Categories

30 of My Favorite Picture Books

children's book display

There’s nothing I like quite as much as snuggling up with my kids and reading a picture book. Here is a selection of some of my favorites — certainly not all of them because that list would be miles long. : )

Tell me, what are your children’s book essentials that I missed?

nggallery id=’122169′

  • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day 1 of 30
    Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day
    That's what I look like when I wake up too.
    Click here to buy from Amazon
  • Archie and the Pirates 2 of 30
    Archie and the Pirates
    You can't go wrong with a monkey and pirates.
    Click here to buy from Amazon
  • A Bargain for Frances 3 of 30
    A Bargain for Frances
    I love all of the Frances books.
    Click here to buy from Barnes and Noble
  • Blueberries for Sal 4 of 30
    Blueberries for Sal
    I remember fondly reading this when I was a kid.
    Click here to buy from Amazon
  • Curious George 5 of 30
    Curious George
    All kids love the mischievous monkey.
    Click here to buy from Amazon
  • Fables 6 of 30
    Fables
    I love this collection of fables.
    Click here to buy from Amazon
  • Frog and Toad Together 7 of 30
    Frog and Toad Together
    I love the story of them not being able to stop eating the chocolate chip cookies.
    Click here to buy from Amazon
  • Good Night Gorilla 8 of 30
    Good Night Gorilla
    This story is told through pictures so a good pick when your voice is tired from yelling.
    Click here to buy from Amazon
  • Green Eggs and Ham 9 of 30
    Green Eggs and Ham
    I wanted to include ten Dr Seuss books but this one is my absolute favorite.
    Click here to buy from Amazon
  • The Incredible Book Eating Boy 10 of 30
    The Incredible Book Eating Boy
    Fun illustrations + a quirky story = a winner.
    Click here to buy from Amazon
  • The Jolly Postman 11 of 30
    The Jolly Postman
    Your kids will love opening up each letter in this interactive tale.
    Click here to buy from Amazon
  • The Little Bear Treasury 12 of 30
    The Little Bear Treasury
    Read one story for a short break or read the entire book to procrastinate bedtime.
    Click here to buy from Amazon
  • The Little House 13 of 30
    The Little House
    I even love the animated cartoon of this one.
    Click here to buy from Amazon
  • Madeline 14 of 30
    Madeline
    A classic that will have you wanting to take a trip to Paris.
    Click here to buy from Amazon
  • Many Moons 15 of 30
    Many Moons
    Grown-ups will even think this book is funny.
    Click here to buy from Amazon
  • A Million Dots 16 of 30
    A Million Dots
    A delight for the eyes.
    Click here to buy from Amazon
  • Not a Box 17 of 30
    Not a Box
    Simple is sometimes best.
    Click here to buy from Amazon
  • Olivia 18 of 30
    Olivia
    Who doesn't love the feisty little pig?
    Click here to buy from Amazon
  • The Paper Bag Princess 19 of 30
    The Paper Bag Princess
    You can't go wrong with the off beat stories from Robert Munsch.
    Click here to buy from Amazon
  • People 20 of 30
    People
    Sneak in some cultural learning with your bedtime reading.
    Click here to buy from Amazon
  • Polka Dots and Octopus Pants 21 of 30
    Polka Dots and Octopus Pants
    The title is reason enough to read this delightful story.
    Click here to buy from Amazon
  • Seasons 22 of 30
    Seasons
    You'll adore the graphic and colorful illustrations on each page.
    Click here to buy from Amazon
  • The Snowy Day 23 of 30
    The Snowy Day
    I love the collage illustrations in this story.
    Click here to buy from Amazon
  • So You Want to be President? 24 of 30
    So You Want to be President?
    A good pick for an election year.
    Click here to buy from Amazon
  • The Stinky Cheese Man 25 of 30
    The Stinky Cheese Man
    This will have parents and children laughing.
    Click here to buy from Amazon
  • Strega Nona 26 of 30
    Strega Nona
    A classic story of a magic pasta pot.
    Click here to buy from Amazon
  • Where the Sidewalk Ends 27 of 30
    Where the Sidewalk Ends
    These poems are quirky and fun.
    Click here to buy from Amazon
  • Where the Wild Things Are 28 of 30
    Where the Wild Things Are
    Forget the movie and stick with the book.
    Click here to buy from Amazon
  • Winnie the Pooh 29 of 30
    Winnie the Pooh
    Although Winnie has become a bit of an icon, the classic books are really sweet.
    Click here to buy from Amazon
  • An Awesome Book 30 of 30
    An Awesome Book
    The colorful illustrations and upbeat message of this book will put a smile on your face anytime of day.
    Click here to buy from Awesome World Store

Top image: Red

—–

Read more from Gabrielle on DesignMom.com.

Join Gabrielle on Facebook and Twitter for updates.

 

Official Babble Seal of Approval: 10 Great Children’s Books You’ll Love

Tagged as:

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, profile photo and other personal information you make public on Facebook (e.g., school, work, current city, age) will appear with your comment. Learn More.