Picture Books

A picture book combines visual and verbal narratives in a book format, most often aimed at young children. The images in picture books use a range of media such as oil paints, acrylics, watercolor and pencil. Two of the earliest books with something like the format picture books still retain now were Heinrich Hoffmann's Struwwelpeter from 1845 and Beatrix Potter's The Tale of Peter Rabbit from 1902. Some of the best-known picture books are Robert McCloskey's Make Way for Ducklings, Dr. Seuss' The Cat In The Hat, and Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are. The Caldecott Medal (established 1 ...more

We Are (Not) Friends
Juana and Lucas: Big Problemas
Crossing on Time: Steam Engines, Fast Ships, and a Journey to the New World
The Important Thing About Margaret Wise Brown
The Sad Little Fact
When Sue Found Sue: Sue Hendrickson Discovers Her T. Rex
When Aidan Became A Brother
Camp Tiger
Albert's Quiet Quest
Sisters: Venus & Serena Williams
Sign Off
Rainbow: A First Book of Pride
Girls with Guts!: The Road to Breaking Barriers and Bashing Records
We Are (Not) Friends
Pete the Cat and the Treasure Map
The Magical Zoo #1
Dinosaur and Monster and The Magic Carpet (Dinosaur and Monster stories Book 1)
How to Read a Book
Where Are You From?
My Heart
It's Not Hansel and Gretel (It's Not a Fairy Tale, #2)
Mighty Monster Machines (Blaze and the Monster Machines) (Little Golden Book)
Frida Kahlo: Una biografía
Hello Lighthouse
You Are (Not) Small
The Bad Guys: Episode 3: The Furball Strikes Back
Harry the Happy Mouse
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice SendakThe Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric CarleLove You Forever by Robert MunschThe Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix PotterGuess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney
Best Books for a New Child's Library
322 books — 327 voters
The Adventures of Beekle by Dan SantatSam and Dave Dig a Hole by Mac BarnettThe Right Word by Jen BryantSparky! by Jenny OffillFirefly July by Paul B. Janeczko
2015 Mock Caldecott
82 books — 256 voters

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice SendakThe Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric CarleGreen Eggs and Ham by Dr. SeussThe Cat in the Hat by Dr. SeussBrown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr.
Best Childhood Picture Books
584 books — 525 voters

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise BrownThe Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric CarleBrown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr.Pat the Bunny by Dorothy KunhardtWhere the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Best Books for a Baby Shower!
444 books — 403 voters

Where the Wild Things Are
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
The Giving Tree
Green Eggs and Ham
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!
The Day the Crayons Quit
Goodnight Moon
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
The Cat in the Hat
The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs
I Want My Hat Back
This Is Not My Hat
Oh, The Places You'll Go!
The Polar Express

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I take a picture, but it's not about who is in the picture or the background of it. It's about the memories and meanings it holds.
Kayla Davis

Gabriel García Márquez
أن المرء يشيخ في الصور أكثر ، و بصورة أسوأ ، مما هو في الواقع
Gabriel García Márquez, Memories of My Melancholy Whores

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