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Favorite Picture Books to Read Aloud

The titles listed below are especially good choices for reading aloud or for listening to. They may be found in the picture book section of the Children's Room alphabetically by the first three letters in the author's last name. You may check each title's location and availability in the Library's catalog by clicking the title of the book.
Abiyoyo
by Seeger, Pete
Alice the Fairy
by Shannon, David
Alphabet Under Construction
by Fleming, Denise
Anansi The Spider
by McDermott, Gerald
And the Train Goes...
by Bee, William
Angus And The Cat
by Flack, Marjorie
Angus And The Ducks
by Flack, Marjorie
Annie's Chair
by Miland, Deborah
Apple Pie Tree
by Hall, Zoe
Bad Dog, Marley!
by Grogan, John
Bag I'm Taking to Grandma's
by Neitzel, Shirley
Bark, George
by Feiffer, Jules
Barnyard Banter
by Fleming, Denise
Beetle Bop
by Fleming, Denise
Benny Bakes A Cake
by Rice, Eve
Best Best Friends
by Chodos-Irvine, Margaret
Big Red Barn
by Brown, Margaret Wise
Blueberries For Sal
by McCloskey, Robert
Boo to a Goose
by Fox, Mem
Boo to You!
by Ehlert, Lois
Book! Book! Book!
by Bruss, Deborah
Boot Weather
by Vigna, Judith
Boss Baby
by Frazee, Marla
Boy and his Bunny
by Bryan, Sean
Brian Wildsmith’s Circus
by Wildsmith, Brian
Building with Dad
by Nevius, Carol
Caps For Sale
by Slobodkina, Esphyr
Cat’s Colors
by Cabrera, Jan
Charlie Needs A Cloak
by DePaola, Tomie
Chick And The Duckling
by Ginsburg, Mirra
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
by Martin, Bill
Chicky Chicky Chook Chook
by MacLennan, Cathy
Christmas for 10
by Falwell, Cathryn
Christmas in the Barn
by Brown, Margaret Wise
Chugga-Chugga Choo Choo
by Lewis, Kevin
Circus
by Ehlert, Lois
Clickey Clack
by Spence, Rob and Amy
Color Box
by Dodds, Dayle A
Cookie’s Week
by Ward, Cindy
Corduroy
by Freeman, Don
Counting Cockatoos
by Blackstone, Sheila
Counting Sheep
by Archambault, John
Curious George
by Rey, H.A.
Dandelion
by Freeman, Don
David Gets In Trouble
by Shannon, David
David Goes to School
by Shannon, David
Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate the Wash
by Noble, Trinka Hakes
Day the Babies Crawled Away
by Rathmann, Peggy
Dinosaur Roar!
by Stickland, Paul
Don’t Wake Up Mama!
by Christelow, Eileen
Doorbell Rang
by Hutchins, Pat
Dragon Tooth
by Falwell, Cathryn
Dress I'll Wear to the Party
by Neitzel, Shirley
Drummer Hoff
by Emberley, Barbara
Duck in the Truck
by Alborough, Jez
Duck on a Bike
by Shannon, David
Each Peach Pear Plum
by Ahlberg, Janet and Allan
Ella Sarah Gets Dressed
by Chodos-Irvine, Margaret
Epossumondas
by Salley, Coleen
Everybody Has a Teddy
by Kroll, Virginia
Fabian Escapes
by McCarty, Peter
Fancy Nancy
by O'Connor, Jane
Farm Flu
by Bateman, Teresa
Feast For 10
by Falwell, Cathryn
Feathers For Lunch
by Ehlert, Lois
Fish Is Fish
by Lionni, Leo
Fortunately
by Charlip, Remy
Frederick
by Lionni, Leo
Freight Train
by Crews, Donald
Froggy Gets Dressed
by London, Jonathan
Ghosts in the House!
by Kohara, Kazuno
Gilberto And The Wind
by Ets, Marie Hall
Gingerbread Boy
by Galdone, Paul
Go Away, Big Green Monster!
by Emberley, Ed
Good Day
by Henkes, Kevin
Good Morning, Sunshine
by NcKenna, Sharon
Good Night, Owl
by Hutchins, Pat
Goodnight Moon
by Brown, Margaret Wise
Goodnight Moon 1 2 3
by Brown, Margaret Wise
Green Eggs and Ham
by Seuss, Dr.
Grumpalump
by Hayes, Sarah
Grumpy Gloria
by Dewdney, Anna
Guess How Much I Love You
by McBratney, Sam
Guess the Baby
by French, Simone
Gunniwolf
by Harper, Wilhelmina
Happy Birthday, Sam
by Hutchins, Pat
Harry and the Terrible Whatzit
by Gackenbach, Dick
Harry The Dirty Dog
by Zion, Gene
Hat
by Brett, Jan
Hattie And The Fox
by Fox, Mem
Hattie the Bad
by Devlin, Jane
Hello, Goodbye Window
by Juster, Norman
Help! A Story of Friendship
by Keller, Holly
Hi Pizza Man!
by Walter, Virginia
Hi!
by Scott, Ann Herbert
Hickory Dickory Dock
by Baker, Keith
Hide And Snake
by Baker, Keith
Hondo and Fabian
by McCarty, Peter
Humbug Witch
by Balian, Lorna
Hush!
by Ho, Minfong
Hush, Little Baby
by Frazee, Marla
I Ain't Gonna Paint No More
by Beaumont, Karen
I am Latino: the Beauty in Me
by Pinkney, Sandra
I Don't Want a Cool Cat!
by Dodd, Emma
I Don't Want a Posh Dog!
by Dodd, Emma
I Hate to Go to Bed
by Davis, Kate
I Know a Rhino
by Fuge, Charles
I Like Me!
by Carlson, Nancy L.
I Love My Pirate Papa
by Leuck, Laura
I Want a Pet
by Child, Lauren
If I Were Your Mother
by Bridges, Margaret Park
If The Dinosaurs Came Back
by Most, Bernard
If You Give A Moose A Muffin
by Numeroff, Laura Joffe
If You Give A Mouse A Cookie
by Numeroff, Laura Joffe
If You Give a Pig a Pancake
by Numeroff, Laura Joffe
In the Garden; Who's Been Here?
by George, Lindsay Barrett
In the Wild
by Elliott, David
Inch By Inch
by Lionni, Leo
Inside Mouse, Outside Mouse
by George, Lindsay Barrett
Is Your Mama A Llama?
by Guarino, Deborah
It Looked Like Spilt Milk
by Shaw, Charles G
It's a Bad Day
by Friday, Mary Ellen
Ivan the Terrier
by Catalanotto, Peter
Ivy Loves to Give
by Blackwood, Freye
I’ll Fix Anthony
by Viorst, Judith
Jacket I Wear In The Snow
by Neitzel, Shirley
Jelly Beans For Sale
by McMillan, Bruce
Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear?
by Carlstrom, Nancy White
Joseph Had a Little Overcoat
by Taback, Simms
Jump, Frog, Jump!
by Kalan, Robert
Just Like Daddy
by Asch, Frank
Kid Tea
by Ficocelli, Elizabeth
Kitten Tale
by Rohmann, Eric
Kittens First Full Moon
by Henkes, Kevin
Lady With The Alligator Purse
by Westcott, Nadine
Last Puppy
by Asch, Frank
Leaf Man
by Ehlert, Lois
Leo The Late Bloomer
by Kraus, Robert
Library Lion
by Knudsen, Michelle
Little Drummer Boy
by Keats, Ezra Jack
Little Gorilla
by Bornstein, Ruth
Little Rabbit Foo Foo
by Rosen, Michael
Little Red Hen
by Galdone, Paul
Little White Duck
by Whippo, Walt
Llama Llama Holiday Drama
by Dewdney, Anna
Llama Llama Mad at Mama
by Dewdney, Anna
Llama Llama Misses Mama
by Dewdney, Anna
Llama Llama Red Pajama
by Dewdney, Anna
Look at You! A Baby Body Book
by Henderson, Kathy
Lots of Spots
by Ehlert, Lois
Lunch
by Fleming, Denise
Madeline
by Bemelmans, Ludwig
Make Way For Ducklings
by McCloskey, Robert
Mama Cat Has Three Kittens
by Fleming, Denise
Mama, Do You Love Me?
by Joose, Barbara M
Miss Marry Mack
by Hoberman, Mary Ann
Mitten
by Brett, Jan
Mixed-Up Chameleon
by Carle, Eric
Monkey and Me
by Gravett, Emily
Monkey And The Crocodile
by Galdone, Paul
Mop Top
by Freeman, Don
Mortimer
by Munsch, Robert N.
Mother For Choco
by Kasza, Keiko
Mouse Count
by Walsh, Ellen Stoll
Mouse Mess
by Riley, Linnea
Mouse Paint
by Walsh, Ellen Stoll
Moving Day
by Kalan, Robert
Mr Gumpy’s Motor Car
by Burningham, John
Mr Gumpy’s Outing
by Burningham, John
Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!
by Fleming, Denise
Mushroom In The Rain
by Ginsburg, Mirra
My Friend Rabbit
by Rohmann, Eric
My Garden
by Henkes, Kevin
My Little Sister Ate One Hair
by Grossman, Bill
My Many Colored Days
by Seuss, Dr.
My Sister's Rusty Bike
by Aylesworth, Jim
Napping House
by Wood, Audrey
Night Before Christmas
by Moore, Clement Clarke
No More Bottles for Bunny
by Ford, Bernette
No Roses For Harry
by Zion, Gene
No, David!
by Shannon, David
Nobody Notices Minerva
by Kirwan, Wednesday
Noisy Nora
by Wells, Rosemary
Nuts to You!
by Ehlert, Lois
Oh, A-Hunting We Will Go
by Langstaff, John
Old Bear
by Henkes, Kevin
Old Black Fly
by Aylesworth, Jim
On Mother’s Lap
by Scott, Ann Herbert
On the Farm
by Elliott, David
Once A Mouse
by Brown, Marcia
One Cow Coughs
by Loomis, Christine
One Cow Moo Moo!
by Bennett, David
One Fine Day
by Hogrogian, Nonny
One Magical Day
by Freedman, Claire
One Monkey Too Many
by Koller, Jackie French
One Windy Wednesday
by Root, Phyllis
Orange Pear Apple Bear
by Gravett, Emily
Our Granny
by Wild, Margaret
Over in the Meadow
by Galdone, Paul
Owl and the Pussycat
by Lear, Edward
Owl Babies
by Waddell, Martin
Parts
by Arnold, Ted
Peanut Butter And Jelly
by Westcott, Nadine
Peter’s Chair
by Keats, Ezra Jack
Pete’s a Pizza
by Steig, William
Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore!
by McPhail, David
Pig’s Picnic
by Kasza, Keiko
Pirates Don't Change Diapers
by Long, Melinda
Planting a Rainbow
by Ehlert, Lois
Pocket for Corduroy
by Freeman, Don
Princess And The Potty
by Lewison, Wendy Cheyette
Pumpkin Eye
by Fleming, Denise
Puppy for Annie
by Lewis, Kim
Rabbit’s Good News
by Bornstein, Ruth
Raccoons and Ripe Corn
by Arnosky, Jim
Raccoons and Ripe Corn
by Arnosky, Jim
Rain
by Kalan, Robert
Rain Makes Applesauce
by Scheer, Julian
Rainbow Fish
by Pfister, Marcus
Rainbow Of My Own
by Freeman, Don
Rainy Day!
by Lakin, Patricia
Rat And The Tiger
by Kasza, Keiko
Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf
by Ehlert, Lois
Right Number Of Elephants
by Sheppard, Jeff
Rosie’s Walk
by Hutchins, Pat
Round Trip
by Jonas, Ann
Sally Goes to the Beach
by Huneck, Stephen
Sally Goes to the Farm
by Huneck, Stephen
Sally Goes to the Vet
by Huneck, Stephen
Sam Who Never Forgets
by Rice, Eve
Say Cheese!
by Child, Lauren
Sea-Wishing Day
by Heidbreder, Robert
Seals on the Bus
by Hort, Lenny
Search for the Perfect Child
by Fearnley, Jan
Secret Birthday Message
by Carle, Eric
Seven Blind Mice
by Young, Ed
Sheep In A Jeep
by Shaw, Nancy
Shoes From Grandpa
by Fox, Mem
Silly Sally
by Wood, Audrey
Ska--Tat!
by Knutson, Kimberley
Skelly the Skeleton Girl
by Pickering, Jimmy
Skunk's Spring Surprise
by Newman, Leslea
Sleepy Bears
by Fox, Mem
Sleepy, Oh So Sleepy
by Fleming, Denise
Snow On Snow On Snow
by Chapman, Cheryl
Snow Speaks
by Carlstrom, Nancy
Snowballs
by Ehlert, Lois
Snowy Day
by Keats, Ezra Jack
Story of Little Babaji
by Bannerman, Helen
Strega Nona
by DePaola, Tomie
Summer Beat
by Franco, Betsy
Swamp Angel
by Isaacs, Rachel
Swimmy
by Lionni, Leo
Teeny, Tiny Baby
by Schwartz, Amy
Ten Red Apples
by Hutchins, Pat
Ten, Nine, Eight
by Bang, Molly
Thank You Bear
by Foley, Greg
That Special Little Baby
by Peddicord, Jane Ann
That’s Good! That’s Bad!
by Cuyler, Margery
This Is The Farmer
by Tafuri, Nancy
This Is the Turkey
by Levine, Abby
Three Bears
by Galdone, Paul
Three Billy Goats Gruff
by Galdone, Paul
Three Little Kittens
by Galdone, Paul
Three Little Rigs
by Gordon, David
Tikki Tikki Tembo
by Mosel, Arlene
Time for Bed
by Fox, Mem
Tip Tip Dig Dig
by Garcia, Emma
Titch
by Hutchins, Pat
To Bathe A Boa
by Kudrna, C. Imbior
To Market, To Market
by Miranda, Anne
Today is Monday
by Carle, Eric
Trashy Town
by Zimmerman, Andrea
Trouble With Elephants
by Riddell, Chris
Tugga Tugga Tugboat
by Lewis, Kevin
Umbrella
by Yashima, Taro
Valentine Surprise
by Demas, Corrine
Very Busy Spider
by Carle, Eric
Very Hungry Caterpillar
by Carle, Eric
Very Worst Monster
by Hutchins, Pat
Wag a Tail
by Ehlert, Lois
Walking Through the Jungle
by Lacome, Julie
Warthogs in the Kitchen
by Edwards, Pamela Duncan
We’re Going On A Bear Hunt
by Rosen, Michael
When I Grow Up
by Louis, Tina
When I Was Five
by Howard, Arthur
When the Elephant Walks
by Kasza, Keiko
Where The Wild Things Are
by Sendak, Maurice
Where's my Teddy?
by Alborough, Jez
Whistle For Willie
by Keats, Ezra Jack
Who Sank The Boat
by Allen, Pamela
Who Took The Farmer’s Hat?
by Lexau, Joan M.
Whose Mouse Are You?
by Kraus, Robert
Wild Baby
by Lindgren, Barbro
William’s Doll
by Zolotow, Charlotte
Wind Blew
by Hutchins, Pat
Wolf’s Chicken Stew
by Kasza, Keiko
Yes We Can!
by McBratney, Sam
Yip! Snap! Yap!
by Fuge, Charles
Yo! Yes?
by Raschka, Christopher
Zoo-Looking
by Fox, Mem