Educators Cathy Mere & Mandy Robek created the annual event #pb10for10. Join the celebration and share 10 of your all-time favorite picture books today, August 10th, with the hashtag #pb10for10 (see the official rules here).

As an indie author, I thought it would be fun to compile a list of picture books from the talented pool of authors who work hard to produce high-quality, independently-published children’s books.

Author/illustrator, Mark Collins is one of the first people I met on the kid lit scene. His books are colorful and funny with just the right amount of gross-out humor kids adore. My son thinks Grandma Stinks is hilarious!


Barbara Ann Mojica is another talented kid lit author who creates entertaining and educational children’s books. Barbara has written a series of Little Miss HISTORY books, highlighting America’s historical sites.


Author Nicholas Rossis is making great books and treating readers to this one for free on his blog.


Cat Michaels is one of my favorite people in the indie kid lit world. She is a wealth of knowledge, and her generosity inspires me to pay it forward and back in our online community.


Karen Emma Hall is an indie from across the pond in the UK. In addition to writing books for kids, she supports fellow authors via @KidLiterature and her blog


Author Cheryl Woodward is making a difference with her children’s book about Dyslexia.


My friend, and fellow Iowa gal, Laura Jensen-Kimball is making a splash with her new picture book.


Another Iowa author, Dr. Stephanie Cox, is helping ease kids’ anxiety with her book.


I recently met Australian author, A.S. Chung, and reviewed her new book.

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Rounding out my top 10 is a beautiful picture book by Brian G Chambers, Söndra N Rymer.


Lastly, I will toot my own horn. I am blessed to count myself among the many talented indie and traditional children’s book authors.


Join the celebration and share 10 of your all-time favorite picture books today, August 10th, with the hashtag #pb10for10.

Don’t be shy, leave a reply. Please feel free to add your favorites to my list in the comments below.

Happy Reading!