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

So You Want To Build a Library
Survivor Tree
Cat Problems
Mindful Mr. Sloth
My Two Border Towns
Pando: A Living Wonder of Trees
The Little Wooden Robot and the Log Princess
Let It Grow
Goodnight Ganesha
Being You: A First Conversation about Gender
A Song of Frutas
The Longest Storm
Poultrygeist
Best Buddies
Boogie Boogie, Y'all
This Very Tree: A Story of 9/11, Resilience, and Regrowth
Branches of Hope: The 9/11 Survivor Tree
The Rock from the Sky
Pete the Kitty's First Day of Preschool
The Leaf Thief
That Monster on the Block
How to Apologize
We're All Wonders
My First Day
We Don't Eat Our Classmates
Paletero Man
The Capybaras
Sharice's Big Voice: A Native Kid Becomes a Congresswoman
Toasty
Trying
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric CarleWhere the Wild Things Are by Maurice SendakLove You Forever by Robert MunschThe Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix PotterGoodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
Best Books for a New Child's Library
373 books — 388 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!
567 books — 481 voters

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric CarleWhere the Wild Things Are by Maurice SendakGreen Eggs and Ham by Dr. SeussGoodnight Moon by Margaret Wise BrownThe Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
Best Picture Books
2,809 books — 1,934 voters
The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda   WilliamsRoom on the Broom by Julia DonaldsonThe Hallo-Weiner 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
553 books — 544 voters

The Lonely Doll Learns a Lesson by Dare WrightEdith and Little Bear Lend a Hand by Dare WrightThe Doll and the Kitten by Dare WrightThe Little Family by Lois LenskiThe Bad Times of Irma Baumlein by Carol Ryrie Brink
Really Underrated Children's Books
982 books — 287 voters
The Rough-Face Girl by Rafe MartinMufaro's Beautiful Daughters by John SteptoeCinder Edna by Ellen JacksonYeh-Shen by Ai-Ling LouieAdelita by Tomie dePaola
Cinderella Stories
118 books — 331 voters

Where the Wild Things Are
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
The Giving Tree
Green Eggs and Ham
The Day the Crayons Quit
Goodnight Moon
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)
Oh, the Places You'll Go!
This Is Not My Hat
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