Top Ten Favorite Picture Books from the Last Five Years


I know my subject this week might seem suspiciously specific. There’s a reason for this. When my friends started having babies for me to buy presents for, I always gave my childhood favorites. Lots of Eric Carle and Dr. Seuss. When I moved to New York, I realized that all the picture book authors and illustrators working right now need $$$ too. Also, they are creating the most beautiful stories. I want to support that! So now, I try to give mostly contemporary picture books to the little ones in my life. Here are some of my favorites from the last five years. Let me know if you have any favorites in the comments! I’d love to check them out!


Dragons Love Tacos, written by Adam Rubin & illustrated by Daniel Salmieri (2012)


This Is Not My Hat, by Jon Klassen (2012)


Stuck with the Blooz, written by Caron Levis & illustrated by Jon Davis (2012)


The Day the Crayons Quit, written by Drew Daywalt & illustrated by Oliver Jeffers (2013)


Crankenstein, written by Samantha Berger & illustrated by Dan Santat (2013)


Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great, by Bob Shea (2013)


Little Elliot Big City, by Mike Curato (2014)


Last Stop on Market Street, written by Mat de la Pena & illustrated by Christian Robinson (2015)


Glamourpuss, written by Sarah Weeks & illustrated by David Small (2015)


The Bear Ate Your Sandwich, by Julia Sarcone-Roach (2015)

Thanks to The Broke and the Bookish for hosting this weekly book meme!

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