Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Top Ten Books I Wish Had Existed When I Was a Kid

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and The Artsy Reader Girl. When I was little, the picture books consisted mostly of Dr. Seuss, animal books, and some classics. Today, there are SO MANY diverse and inspiring children's books available, and I want to highlight a few that I wish I had been able to read.

1. A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo by Jill Twiss

2. Because by Mo Willems

3. She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton (and it's companion, She Persisted: Around the World)

4. Julián is a Mermaid by Jessica Love

5. The Rabbit Listened by Cori Doerrfeld

6. Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years by Stacy McAnulty (and the companion stories about the sun, moon, and ocean!)

7. Write to Me: Letters from Japanese American Children to the Librarian They Left Behind by Cynthia Grady

8. The Breaking News by Sarah Lynn Reul

9. I Am Enough by Grace Byers

10. Prince and Knight by Daniel Haack


  1. This is such a diverse set of books, and I love it! I still want to read Julian is a Mermaid, just because I'm curious. Great picks!

    Here's my TTT post.

  2. I enjoyed A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo, but like you I would have loved it even more as a kid.

    My TTT .