Fantastic Picture Books

Updated February 16, 2024
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Don't let the pigeon drive the bus
Willems, Mo.
When a bus driver takes a break from his route, a very unlikely volunteer springs up to take his place-a pigeon! But you've never met one like this before. As he pleads, wheedles, and begs his way through the book, children will love being able to answer back and decide his fate.In his hilarious...
Today is Monday
Carle, Eric.
String beans, spaghetti, ZOOOOP, roast beef, fresh fish, chicken and ice cream are the delicious fare during the week in this popular children's song. Until Sunday. Then, all the world's children are invited to come together and share in the meal. Celebrated artist Eric Carle brings new energy to...
Not a box
Portis, Antoinette.
A box is just a box...unless it's not a box. From mountain to rocket ship, a small rabbit shows that a box will go as far as the imagination allows. Inspired by the memory of sitting in a box on her driveway with her brother, Antoinette Portis captures the thrill of when pretend feels so real that...
Duck! Rabbit!
Rosenthal, Amy Krouse.
This New York Times bestselling children's book is a smart, simple story that will make readers of all ages eager to take a side. From the award-winning team of author Amy Krouse Rosenthal and illustrator Tom Lichtenheld comes a clever take on the age...
The seals on the bus
Hort, Lenny.
This hilarious new version of the beloved children's song "The Wheels on the Bus" will have young readers errping and roaring and honking along. "The seals on the bus go "errp, errp, errp" All through the town." Two children and their parents board a city...
Bark, George
Feiffer, Jules.
Named one of 100 Great Children's Books by The New York Public Library and #9 on School Library Journal's list of the Top 100 Picture Books! From acclaimed author-illustrator Jules Feiffer, Bark, George is a hilarious, subversive story about a dog who can't . . . bark! This...
Giraffes can't dance
Andreae, Giles
Gerald is a giraffe who simply can't dance. Try as he may, his long, spindly legs buckle whenever he starts to boogy. Every year he dreads going to the Great Jungle Dance - until one night when he finds his own special music...
Count the monkeys
Barnett, Mac.
Kids will giggle as they count all the animals that have frightened the monkeys off the pages. Full of fun reader interactions and keeps readers guessing until the very last page! Matching Mac Barnett's brilliant wit are Kevin Cornell's luminous illustrations, which will have young readers...
Pete the Cat : I love my white shoes
Litwin, Eric.
Don't miss the first and bestselling book in the beloved Pete the Cat series! Pete the Cat goes walking down the street wearing his brand-new white shoes. Along the way, his shoes change from white to red to blue to brown to WET as he steps in piles of strawberries, blueberries, and other...
How do dinosaurs say good night?
Yolen, Jane
A playful peek into the homes of dinosaur babies and their parents at bedtime!How do dinosaurs say good night?Brimming with humor and familiar good-night antics, here is a playful peek into the homes of dinosaur children and their parents at bedtime. Perfect for sharing and reading aloud, this is...
Duck & Goose
Hills, Tad.
Honk and quack with these unlikely feathered friends as they explore the highs and lows of friendship! Now an animated series, available to stream on Apple TV+! Meet Duck and Goose, two young birds who mistake a polka-dot ball for an egg and have to master the art of...
Bear snores on
Wilson, Karma.
One by one, a whole host of different animals and birds find their way out of the cold and into Bear's cave to warm up. But even after the tea has been brewed and the corn has been popped, Bear just snores on! See what happens when he finally wakes up and finds his cave full of uninvited...
Dragons love tacos
Rubin, Adam
A #1 New York Times bestselling phenomenon, this deliciously funny read-aloud is an unforgettable tale of new friends and the perfect snack that will make you laugh until spicy salsa comes out of your nose. Dragons love tacos. They love chicken tacos, beef tacos, great big...
The day the crayons quit
Daywalt, Drew.
The hilarious, colorful #1 New York Times bestselling phenomenon that every kid wants! Gift a copy to someone you love today. Poor Duncan just wants to color. But when he opens his box of crayons, he finds only letters, all saying the same thing: His...
If you give a mouse a cookie
Numeroff, Laura Joffe.
If a hungry little mouse shows up on your doorstep, you might want to give him a cookie. And if you give him a cookie, he'll ask for a glass of milk. He'll want to look in a mirror to make sure he doesn't have a milk mustache, and then he'll ask for a pair of scissors to give himself a trim....<...
Drum dream girl : how one girl's courage changed music
Engle, Margarita
Girls cannot be drummers. Long ago on an island filled with music, no one questioned that rule--until the drum dream girl. In her city of drumbeats, she dreamed of pounding tall congas and tapping small bongós. She had to keep quiet. She had to practice in secret. But when at...
Bee-bim bop!
Park, Linda Sue.
A Korean-American girl celebrates food and family in this cheerful picture book about cooking with Mama by Newbery Medalist Linda Sue Park. Bee-bim bop (the name translates as "mix-mix rice") is a traditional Korean dish of rice topped, and then mixed, with...
Strictly no elephants
Mantchev, Lisa.
"A sunny, smart, tongue-in-cheek tale." --The New York Times Book Review "Sweet and affirming." --Kirkus Reviews "With a gentle message of inclusion and helping others, this title reaches beyond a mere friendship story."--School Library Journal ...
Hair love
Cherry, Matthew A
A New York Times Bestseller and tie-in to Academy-Award Winning Short Film "Hair Love"   "I love that Hair Love is highlighting the relationship between a Black father and daughter. Matthew leads the ranks of new creatives who are telling unique stories of the Black...
Duck, Duck, Moose!
Bardhan-Quallen, Sudipta.
A charming and humorous board book from Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen and Noah Z Jones! Duck and Duck are preparing for a party, and each step of the way, Moose inadvertently messes things up. When he disappears in shame, Duck and Duck must go find him so he can join in the party --...
Library lion
Knudsen, Michelle.
An affectionate storybook tribute to that truly wonderful place: the library. Miss Merriweather, the head librarian, is very particular about rules in the library. No running allowed. And you must be quiet. But when a lion comes to the library one day, no one is sure what to do....
Dog's colorful day : a messy story about colors and counting
Dodd, Emma
Dog starts off the day with one black spot on his ear. But it seems that wherever he goes, he runs, rolls, and trots right into colors. As he wanders around town, Dog collects spots made of red jam, blue paint, pink ice cream, and more. When he finally arrives back home, Dog has ten different...
Looking for a moose
Root, Phyllis.
An ear-tickling, eye-teasing romp for little listeners, led by an award-winning author and illustrator Do you really, really want to see a moose — a long-leggy moose — a branchy-antler, dinner-diving, bulgy-nose moose? Spurred by Phyllis Root's sing-songy text and...

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