In the interest of full disclosure……when my son was an elementary school student, I would lie down with him at night and read him a book.  Yes, even in sixth grade!  And talk and tell stories and so on.

However, once he started JHS, my husband asked that we no longer do this.  I guess my little boy is growing up.

I still try to fit in bedtime storytime, but it is a lot harder.  Anyway, my husband saw me reading my son a book that was a bit young for him.  So my husband said, “You shouldn’t read him Babu Babu Baby books.  Read him Big Boy books.”

So I headed to the local library.  They have a lot of books in their stockroom, so I requested ten random books.  I got several Big Boy books.

How about this?


The Highway Man.  It’s a famous poem by Alfred Noyes.

Perhaps you have heard it?

And the highwayman came riding—
The highwayman came riding, up to the olyd inn-door.


Big Boy book enough, you think?  LOL  This is a British book, winner of the prestigious Kate Greenaway medal in 1981.  Here is a full list of winners.  Wonderful books.


Moving on.  A big boy Christmas book.  Hey, it’s not Christmas.  But I asked for random books, so I gets what I gets.


This is an Australian book, finalist in 1983 for Australian Book of the Year.  Winners can be found here.


The Bible is always Big Boy:

There be three things which are too wonderful for me, yea, four which I know not:

The way of an eagle in the air; the way of a serpent upon a rock; the way of a ship in the midst of the sea; and the way of a man with a maid.



Very first winner of the American Caldecott in 1938.  Here is a list of winners.

So those are some of the Big Boy Picture Books.  I sure would like to buy loads and loads of them, but I don’t think we need to do that now, do we.  Not yet.  Not just yet.