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
Goodbye, Friend! Hello, Friend!
Not Quite Snow White
Tallulah The Tooth Fairy CEO
Bunny in the Middle
What Does an Anteater Eat?
Turtle and Tortoise Are Not Friends
The Witcher, Vol. 4: Of Flesh and Flame
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
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
586 books — 527 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
2,455 books — 1,690 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!
447 books — 407 voters
The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda   WilliamsThe Hallo-Weiner by Dav PilkeyRoom on the Broom by Julia DonaldsonThe Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree by Stan BerenstainScary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz
Best Halloween Picture Books
465 books — 489 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 see your picture and in that picture I didn't see you.
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Ludwig Wittgenstein
A picture held us captive. And we could not get outside it, for it lay in our language and language seemed to repeat it to us inexorably.
Ludwig Wittgenstein, Philosophical Investigations

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