Best Childhood Picture Books

I have many favorite picture books from my childhood. Some of them inspired me to draw for hours while others invited me to read them over and over again until the pages were dog eared and tattered. What are your favorites?
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589 books · 534 voters · list created May 13th, 2009 by Annie (votes) .
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message 1: by Jeff (new)

Jeff I would add these older classics that I enjoyed with my kids and (some) remember from my childhood.

Blueberries for Sal Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey


Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel
Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton




message 2: by [deleted user] (new)

I can't find Beatrix Potter on this first page. Wondering if it due to my blurry vision, surely she must be here as her illustrations are the very best.


message 3: by Mir (new)

Mir Cellular Biology? Really? Must've been added by one of those parents who only allow educational books!


message 4: by Fjóla (new)

Fjóla The book at the top of this list, African Safari with Ted and Raymond (51 ratings) does not belong here. None of the 84 authors voting for it could possibly have it as their "favorite picture book from their childhood", since it was only "published" in 2013. The same applies to A King Among Prince, Wendall, Turtle Wish, all books by Anna Othitis and all 12 books by Rhonda Patton/Chester McDaniel including their "horror" story Searching for the Unknown (not a picture book either, by the way). Also The Enchanted River Race (not a picture book). None of April Chloe Terrazas' books qualify either, including her Cellular Biology, The Atom and Elements and Neurology.


message 5: by Mary (new)

Mary Woldering I would like to add Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs


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