Our 25 MOST Favorite Picture Books

Something about the number 25 is appealing to me right now, so I thought I’d share with you another “25” post.

Here are our 25 MOST Favorite Picture Books (in alphabetical order):

  1. Bear Feels Scared by Karma Wilson
  2. Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown
  3. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr.
  4. Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina
  5. The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
  6. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr.
  7. Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes
  8. Corduroy Lost and Found by B. G. Hennessy
  9. Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems
  10. Five Little Monkeys Wash the Car by Eileen Christelow
  11. Freight Train by Donald Crews
  12. The Gingerbread Man by Jim Aylesworth
  13. Go, Dog. Go! by P. D. Eastman
  14. Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
  15. Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney
  16. The Lady with the Alligator Purse by Nadine Bernard Westcott
  17. Little Bunny Foo Foo: Told and Sung by the Good Fairy by Paul Brett Johnson
  18. The Little Engine that Could by Watty Piper
  19. Llama Llama Mad at Mama by Anna Dewdney
  20. Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton
  21. Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You? by Dr. Seuss
  22. Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin
  23. Shiver Me Letters: A Pirate ABC by June Sobel
  24. Snuggle Puppy by Sandra Boynton
  25. We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen (and an activity post here)

It was REALLY hard to narrow the list down to 25 favorites–I had to cut some books that we really love.  Some of the books on the list have been favorites for years and some are newer additions to the list.  For a more comprehensive list, check out the tab at the top of the blog page: Picture Books, which lists these 25 favorites and many, many more! 🙂

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Genny Upton

A former teacher turned stay at home mom to two preschool aged children. Creator (and writer) at In Lieu of Preschool and Parent Teach Play. Currently publishing my first children's picture book!