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Booklist: Favorite Picture Books



Here's a simple list of my favorite picture books, starting with my all-time favorite!

The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and The Big Hungry Bear by Don and Audrey Wood
Quick as a Cricket by Don and Audrey Wood
The Tooth Fairy by Don and Audrey Wood
People by Peter Spier (non-fiction, and perfection!)

My favorite classic picture books:
The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf, illustrated by Robert Lawson
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Rikki-Tikki-Tavi by Rudyard Kipling (the short story was originally published in The Jungle Book; I had a favorite edition of just this story that was fully illustrated and adorable, based on the Chuck Jones adaptation)

Want something a little more recent?
Olivia by Ian Falconer
My Friend Rabbit by Eric Rohmann
The Spider and the Fly by Mary Howitt, illustrated by Tony DiTerlizzi
Clara and Asha by Eric Rohmann
Sometimes I Like to Curl up in a Ball by Vicki Churchill
Fox Makes Friends by Adam Relf

* When I first created this list in 2006, I also posted it at Amazon.

Additional favorites of mine, plus some that are classroom/library staples:
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Clement Hurd
The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
(and many other wonderful books by Beatrix Potter)
Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst
(and the subsequent Alexander books)
Corduroy by Don Freeman (and the subsequent Corduroy stories)
The Poky Little Puppy by Janette Sebring Lowrey
A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond (and the subsequent Paddington stories)
Caps for Sale by Esphry Slobodkina
The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton
Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton
Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss
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