Favorite Books – Picture Books

12-27-07 avery books

Clear the shelves!  It’s time to pick out a good book!

This is the second post of a 5-part series dedicated to our favorite books for children and youth.

  • Part 1: Audiobooks
  • Part 2: Picture Books
  • Part 3: Easy Readers
  • Part 4: Chapter Books
  • Part 5: Read-Aloud Books

My kids are mostly finished with picture books now, but there are still some stories that we all really enjoy.  I can’t possibly list all the wonderful children’s books out there, but I’ll share just a few of our favorites, alphabetical by author’s last name.

  • Oh, Kojo! How Could You? retold by Verna Aardema
  • Who’s in Rabbit’s House retold by Verna Aardema
  • Song and Dance Man by Karen Ackerman
  • Night Cat by Margaret Beames
  • I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More by Karen Beaumont
  • Cockatoos by Quentin Blake
  • Mrs. Armitage and the Big Wave by Quentin Blake
  • Zagazoo by Quentin Blake
  • Barnyard Dance by Sandra Boynton
  • Violet the Pilot by Steve Breen
  • The Mitten adapted by Jan Brett
  • Sam and the Lucky Money by Karen Chinn
  • The Biggest Bed in the World by Lindsay Camp
  • Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin
  • The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson
  • A Squash and a Squeeze by Julia Donaldson
  • The Circus Ship by Chris Van Dusen
  • Miss Penny and Mr. Grubbs by Lisa Ernst
  • Mr. Zinger’s Hat by Cary Fagan
  • Millions of Cats by Wanda Ga’g
  • Something From Nothing by Phoebe Gilman
  • Molly Limbo by Margaret Hodges
  • Henry Works by D. B. Johnson
  • Henry Climbs a Mountain by D. B. Johnson
  • Goha the Wise Fool by Denys Johnson-Davies
  • Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins by Eric Kimmel
  • Fat Cat retold by Margaret MacDonald
  • Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
  • Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey
  • Lentil by Robert McCloskey
  • Tikki Tikki Tembo retold by Arlene Mosel
  • Zen Shorts by Jon Muth
  • Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
  • The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
  • Oh, The Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss
  • Horton Hears a Who by Dr. Seuss
  • Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? by Dr. Seuss
  • The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
  • Oh Say Can You Say? by Dr. Seuss
  • Fox in Socks by Dr. Seuss
  • One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss
  • There’s a Wocket in my Pocket by Dr. Seuss
  • And to Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street by Dr. Seuss
  • Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
  • The Sneeches and Other Stories by Dr. Seuss
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss
  • Chipmunk at Hollow Tree Lane by Victoria Sherrow
  • Circus Ship by Chris Van Dusen
  • King Hugo’s Big Ego by Chris Van Dusen
  • Tuesday by David Weisner
  • Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems
  • King Bidgood’s in the Bathtub by Audrey and Don Wood

I’m sure I have other favorites, but this is a good start!