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

Hey, Bruce!: An Interactive Book
The Flamingo: A Graphic Novel Chapter Book
Dressing Up the Stars: The Story of Movie Costume Designer Edith Head
The Kindest Red: A Story of Hijab and Friendship
A Costume for Charly
Not All Sheep Are Boring!
Night Lunch
Yossel's Journey
Diwali in My New Home
Magic: Once Upon a Faraway Land
Buddha and the Rose
Meowsterpieces: A Cat's Guide to Art . . . And Life!
Vampire Baby!
Women in Medicine
Giant Island
The Leaf Thief
Pete the Cat: The Petes Go Marching
Pete the Cat: Out of This World
Hey, Bruce!: An Interactive Book
That Monster on the Block
Julián Is a Mermaid (Julián, #1)
Don't Forget Dexter!
Knight Owl
The Good, the Bad, and the Spooky
It's OK to Feel Things Deeply
We Don't Eat Our Classmates (Penelope Rex, #1)
Pizza!: A Slice of History
A Library
The Smart Cookie
Your Name Is a Song
The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda   WilliamsRoom on the Broom by Julia DonaldsonThe Hallo-Wiener by Dav PilkeyScary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin SchwartzThe Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree by Stan Berenstain
Best Halloween Picture Books
572 books — 563 voters
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice SendakThe Snowy Day by Ezra Jack KeatsMake Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskeyThe Polar Express by Chris Van AllsburgThe Little House by Virginia Lee Burton
Caldecott Medal Winners
85 books — 443 voters

The Funny Adventures of Little Nani by Cinta García de la RosaTurtle Wish by Murielle CyrCulloo by Murielle CyrBallet Boy by Anfaney GladwinBoring Bob by Anfaney Gladwin
Indie children's ebooks
310 books — 361 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!
584 books — 494 voters

Edith and Little Bear Lend a Hand by Dare WrightThe Lonely Doll Learns a Lesson by Dare WrightThe Little Family by Lois LenskiThe Doll and the Kitten by Dare WrightLittle Eddie by Carolyn Haywood
Really Underrated Children's Books
1,011 books — 294 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
712 books — 598 voters

Where the Wild Things Are
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
The Giving Tree
Green Eggs and Ham
Goodnight Moon
The Day the Crayons Quit
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (If You Give...)
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!
The Cat in the Hat (The Cat in the Hat, #1)
The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs
I Want My Hat Back
The Snowy Day (Peter, #1)
This Is Not My Hat
Oh, the Places You'll Go!
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