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

Everything Sad Is Untrue
Fauja Singh Keeps Going: The True Story of the Oldest Person to Ever Run a Marathon
I'm Not a Girl
Me & Mama
Maud and Grand-Maud
The Belonging Tree
Heart on Pluto
The Weeping Wombat: The Nocturnals (Grow & Read Early Reader, Level 3)
We Will Rock Our Classmates
Gustavo, the Shy Ghost
Dozens of Doughnuts
First Day Critter Jitters
Shirley Chisholm is a Verb!
Choo-Choo School
Splat the Cat: I Scream for Ice Cream (I Can Read Level 1)
Pete the Cat's Trip to the Supermarket
Dog Man: Fetch-22 (Dog Man, #8)
Tiny T. Rex and the Impossible Hug
Pete the Kitty Goes to the Doctor (My First I Can Read)
I Am Every Good Thing
Bedtime Stories for Kids
Wiggly the Worm
I Promise
I Can Handle It (Mindful Mantras, #1)
We Don't Eat Our Classmates
Hello Lighthouse
Pete the Cat and the Treasure Map
My Pteranodon Has A Sneeze - Childrens Picture Book
Nana Akua Goes to School
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice SendakMake Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskeyThe Snowy Day by Ezra Jack KeatsThe Polar Express by Chris Van AllsburgThe Little House by Virginia Lee Burton
Caldecott Medal Winners
83 books — 425 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
602 books — 553 voters

The Arrival by Shaun TanTuesday by David WiesnerFlotsam by David WiesnerThe Snowman by Raymond BriggsGood Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann
Wordless Picture Books
290 books — 352 voters
It's Time To Wake, Jake! by Amanda Beth ConnollyOh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. SeussHow the Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr. SeussThe Princess Bride by William GoldmanWhere the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
Must Reads Now!
348 books — 238 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 — 258 voters

Where the Wild Things Are
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
The Giving Tree
Green Eggs and Ham
The Day the Crayons Quit
Goodnight Moon
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (If You Give...)
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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