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 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 — 542 voters
The Adventures of Beekle by Dan SantatSam and Dave Dig a Hole by Mac BarnettThe Right Word by Jen BryantSparky! by Jenny OffillGaston by Kelly DiPucchio
2015 Mock Caldecott
82 books — 260 voters

The Ultimate Human Secrets - The Hidden Power in our Mysterio... by Ramzi NajjarIt's Time To Wake, Jake! by Amanda Beth ConnollyThe You Beyond You - The Knowledge of the Willing by Ramzi NajjarOh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. SeussHow the Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr. Seuss
Must Reads Now!
427 books — 306 voters
Extra Yarn by Mac BarnettAnd Then It's Spring by Julie FoglianoGreen by Laura Vaccaro SeegerThis Is Not My Hat by Jon KlassenThe Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce
2013 Mock Caldecott
97 books — 249 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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