So I tried to post an answer to Fuse #8’s question regarding the top kids’ books of the last twenty years, but Blogger won’t cooperate. It was only by some strategic backpedling I managed to save my post at all. Thus, I am putting it here. No interest in children’s books, please, just pretend this isn’t here.
My answer to this post:
Maybe you should separate out picture books? Because really, can you compare Rainbabies to Fly by Night? Babushka’s Doll to Skellig (if you hadn’t tossed them, that is).
Me, I’m all about picture books, especially for younger kids. Go ahead, make mock if you will, but here are the books I really admire. Note the lack of LLFE. Paperbag Princess would be on this list but it’s slightly too old.
Sheep in a Jeep (Shaw)
Babushka’s Doll (Polacco)
The Jolly Postman (Ahlberg)
The Owl and the Pussycat (Lear/Brett)
Voyage to the Bunny Planet (Wells)