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

The Itty Bitty Witch
The Pigeon Has to Go to School
The King of Kindergarten
Small World
Unicorn Is Maybe Not So Great After All
Not Quite Snow White
Goodbye, Friend! Hello, Friend!
Tallulah The Tooth Fairy CEO
Bunny in the Middle
Turtle and Tortoise Are Not Friends
What Does an Anteater Eat?
Unstoppable Me
Pete the Cat and the Treasure Map
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2
The Magical Zoo #1
Harry the Happy Mouse
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: The Poetry of Mister Rogers
Mighty Monster Machines (Blaze and the Monster Machines) (Little Golden Book)
You Are (Not) Small
What If Everybody Said That?
We Are (Not) Friends
If I Built a School
Dinosaur and Monster and The Magic Carpet (Dinosaur and Monster stories Book 1)
Little Monkey Calms Down
The Explorer
Firenze's Light
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

Madeline by Ludwig BemelmansBlueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskeyThe Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales by Jon ScieszkaDon't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo WillemsClick, Clack, Moo by Doreen Cronin
Caldecott Honor Books
259 books — 211 voters
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
323 books — 328 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!
448 books — 409 voters
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice SendakThe Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric CarleMadeline by Ludwig BemelmansThe Cat in the Hat by Dr. SeussThe Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales by Jon Scieszka
Favorite picture books
402 books — 266 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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