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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.

Llama Llama Red Pajama
by Dewdney, Anna

Llama Llama Misses Mama
by Dewdney, Anna


Each Peach Pear Plum
by Ahlberg, Janet and Allan

Duck in the Truck
by Alborough, Jez

Who Sank The Boat
by Allen, Pamela

Counting Sheep
by Archambault, John

Parts
by Arnold, Ted

Just Like Daddy
by Asch, Frank

Last Puppy
by Asch, Frank

Old Black Fly
by Aylesworth, Jim

Hide And Snake
by Baker, Keith

Humbug Witch
by Balian, Lorna

Ten, Nine, Eight
by Bang, Molly


Story of Little Babaji
by Bannerman, Helen


Farm Flu
by Bateman, Teresa

Madeline
by Bemelmans, Ludwig

One Cow Moo Moo!
by Bennett, David

Rabbit’s Good News
by Bornstein, Ruth

Little Gorilla
by Bornstein, Ruth

Hat
by Brett, Jan

Mitten
by Brett, Jan

Once A Mouse
by Brown, Marcia

Big Red Barn
by Brown, Margaret Wise

Goodnight Moon
by Brown, Margaret Wise

Book! Book! Book!
by Bruss, Deborah

Mr Gumpy’s Motor Car
by Burningham, John

Mr Gumpy’s Outing
by Burningham, John

Cat’s Colors
by Cabrera, Jan


Mixed-Up Chameleon
by Carle, Eric


Secret Birthday Message
by Carle, Eric

Today is Monday
by Carle, Eric

Very Busy Spider
by Carle, Eric

Very Hungry Caterpillar
by Carle, Eric

Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear?
by Carlstrom, Nancy White

Snow On Snow On Snow
by Chapman, Cheryl

Don’t Wake Up Mama!
by Christelow, Eileen



Freight Train
by Crews, Donald


That’s Good! That’s Bad!
by Cuyler, Margery

Charlie Needs A Cloak
by DePaola, Tomie

Strega Nona
by DePaola, Tomie


Color Box
by Dodds, Dayle A

Warthogs in the Kitchen
by Edwards, Pamela Duncan

Circus
by Ehlert, Lois


Feathers For Lunch
by Ehlert, Lois

Nuts to You!
by Ehlert, Lois

Planting a Rainbow
by Ehlert, Lois

Snowballs
by Ehlert, Lois

Drummer Hoff
by Emberley, Barbara


Gilberto And The Wind
by Ets, Marie Hall

Christmas for 10
by Falwell, Cathryn

Dragon Tooth
by Falwell, Cathryn

Feast For 10
by Falwell, Cathryn

Bark, George
by Feiffer, Jules

Angus And The Cat
by Flack, Marjorie

Angus And The Ducks
by Flack, Marjorie

Alphabet Under Construction
by Fleming, Denise

Barnyard Banter
by Fleming, Denise

Lunch
by Fleming, Denise

Mama Cat Has Three Kittens
by Fleming, Denise

Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!
by Fleming, Denise

Pumpkin Eye
by Fleming, Denise

Boo to a Goose
by Fox, Mem

Hattie And The Fox
by Fox, Mem

Shoes From Grandpa
by Fox, Mem

Sleepy Bears
by Fox, Mem

Time for Bed
by Fox, Mem

Zoo-Looking
by Fox, Mem

Corduroy
by Freeman, Don

Dandelion
by Freeman, Don

Mop Top
by Freeman, Don

Pocket for Corduroy
by Freeman, Don

Rainbow Of My Own
by Freeman, Don

Harry and the Terrible Whatzit
by Gackenbach, Dick

Gingerbread Boy
by Galdone, Paul

Little Red Hen
by Galdone, Paul

Monkey And The Crocodile
by Galdone, Paul

Over in the Meadow
by Galdone, Paul

Three Bears
by Galdone, Paul

Three Billy Goats Gruff
by Galdone, Paul

Three Little Kittens
by Galdone, Paul

Chick And The Duckling
by Ginsburg, Mirra

Mushroom In The Rain
by Ginsburg, Mirra


Is Your Mama A Llama?
by Guarino, Deborah

Apple Pie Tree
by Hall, Zoe

Gunniwolf
by Harper, Wilhelmina

Grumpalump
by Hayes, Sarah

Miss Marry Mack
by Hoberman, Mary Ann

One Fine Day
by Hogrogian, Nonny

Seals on the Bus
by Hort, Lenny

Sally Goes to the Farm
by Huneck, Stephen

Doorbell Rang
by Hutchins, Pat

Happy Birthday, Sam
by Hutchins, Pat

Good Night, Owl
by Hutchins, Pat

Rosie’s Walk
by Hutchins, Pat

Titch
by Hutchins, Pat

Very Worst Monster
by Hutchins, Pat

Wind Blew
by Hutchins, Pat


Swamp Angel
by Isaacs, Rachel


Round Trip
by Jonas, Ann

Mama, Do You Love Me?
by Joose, Barbara M

Jump, Frog, Jump!
by Kalan, Robert

Rain
by Kalan, Robert

Mother For Choco
by Kasza, Keiko

Pig’s Picnic
by Kasza, Keiko

Rat And The Tiger
by Kasza, Keiko

When the Elephant Walks
by Kasza, Keiko

Wolf’s Chicken Stew
by Kasza, Keiko

Peter’s Chair
by Keats, Ezra Jack

Snowy Day
by Keats, Ezra Jack

Whistle For Willie
by Keats, Ezra Jack


Ska--Tat!
by Knutson, Kimberley

Leo The Late Bloomer
by Kraus, Robert

Whose Mouse Are You?
by Kraus, Robert

To Bathe A Boa
by Kudrna, C. Imbior


Walking Through the Jungle
by Lacome, Julie

Oh, A-Hunting We Will Go
by Langstaff, John

Owl and the Pussycat
by Lear, Edward


Princess And The Potty
by Lewison, Wendy Cheyette

Wild Baby
by Lindgren, Barbro


Fish Is Fish
by Lionni, Leo

Frederick
by Lionni, Leo

Inch By Inch
by Lionni, Leo


Swimmy
by Lionni, Leo

Froggy Gets Dressed
by London, Jonathan

One Cow Coughs
by Loomis, Christine




Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
by Martin, Bill






Blueberries For Sal
by McCloskey, Robert

Make Way For Ducklings
by McCloskey, Robert

Anansi The Spider
by McDermott, Gerald

Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore!
by McPhail, David

Night Before Christmas
by Moore, Clement Clarke

Tikki Tikki Tembo
by Mosel, Arlene

If The Dinosaurs Came Back
by Most, Bernard


Mortimer
by Munsch, Robert N.

Jacket I Wear In The Snow
by Neitzel, Shirley

Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate the Wash
by Noble, Trinka Hakes

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


Rainbow Fish
by Pfister, Marcus

Yo! Yes?
by Raschka, Christopher

Day the Babies Crawled Away
by Rathmann, Peggy

Curious George
by Rey, H.A.

Benny Bakes A Cake
by Rice, Eve


Trouble With Elephants
by Riddell, Chris

Mouse Mess
by Riley, Linnea

My Friend Rabbit
by Rohmann, Eric

One Windy Wednesday
by Root, Phyllis

Little Rabbit Foo Foo
by Rosen, Michael


Epossumondas
by Salley, Coleen

Rain Makes Applesauce
by Scheer, Julian

Teeny, Tiny Baby
by Schwartz, Amy


Hi!
by Scott, Ann Herbert

On Mother’s Lap
by Scott, Ann Herbert

Abiyoyo
by Seeger, Pete

Where The Wild Things Are
by Sendak, Maurice

Green Eggs and Ham
by Seuss, Dr.

My Many Colored Days
by Seuss, Dr.

David Gets In Trouble
by Shannon, David

David Goes to School
by Shannon, David

Duck on a Bike
by Shannon, David

No, David!
by Shannon, David

It Looked Like Spilt Milk
by Shaw, Charles G

Sheep In A Jeep
by Shaw, Nancy

Right Number Of Elephants
by Sheppard, Jeff

Caps For Sale
by Slobodkina, Esphyr

Clickey Clack
by Spence, Rob and Amy

Pete’s a Pizza
by Steig, William

Dinosaur Roar!
by Stickland, Paul


This Is The Farmer
by Tafuri, Nancy

Bag I'm Taking to Grandma's
by Neitzel, Shirley

Boot Weather
by Vigna, Judith


I’ll Fix Anthony
by Viorst, Judith

Owl Babies
by Waddell, Martin

Mouse Count
by Walsh, Ellen Stoll

Mouse Paint
by Walsh, Ellen Stoll

Hi Pizza Man!
by Walter, Virginia

Cookie’s Week
by Ward, Cindy

Noisy Nora
by Wells, Rosemary


Lady With The Alligator Purse
by Westcott, Nadine

Peanut Butter And Jelly
by Westcott, Nadine

Little White Duck
by Whippo, Walt

Our Granny
by Wild, Margaret

Brian Wildsmith’s Circus
by Wildsmith, Brian


Napping House
by Wood, Audrey

Silly Sally
by Wood, Audrey


Umbrella
by Yashima, Taro



Seven Blind Mice
by Young, Ed

Trashy Town
by Zimmerman, Andrea

Harry The Dirty Dog
by Zion, Gene

No Roses For Harry
by Zion, Gene

Llama Llama Holiday Drama
by Dewdney, Anna

William’s Doll
by Zolotow, Charlotte

Grumpy Gloria
by Dewdney, Anna

Llama Llama Mad at Mama
by Dewdney, Anna


Say Cheese!
by Child, Lauren

Where's my Teddy?
by Alborough, Jez

Counting Cockatoos
by Blackstone, Sheila

I Ain't Gonna Paint No More
by Beaumont, Karen

My Sister's Rusty Bike
by Aylesworth, Jim

I Want a Pet
by Child, Lauren


Ivy Loves to Give
by Blackwood, Freye



Wag a Tail
by Ehlert, Lois

I Like Me!
by Carlson, Nancy L.

Boy and his Bunny
by Bryan, Sean

Leaf Man
by Ehlert, Lois

Snow Speaks
by Carlstrom, Nancy

My Garden
by Henkes, Kevin

Kittens First Full Moon
by Henkes, Kevin


Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf
by Ehlert, Lois

Fortunately
by Charlip, Remy

Ella Sarah Gets Dressed
by Chodos-Irvine, Margaret


Boo to You!
by Ehlert, Lois

Best Best Friends
by Chodos-Irvine, Margaret

Hickory Dickory Dock
by Baker, Keith

Good Day
by Henkes, Kevin

Lots of Spots
by Ehlert, Lois

Ivan the Terrier
by Catalanotto, Peter

Raccoons and Ripe Corn
by Arnosky, Jim

And the Train Goes...
by Bee, William

Old Bear
by Henkes, Kevin

Raccoons and Ripe Corn
by Arnosky, Jim

Christmas in the Barn
by Brown, Margaret Wise

Goodnight Moon 1 2 3
by Brown, Margaret Wise

If I Were Your Mother
by Bridges, Margaret Park


I Hate to Go to Bed
by Davis, Kate

Hattie the Bad
by Devlin, Jane

Valentine Surprise
by Demas, Corrine

In the Wild
by Elliott, David

On the Farm
by Elliott, David

Jelly Beans For Sale
by McMillan, Bruce


Sleepy, Oh So Sleepy
by Fleming, Denise

Thank You Bear
by Foley, Greg

Beetle Bop
by Fleming, Denise

Kid Tea
by Ficocelli, Elizabeth

No More Bottles for Bunny
by Ford, Bernette


Summer Beat
by Franco, Betsy

Boss Baby
by Frazee, Marla

Hush, Little Baby
by Frazee, Marla


One Magical Day
by Freedman, Claire

Guess the Baby
by French, Simone

It's a Bad Day
by Friday, Mary Ellen

I Know a Rhino
by Fuge, Charles

Yip! Snap! Yap!
by Fuge, Charles

Tip Tip Dig Dig
by Garcia, Emma

In the Garden; Who's Been Here?
by George, Lindsay Barrett

Inside Mouse, Outside Mouse
by George, Lindsay Barrett

Three Little Rigs
by Gordon, David

Monkey and Me
by Gravett, Emily

Orange Pear Apple Bear
by Gravett, Emily

Bad Dog, Marley!
by Grogan, John

Sea-Wishing Day
by Heidbreder, Robert

Look at You! A Baby Body Book
by Henderson, Kathy


Hush!
by Ho, Minfong

When I Was Five
by Howard, Arthur

Sally Goes to the Beach
by Huneck, Stephen

Sally Goes to the Vet
by Huneck, Stephen

Ten Red Apples
by Hutchins, Pat

Good Morning, Sunshine
by NcKenna, Sharon

Hello, Goodbye Window
by Juster, Norman

Moving Day
by Kalan, Robert

Little Drummer Boy
by Keats, Ezra Jack


Nobody Notices Minerva
by Kirwan, Wednesday

Library Lion
by Knudsen, Michelle

Ghosts in the House!
by Kohara, Kazuno

One Monkey Too Many
by Koller, Jackie French

Everybody Has a Teddy
by Kroll, Virginia


Rainy Day!
by Lakin, Patricia

I Love My Pirate Papa
by Leuck, Laura

This Is the Turkey
by Levine, Abby

Chugga-Chugga Choo Choo
by Lewis, Kevin

Tugga Tugga Tugboat
by Lewis, Kevin

Puppy for Annie
by Lewis, Kim


Annie's Chair
by Miland, Deborah

To Market, To Market
by Miranda, Anne

Fancy Nancy
by O'Connor, Jane

That Special Little Baby
by Peddicord, Jane Ann

Skelly the Skeleton Girl
by Pickering, Jimmy

Kitten Tale
by Rohmann, Eric

Alice the Fairy
by Shannon, David


When I Grow Up
by Louis, Tina

Chicky Chicky Chook Chook
by MacLennan, Cathy


Guess How Much I Love You
by McBratney, Sam

Yes We Can!
by McBratney, Sam

Fabian Escapes
by McCarty, Peter

Hondo and Fabian
by McCarty, Peter

Dress I'll Wear to the Party
by Neitzel, Shirley

Building with Dad
by Nevius, Carol

Skunk's Spring Surprise
by Newman, Leslea

I am Latino: the Beauty in Me
by Pinkney, Sandra