Flashback to the 1980’s: Picture Books

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 Going to Bed Book by Sandra Boynton — 1982
Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell — 1982

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!

2 thoughts on “Flashback to the 1980’s: Picture Books

  1. oldies but goodies! boynton’s the going to bed book is TIMELESS, puts my digital age kid to sleep whenever the eyelids refuse to close…lovely reminiscing – thanks, jennifermaryg!

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