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Bartlett Public Library District, 800 South Bartlett Road, Bartlett, IL 60103

100 (Plus) Picture Books Everyone Should Know


Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears by Verna Aardema
The Fortune-Tellers by Lloyd Alexander
Miss Nelson is Missing by Harry Allard and James Marshall
The Three Billy Goats Gruff by P.C. Asbjornsen
Happy Birthday Moon by Frank Asch
The Full Belly Bowl by Jim Aylesworth
Old Black Fly by Jim Aylesworth
Ten, Nine, Eight by Molly Bang 
When Sophie Gets Angry-Really, Really Angry by Molly Bang

Shark vs. Train by Chris Barton
Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans
Stone Soup by Marcia Brown
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
Mr. Gumpy’s Outing by John Burningham
Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia L. Burton
Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell
Stellaluna by Janell Cannon
Verdi by Janell Cannon
Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me by Eric Carle
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Ella Sarah Gets Dressed by Margaret Chodos-Irvine
Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney
Freight Train by Donald Crews
Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin
Duck for President by Doreen Cronin
Giggle Giggle Quack by Doreen Cronin

The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
Strega Nona by Tomie DePaola

Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes by Eric Litwin
Olivia by Ian Falconer
Lunch by Denise Fleming
Corduroy by Don Freeman
Millions of Cats by Wanda Gag
Henny Penny by Paul Galdone
The Monkey and the Crocodile by Paul Galdone
The Wolf Who Cried Boy by Bob Hartman
The Three Silly Girls Grubb by Ann Hassett
Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes
Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes
Owen by Kevin Henkes
Where’s Spot by Eric Hill
Bread and Jam for Frances by Russell Hoban
Is it Red? Is it Yellow? Is it Blue? An Adventure in Color by Tana Hoban
Two of Everything by Lily Toy Hong
The Spider and the Fly by Mary Howitt
The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins
Rosie’s Walk by Pat Hutchins
Swamp Angel by Anne Isaacs   
Ben’s Trumpet by Rachel Isadora
I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie by Alison Jackson
What Do You Do With a Tail Like This? by Steve Jenkins
Julius by Angela Johnson
Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
Round Trip by Ann Jonas
The Hello, Good-bye Window by Norton Juster

My Lucky Day by Keiko Kasza
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
Whistle for Willie by Ezra Jack Keats
Leo the Late Bloomer by Robert Kraus
The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss

Over in the Meadow by John Langstaff
John Henry by Julius Lester

Little Blue and Little Yellow by Leo Lionni
Swimmy by Leo Lionni
George and Martha by James Marshall
Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr.
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault
Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
There’s a Nightmare in My Closet by Mercer Mayer
Hondo and Fabian by Peter McCarty
Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey
Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
Zomo the Rabbit by Gerald McDermott
Tikki Tikki Tembo by Arlene Mosel

The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School by Laura Murray
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura J. Numeroff
The Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate the Wash by Trinka H. Noble
The Paperboy by Dav Pilkey
The Ugly Duckling by Jerry Pinkney
The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
Hot Air by Marjorie Priceman
Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathman
Curious George by H.A. Rey
My Friend Rabbit by Eric Rohmann
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen
I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly by Glen Rounds
Mother Goose and Friends by Ruth Sanderson
Grandfather’s Journey by Allen Say
Snow by Uri Shulevitz
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by A. Wolf by John Scieszka
Pierre: A Cautionary Tale by Maurice Sendak
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Horton Hatches the Egg by Dr. Seuss
Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys, and Their
Doctor De Soto by William Steig
Shrek! by William Steig
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig
Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters by John Steptoe
Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens
The Gardener by Sarah Stewart
Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback

Rhyming Dust Bunnies by Jan Thomas
The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile by Bernard Waber
Mouse Paint by Ellen S. Walsh

Scaredy Squirrel by Melanie Watt
Morris’s Disappearing Bag by Rosemary Wells
Tuesday by David Wiesner
Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems
The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams
A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams
The Napping House by Audrey Wood
Old Turtle by Douglas Wood
Seven Blind Mice by Ed Young
Rumpelstiltskin by Paul O. Zelinsky
The Wheels on the Bus by Paul Zelinsky
The Judge: An Untrue Tale by Harve Zemach
It Could Always Be Worse by Margot Zemach
Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion


Bartlett Public Library District
800 S. Bartlett Road
Bartlett, IL 60103
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Adult: 630.837.3560
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Friday: 10am - 6pm
Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday: 12pm - 5pm