What more wondrous way to start one’s literary journey than in the modest corner of the library’s children section, which teems with the magical properties of picture books?

When I was in elementary school, I would rush off to the library during lunch to dive headfirst, oh so lovingly, into the arms of those dear bookshelves that held all the yummy picture books, and so spent the rest of time poring over the beautiful illustrations with an exceptionally intelligent and undoubtedly attractive expression pasted over my drooling face, I’m sure.

So what is it about picture books that can pull in children and adults so strongly? There’s certainly something that even the greatest of literary masterpieces can’t measure up to–perhaps vivid illustrations? The simplicity of narratives? The oh-so-obvious yet immensely moving morals that appeal to our innermost nature? I can’t single any one reason out, but they’re something special, that’s for sure.

So without further ado, here are a few favorites!


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Makes you smile, laugh, and cry to no end. Favorite picture book EVER.
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Interactive and fun! Open up letters from crossovers like the Big Bad Wolf, Three Bears, and so on.
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Spell-binding masterpiece…what a masterpiece.
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Witty, clever, and TRUE version of this well-known account 😀
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Gorgeous artwork! So underrated.
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Explosive color, energy, and heart. Top 5 for me!
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Sparkles! Enough said.
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Love this series. Classic, funny, charming.
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Gorgeous presentation.
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Raw imagination–quite literally. Wow!
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Who doesn’t love a good Dr. Seuss?
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Another classic Christian Allsburg masterpiece. Creepy, dark, and amazing.
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So freaking cute ! LOVE this story.
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Heart-warming.
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Who says stuffed teddy bears can’t have adventures of their own?
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A good purse is all you need to get by in life 😉
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You can never have too many hats. Quirky.

 

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One of my hungriest reads.
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The humble life of immigrants. Beautiful!
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Thrilling, mind-expanding…gives you chills of spooks and wonder.
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For those who are insecure about your name.

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Were there any picture books I should’ve added or should know about? Let me know in the comments below so I can be sure to check ’em out.