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100 Must-Read Picture Books for Kids and Adults

"If there is one thing I've learned from being a youth librarian, it's that picture books are some of the most wonderful things in the world. I'm not just talking about for children, either. As an adult I have found joy, inspiration, comfort, sadness, and growth by reading picture books. From rhyming tales of books lost in zoos to death parables that refuse to sugarcoat, from surreal abstract collages to breathtaking classical art – there is nothing you can't find in this simple, quick, beautiful form."
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Corduroy (Don Freeman)
Corduroy (Don Freeman)
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Goodnight Moon (Margaret Wise Brown)
Goodnight Moon (Margaret Wise Brown)
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Where the Wild Things Are (Maurice Sendak)
Where the Wild Things Are (Maurice Sendak)
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Eric Carle)
The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Eric Carle)
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Green Eggs and Ham (Dr. Seuss)
Green Eggs and Ham (Dr. Seuss)
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The Mitten (Jan Brett)
The Mitten (Jan Brett)
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Madeline (Ludwig Bemelmans)
Madeline (Ludwig Bemelmans)
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Make Way for Ducklings (Robert McCloskey)
Make Way for Ducklings (Robert McCloskey)
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Llama Llama Red Pajama
Llama Llama Red Pajama
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The Little Engine That Could (Watty Piper)
The Little Engine That Could (Watty Piper)
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The Story of Ferdinand (Munro Leaf)
The Story of Ferdinand (Munro Leaf)
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We're Going on a Bear Hunt (Michael Rosen)
We're Going on a Bear Hunt (Michael Rosen)
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Last Stop on Market Street (Matt De La Pena)
Last Stop on Market Street (Matt De La Pena)
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Stellaluna (Janell Cannon)
Stellaluna (Janell Cannon)
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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (Judith Viorst)
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (Judith Viorst)
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Caps for Sale (Esphyr Slobodkina)
Caps for Sale (Esphyr Slobodkina)
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Olivia (Ian Falconer)
Olivia (Ian Falconer)
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Curious George (H. A. Ray)
Curious George (H. A. Ray)
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The Runaway Bunny (Margaret Wise Brown)
The Runaway Bunny (Margaret Wise Brown)
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Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (Bill Martin, Jr., and John Archambault)
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (Bill Martin, Jr., and John Archambault)
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21
How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? (Jane Yolen)
How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? (Jane Yolen)
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The Paper Bag Princess
The Paper Bag Princess
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Kitten's First Full Moon (Kevin Henkes)
Kitten's First Full Moon (Kevin Henkes)
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The Snowy Day (Ezra Jack Keats)
The Snowy Day (Ezra Jack Keats)
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Strega Nona (Tomie Depaula)
Strega Nona (Tomie Depaula)
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Eloise (Kay Thompson)
Eloise (Kay Thompson)
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Knuffle Bunny (Mo Willems)
Knuffle Bunny (Mo Willems)
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Too Much Noise (Ann McGovern, Simms Taback)
Too Much Noise (Ann McGovern, Simms Taback)
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Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel (Virginia Lee Burton)
Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel (Virginia Lee Burton)
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The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear
The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear
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The Enormous Crocodile (Roald Dahl)
The Enormous Crocodile (Roald Dahl)
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The Sign on Rosie's Door (Maurice Sendak)
The Sign on Rosie's Door (Maurice Sendak)
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Bartholomew and the Oobleck (Dr. Seuss)
Bartholomew and the Oobleck (Dr. Seuss)
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Here Is the World: A Year of Jewish Holidays (Leslea Newman, Susan Gal)
Here Is the World: A Year of Jewish Holidays (Leslea Newman, Susan Gal)
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Joseph Had a Little Overcoat (Simms Taback)
Joseph Had a Little Overcoat (Simms Taback)
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Cherries and Cherry Pits (Vera B Williams)
Cherries and Cherry Pits (Vera B Williams)
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A Hole Is to Dig (Ruth Krauss)
A Hole Is to Dig (Ruth Krauss)
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The Grouchy Ladybug (Eric Carle)
The Grouchy Ladybug (Eric Carle)
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That Is Not a Good Idea (Mo Willems)
That Is Not a Good Idea (Mo Willems)
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Bark, George (Jules Feiffer)
Bark, George (Jules Feiffer)
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