Picture Books

A picture book combines visual and verbal narratives in a book format, most often aimed at young children. The images in picture books use a range of media such as oil paints, acrylics, watercolor and pencil. Two of the earliest books with something like the format picture books still retain now were Heinrich Hoffmann's Struwwelpeter from 1845 and Beatrix Potter's The Tale of Peter Rabbit from 1902. Some of the best-known picture books are Robert McCloskey's Make Way for Ducklings, Dr. Seuss' The Cat In The Hat, and Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are. The Caldecott Medal (established 1 ...more

How Do Dinosaurs Stay Safe?
The Upside-Down Fish
Red: A Crayon's Story
Wolfie the Bunny
Little Red's Riding 'Hood
Cinderella's Secret Slipper
Book-O-Beards: A Wearable Book
I Don't Want to Be a Frog
Tiara Saurus Rex
Pine and the Winter Sparrow
Click, Clack, Peep!
Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to School...


  • The Flip Flop Family by Colleen Vance
    The Flip Flop Family
    Signed copy of "The Flip Flop Family", a children's picture book, written by Colleen Vance.

    Meet the Flip Flop Family and find out what happens when th…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Feb 06 - Mar 06, 2015
    5 copies available, 383 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • Pierre the French Bulldog Recycles by Kate Louise
    Pierre the French Bulldog Recycles
    Release date: Mar 03, 2015
    *One copy of Kate Louise and Bethany Straker's PIERRE THE FRENCH BULLDOG RECYCLES, educating children on the importance of recycling in a fun and quir…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Feb 05 - Mar 06, 2015
    1 copy available, 599 people requesting
    Countries available: US, CA, and GB
  • Marty The Masked Marvel by Josephine Young
    Marty The Masked Marvel
    Marty doesn’t want to be ordinary – he wants to be a superhero! With a brand new hero mask for his birthday, can Marty discover which of the super pow…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Feb 09 - Mar 10, 2015
    5 copies available, 516 people requesting
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  • The Book with No Pictures
    Hansel and Gretel
    The Day the Crayons Quit
    Sam and Dave Dig a Hole
    The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend
    The Princess in Black
    The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus
    Wolfie the Bunny
    Red: A Crayon's Story
    I Don't Want to Be a Frog
    Last Stop on Market Street
    Hidden: A Child's Story of the Holocaust
    Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise
    Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family's Fight for Desegregation
    The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky's Abstract Art
    Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice SendakThe Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric CarleGreen Eggs and Ham by Dr. SeussGoodnight Moon by Margaret Wise BrownThe Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
    Best Picture Books
    1,420 books — 1,014 voters
    Switch! The Lost Kingdoms of Karibu by Karen  PrinceThe Funny Adventures of Little Nani by Cinta García de la RosaTurtle Wish by Murielle CyrCulloo by Murielle CyrMark and the Magic Apple Tree by Roser Bosch
    Indie children's ebooks
    204 books — 255 voters

    This is Not My Hat by Jon KlassenPress Here by Hervé TulletFishing Into Potato Salad by Othen Donald Dale CummingsFetch by Adam Glendon SidwellDon't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems
    Best Modern Children's Picture Books
    120 books — 97 voters
    Possum Magic by Mem FoxAnimalia by Graeme BaseDiary of a Wombat by Jackie FrenchWhere is the Green Sheep? by Mem FoxWhere the Forest Meets the Sea by Jeannie Baker
    Best Australian literature for children
    269 books — 119 voters

    The Cat in the Hat by Dr. SeussKitten's First Full Moon by Kevin HenkesMillions of Cats by Wanda GágPuss in Boots by Charles PerraultThe Tale of Tom Kitten by Beatrix Potter
    Picture Books about Cats
    325 books — 157 voters
    Journey by Aaron BeckerThe Dark by Lemony SnicketThe Day the Crayons Quit by Drew DaywaltFlora and the Flamingo by Molly IdleMr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter  Brown
    2014 Mock Caldecott
    78 books — 204 voters

    Where the Wild Things Are
    The Very Hungry Caterpillar
    Green Eggs and Ham
    Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!
    Goodnight Moon
    If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
    The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs
    The Cat in the Hat
    Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
    Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale
    I Want My Hat Back
    The Polar Express
    Oh, The Places You'll Go!
    Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type

    Ludwig Wittgenstein
    A picture held us captive. And we could not get outside it, for it lay in our language and language seemed to repeat it to us inexorably.
    Ludwig Wittgenstein, Philosophical Investigations

    Alice Hoffman
    When the cold comes to New England it arrives in sheets of sleet and ice. In December, the wind wraps itself around bare trees and twists in between husbands and wives asleep in their beds. It shakes the shingles from the roofs and sifts through cracks in the plaster. The only green things left are the holly bushes and the old boxwood hedges in the village, and these are often painted white with snow. Chipmunks and weasels come to nest in basements and barns; owls find their way into attics. At ...more
    Alice Hoffman, Here on Earth

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    Books new or old that strike the reader in any way. Humorous, Sad, Thought provoking

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    My Picture Writing
    1 chapters — updated Feb 13, 2010 08:25PM — 3 people liked it
    Kids Have All The Write Stuff References Part II
    1 chapters — updated Mar 28, 2011 10:07AM — 0 people liked it


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