Book Riot's 100 Must-Read Picture Books for Kids and Adults

Picture books are some of the most wonderful things in the world and not just talking about for children (though these are totally for them too). From rhyming tales of books lost in zoos to death parables that refuse to sugarcoat, from surreal abstract collages to breathtaking classical art – there is nothing you can’t find in this simple, quick, beautiful form. These 100 must-reads span classics, as well as the titles which might not be well known but deserve a space in your reading life.

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