My Thirteen Favorite Picture Books

     I must begin my blogging journey with a list of my favorite picture books. Reading is a passion of mine, and it inspires me in the areas of decorating, imagination, and art. These favorite books are in no particular order because I could no sooner pick a favorite picture book than a favorite star in the heavens. (I think that is a movie quote: "I could no sooner pick a...than a favorite star in the heavens.")

1. Roxaboxen by Barbara Cooney

2. Bunny Bungalow by Cynthia Rylant

3. Lentil by Robert McCloskey

4. The Duchess Bakes a Cake by Virginia Kahl

5. The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton

6. Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Suess

7. Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney

8. How to Make an Apple Pie and see the world by Marjorie Priceman

9. The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig by Eugene Trivizas

10. The Three Pigs by David Wiesner

11. Cranberry Thanksgiving by Wende and Harry Devlin

12. So You Want to Be President? by Judith St. George

13. A New Coat for Anna by Harriet Ziefert

     I did my thirteen favorite picture books because that is one for each year of my life. These books are witty and charming for all ages. Most have moral values that praise work ethics, imagination, kindness or family.

     Soon to come... a 10 day look at my house! Each day will focus on a different room, but I shall save my room for last! Ta ta! Be sure to read at least one of the wonderful picture books above!



  1. How EXCITING!

    I will be sure to visit your blog frequently, Madeline.

    I am also looking forward to our special time together -- we'll be sure to do a lot of "decorating talk".


  2. Thank you so much! I love looking at your blog for decorating inspiration!

    I cannot wait to see your Double Wide in the Sky!

  3. I LOVE YOUR BLOG!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    You are AWESOME.


    1. Thanks for all the encouragement, friends!


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