Children's Picture Books With Beautiful illustrations
The best picture books that have beautiful, detailed, color illustrations. Obviously a good storyline as well! NOT CARTOONISH or "CUTE"
1 The Polar Express
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4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 110,003 ratings
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2 Animalia
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 14,323 ratings
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3 The Mitten
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 50,724 ratings
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4 Stellaluna
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 64,740 ratings
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5 The Eleventh Hour
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4.32 of 5 stars 4.32 avg rating — 5,569 ratings
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6 Owl Moon
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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 23,360 ratings
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7 Make Way for Ducklings
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 57,466 ratings
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8 Miss Rumphius
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4.44 of 5 stars 4.44 avg rating — 14,262 ratings
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9 Blueberries for Sal
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 42,526 ratings
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10 Rapunzel
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 10,854 ratings
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11 The Snowy Day
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 61,360 ratings
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12 The Story of Ferdinand
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4.35 of 5 stars 4.35 avg rating — 51,424 ratings
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13 Tuesday
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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 16,649 ratings
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14 In the Night Kitchen
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 10,591 ratings
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15 Madeline
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 110,637 ratings
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16 Saint George and the Dragon
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 4,490 ratings
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17 King Bidgood's in the Bathtub
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4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 7,736 ratings
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18 The Lion and the Mouse
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4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 12,074 ratings
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19 Dinotopia: A Land Apart fro...
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 7,076 ratings
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20 Owl Babies
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 8,151 ratings
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21 The Rainbabies
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 656 ratings
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22 Cinderella
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 3,938 ratings
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23 Mike Mulligan and His Steam...
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 32,726 ratings
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24 Zen Shorts
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4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 7,700 ratings
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25 The Twelve Days of Christmas
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 1,421 ratings
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26 Grandfather Twilight
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4.35 of 5 stars 4.35 avg rating — 1,107 ratings
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27 Rumpelstiltskin
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 10,922 ratings
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28 Snow-White and the Seven Dw...
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 481 ratings
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29 Trouble with Trolls
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 1,494 ratings
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30 The Story of Babar
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 40,193 ratings
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31 The Twelve Dancing Princesses
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4.32 of 5 stars 4.32 avg rating — 4,031 ratings
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32 We're Going on a Bear Hunt
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4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 24,605 ratings
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33 Gingerbread Baby
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 3,959 ratings
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34 The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 5,490 ratings
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35 The Rough-Face Girl
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4.36 of 5 stars 4.36 avg rating — 6,708 ratings
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36 The Gardener
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4.29 of 5 stars 4.29 avg rating — 3,680 ratings
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37 Time for Bed
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 10,128 ratings
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38 The Night Before Christmas
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4.35 of 5 stars 4.35 avg rating — 62,005 ratings
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39 The Three Snow Bears
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 1,096 ratings
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40 Letters from Father Christmas
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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 3,743 ratings
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41 The Invention of Hugo Cabret
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 102,009 ratings
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42 Sleeping Beauty
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4.3 of 5 stars 4.30 avg rating — 1,806 ratings
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43 The Snow Queen
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 5,936 ratings
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44 Grandfather's Journey
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 9,808 ratings
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45 The Wreck of the Zephyr
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 1,199 ratings
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46 Little Red Riding Hood
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 14,190 ratings
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47 Millions of Cats
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 12,502 ratings
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48 The Napping House
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4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 30,553 ratings
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49 The Little House
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4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 26,488 ratings
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50 The Four Seasons of Brambly...
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4.51 of 5 stars 4.51 avg rating — 158 ratings
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51 The Stranger
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 1,760 ratings
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52 Mufaro's Beautiful Daughter...
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4.29 of 5 stars 4.29 avg rating — 11,640 ratings
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53 Flotsam
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4.32 of 5 stars 4.32 avg rating — 12,995 ratings
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54 Beauty and the Beast
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 2,429 ratings
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54 Cupid and Psyche
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4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 748 ratings
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56 Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Par...
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4.4 of 5 stars 4.40 avg rating — 4,972 ratings
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57 The Sign of the Seahorse
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 921 ratings
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58 The Clown of God
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 1,459 ratings
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59 The House in the Night
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 4,295 ratings
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60 A is for Annabelle
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 288 ratings
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61 The Arrival
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4.32 of 5 stars 4.32 avg rating — 24,133 ratings
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62 King Midas and the Golden T...
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 1,613 ratings
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63 Time of Wonder
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 2,408 ratings
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64 Moon Dreams
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5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 7 ratings
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65 Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hoo...
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 10,413 ratings
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66 Gwinna
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4.65 of 5 stars 4.65 avg rating — 275 ratings
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67 The Tomten
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 769 ratings
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68 Piggies
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 2,296 ratings
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69 A Frog Prince
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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 100 ratings
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70 Christmas Treasury
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4.38 of 5 stars 4.38 avg rating — 210 ratings
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71 Rain Makes Applesauce
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 401 ratings
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72 All the Places to Love
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4.38 of 5 stars 4.38 avg rating — 1,089 ratings
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73 Auntie Claus
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 1,432 ratings
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74 Star of Wonder
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5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 7 ratings
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75 The Fantastic Flying Books ...
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4.57 of 5 stars 4.57 avg rating — 5,068 ratings
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76 The Water Hole
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4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 1,439 ratings
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77 The Sleeping Beauty
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4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 5,036 ratings
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78 A Fairy Went a-Marketing
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4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 146 ratings
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79 The Secret Lives of Princesses
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 617 ratings
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80 Corgiville Fair
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 244 ratings
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80 Little Bear
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 34,493 ratings
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82 The Girl in the Castle Insi...
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3.63 of 5 stars 3.63 avg rating — 357 ratings
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83 The Lady and the Lion
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4.3 of 5 stars 4.30 avg rating — 582 ratings
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84 Blueberry Girl
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 3,498 ratings
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85 Miss Spider's Tea Party
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 2,051 ratings
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86 The Complete Book of the Fl...
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4.42 of 5 stars 4.42 avg rating — 696 ratings
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87 Imagine a Night
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4.41 of 5 stars 4.41 avg rating — 354 ratings
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87 The Widow's Broom
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4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 2,554 ratings
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89 Children of the Forest
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4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 505 ratings
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89 Each Peach Pear Plum
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 9,374 ratings
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91 Button
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5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 8 ratings
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92 Pippi Longstocking
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 93,231 ratings
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93 A Hole is to Dig
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 1,345 ratings
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94 Cathedral: The Story of Its...
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 1,034 ratings
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95 Corduroy
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4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 127,640 ratings
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96 The Teddy Bears' Picnic
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 258 ratings
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97 Melisande
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 360 ratings
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97 Grandpa Green
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 4,608 ratings
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99 On Market Street
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 1,019 ratings
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100 Ten Little Fingers and Ten ...
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 2,739 ratings
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message 1: by Bernadette (new)

Bernadette An ABC Escapade through Egypt

has beautiful photos of modern Egypt


message 2: by Debbie (new)

Debbie I removed some graphic novels that appeared on the list - 300, Wolverine: Weapon X, and Batman: Year One. Definitely not children's books.


message 3: by Mitchell (new)

Mitchell and as with many lists, what looks like author spam, rules. A minimum of 500 ratings or being a book at least 10 years old would seem to make a difference.


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