Picture Book Classics

The following books are popular choices for preschoolers and primary-grade children. Many of these authors have written other appealing picture books. Click on the title to see if the book is available.

Barrett, Judi Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs.
Bemelmans, Ludwig Madeline.
Bishop, Claire Huchet The Five Chinese Brothers.
Brett, Jan The Mitten: A Ukrainian Folktale.
Briggs, Raymond The Snowman.
Bright, Robert Georgie.
Brown, Marcia Stone Soup: An Old Tale.
Brown, Margaret Wise Goodnight Moon.
Brown, Margaret Wise The Runaway Bunny.
Burningham, John Mr. Gumpy's Motor Car.
Burton, Virginia Lee The Little House.
Burton, Virginia Lee Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel.
Carle, Eric The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
Crews, Donald Freight Train.
Daugherty, James Andy and the Lion.
Brunhoff, Jean de The Story of Babar The Little Elephant.
DePaola, Tomie Strega Nona: An Old Tale.
Duvoisin, Roger Petunia.
Ets, Marie Hall Gilberto and the Wind.
Fatio, Louise The Happy Lion.
Flack, Marjorie Angus and the Ducks.
Flack, Marjorie Ask Mr. Bear.
Flack, Marjorie The Story About Ping.
Freeman, Don Corduroy.
Freeman, Don Norman the Doorman.
Gág, Wanda Millions of Cats.
Galdone, Paul The Three Billy Goats Gruff.
Ginsburg, Mirra Mushroom in the Rain.
Gramatky, Hardie Little Toot.
Hader, Berta The Big Snow.
Hoban, Russell Bread and Jam for Frances.
Hutchins, Pat Happy Birthday, Sam.
Hutchins, Pat Rosie's Walk.
Johnson, Crockett Harold and the Purple Crayon.
Kahl, Virginia The Duchess Bakes A Cake.
Keats, Ezra Jack The Snowy Day.
Kellogg, Steven The Mysterious Tadpole.
Kraus, Robert Leo the Late Bloomer.
Kraus, Robert Milton the Early Riser.
Krauss, Ruth The Carrot Seed.
Lamorisse, Albert The Red Balloon.
Leaf, Munro The Story of Ferdinand.
Lionni, Leo Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse.
Lionni, Leo Little Blue and Little Yellow A Story for Pippo and Ann and Other Children.
Lionni, Leo Swimmy.
Lobel, Arnold The Great Blueness and Other Predicaments.
Lobel, Anita On Market Street.
Marshall, James George and Martha.
Martin, Bill Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
McCloskey, Robert Blueberries for Sal.
McCloskey, Robert Lentil.
McCloskey, Robert Make Way for Ducklings.
McDermott, Gerald Arrow to the Sun: A Pueblo Indian Tale.
Mosel, Arlene Tikki Tikki Tembo.
Payne, Emmy Katy No-Pocket.
Peet, Bill The Caboose Who Got Loose.
Petersham, Maud The Circus Baby.
Piper, Watty The Little Engine That Could.
Potter, Beatrix The Tale of Peter Rabbit.
Rey, H. A. Curious George.
Sendak, Maurice Chicken Soup With Rice: A Book of Months.
Sendak, Maurice Where the Wild Things Are.
Seuss Horton Hatches the Egg.
Seuss McElligot's Pool.
Slobodkina, Esphyr Caps for Sale: A Tale of A Peddler, Some Monkeys, and Their Monkey Business.
Steig, William Sylvester and the Magic Pebble.
Thompson, Kay Kay Thompson's Eloise The Absolutely Essential Edition.
Ungerer, Tomi Crictor.
Viorst, Judith Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.
Waber, Bernard Ira Sleeps Over.
Waber, Bernard Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile.
Ward, Lynd The Biggest Bear.
Zion, Gene Harry, the Dirty Dog.
Zolotow, Charlotte Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present.