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Favorite Picture Books

142 Great Picture Books for Younger Readers

The Gold Coin
The Gold Coin
by Alma Flor
Ada
illustrated by Neil
Waldman
Suitable for: 1, 2, 3, 4
Categories: Friendship, Generosity, Kindness, Responsibility
Personal favorite
Milo’s Hat Trick
Milo's Hat Trick
by Jon
Agee
illustrated by Jon
Agee
Suitable for: 1, 2, 3, k, ps
Categories: Friendship, Magic
Personal favorite
The Stupids Step Out
The Stupids Step Out
by Harry
Allard
illustrated by James
Marshall
Suitable for: 1, 2, 3, k, ps
Categories: Humor
Personal favorite
Mucky Moose
Mucky Moose
by Jonathan
Allen
illustrated by Jonathan
Allen
Suitable for: 1, 2, k, ps
Categories: Humor
Children’s librarian recommendation
The Secret Life of Mr. Weird
The Secret Life of Mr. Weird
by Jeffrey
Allen
illustrated by Ned
Delaney
Suitable for: 1, 2, 3, k, ps
Categories: Friendship, Humor, Pets
Personal favorite
The Emperor’s New Clothes
The Emperor's New Clothes
by Hans Christian
Andersen
illustrated by Dorothee
Duntze
Suitable for: 1, 2, 3, k
Categories: Cautionary Tale, Fairy Tail
Personal favorite
The Nightingale
The Nightingale
by Hans Christian
Andersen
illustrated by Alison Claire
Darke
Suitable for: 1, 2, 3
Categories: Fairy Tale
Personal favorite
The Alley Cat’s Meow
The Alley Cat's Meow
by Kathi
Appelt
illustrated by Jon
Goodell
Suitable for: 1, 2, 3, ps
Categories: Cats, Dance
Personal favorite
The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch
The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch
by Ronda
Armitage
illustrated by David
Armitage
Suitable for: 1, 2, k, ps
Categories: Humor
Teacher recommendation
Chin Yu Min and the Ginger Cat
Chin Yu Min and the Ginger Cat
by Jennifer
Armstrong
illustrated by Mary
Grandpre
Suitable for: 1, 2, 3
Categories: Chinese, Friendship, Generosity, Humility
Personal favorite