Old Classics and New Classics

I was recently looking at popular spring picture books, and I could easily pick out the old classics. They’re the ones we likely heard as children ourselves and still use in our own classrooms. Here are a few that jumped out at me.

 The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
In the Tall, Tall, Grass by Denise Fleming
Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
Make Way for Ducklings 
by Robert McCloskey
The Wind Blew by Pat Hutchins

As for new classics, I want to nominate Worm Weather, written by Jean Taft and illustrated by Matt Huntand as well as Over and Under the Pond, written by Kate Messner, illustrated by Christopher Silas Neal. In my opinion, they have the potential to stick around. What book would you label as a “new classic,” whether for
springtime or anytime?







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