Ten Picture books

Great Picture Books for Younger Readers

This list of recommended picture books is truly a “people’s choice” list. I have pulled from my own personal favorites from 20 years of reading aloud in the schools, and I have asked children, parents, teachers, and children’s librarians to send me their favorites. The result is the best of the best.

After you’ve looked over this list, I’d love to hear about your own favorites. Send me a note through the contact form. Enjoy!

Recommended list of picture books:

Ada, Alma Flor.  The Gold Coin.
Illustrated by Neil Waldman
Suitable for grades: 1, 2, 3, 4
Category: Friendship, Generosity, Kindness, Responsibility
Additional author information
Personal favorite

Agee, Jon.  Milo's Hat Trick.
Illustrated by Jon Agee
Suitable for grades: ps, k, 1, 2, 3
Category: Magic, Friendship
Additional author information
Personal favorite

Allard, Harry.  The Stupids Step Out.
Illustrated by James Marshall
Suitable for grades: ps, k, 1, 2, 3
Category: Humor
Personal favorite

Allen, Jeffrey.  The Secret Life of Mr. Weird.
Illustrated by Ned Delaney
Suitable for grades: ps, k, 1, 2, 3
Category: Humor, Pets, Friendship
Personal favorite

Allen, Jonathan.  Mucky Moose.
Illustrated by Jonathan Allen
Suitable for grades: ps, k, 1, 2
Category: Humor
Children's librarian recommendation

Andersen, Hans Christian.  The Emperor's New Clothes.
Illustrated by Dorothee Duntze
Suitable for grades: k, 1, 2, 3
Category: Cautionary Tale, Fairy Tail
Personal favorite

Andersen, Hans Christian.  The Nightingale.
Illustrated by Alison Claire Darke
Suitable for grades: 1, 2, 3
Category: Fairy Tale
Personal favorite

Appelt, Kathi.  The Alley Cat's Meow.
Illustrated by Jon Goodell
Suitable for grades: ps, 1, 2, 3
Category: Dance, Cats
Additional author information
Personal favorite

Armitage, Ronda.  The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch.
Illustrated by David Armitage
Suitable for grades: ps, k, 1, 2
Category: Humor
Teacher recommendation

Armstrong, Jennifer.  Chin Yu Min and the Ginger Cat.
Illustrated by Mary Grandpre
Suitable for grades: 1, 2, 3
Category: Friendship, Chinese, Generosity, Humility
Additional author information
Personal favorite

Arrigan, Mary.  Pa Jinglebob and the Grabble Gang.
Illustrated by Paul Korky
Suitable for grades: ps, k, 1, 2, 3
Category: Humor
Personal favorite

Arrigan, Mary.  Pa Jinglebob: The Fastest Knitter in the West.
Illustrated by Korky Paul
Suitable for grades: ps, k, 1, 2, 3
Category: Humor, Adventure
Personal favorite

Artell, Mike.  Petite Rouge: A Cajun Red Riding Hood.
Illustrated by Jim Harris
Suitable for grades: ps, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Category: Humor, Folk Tale
Additional author information
Personal favorite

Atwood, Margaret.  Princess Prunella and the Purple Peanut.
Illustrated by Maryann Kovalski
Suitable for grades: k, 1, 2, 3, 4
Category: Fairy Tale, Humor, Humility, Word Play
Personal favorite

Avi, .  The Bird, the Frog, and the Light.
Illustrated by Matthew Henry
Suitable for grades: k, 1, 2, 3
Category: Acceptance, Friendship
Personal favorite

Baillie, Allan.  Drac and the Gremlin.
Illustrated by Jane Tanner
Suitable for grades: ps, k, 1, 2, 3
Category: Imagination
Personal favorite

Barber, Antonia.  The Mousehole Cat.
Illustrated by Nicola Bayley
Suitable for grades: 1, 2, 3, 4
Category: Friendship, Christmas, Cats
Personal favorite

Bateman, Teresa.  The Ring of Truth.
Illustrated by Omar Rayyan
Suitable for grades: 1, 2, 3
Category: Irish, Humor, Folk Tale, Leprechauns
Personal favorite

Battle-Lavert, Gwendolyn.  Papa's Mark.
Illustrated by Colin Bootman
Suitable for grades: 1, 2, 3, 4
Category: African-American
Additional author information
Personal favorite

Bernheimer, Kate.  The Lonely Book.
Illustrated by Chris Sheban
Suitable for grades: ps, 1, 2, 3
Category: Books
Additional author information
Personal favorite, Fairy Tale

Breathed, Berkeley.  A Wish for Wings That Work.
Illustrated by Berkeley Breathed
Suitable for grades: ps, k, 1, 2, 3, 4
Category: Christmas, Humor, Friendship, Generosity
Additional author information
Personal favorite

Brumbeau, Jeff.  The Quiltmaker's Gift.
Illustrated by Gail de Marcken
Suitable for grades: k, 1, 2, 3, 4
Category: Generosity, Friendship
Additional author information
Personal favorite

Burton, Tim.  The Nightmare Before Christmas.
Illustrated by Tim Burton
Suitable for grades: 1, 2, 3, 4
Category: Halloween, Christmas
Personal favorite

Casanova, Mary.  The Day Dirk Yeller Came to Town.
Illustrated by Ard Hoyt
Suitable for grades: ps, 1, 2, 3
Category: Books, Reading, Friendship
Personal favorite

Chalmers, Mary.  Throw a Kiss, Harry.
Illustrated by Mary Chalmers
Suitable for grades: ps, k, 1, 2
Category: Family, Love
Teacher recommendation

Churchill, Vicki.  Sometimes I Like to Curl Up in a Ball.
Illustrated by Charles Fuge
Suitable for grades: ps, k
Category: Family, Games
Children's librarian recommendation

Cowley, Joy.  Agapanthus Hum and Major Bark.
Illustrated by Jennifer Plecas
Suitable for grades: ps, k, 1, 2
Category: Early Reader, Pets, Girl Protagonist
Children's librarian recommendation

Cox, Judy.  One is Feast for Mouse: A Thanksgiving Tale.
Illustrated by Jeffrey Ebbeler
Suitable for grades: ps, 1, 2, 3
Category: Thanksgiving, Animal Story, Humor
Additional author information
Personal favorite

Cronin, Doreen.  Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type.
Illustrated by Betsy Lewin
Suitable for grades: ps, k, 1, 2, 3
Category: Humor
Additional author information
Personal favorite

Daugherty, James.  Andy and the Lion.
Illustrated by James Daugherty
Suitable for grades: k, 1, 2, 3
Category: Generosity
Teacher recommendation

Davol, Marguerite.  The Paper Dragon.
Illustrated by Robert Sabuda
Suitable for grades: 1, 2, 3
Category: Dragons, Chinese
Additional author information
Personal favorite

Dempster, Al.  Santa's Toy Shop.
Illustrated by Disney Studios
Suitable for grades: ps, k, 1
Category: Christmas
Children's librarian recommendation

Denim, Sue.  Dumb Bunnies.
Illustrated by Dave Pilkey
Suitable for grades: k, 1, 2
Category: Humor, Gross-out
Children's librarian recommendation

Dodd, Emma.  Dog's Noisy Day.
Illustrated by Emma Dodd
Suitable for grades: ps, k, 1
Category: Games
Children's librarian recommendation

Donaldson, Julia.  The Gruffalo.
Illustrated by Axel Scheffler
Suitable for grades: ps, 1, 2, 3
Category: Early Reader, Humor, Trickster Tale
Children's librarian recommendation

Doucet, Sharon Arms.  Why Lapin's Ears Are Long and Other Tales from the Louisiana Bayou.
Illustrated by David Catrow
Suitable for grades: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Category: Humor, Trickster Tale
Additional author information
Personal favorite

Fleischman, Paul.  The Animal Hedge.
Illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline
Suitable for grades:
Category: Individuality, Magic, Family
Additional author information
Personal favorite

Fox, Mem.  Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge.
Illustrated by Julie Vivas
Suitable for grades: 1, 2, 3
Category: Kindness, Generosity
Teacher recommendation

Freeman, Lydia & Don.  Pet of the Met.
Illustrated by Lydian & Don Freeman
Suitable for grades: 1, 2, 3
Category: Music, Humor
Teacher recommendation

French, Vivian.  Singing to the Sun.
Illustrated by Jackie Morris
Suitable for grades: 1, 2, 3, 4
Category: Fantasy, Fairy Tale
Additional author information
Personal favorite

Greene, Carol.  The 13 Days of Halloween.
Illustrated by Tim Raglin
Suitable for grades: 1, 2, 3, 4
Category: Halloween
Personal favorite

Haas, Irene.  The Maggie B..
Illustrated by Irene Haas
Suitable for grades: ps, k, 1, 2, 3
Category: Friendship, Family
Teacher recommendation

Hachler, Bruno.  The Bears' Christmas Surprise.
Illustrated by Angela Kehlenbeck
Suitable for grades: ps, 1, 2, 3
Category: Christmas
Personal favorite

Hague, Kathleen.  The Man Who Kept House.
Illustrated by Michael Hague
Suitable for grades: k, 1, 2, 3, 4
Category: Folk Tale, Humor
Teacher recommendation

Hallinan, P. K. .  A Rainbow of Friends.
Illustrated by P. K. Hallinan
Suitable for grades: ps, k, 1, 2, 3
Category: Acceptance, Friendship
Teacher recommendation

Hanson, Heather.  That Book Woman.
Illustrated by David Small
Suitable for grades: ps, 1, 2, 3, 4
Category: Books, Reading
Additional author information
Personal favorite

Haseley, Dennis.  The Soap Bandit.
Illustrated by Jane Chambless-Rigie
Suitable for grades: k, 1, 2, 3
Category: Humor
Personal favorite

Haseley, Dennis.  The Invisible Moose.
Illustrated by Steven Kellogg
Suitable for grades: ps, k, 1, 2, 3
Category: Humor, Love, Friendship
Personal favorite

Haseley, Dennis.  A Story for Bear.
Illustrated by Jim LaMarche
Suitable for grades: ps, 1, 2, 3
Category: Animal Story, Books, Reading
Personal favorite

Hays, Ann.  Meet the Orchestra.
Illustrated by Karmen Thompson
Suitable for grades: k, 1, 2, 3
Category: Music
Teacher recommendation

Hillman, Elizabeth.  Min-Yo and the Moon Dragon.
Illustrated by John Wallner
Suitable for grades: k, 1, 2, 3
Category: Dragons, Chinese
Personal favorite

Hyman, Trina Schart.  How Six Found Christmas.
Illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman
Suitable for grades: 1, 2, 3
Category: Christmas, Girl Protagonist
Personal favorite

Jackson, Shelley.  The Old Woman & the Wave.
Illustrated by Shelley Jackson
Suitable for grades: 1, 2, 3
Category: Friendship
Additional author information
Personal favorite

Joyce, William.  The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore.
Illustrated by William Joyce
Suitable for grades: ps, 1, 2, 3, 4
Category: Books, Reading, Friendship
Additional author information
Personal favorite

Kalman, Esther.  Tchaikovsky Discovers America.
Illustrated by Laura Fernandez
Suitable for grades: 1, 2, 3
Category: Music
Teacher recommendation

Kasza, Keiko.  The Pig's Picnic.
Illustrated by Keiko Kasza
Suitable for grades: ps, k, 1, 2,
Category: Self Image
Children's librarian recommendation

Keats, Ezra.  The Snowy Day.
Illustrated by
Suitable for grades: ps, k, 1, 2
Category: Where We Live, African-America
Teacher recommendation

Keillor, Garrison.  Cat, You Better Come Home.
Illustrated by Steve Johnson
Suitable for grades: k, 1, 2, 3
Category: Humor, Cats
Additional author information
Parent recommendation

Kimmel, Eric.  Sirko and the Wolf.
Illustrated by Robert Sauber
Suitable for grades: k, 1, 2, 3
Category: Friendship, Folk Tale
Additional author information
Personal favorite

Kimmel, Eric A..  The Chanukkah Tree.
Illustrated by Giora Carmi
Suitable for grades: 2, 3, 4
Category: Hanukkah, Humor, Fools of Chelm
Additional author information
Personal favorite

Kimmel, Eric A..  The Jar of Fools: Eight Hanukkah Stories from Chelm.
Illustrated by Mordicai Gerstein
Suitable for grades: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Category: Hanukkah, Fools of Chelm
Additional author information
Personal favorite

Kimmel, Eric A..  Hershel and the Hannukah Goblins.
Illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman
Suitable for grades: 1, 2, 3, 4
Category: Hanukkah
Additional author information
Personal favorite

Kimmel, Eric A..  ZigaZak!: A Magical Hanukkah Night.
Illustrated by Jon Goodell
Suitable for grades: ps, k, 1, 2, 3, 4
Category: Hanukkah
Additional author information
Personal favorite

Kimmel, Eric A..  Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock.
Illustrated by Janet Stevens
Suitable for grades: ps, k, 1, 2, 3
Category: Folk Tale, Humor
Additional author information
Personal favorite

Kimmel, Eric A..  Anansi Goes Fishing.
Illustrated by Janet Stevens
Suitable for grades: ps, k, 1, 2, 3
Category: Folk Tale, Humor
Additional author information
Personal favorite

Knudsen, Michelle.  Library Lion.
Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes
Suitable for grades: ps, k, 1, 2, 3
Category: Reading
Personal favorite

Kotzwinkle, William.  The Million-Dollar Bear.
Illustrated by David Catrow
Suitable for grades: k, 1, 2, 3
Category: Humor, Friendship
Personal favorite

Kraus, Robert.  Pinchpenny Mouse.
Illustrated by Robert John Byrd
Suitable for grades: ps, k, 1, 2, 3
Category: Generosity
Teacher recommendation

LaMarche, Jim.  The Raft.
Illustrated by Jim LaMarche
Suitable for grades: 2, 3, 4, 5
Category: Acceptance, Family, Friendship, Self Image, Where We Live, Kindness
Additional author information
Personal favorite

Lee, Dennis.  Lizzy's Lion.
Illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay
Suitable for grades: ps, k, 1, 2, 3
Category: Humor, Rhyme
Personal favorite

LeGuin, Ursula K..  Leese Webster.
Illustrated by James Brunsman
Suitable for grades: k, 1, 2, 3
Category: Fantasy, Spiders
Personal favorite

Lester, Helen.  Hooway for Wodney Wat.
Illustrated by Lynn M. Munsinger
Suitable for grades: ps, k, 1, 2
Category: Acceptance, Teasing
Teacher recommendation

Lester, Julius.  Sam and the Tigers.
Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney
Suitable for grades: 1, 2, 3, 4
Category: African-American, Humor
Additional author information
Personal favorite

Lester, Julius.  Black Cowboy, Wild Horses.
Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney
Suitable for grades: 1, 2, 3, 4
Category: African-American, Horses
Additional author information
Personal favorite

Lynch, P. J. .  East O' the Sun and West O' the Moon.
Illustrated by P. J. Lynch
Suitable for grades: 1, 2, 3
Category:
Additional author information
Personal favorite

Markham, Beryl.  The Good Lion.
Illustrated by Don Brown
Suitable for grades: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Category: Acceptance, Animal Story, Girl Protagonist, Wisdom
Additional author information
Personal favorite

Marshall, James.  Snake: His Story.
Illustrated by James Marshall
Suitable for grades: k, 1, 2
Category: Humor
Children's librarian recommendation

Marshall, James.  Wings: A Tale of Two Chickens.
Illustrated by James Marshall
Suitable for grades: k, 1, 2
Category: Humor
Children's librarian recommendation

Martin, Bill.  Chick Chicka Boom Boom.
Illustrated by Lois Ehlert
Suitable for grades: ps, k, 1, 2
Category: Alphabet, Rhyme
Parent recommendation

Martin, Bill.  Barn Dance.
Illustrated by Ted Rand
Suitable for grades: k, 1, 2, 3
Category: Dance
Parent recommendation

Mayer, Marianna.  The Unicorn and the Lake.
Illustrated by Michael Hague
Suitable for grades: 1, 2, 3, 4
Category: Unicorns, Fantasy
Personal favorite

Mayer, Mercer.  The Pied Piper of Hamelin.
Illustrated by Mercer Mayer
Suitable for grades: 1, 2, 3, 4
Category: Fantasy, Traditional Tale
Personal favorite

Mayer, Mercer.  Mrs. Beggs and the Wizard.
Illustrated by Mercer Mayer
Suitable for grades: ps, k, 1, 2, 3
Category: Wizards
Personal favorite

Mayer, Mercer.  A Special Trick.
Illustrated by Mercer Mayer
Suitable for grades: ps, k, 1, 2, 3,
Category: Magic
Personal favorite

Mayer, Mercer.  Shibumi and the Kitemaker.
Illustrated by Mercer Mayer
Suitable for grades: k, 1, 2, 3
Category: Japanese, Folk Tale, Girl Protagonist
Personal favorite

McCloskey, Robert.  Blueberries for Sal.
Illustrated by Robert McCloskey
Suitable for grades: ps, k, 1, 2
Category: Humor, Girl Protagonist
Teacher recommendation

Meddaugh, Susan.  Hog-Eye.
Illustrated by Susan Meddaugh
Suitable for grades: ps, k, 1, 2
Category: Cautionary Tale, Reading, Humor
Children's librarian recommendation

Mills, Lauren.  The Dog Prince.
Illustrated by Lauren Mills
Suitable for grades: 1, 2, 3
Category: Enchantment
Additional author information
Personal favorite

Mollel, Tololwa M..  Rhinos for Lunch and Elephants for Supper!.
Illustrated by Barbara Spurll
Suitable for grades: ps, k, 1, 2, 3
Category: Folk Tale, African
Personal favorite

Moore, Inga.  The Sorcerer's Apprentice.
Illustrated by Inga Moore
Suitable for grades: 1, 2, 3, 4
Category: Fantasy, Wizards
Personal favorite

Muir, Frank.  What a Mess.
Illustrated by Joseph Wright
Suitable for grades: ps, k, 1, 2, 3
Category: Humor
Personal favorite

Nash, Ogden.  The Tale of Custard the Dragon.
Illustrated by Lynn Munsinger
Suitable for grades: ps, k, 1, 2, 3
Category: Dragons, Rhyme, Humor
Personal favorite

Newberry, Clare Turlay .  T-Bone the Babysitter.
Illustrated by Clare Turlay Newberry
Suitable for grades: k, 1, 2, 3
Category: Family, Cats
Teacher recommendation

Nikly, Michelle.  The Perfume of Memory.
Illustrated by Jean Claverie
Suitable for grades: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Category: Magic, Imagination, Enchantment, Fairy Tale, Folk Tale
Personal favorite

Onishi, Saturo.  Who's Hiding.
Illustrated by Saturo Onishi
Suitable for grades: ps, k, 1, 2
Category: Games
Children's librarian recommendation

Paterson, Katherine.  The King's Equal.
Illustrated by
Suitable for grades: 2, 3
Category: Fantasy, Fairy Tale
Additional author information
Personal favorite

Peet, Bill.  Chester the Worldly Pig.
Illustrated by Bill Peet
Suitable for grades: ps, k, 1, 2, 3
Category: Humor, Self Image, Individuality
Teacher recommendation

Peet, Mal.  Cloud Tea Monkeys.
Illustrated by Juan Wijngaard
Suitable for grades: 2, 3, 4, 5
Category: Girl Protagonist, Animal Story, Family, Responsibility
Personal favorite

Pinkwater, Daniel.  The Big Orange Splot.
Illustrated by Daniel Pinkwater
Suitable for grades: ps, k, 1, 2, 3
Category: Self Image, Humor, Individuality, Acceptance
Additional author information
Personal favorite

Pinkwater, Daniel.  Tooth-Gnasher Superflash.
Illustrated by Daniel Pinkwater
Suitable for grades: ps, 1, 2, 3
Category: Humor
Additional author information
Personal favorite

Reece, Robert.  Samantha Saves a Star.
Illustrated by Todd Gallina
Suitable for grades: k, 1, 2, 3
Category: Girl Protagonist, Family, Friendship, Self Image
Additional author information
Personal favorite

Reiss, Mike.  How Murry Saved Christmas.
Illustrated by David Catrow
Suitable for grades: k, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Category: Christmas
Personal favorite

Riggio, Anita.  Beward the Brindlebeast.
Illustrated by Anita Riggio
Suitable for grades: ps, k, 1, 2, 3. 4
Category: Halloween
Additional author information
Personal favorite

Rogasky, Barbara.  Winter Poems.
Illustrated by Trina Shart Hyman
Suitable for grades: 2, 3, 4, 5
Category: Poetry
Teacher recommendation

Roth, Roger.  Fishing for Methuselah.
Illustrated by Roger Roth
Suitable for grades: k, 1, 2, 3
Category: Friendship
Teacher recommendation

Rylant, Cynthia.  The Old Woman Who Named Things.
Illustrated by Kathryn Brown
Suitable for grades: ps, 1, 2, 3
Category: Friendship, Dogs, Kindness
Additional author information
Personal favorite

Rylant, Cynthia.  The Bookshop Dog.
Illustrated by Cynthia Rylant
Suitable for grades: ps, 1, 2, 3
Category: Dogs, Books, Family
Additional author information
Personal favorite

San Souci, Robert D..  Cinderella Skeleton.
Illustrated by David Catrow
Suitable for grades: 1, 2, 3, 4
Category: Halloween
Additional author information
Personal favorite

Say, Allen.  Tree of Cranes.
Illustrated by Allen Say
Suitable for grades: ps, k, 1, 2, 3
Category: Christmas, Japanese
Additional author information
Personal favorite

Seuss, Dr..  Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?.
Illustrated by Dr. Seuss
Suitable for grades: ps, k, 1, 2, 3
Category: Humor, Acceptance
Personal favorite

Silverman, Maida.  Anna and the Seven Swans.
Illustrated by David Small
Suitable for grades: ps, k, 1, 2
Category: Baba Yaga, Girl Protagonist
Children's librarian recommendation

Speed, Toby.  Two Cool Cows.
Illustrated by Toby Speed
Suitable for grades: ps, k, 1, 2
Category: Humor
Teacher recommendation

Steig, William.  Pete's a Pizza.
Illustrated by William Steig
Suitable for grades: ps, k, 1, 2
Category: Games, Humor
Parent recommendation

Stevens, Janet.  Coyote Steals the Blanket: A Ute Tale.
Illustrated by Janet Stevens
Suitable for grades: k, 1, 2, 3, 4
Category: Native American
Additional author information
Personal favorite

Stevenson, James.  Could Be Worse!.
Illustrated by James Stevenson
Suitable for grades: ps, 1, 2, 3
Category: Humor, Family
Personal favorite

Stillerman, Marci.  Nine Spoons: A Chanukah Story.
Illustrated by Pesach Gerber
Suitable for grades: 2, 3, 4, 5
Category: Hanukkah, Holocaust
Personal favorite

Thomas, Frances.  The Bear & Mr. Bear.
Illustrated by Brown Ruth
Suitable for grades: k, 1, 2, 3
Category: Kindness
Additional author information
Personal favorite

Thomas, Shelley Moore.  Good Night, Good Knight.
Illustrated by Jennifer Plecas
Suitable for grades: ps, k, 1, 2
Category: Early Reader, Dragons
Children's librarian recommendation

Turkle, Brinton.  Deep in the Forest.
Illustrated by Brinton Turkle
Suitable for grades: ps, k, 1
Category: Humor
Teacher recommendation

Uchida, Yoshiko.  The Wise Old Woman.
Illustrated by Martin Springett
Suitable for grades: ps, k, 1, 2, 3
Category: Japanese, Wisdom, Family
Additional author information
Personal favorite

Viorst, Judith.  Alexander & The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.
Illustrated by Ray Cruz
Suitable for grades: ps, k, 1, 2
Category: Humor
Teacher recommendation

Waldron, Jan L..  Angel Pig & the Hidden Christmas.
Illustrated by David McPhail
Suitable for grades: ps, k, 1, 2, 3
Category: Christmas
Teacher recommendation

Walsh, Ellen.  Pip's Magic.
Illustrated by Ellen Walsh
Suitable for grades: ps, k, 1, 2
Category: Conquering Fear
Teacher recommendation

Walsh, Melanie.  Do Monkeys Tweet?.
Illustrated by Melanie Walsh
Suitable for grades: ps, k
Category: Games, Humor
Children's librarian recommendation

Wells, Rosemary.  Bunny Cakes.
Illustrated by Rosemary Wells
Suitable for grades: ps, k, 1
Category: Humor
Children's librarian recommendation

Williams, Jay.  Everyone Knows What a Dragon Look Like.
Illustrated by Mercer Mayer
Suitable for grades: 1, 2, 3, 4
Category: Dragons, Chinese
Personal favorite

Williams, Jay.  The Reward Worth Having.
Illustrated by Mercer Mayer
Suitable for grades: 1, 2, 3, 4
Category: Fairy Tale
Personal favorite

Williams, Jay.  Petronella.
Illustrated by Margaret Organ-Kean
Suitable for grades: 2, 3, 4
Category: Girl Protagonist, Love, Adventure, Magic, Fairy Tale
Personal favorite

Willis, Jeanne.  Earthlets as Explained by Professor Xargle.
Illustrated by Tony Ross
Suitable for grades: k, 1, 2, 3
Category: Gross-out, Humor
Children's librarian recommendation

Wood, Audrey.  The Napping House.
Illustrated by
Suitable for grades: ps, k, 1, 2, 3
Category: Humor
Parent recommendation

Wood, Audrey.  Jubal's Wish.
Illustrated by Don Wood
Suitable for grades: ps, k, 1, 2, 3
Category: Friendship, Generosity
Additional author information
Personal favorite

Yolen, Jane.  How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food?.
Illustrated by Mark Teague
Suitable for grades: ps, k, 1, 2
Category: Humor
Children's librarian recommendation

Yorinks, Arthur.  Company's Coming.
Illustrated by David Small
Suitable for grades: k, ,1, 2
Category: Humor
Children's librarian recommendation