Best Picture Books
The best children's picture books.
1 Where the Wild Things Are
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4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 387,346 ratings
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2 The Very Hungry Caterpillar
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 185,794 ratings
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3 Green Eggs and Ham
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4.29 of 5 stars 4.29 avg rating — 339,173 ratings
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4 Goodnight Moon
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4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 178,909 ratings
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5 The Cat in the Hat
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 233,674 ratings
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6 The Giving Tree
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4.38 of 5 stars 4.38 avg rating — 480,226 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 — 124,273 ratings
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8 My First Fun Golf Steps (My...
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5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 68 ratings
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9 The Lorax
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4.36 of 5 stars 4.36 avg rating — 154,021 ratings
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10 The Monster at the End of t...
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4.47 of 5 stars 4.47 avg rating — 74,668 ratings
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11 Madeline
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 103,565 ratings
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12 Corduroy
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4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 116,375 ratings
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13 How the Grinch Stole Christ...
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4.34 of 5 stars 4.34 avg rating — 168,818 ratings
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14 Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 64,612 ratings
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15 The Tale of Peter Rabbit
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 110,324 ratings
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16 The Polar Express
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4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 96,385 ratings
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17 Oh, The Places You'll Go!
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4.32 of 5 stars 4.32 avg rating — 165,150 ratings
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18 Make Way for Ducklings
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 51,089 ratings
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19 Are You My Mother?
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 99,186 ratings
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20 The Poky Little Puppy (Litt...
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 46,436 ratings
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21 Curious George
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 83,068 ratings
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22 Horton Hears a Who!
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 56,137 ratings
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23 Harold and the Purple Crayon
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4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 77,432 ratings
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24 Alexander and the Terrible,...
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 104,671 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 — 76,209 ratings
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26 One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fis...
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 92,145 ratings
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27 The Velveteen Rabbit
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 133,812 ratings
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28 Brown Bear, Brown Bear, Wha...
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 90,562 ratings
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29 Frog and Toad Are Friends (...
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 46,889 ratings
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30 Caps for Sale
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 50,691 ratings
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31 Stellaluna
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 53,795 ratings
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32 Love You Forever
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4.32 of 5 stars 4.32 avg rating — 104,576 ratings
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33 The Runaway Bunny
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 35,394 ratings
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34 The Napping House
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4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 27,037 ratings
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35 Go, Dog. Go!
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 46,709 ratings
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36 Ronnie and BB
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4.89 of 5 stars 4.89 avg rating — 38 ratings
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37 African Safari with Ted and...
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4.96 of 5 stars 4.96 avg rating — 48 ratings
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38 The Little House
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 23,464 ratings
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39 Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary...
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4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 25,217 ratings
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40 Blueberries for Sal
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 38,521 ratings
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41 Fruzzle's Mystery Talent: A...
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42 The Story of Babar
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 37,682 ratings
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43 Miss Nelson Is Missing! (Mi...
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4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 54,190 ratings
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44 The Little Mouse, the Red R...
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4.3 of 5 stars 4.30 avg rating — 20,077 ratings
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45 Mike Mulligan and His Steam...
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 29,333 ratings
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46 Don't Let the Pigeon Drive ...
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4.29 of 5 stars 4.29 avg rating — 35,894 ratings
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47 The Snowman
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 8,678 ratings
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48 A Bad Case of Stripes
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 33,846 ratings
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49 Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 23,683 ratings
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50 Tuesday
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 14,885 ratings
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51 If You Give a Pig a Pancake
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 34,968 ratings
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52 The Story of Ferdinand
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4.35 of 5 stars 4.35 avg rating — 46,041 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 — 102,818 ratings
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54 Chrysanthemum
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4.29 of 5 stars 4.29 avg rating — 29,283 ratings
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55 The Mitten
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 42,914 ratings
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56 Little Bear
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 31,747 ratings
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57 Turtle Wish
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4.69 of 5 stars 4.69 avg rating — 91 ratings
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58 Pat the Bunny
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 12,046 ratings
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59 Fancy Nancy
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 15,157 ratings
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60 Owl Babies
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 6,886 ratings
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61 The Dot
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4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 7,683 ratings
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62 The Tiny Caterpillar and th...
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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 16 ratings
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63 Animalia
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 13,109 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 Olivia
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 33,930 ratings
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66 Guess How Much I Love You
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4.34 of 5 stars 4.34 avg rating — 74,583 ratings
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67 Borrowed Wings
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4.75 of 5 stars 4.75 avg rating — 24 ratings
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68 Owl Moon
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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 20,378 ratings
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69 Llama Llama Red Pajama
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4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 19,603 ratings
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70 Click Clack Moo: Cows That ...
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 42,557 ratings
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71 Frédéric
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 11,813 ratings
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72 Bread and Jam for Frances
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 20,081 ratings
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73 Jumanji
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 14,411 ratings
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74 Fox in Socks (Dr Seuss - Gr...
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 27,924 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 — 22,191 ratings
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76 The Ugly Duckling
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 16,786 ratings
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77 The Snowy Day
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 54,032 ratings
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78 Liam and the Grump
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4.64 of 5 stars 4.64 avg rating — 28 ratings
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79 In the Night Kitchen
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 9,461 ratings
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80 The 500 Hats of Bartholomew...
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 7,745 ratings
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81 The Little Rose
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4.78 of 5 stars 4.78 avg rating — 45 ratings
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82 The Tale of Tom Kitten
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 4,208 ratings
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83 The Kissing Hand
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4.38 of 5 stars 4.38 avg rating — 32,152 ratings
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84 Richard Scarry's Best Story...
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 4,654 ratings
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85 Strega Nona
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 43,188 ratings
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86 Millions of Cats
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 11,042 ratings
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87 Rapunzel
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 9,209 ratings
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88 The Arrival
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4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 20,850 ratings
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89 The Complete Tales
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4.34 of 5 stars 4.34 avg rating — 41,722 ratings
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90 Horton Hatches the Egg
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 19,542 ratings
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91 Roxaboxen
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4.36 of 5 stars 4.36 avg rating — 2,288 ratings
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92 Hairy Maclary from Donaldso...
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4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 5,861 ratings
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93 The Rainbabies
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 578 ratings
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94 Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 15,856 ratings
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95 Each Peach Pear Plum
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 7,887 ratings
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96 Bear Snores On
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 16,614 ratings
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97 The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 6,696 ratings
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98 Tawny Scrawny Lion
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 8,775 ratings
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99 Richard Scarry's Best Word ...
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 3,499 ratings
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100 The Tale of Benjamin Bunny
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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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