Beloved Picture Books for Children

Please be aware picture books within the genre of fairy tale are listed separately.

aesopcharlessantore

Aesop’s Fables illustrated by Charles Santore

aesopmilowinter

Aesop’s Fables for Children illustrated by Milo Winter

alltheplacestolove

All the Places to Love by Patricia MacLachlan

ameliabedelia

Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish

anatole

Anatole by Eve Titus

angusandtheducks

angusandthecat

Angus and the Ducks by Marjorie Flack, and its sequel Angus and the Cat

annosjourney

Anno’s Journey by Mitsumasa Anno

areyoumymother

Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman

billyandblaze

Billy and Blaze by C.W. Anderson, and others in series

blockcity

Block City by Robert Louis Stevenson, illustrated by Ashley Wolff (poem)

blueonblue

Blue on Blue by Dianne White, illustrated by Beth Krommes

blueberriesforsal

Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey

capsforsale

Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina

achildsbookofart

A Child’s Book of Art: Great Pictures, First Words by Lucy Micklethwait

achildsgardenofverses

A Child’s Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson, illustrated by Tasha Tudor (poetry)

childrenoftheforest

Children of the Forest by Elska Beskow

thechurchmice

The Church Mice Spread Their Wings by Graham Oakley

completebookflowerfairies

The Complete Book of the Flower Fairies by Cicely Mary Barker (poetry)

completetalesofpeterrabbit

The Original Peter Rabbit, Books 1-23 or The Complete Tales of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter

completetaleswinnie

The Complete Tales of Winnie-The-Pooh by A.A. Milne

theemptypot

The Empty Pot by Demi

frogwentacourtin

Frog Went A-Courtin’ by John Langstaff, illustrated by Feodor Rojankovsky

thegardener

The Gardener by Sarah Stewart

grandfathersjoureny

Grandfather’s Journey by Allen Say

hailstonesandhalibutbones

Hailstones and Halibut Bones: Adventures in Poetry and Color by Mary O’Neill (poetry)

hellolighthouse

Hello Lighthouse by Sophie Blackall

ahouseforhermitcrab

A House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle

ifyougiveamouseacookie

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff

jamesherriot

James Herriot’s Treasury for Children by James Herriot

katyandthebigsnow

Katy and the Big Snow by Virgina Lee Burton

littlebearbooks

Little Bear by Else Holmelund Minarik, also Father Bear Comes Home, Little Bear’s Friend, and Little Bear’s Visit

thelittlenenginethatcould

The Little Engine that Could by Watty Piper

thelittlehouse

The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton

thelittleredhen

The Little Red Hen by Paul Galdone

thelionandthemouse

The Lion & the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney

madeline

Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans

makewayforducklings

Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey

mikemulligan

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton

misssuzy

Miss Suzy by Miriam Young

themitten

The Mitten by Jan Brett

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Mother Goose: Mother Goose by Gyo Fujikawa, The Real Mother Goose by Blanche Fisher Wright, Favorite Nursery Rhymes from Mother Goose by Scott Gustafson

myfivesenses

My Five Senses by Aliki

mygreatauntarizona

My Great-Aunt Arizona by Gloria Houston

mymamahadadancingheart

My Mama Had a Dancing Heart by Libba Moore Gray

myshadow

My Shadow by Robert Louis Stevenson, illustrated by Glenna Lang (poem)

anewcoatforanna

A New Coat for Anna by Harriet Zierfert

onmarketstreet

On Market Street by Arnold Lobel, illustrated by Anita Lobel

1isone

1 is One by Tasha Tudor

onemorninginmaine

One Morning in Maine by Robert McCloskey

overinthemeadow

Over in the Meadow by John Langstaff, illustrated by Feodor Rojankovsky

owlmoon

Owl Moon by Jane Yolen

oxcartman

Ox-Cart Man by Donald Hall

pancakespancakes

Pancakes, Pancakes! by Eric Carle

paulreveresride

Paul Revere’s Ride by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, illustrated by Ted Rand (poem)

pellesnewsuit

Pelle’s New Suit by Elsa Beskow

putmeinthezoo

Put Me in the Zoo by Robert Lopshire

therelativescame

The Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant

richardscarrybest

Richard Scarry’s Best Storybook Ever by Richard Scarry

roxaboxen

Roxaboxen by Alice McLerran

asickdayforamos

A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead

thesnowyday

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

thestormbook

The Storm Book by Charlotte Zolotow

asongforlena

A Song for Lena by Hilary Horder Hippely

thestoryofholly&ivy

The Story of Holly & Ivy by Rumer Godden, illustrated by Barbara Cooney

thetigerwhocametotea

The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr

thyfriendobadiah

Thy Friend, Obadiah by Brinton Turkle

townmousecountrymouse

The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse by Paul Galdone

tuesday

Tuesday by David Wiesner

thevelveteenrabbit

The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams (original text), illustrated by William Nicholson

verylastfirsttime

Very Last First Time by Jan Andrews

whistleforwillie

Whistle for Willie by Ezra Jack Keats

wondersofnature

Wonders of Nature by Jane Werner Watson, illustrated by Eloise Wilkins

wynkenblynkenandnod

wynkenblynkenandnodcooney

Wynken, Blynken, and Nod by Eugene Field, illustrated by Johanna Westerman or Barbara Cooney (poem)

yonder

Yonder by Tony Johnston

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