Best Picture Books
The best children's picture books.
1 Where the Wild Things Are
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4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 358,500 ratings
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2 The Very Hungry Caterpillar
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 175,445 ratings
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3 Green Eggs and Ham
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4.3 of 5 stars 4.30 avg rating — 311,917 ratings
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4 Goodnight Moon
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4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 167,807 ratings
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5 The Cat in the Hat
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 215,837 ratings
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6 The Giving Tree
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4.38 of 5 stars 4.38 avg rating — 440,324 ratings
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7 If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 119,402 ratings
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8 The Lorax
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4.36 of 5 stars 4.36 avg rating — 144,768 ratings
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9 The Monster at the End of t...
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4.47 of 5 stars 4.47 avg rating — 67,299 ratings
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10 Madeline
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 94,207 ratings
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11 Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 58,895 ratings
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12 Corduroy
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4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 108,963 ratings
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13 How the Grinch Stole Christ...
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4.34 of 5 stars 4.34 avg rating — 159,619 ratings
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14 The Tale of Peter Rabbit
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 103,104 ratings
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15 The Polar Express
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4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 89,955 ratings
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16 Oh, The Places You'll Go!
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4.32 of 5 stars 4.32 avg rating — 152,205 ratings
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17 Make Way for Ducklings
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4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 46,031 ratings
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18 Are You My Mother?
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 92,359 ratings
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19 Alexander and the Terrible,...
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 98,109 ratings
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20 Curious George
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 79,355 ratings
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21 The Poky Little Puppy (Litt...
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 44,189 ratings
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22 Harold and the Purple Crayon
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4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 67,666 ratings
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23 Horton Hears a Who!
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 52,227 ratings
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24 One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fis...
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 87,009 ratings
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25 Cloudy With a Chance of Mea...
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 68,964 ratings
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26 Brown Bear, Brown Bear, Wha...
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 81,634 ratings
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27 The Velveteen Rabbit
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 123,942 ratings
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28 Frog and Toad Are Friends (...
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 44,167 ratings
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29 Caps for Sale
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 48,047 ratings
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30 Stellaluna
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 48,742 ratings
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31 Love You Forever
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4.32 of 5 stars 4.32 avg rating — 100,749 ratings
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32 The Runaway Bunny
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 33,133 ratings
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33 Go, Dog. Go!
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 41,501 ratings
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34 Ronnie and BB
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4.89 of 5 stars 4.89 avg rating — 38 ratings
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35 The Little House
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 22,055 ratings
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36 Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary...
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4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 24,330 ratings
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37 The Napping House
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4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 24,209 ratings
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38 Fruzzle's Mystery Talent: A...
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39 The Story of Babar
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 33,575 ratings
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40 Blueberries for Sal
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 36,155 ratings
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41 Miss Nelson Is Missing! (Mi...
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4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 48,040 ratings
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42 The Little Mouse, the Red R...
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4.3 of 5 stars 4.30 avg rating — 19,068 ratings
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43 Mike Mulligan and His Steam...
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 27,121 ratings
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44 African Safari with Ted and...
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4.96 of 5 stars 4.96 avg rating — 47 ratings
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45 Don't Let the Pigeon Drive ...
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4.29 of 5 stars 4.29 avg rating — 33,716 ratings
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46 The Snowman
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 8,286 ratings
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47 A Bad Case of Stripes
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 30,932 ratings
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48 Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 22,339 ratings
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49 Tuesday
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 14,291 ratings
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50 The True Story of the 3 Lit...
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4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 98,425 ratings
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51 Chrysanthemum
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4.29 of 5 stars 4.29 avg rating — 26,578 ratings
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52 If You Give a Pig a Pancake
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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 32,163 ratings
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53 The Story of Ferdinand
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4.35 of 5 stars 4.35 avg rating — 43,626 ratings
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54 The Mitten
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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 40,040 ratings
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55 Little Bear
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 28,463 ratings
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56 Owl Babies
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 6,511 ratings
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57 The Dot
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4.34 of 5 stars 4.34 avg rating — 6,753 ratings
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58 Turtle Wish
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4.63 of 5 stars 4.63 avg rating — 59 ratings
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59 May the Best Dog Win
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4.42 of 5 stars 4.42 avg rating — 36 ratings
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60 Pat the Bunny
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4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 11,337 ratings
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61 Fancy Nancy
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 14,262 ratings
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62 Borrowed Wings
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4.75 of 5 stars 4.75 avg rating — 24 ratings
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63 Olivia
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 32,153 ratings
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64 Owl Moon
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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 19,074 ratings
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65 Animalia
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 11,719 ratings
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66 Bread and Jam for Frances
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 17,866 ratings
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67 Jumanji
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 13,840 ratings
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68 Llama Llama Red Pajama
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4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 17,334 ratings
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69 Fox in Socks: Green Back Bo...
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 26,942 ratings
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70 Click Clack Moo: Cows That ...
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 41,270 ratings
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71 Frédéric
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 10,838 ratings
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72 Guess How Much I Love You
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4.34 of 5 stars 4.34 avg rating — 65,052 ratings
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73 The Snowy Day
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 49,899 ratings
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74 Liam and the Grump
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4.64 of 5 stars 4.64 avg rating — 28 ratings
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75 We're Going on a Bear Hunt
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 20,626 ratings
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76 The Ugly Duckling
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 15,572 ratings
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77 In the Night Kitchen
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 8,859 ratings
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78 The 500 Hats of Bartholomew...
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 7,479 ratings
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79 The Little Rose
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4.8 of 5 stars 4.80 avg rating — 44 ratings
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80 The Tale of Tom Kitten
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 3,857 ratings
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81 The Kissing Hand
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4.38 of 5 stars 4.38 avg rating — 29,097 ratings
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82 Richard Scarry's Best Story...
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 4,307 ratings
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83 Millions of Cats
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 10,445 ratings
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84 The Arrival
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4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 19,869 ratings
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85 The Complete Tales
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4.34 of 5 stars 4.34 avg rating — 39,976 ratings
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86 The Rainbabies
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4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 531 ratings
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87 Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 15,021 ratings
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88 Horton Hatches the Egg
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 18,462 ratings
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89 Strega Nona
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 39,666 ratings
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90 Bear Snores On
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 15,595 ratings
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91 The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 6,451 ratings
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92 Tawny Scrawny Lion
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 8,312 ratings
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93 Richard Scarry's Best Word ...
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 3,290 ratings
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94 The Tale of Benjamin Bunny
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4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 7,773 ratings
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95 Roxaboxen
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4.36 of 5 stars 4.36 avg rating — 2,103 ratings
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96 Chicken Soup with Rice: A B...
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4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 17,885 ratings
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97 The Tiger Who Came to Tea
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 4,749 ratings
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98 The Tailor of Gloucester
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 2,319 ratings
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99 Hairy Maclary from Donaldso...
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100 Fortunately
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message 1: by Papa (last edited Oct 10, 2009 08:22PM) (new)

Papa Mark Ladybug Baby Bug

Ladybug Baby Bug is an adorable children's picture book showing the importance of family love and support. A wonderful easy-reader and bedtime story.


message 2: by Sheri (new)

Sheri Fanny's Dream is a cute picture book by Caralyn Buehner, a version of the Cinderella Story. Published in the 2007-2008 range.


message 3: by Andrea (new)


message 5: by Ronyell (last edited Aug 05, 2010 11:45PM) (new)

Ronyell I just loved Where the Wild Things Are and most of the books by Henrik Drescher and Rabbit Ears. They were such childhood favorites of mine! I actually have two fan clubs Rabbit Ears Productions Fan Club and Henrik Drescher Fan Club that are dedicated to these books!


message 6: by Juliette (new)

Juliette La Surprise du Marche

GOURMAND WORLD COOKBOOKS AWARDS 2010

- YOU ARE THE WINNER IN CANADA - FRENCH

WITH: Mandarine et Kiwi
La Surprise du Marché
In the category: Best Cookbook Illustrations


message 7: by ~☆ Alice☆~ (last edited Jan 30, 2011 10:55PM) (new)

 ~☆ Alice☆~ No one draws and watercolors like Beatrix Potter! I think she is the best. Also, have you seen the movie about her life? Miss Potter? (very good)


message 8: by Zlote (last edited May 18, 2011 07:41AM) (new)

Zlote Lobyr Award-Winning/ Ronnie and BB/ by Nicole Izmaylov.
The fabulous story makes it a great read.
GAYA award winner 2010


message 9: by Alandra (new)

Alandra Kelly Hashway's MAY THE BEST DOG WIN is SUPER cute! :)


message 10: by [deleted user] (new)

I vote for Mikolay and Julia in the Attic by Magda M. Olchawska.


message 11: by Debbie (new)

Debbie I deleted some graphic novels that appeared on the list - 300, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Wolverine: Weapon X, and Batman: Year One. While they may literally be picture books, they don't really belong on a children's book list.


message 12: by Judy (new)

Judy My list isn't really in much of an order. They are all so good. I'm sure there are a few I will want to add later though, when I think of them!


message 13: by Murielle (new)

Murielle Cyr CULLOO #458 isn't a picture book. Can a helpful librarian please remove it from this list.

Thank you

Murielle Cyr (author)


message 14: by Murielle (last edited Jan 16, 2014 06:19PM) (new)

Murielle Cyr Please remove my book, CULLOO, #286, from this list. It is not a picture book and does not belong here. This is now my second request, it was at #458 with my first request and has now climbed.

Thank you
Murielle Cyr (author)


message 15: by Mitchell (new)

Mitchell I really wish this list had a minimum number of ratings of say 500. It would be much easier to keep author spam off. And for us compulsive completists, we could read say the top 100 books withing reading or skipping those. Alternatively, a lot more people would need to vote for a lot more books.


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