A rainy/snowy day by the shore left me with the time to peruse some old titles, so I visited the 1980’s in picture books. I always find a dose of inspiration along with the nostalgia, so I’m click-clacking on the keyboard today.
Thought I’d share my journey to the 80’s with you. Each title is linked to Amazon, so you can read a blurb, sample the pages, or even buy a book if you wish. Enjoy!
Title/Author/Illustrator/Date of First Publication
The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle — 1984
Koala Lou by Mem Fox (author), Pamela Lofts (illustrator) —1984
If you Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff (author), Felicia Bond (illustrator) — 1985
How Much is a Million? by David M. Schwartz (author), Steven Kellogg (illustrator) — 1985
The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg — 1985
Franklin in the Dark by Paulette Bourgeois (author), Brenda Clark (illustrator) — 1986
Owl Moon by Jane Yolen (author), John Schoenherr (illustrator) — 1987
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault (authors), Lois Ehlert (illustrator) — 1989
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen (author), Helen Oxenbury (illustrator) — 1989
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka (author), Lane Smith (illustrator) — 1989
Next stop: the 1990’s!