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!

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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.

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

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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.

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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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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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!

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