12 of Our Favorite Picture Books

By Shannon Navin - Ndgrad95reads

By Shannon Navin - Ndgrad95reads

Pat the Bunny ( Pat the Bunny)

Dorothy Kunhardt

$9.99 $9.19

This book was given to us as a baby shower gift and it remained popular until my son was at least 7. I think it was nostalgia but, long after he could read, he would choose this book as something for me to read to him at night!

Moo, Baa, La La La!

Sandra Boynton

$5.99 $5.51

We adore Sandra Boynton! You can't go wrong with any of her books and what's more, she has sound tracks for many of them! We WORE OUT the Sandra Boynton CDs when my son was little!

Pete's a Pizza

William Steig and William Steig

$17.99 $16.55

My son actually went to preschool dressed as a pizza for 'Dress Up As Your Favorite Book Day' because he loved this book so much! You'll love it too...good luck making that pizza costume! :)

Quiet Loud

Leslie Patricelli and Leslie Patricelli

$7.99 $7.35

This book always engendered lots of laughs. There are plenty of things that are quiet or loud and my son knew them all! You'll grow tired of reading this book over and over but that's exactly how I know it's a favorite!

No, David!

David Shannon

$6.99 $6.43

David is a little naughty and there's nothing a child loves more than a child that is naughtier than they are! My son loved getting to correct David when he made bad choices. I loved that this book comes in English and Spanish so we could go back and forth and introduce my son to another language!

I Want My Hat Back

Jon Klassen and Jon Klassen

$18.99 $17.47

Sly humor in this very funny book. You'll child may get the punch line before you do...but everyone will have a good laugh!

Please, Baby, Please

Spike Lee, Tonya Lewis Lee, et al.

$7.99 $7.35

Written by Spike Lee...this book has a poetic refrain that kids love. The illustrations are also gorgeous!

The Story of Little Babaji

Helen Bannerman and Fred Marcellino

$7.99 $7.35

Babaji was a gift from my son's half brothers when he was born. It's a great little traditional tale kids will memorize and ask for again and again!

Llama Llama Red Pajama

Anna Dewdney and Anna Dewdney

$8.99 $8.27

Another book written in verse...I love a little bit of poetry. Llama Llama has a number of other books (Llama Llama Mad at Mama, etc.) if you love this one like we did!

Harold and the Purple Crayon

Crockett Johnson

$7.99 $7.35

It took me awhile to learn that many board books end with a child going to sleep...because that's the goal of reading those books to a child at bedtime! Harold and the Purple Crayon is a classic and will not disappoint!

Good Night, Gorilla

Peggy Rathmann

$7.99 $7.35

My son LOVED this book...he loved every animal and delighted in the way they kept sneaking into the zookeeper's bed. We still have a copy of this book and it is literally falling apart. That good!

Once Upon a Potty: Boy

Alona Frankel

$9.95 $9.15

When potty training time comes, it's time to introduce Joshua from Once Upon a Potty. This book is cute and funny but it also explains all of the details of using the potty in a way that kids can understand. We loved Joshua and appreciated his help in making potty training a reality!