100 Picture Books for Kids & Adults

Book Riot recently published a list of 100 picture books that are enjoyed by children as well as adults. Some are old favorites and some of them are new. Here are a few that made the list:

Corduroy – Freedman
This story of a small teddy bear waiting on a department store shelf for a child’s friendship has appealed to young readers generation after generation.

Goodnight Moon – Margaret Wise Brown
In a great green room, tucked away in bed, is a little bunny. And to all the familiar things in the softly lit room, the little bunny says goodnight.

Where the Wild Things Are – Maurice Sendak
In the forty years since Max first cried “Let the wild rumpus start,” Maurice Sendak’s classic picture book has become one of the most highly acclaimed and best-loved children’s books of all time.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar – Eric Carle
The very hungry caterpillar literally eats his way through the pages of the book—and right into your child’s heart…

Madeline – Ludwig Bemelmans
In “an old house in Paris that was covered with vines,” Miss Clavel oversees the education of 12 little girls, the littlest of whom is the mischievous Madeline.

Stellaluna – Janell Cannon
While out searching for food, fruit bat Stellaluna and her mother are separated and taken in by a family of birds. But one fateful flight when she is separated from her adoptive siblings, Stellaluna is reunited with her bat family and learns that even though we’re different, we’re very much the same.

Curious George – H.A. Rey
The original book about the curious monkey, George is taken from the jungle by the man in the yellow hat to live in a new home, but–oh, what happened! Though trying to be good, George is still very curious and takes a swim in the ocean, escapes from jail, and goes for a flying ride on a bunch of balloons.

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom – Bill Martin Jr.
In this bright and lively rhyme, the letters of the alphabet race each other to the top of the coconut tree. When X, Y and Z finally scramble up the trunk, however, the weight is too much, and down they all tumble in a colorful chaotic heap: “Chicka Chicka . . . BOOM! BOOM!”

The Snowy Day – Ezra Jack Keats
Universal in its appeal, the story has become a favorite of millions, as it reveals a child’s wonder at a new world, and the hope of capturing and keeping that wonder forever.
The adventures of a little boy in the city on a very snowy day.

Knuffle Bunny – Mo Willems
Trixie, Daddy, and Knuffle Bunny take a trip to the neighborhood Laundromat. But the exciting adventure takes a dramatic turn when Trixie realizes somebunny was left behind

Bartholomew and the Oobleck – Dr. Seuss
Join Bartholomew Cubbins in Dr. Seuss’s classic tale of one king’s magical mishap. Bored with rain, sun, fog, and snow, King Derwin of Didd summons his royal magicians to create something new and exciting to fall from the sky.

The list covers many different genres including older favorites, classics, lesser known titles, international, historical, LGBT, and favorites from 2016. For the full list of books, visit the Book Riot link at http://tinyurl.com/jjme2wr

-Claire

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