Best Picture Books
The best children's picture books.
1 Where the Wild Things Are
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4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 408,943 ratings
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2 The Very Hungry Caterpillar
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 193,636 ratings
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3 Green Eggs and Ham
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4.29 of 5 stars 4.29 avg rating — 351,899 ratings
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4 Goodnight Moon
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4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 193,961 ratings
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5 The Cat in the Hat
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 242,616 ratings
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6 The Giving Tree
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4.38 of 5 stars 4.38 avg rating — 495,789 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 — 135,904 ratings
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8 The Lorax
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4.36 of 5 stars 4.36 avg rating — 158,415 ratings
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9 The Monster at the End of t...
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4.46 of 5 stars 4.46 avg rating — 76,791 ratings
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10 Madeline
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 105,760 ratings
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11 How the Grinch Stole Christ...
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4.34 of 5 stars 4.34 avg rating — 172,771 ratings
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12 Corduroy
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4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 122,800 ratings
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13 Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 72,575 ratings
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14 The Tale of Peter Rabbit
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 113,803 ratings
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15 The Polar Express
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4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 102,798 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 — 169,621 ratings
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17 Are You My Mother?
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 103,939 ratings
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18 Make Way for Ducklings
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 53,839 ratings
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19 Horton Hears a Who!
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 57,305 ratings
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20 Harold and the Purple Crayon
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4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 80,900 ratings
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21 Alexander and the Terrible,...
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 108,101 ratings
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22 Curious George
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 86,954 ratings
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23 The Poky Little Puppy (Litt...
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 50,561 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 — 94,525 ratings
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25 The Velveteen Rabbit
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 136,644 ratings
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26 Cloudy With a Chance of Mea...
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 78,918 ratings
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27 Brown Bear, Brown Bear, Wha...
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 92,315 ratings
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28 Frog and Toad Are Friends (...
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 49,798 ratings
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29 Stellaluna
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 60,113 ratings
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30 Caps for Sale
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 52,974 ratings
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31 The Runaway Bunny
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 37,911 ratings
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32 Love You Forever
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4.32 of 5 stars 4.32 avg rating — 107,609 ratings
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33 Go, Dog. Go!
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 49,368 ratings
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34 The Napping House
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4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 28,565 ratings
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35 The Little House
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 25,016 ratings
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36 Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary...
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4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 27,829 ratings
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37 Miss Nelson Is Missing! (Mi...
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4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 56,274 ratings
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38 Ronnie and BB
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4.89 of 5 stars 4.89 avg rating — 38 ratings
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39 African Safari with Ted and...
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4.82 of 5 stars 4.82 avg rating — 51 ratings
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40 The Little Mouse, the Red R...
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4.3 of 5 stars 4.30 avg rating — 21,962 ratings
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41 The Story of Babar
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 38,573 ratings
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42 Blueberries for Sal
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 40,013 ratings
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43 Don't Let the Pigeon Drive ...
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4.29 of 5 stars 4.29 avg rating — 39,338 ratings
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44 Mike Mulligan and His Steam...
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 30,836 ratings
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45 Fruzzle's Mystery Talent: A...
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4.81 of 5 stars 4.81 avg rating — 54 ratings
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46 A Bad Case of Stripes
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 37,186 ratings
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47 The Snowman
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 9,004 ratings
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48 The Story of Ferdinand
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4.35 of 5 stars 4.35 avg rating — 48,604 ratings
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49 Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 25,708 ratings
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50 If You Give a Pig a Pancake
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 39,370 ratings
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51 Chrysanthemum
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4.29 of 5 stars 4.29 avg rating — 31,713 ratings
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52 Tuesday
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 15,542 ratings
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53 The True Story of the 3 Lit...
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4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 107,074 ratings
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54 The Mitten
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 47,823 ratings
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55 Little Bear
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 32,777 ratings
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56 Fancy Nancy
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 15,994 ratings
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57 The Tiny Caterpillar and th...
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4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 17 ratings
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58 Animalia
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 13,445 ratings
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59 Owl Babies
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 7,548 ratings
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60 Guess How Much I Love You
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4.34 of 5 stars 4.34 avg rating — 78,136 ratings
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61 Pat the Bunny
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 13,306 ratings
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62 The Dot
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4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 8,791 ratings
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63 Owl Moon
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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 21,755 ratings
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64 May the Best Dog Win
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4.43 of 5 stars 4.43 avg rating — 37 ratings
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65 Click Clack Moo: Cows That ...
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 45,892 ratings
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66 Olivia
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 34,817 ratings
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67 Borrowed Wings
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4.76 of 5 stars 4.76 avg rating — 25 ratings
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68 Frédéric
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 12,195 ratings
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69 We're Going on a Bear Hunt
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4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 23,093 ratings
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70 Bread and Jam for Frances
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 20,757 ratings
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71 Llama Llama Red Pajama
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4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 20,646 ratings
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72 Fox in Socks (Dr Seuss - Gr...
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 28,863 ratings
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73 Jumanji
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 14,981 ratings
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74 The Snowy Day
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 57,215 ratings
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75 The Ugly Duckling
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 18,144 ratings
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76 The Kissing Hand
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4.38 of 5 stars 4.38 avg rating — 36,745 ratings
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77 Liam and the Grump
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4.55 of 5 stars 4.55 avg rating — 29 ratings
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78 In the Night Kitchen
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 9,797 ratings
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79 Horton Hatches the Egg
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 19,871 ratings
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80 The 500 Hats of Bartholomew...
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 8,025 ratings
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81 The Little Rose
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4.73 of 5 stars 4.73 avg rating — 45 ratings
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82 The Magic of Maxwell and Hi...
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4.74 of 5 stars 4.74 avg rating — 31 ratings
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83 Strega Nona
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 45,069 ratings
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84 The Tale of Tom Kitten
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 4,329 ratings
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85 The Complete Tales
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4.34 of 5 stars 4.34 avg rating — 44,941 ratings
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86 Roxaboxen
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4.37 of 5 stars 4.37 avg rating — 2,578 ratings
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87 My First Travel Book
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4.77 of 5 stars 4.77 avg rating — 133 ratings
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88 Hairy Maclary from Donaldso...
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4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 6,289 ratings
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89 Richard Scarry's Best Story...
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 4,913 ratings
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90 Millions of Cats
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 11,728 ratings
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91 Rapunzel
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 10,270 ratings
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92 The Arrival
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4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 22,592 ratings
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93 Tawny Scrawny Lion
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 9,624 ratings
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94 The Rainbabies
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 619 ratings
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95 Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 16,753 ratings
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96 Richard Scarry's Best Word ...
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 3,694 ratings
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97 Each Peach Pear Plum
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 8,761 ratings
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98 The Enormous Crocodile
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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 9,016 ratings
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99 Bear Snores On
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 17,831 ratings
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99 Miss Rumphius
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4.44 of 5 stars 4.44 avg rating — 13,295 ratings
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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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