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 — 408,480 ratings
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2 The Very Hungry Caterpillar
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 193,470 ratings
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3 Green Eggs and Ham
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4.29 of 5 stars 4.29 avg rating — 351,615 ratings
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4 Goodnight Moon
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4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 193,811 ratings
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5 The Cat in the Hat
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 242,400 ratings
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6 The Giving Tree
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4.38 of 5 stars 4.38 avg rating — 495,632 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 — 135,830 ratings
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8 The Lorax
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4.36 of 5 stars 4.36 avg rating — 158,320 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 — 76,722 ratings
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10 Madeline
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 105,728 ratings
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11 Corduroy
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4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 122,766 ratings
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12 How the Grinch Stole Christ...
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4.34 of 5 stars 4.34 avg rating — 172,692 ratings
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13 Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 72,489 ratings
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14 The Tale of Peter Rabbit
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 113,730 ratings
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15 The Polar Express
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4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 102,747 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 — 169,503 ratings
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17 Are You My Mother?
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 103,841 ratings
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18 Make Way for Ducklings
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 53,782 ratings
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19 Horton Hears a Who!
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 57,285 ratings
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20 Harold and the Purple Crayon
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4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 80,852 ratings
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21 Alexander and the Terrible,...
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 108,060 ratings
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22 Curious George
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 86,918 ratings
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23 The Poky Little Puppy (Litt...
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 50,527 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 — 94,462 ratings
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25 The Velveteen Rabbit
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 136,579 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 — 78,878 ratings
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27 Brown Bear, Brown Bear, Wha...
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 92,277 ratings
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28 Frog and Toad Are Friends (...
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 49,774 ratings
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29 Stellaluna
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 60,030 ratings
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30 Caps for Sale
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 52,931 ratings
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31 The Runaway Bunny
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 37,888 ratings
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32 Love You Forever
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4.32 of 5 stars 4.32 avg rating — 107,548 ratings
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33 Go, Dog. Go!
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 49,316 ratings
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34 The Napping House
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4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 28,528 ratings
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35 The Little House
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 25,000 ratings
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36 Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary...
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4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 27,814 ratings
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37 Miss Nelson Is Missing! (Mi...
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4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 56,245 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 — 21,946 ratings
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41 The Story of Babar
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 38,537 ratings
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42 Blueberries for Sal
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 39,978 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 — 39,324 ratings
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44 Mike Mulligan and His Steam...
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 30,807 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 — 37,159 ratings
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47 The Snowman
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 8,993 ratings
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48 The Story of Ferdinand
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4.35 of 5 stars 4.35 avg rating — 48,565 ratings
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49 Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 25,688 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 — 39,323 ratings
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51 Chrysanthemum
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4.29 of 5 stars 4.29 avg rating — 31,675 ratings
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52 Tuesday
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 15,536 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 — 107,010 ratings
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54 The Mitten
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 47,778 ratings
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55 Little Bear
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 32,762 ratings
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56 Fancy Nancy
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 15,986 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 — 13,436 ratings
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59 Owl Babies
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 7,542 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 — 78,047 ratings
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61 Pat the Bunny
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 13,288 ratings
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62 The Dot
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4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 8,777 ratings
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63 Owl Moon
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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 21,728 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 — 45,876 ratings
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66 Olivia
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 34,800 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 — 12,185 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 — 23,077 ratings
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70 Bread and Jam for Frances
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 20,745 ratings
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71 Llama Llama Red Pajama
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4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 20,630 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 — 28,847 ratings
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73 Jumanji
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 14,976 ratings
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74 The Snowy Day
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 57,161 ratings
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75 The Ugly Duckling
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 18,121 ratings
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76 The Kissing Hand
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4.38 of 5 stars 4.38 avg rating — 36,690 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 — 9,788 ratings
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79 Horton Hatches the Egg
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 19,859 ratings
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80 The 500 Hats of Bartholomew...
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 8,021 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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4.73 of 5 stars 4.73 avg rating — 30 ratings
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83 Strega Nona
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 45,040 ratings
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84 The Tale of Tom Kitten
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 4,324 ratings
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85 The Complete Tales
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4.34 of 5 stars 4.34 avg rating — 44,913 ratings
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86 Roxaboxen
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4.37 of 5 stars 4.37 avg rating — 2,576 ratings
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87 Hairy Maclary from Donaldso...
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4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 6,280 ratings
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88 Richard Scarry's Best Story...
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 4,907 ratings
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89 Millions of Cats
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 11,713 ratings
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90 Rapunzel
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 10,260 ratings
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91 The Arrival
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4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 22,585 ratings
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92 My First Travel Book
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4.77 of 5 stars 4.77 avg rating — 129 ratings
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93 Tawny Scrawny Lion
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 9,614 ratings
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94 The Rainbabies
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 618 ratings
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95 Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 16,735 ratings
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96 Richard Scarry's Best Word ...
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4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 3,692 ratings
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97 Each Peach Pear Plum
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 8,753 ratings
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98 The Enormous Crocodile
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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 9,009 ratings
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99 Bear Snores On
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 17,817 ratings
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99 Miss Rumphius
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4.44 of 5 stars 4.44 avg rating — 13,284 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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