Kids: Classic Picture Books

Asch, Frank. Happy Birthday, Moon. When a bear discovers that the moon shares his birthday, he buys the moon a beautiful hat as a present.

Bemelmans, Ludwig. Madeline. Madeline, smallest and naughtiest of the twelve little charges of Miss Clavel, wakes up one night with an attack of appendicitis.

Daugherty, James Henry. Andy And The Lion. In this retelling of Androcles and the Lion, Andy meets a lion on the way to school and wins his friendship for life by removing a thorn from his paw.

De Paola, Tomie. Strega Nona : An Old Tale. When Strega Nona leaves him alone with her magic pasta pot, Big Anthony is determined to show the townspeople how it works.

Hoban, Russell. Bread And Jam For Frances. "Jam on toast," sings Frances about the food she likes most--until she has it for the sixth meal in two days.

Hutchins, Pat. Rosie's Walk. Although unaware that a fox is after her as she takes a walk around the farmyard, Rosie the hen still manages to lead him into one accident after another.

Isaacs, Anne. Swamp Angel. Along with other amazing feats, Angelica Longrider, also known as Swamp Angel, wrestles a huge bear, known as Thundering Tarnation, to save the winter supplies of the settlers in Tennessee.

Johnson, Crockett. Harold And The Purple Crayon. Harold goes for an adventurous walk in the moonlight with his purple crayon.

Keats, Ezra Jack. The Snowy Day. The adventures of a little boy in the city on a very snowy day.

Kraus, Robert. Leo The Late Bloomer. Leo, a young tiger, finally blooms under the anxious eyes of his parents.

Leaf, Munro. The Story Of Ferdinand. A gentle bull who likes to sit quietly and smell flowers is entered in a bullfight.

Lionni, Leo. Swimmy. A little black fish in a school of red fish figures out a way of protecting them all from their natural enemies.

Martin, Bill. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Children see a variety of animals, each one a different color, and a mother looking at them.

McCloskey, Robert. Blueberries For Sal. Little Sal and Little Bear both lose their mothers while eating blueberries and almost end up with the other's mother.

McCloskey, Robert. Make Way For Ducklings. Mr. and Mrs. Mallard proudly return to their home in the Boston Public Garden with their eight offspring.

Numeroff, Laura Joffe. If You Give A Mouse A Cookie. Relating the cycle of requests a mouse is likely to make after you give him a cookie takes the reader through a young child's day.

Rylant, Cynthia. When I Was Young In The Mountains. Reminiscences of the pleasures of life in the mountains as a child.

Sendak, Maurice. Where The Wild Things Are. A naughty little boy, sent to bed without his supper, sails to the land of the wild things where he becomes their king.

Slobodkina, Esphyr. Caps For Sale; A Tale Of A Peddler, Some Monkeys & Their Monkey Business. A band of mischievous monkeys steals every one of a peddler's caps while he takes a nap under a tree.

Van Allsburg, Chris. The Polar Express. A magical train ride on Christmas Eve takes a boy to the North Pole to receive a special gift from Santa Claus.

Viorst, Judith. Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. On a day when everything goes wrong for him, Alexander is consoled by the thought that other people have bad days too.

Waber, Bernard. Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile. Lyle is perfectly happy living with the Primms on East 88th St. until irritable Mr. Grumps next door changes all that.

Wiesner, David. Tuesday. Frogs rise on their lily pads, float through the air, and explore the nearby houses while their inhabitants sleep.

Williams, Vera B. A Chair For My Mother. A child, her waitress mother, and her grandmother save dimes to buy a comfortable armchair after all their furniture is lost in a fire.

Wood, Audrey. The Napping House. In this cumulative tale, a wakeful flea atop a number of sleeping creatures causes a commotion, with just one bite.

Zion, Gene. Harry, The Dirty Dog. When a white dog with black spots runs away from home, he gets so dirty his family doesn't recognize him as a black dog with white spots.