010, 05:31 PM »
Easy, Roger Hargreaves' Mr. Men.

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Re: Favorite PB series
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2010, 01:36 PM »
Skippy John jones...mine and my kids favorite.....

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Re: Favorite PB series
« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2010, 02:01 PM »
I love Knuffle Bunny, Parts, and the David books. 

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Re: Favorite PB series
« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2010, 02:15 PM »
Loved the Frances books!  And Harry the Dirty Dog.  And the Little Critters.  Skippyjon & Fancy Nancy too!

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« Reply #14 on: July 21, 2010, 11:52 AM »
Thanks, everyone. The Skippy Jon Jones ones sure are cute.

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Re: Favorite PB series
« Reply #15 on: July 21, 2010, 08:19 PM »
We're big fans of the OLIVIA books.

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Re: Favorite PB series
« Reply #16 on: July 29, 2010, 09:57 PM »
My kids love the llama books (Llama Llama Red Pajama, Llama Llama Misses Mama and Llama Llama Mad at Mama) by Anna Dewdney.
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Re: Favorite PB series
« Reply #17 on: July 29, 2010, 10:35 PM »
I think Karma Wilson's Bear books are my favorite.  I love the rhythm of the text in each of her stories. 

Mo Willems also has some great series.  That silly pigeon always makes my kids laugh, and we just recently discovered the Elephant and Piggie series.  So funny!

I also really like Jackie Urbanovic's Duck books.  Oh, and Martin Waddell's Little Bear stories.

Wow, it's so hard to choose!  Lots of great PB series out there!

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« Reply #18 on: July 29, 2010, 11:52 PM »
I think Jane Simmons is a very talented writer/illustrator. She has made the wonderful Daisy (the duck) series AND the Ebb and Flo series.
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Re: Favorite PB series
« Reply #19 on: July 30, 2010, 02:48 AM »
Cynthia Rylant's Mr Putter and Tabby series, illustrated by Arthur Howard. Beautiful, funny PBs, and they're all about an old man and his old cat. Graham Oakley's Church Mice series, about a group of church mice and their non-mice-eating cat friend, which manage to be intelligent, perceptive, beautifully illustrated, and hilarious all at once.

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« Reply #20 on: August 03, 2010, 09:37 PM »
Cynthia Rylant's Mr Putter and Tabby series, illustrated by Arthur Howard. Beautiful, funny PBs, and they're all about an old man and his old cat. Graham Oakley's Church Mice series, about a group of church mice and their non-mice-eating cat friend, which manage to be intelligent, perceptive, beautifully illustrated, and hilarious all at once.



Those sound great. I've never heard of them.

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« Reply #21 on: August 03, 2010, 09:53 PM »
We used to have the Serendipity series of pbs written by Stephen Cosgrove.  Well I dont know why I say used to have because I just went and retrieved them from my mom's attic. ALOT  of them.  Nice pictures and with a moral to the story at the end.When I read them now, after all this time I can still remember everything that happens in every book.

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Re: Favorite PB series
« Reply #22 on: March 17, 2011, 04:24 PM »
I loved the Frances books.  And Frog and Toad.  And Winnie the Pooh.  Charming classics all.

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Re: Favorite PB series
« Reply #23 on: March 18, 2011, 07:43 AM »
Walter the Farting Dog. Hilarious!

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Re: Favorite PB series
« Reply #24 on: March 18, 2011, 02:42 PM »
The sheep series by Nancy Shaw, particularly Sheep Blast Off and Sheep in a Jeep  :moose