Top 10 Classic Picture Books: Part One

content.chilifreshDo you have a favorite picture book that has stayed with you since childhood? Here are ten classic picture books that have delighted us throughout the years.

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown: In a great green room, snuggled in bed, a little bunny says goodnight to the moon and all the familiar things in his room.

Bread and Jam for Frances by Russell Hoban: Frances decides she likes to eat only bread and jam at every meal until–to her surprise–her parents grant her wish.

Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey: The ducklings go for a walk to find a home at the Boston Public Garden pond.

The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper: Although she is not very big, the Little Blue Engine agrees to try to pull a stranded train full of toys over the mountain.

content.chilifresh-1Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina: A charming tale of the peddler whose stolen caps mean all kinds of monkey business.

Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans: Madeline, the smallest and naughtiest of Miss Clavel’s 12 little charges, wakes up one night with an attack of appendicitis.

A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond: Mr. and Mrs. Brown meet Paddington, a bear from Darkest Peru, on a railway platform in London, and make him a member of their family.

The Story of Babar by Jean de Brunhoff: An orphaned baby elephant goes to live in the city with an old lady who gives him everything he wants, but he eventually returns to the forest, where he is crowned king of the elephants.

content.chilifresh-2Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton: Mike Mulligan and his steam shovel try to dig the cellar of the new town hall in one day.

Go, Dog, Go! by P.D. Eastman: Dogs are rushing via cars, skis, and more. Where are they going?

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