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

We Are (Not) Friends
Juana and Lucas: Big Problemas
Crossing on Time: Steam Engines, Fast Ships, and a Journey to the New World
The Important Thing About Margaret Wise Brown
The Sad Little Fact
When Sue Found Sue: Sue Hendrickson Discovers Her T. Rex
When Aidan Became A Brother
Camp Tiger
Albert's Quiet Quest
Sisters: Venus & Serena Williams
Ogilvy
Sign Off
Girls with Guts!: The Road to Breaking Barriers and Bashing Records
Rainbow: A First Book of Pride
Cowhide-and-Seek
Spiky
We Are (Not) Friends
Pete the Cat and the Treasure Map
The Magical Zoo #1
Dinosaur and Monster and The Magic Carpet (Dinosaur and Monster stories Book 1)
How to Read a Book
Where Are You From?
My Heart
It's Not Hansel and Gretel (It's Not a Fairy Tale, #2)
Mighty Monster Machines (Blaze and the Monster Machines) (Little Golden Book)
Frida Kahlo: Una biografía
Hello Lighthouse
You Are (Not) Small
The Bad Guys: Episode 3: The Furball Strikes Back
Harry the Happy Mouse
Edith and Little Bear Lend a Hand by Dare WrightThe Doll and the Kitten by Dare WrightThe Little Family by Lois LenskiMiffy at the Playground by Dick BrunaThe Bad Times of Irma Baumlein by Carol Ryrie Brink
Really Underrated Children's Books
939 books — 266 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
322 books — 327 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 — 267 voters
The Night Gardener by Terry FanMaybe Something Beautiful by F. Isabel CampoyThey All Saw A Cat by Brendan WenzelThunder Boy Jr. by Sherman AlexieFreedom in Congo Square by Carole Boston Weatherford
2017 Mock Caldecott
97 books — 214 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
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
2,447 books — 1,677 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
Corduroy

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