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2,232 books · 1,475 voters · list created July 30th, 2008 by Alexandra (votes) .
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message 1: by Papa (last edited Oct 10, 2009 08:22PM) (new)

Papa Mark Ladybug Baby Bug

Ladybug Baby Bug is an adorable children's picture book showing the importance of family love and support. A wonderful easy-reader and bedtime story.


message 2: by Sheri (new)

Sheri Fanny's Dream is a cute picture book by Caralyn Buehner, a version of the Cinderella Story. Published in the 2007-2008 range.


message 3: by Andrea (new)


message 5: by Ronyell (last edited Aug 05, 2010 11:45PM) (new)

Ronyell I just loved Where the Wild Things Are and most of the books by Henrik Drescher and Rabbit Ears. They were such childhood favorites of mine! I actually have two fan clubs Rabbit Ears Productions Fan Club and Henrik Drescher Fan Club that are dedicated to these books!


message 6: by Juliette (new)

Juliette La Surprise du Marche

GOURMAND WORLD COOKBOOKS AWARDS 2010

- YOU ARE THE WINNER IN CANADA - FRENCH

WITH: Mandarine et Kiwi
La Surprise du Marché
In the category: Best Cookbook Illustrations


message 7: by [deleted user] (last edited Jan 30, 2011 10:55PM) (new)

No one draws and watercolors like Beatrix Potter! I think she is the best. Also, have you seen the movie about her life? Miss Potter? (very good)


message 8: by Alandra (new)

Alandra Kelly Hashway's MAY THE BEST DOG WIN is SUPER cute! :)


message 9: by [deleted user] (new)

I vote for Mikolay and Julia in the Attic by Magda M. Olchawska.


message 10: by Debbie (new)

Debbie I deleted some graphic novels that appeared on the list - 300, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Wolverine: Weapon X, and Batman: Year One. While they may literally be picture books, they don't really belong on a children's book list.


message 11: by Judy (new)

Judy My list isn't really in much of an order. They are all so good. I'm sure there are a few I will want to add later though, when I think of them!


message 12: by Murielle (new)

Murielle Cyr CULLOO #458 isn't a picture book. Can a helpful librarian please remove it from this list.

Thank you

Murielle Cyr (author)


message 13: by Murielle (last edited Jan 16, 2014 06:19PM) (new)

Murielle Cyr Please remove my book, CULLOO, #286, from this list. It is not a picture book and does not belong here. This is now my second request, it was at #458 with my first request and has now climbed.

Thank you
Murielle Cyr (author)


message 14: by Mitchell (new)

Mitchell I really wish this list had a minimum number of ratings of say 500. It would be much easier to keep author spam off. And for us compulsive completists, we could read say the top 100 books withing reading or skipping those. Alternatively, a lot more people would need to vote for a lot more books.


message 15: by Kristy (new)

Kristy Kurjan Nap-a-Roo is a great board book about napping- Check it out!


message 16: by Jon (new)

Jon Lodge I must recommend Adorable Alice, it has a great twist at the end.


message 17: by Phil (new)

Phil Jensen There's some pretty obvious author spam on here, starting with Fruzzle's Mystery at #60. Only 60 people rated it, yet it has 20+ votes? Have these 20+ people read anything by Eric Carle? Lol.


message 18: by Sheri (new)

Sheri Are there any of the new 2010 and newer books included on this list? Like Wolfie the Bunny by Ame Dyckman? There are some new really fun picture books out there.


message 19: by Alexandra (new)

Alexandra Sheri wrote: "Are there any of the new 2010 and newer books included on this list? Like Wolfie the Bunny by Ame Dyckman? There are some new really fun picture books out there."

You can look through the list to see what's already on there, and you can add any you feel belong but aren't yet listed. :D


message 20: by Alexandra (new)

Alexandra Phil wrote: "There's some pretty obvious author spam on here, starting with Fruzzle's Mystery at #60. Only 60 people rated it, yet it has 20+ votes? Have these 20+ people read anything by Eric Carle? Lol."

Authors spamming Listopias has been a very real problem. Please feel encouraged to report it to GR anytime you believe that's going on.


message 21: by Mitchell (new)

Mitchell In general I find reporting what looks to be obvious author spam on a list a waste of time. The only thing that seems to matter is explicit rules set out in the list description and enforced by librarians. Unfortunately that kind of needs to be done by the list creator.

So if the list creator changed the list to say that there needed to be a minimum of 500 ratings to be on this list, I would be happy to go and delete the 10 books from the first page and the 8 books from the second page and so forth.


message 22: by Nanci (new)

Nanci Anyone have a recommendation for a preschooler who is having difficulty because their daddy travels a lot for work?


message 23: by Moniqua (new)

Moniqua Lewis Nanci wrote: "Anyone have a recommendation for a preschooler who is having difficulty because their daddy travels a lot for work?" Any luck finding one? The Airport book by Lisa Brown is good. Good luck.


message 24: by Mitchell (new)

Mitchell Books I would remove if only the criteria on this list were different:

African Safari with Ted and Raymond - 64 ratings with 24 votes.
The Tiny Caterpillar and the Great Big Tree - 23 ratings with 26 votes
My Sister Is My Best Friend: A Trilingual Story - 22 ratings with 18 votes
My Brother Is My Best Friend: Trilingual- Spanish, French and English - 44 ratings with 17 votes

Sure I could report them as listopia spam but generally I'd expect nothing to happen. I could remove them as a librarian, as can any librarian. But without clear guidance by the "list owner" preferably in this list description - such as a minimum number of ratings - like say 500 - I won't delete them.


message 25: by Sheri (last edited Jan 04, 2017 01:51PM) (new)

Sheri My new picks for 2016, Wolf Camp by Andrea Zuill, Mother Bruce by Ryan T. Higgins, My Grandpa is a Dinosaur by Richard Fairgay & Terry Jones, and A Morning with Grandpa by Sylvia Lui.


message 26: by Rainbowheart (last edited Jan 31, 2017 09:21PM) (new)

Rainbowheart Is the list creator still around? She could also edit to put "promotional spam will be deleted" in the description. A minimum rating requirement would also be a good idea, except that many people have added childhood favorites that have very few ratings, so it wouldn't be fair to delete those.


message 27: by Mitchell (last edited Feb 01, 2017 09:22PM) (new)

Mitchell Rainbowheart wrote: "Is the list creator still around? She could also edit to put "promotional spam will be deleted" in the description. A minimum rating requirement would also be a good idea, except that many people h..."

I don't see the list creator speaking up. But an alternative to use in other lists is that if the book is older than goodreads - say 2000 or earlier then there is no minimum rating requirement - or the minimum is a lot smaller, say 50 ratings.

For my needs I recently created - Best Popular Picture Books on Goodreads with pretty limited criteria - that is 5000 ratings and shelved at least 500 times as "picture book". Sure it won't be as long as this list - and if people ever start voting on it, I'll probably end up doing a lot of deletion. But it will always be a good starting place for picture books.


message 28: by Ros (new)

Ros Today I'm a Monster:

Cute story with a powerful message. Great book to teaching emotions to children, showing the love and acceptance of mother. I like the funny and catchy rhymes and great pictures inside!


message 29: by Ros (new)

Ros The Perfect Potty Zoo: The Funniest ABC Book

Perfect potty companion!
It is cute, funny and silly ABC book with great colorful pictures.


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