Classic Picture Books

These classics were published at least 50 years ago. Many of the authors listed have written numerous good books. You will find classic nursery rhymes shelved together under JE Mother Goose. Click here for a print-friendly version of this list.

Bemelmans Madeline    (1939)
Bianco The Velveteen Rabbit: or, How Toys Become Real    (1922)
Bridwell Clifford the Big Red Dog    (1963)
Brown Goodnight Moon    (1947)
Brown Stone Soup: An Old Tale    (1947)
Brunhoff The Story of Babar, the Little Elephant    (1933)
Burton Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel    (1939)
Daugherty Andy and the Lion    (1938)
Duvoisin Petunia    (1950)
Flack Angus and the Cat    (1931)
Gag Millions of Cats    (1928)
Gergely The Great Big Fire Engine Book    (1950)
Gramatky Little Toot    (1939)
Heyward The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes    (1939)
Hoban Bedtime for Frances    (1960)
Johnson Harold and the Purple Crayon    (1955)
Keats The Snowy Day    (1962)
Krauss The Carrot Seed    (1945)
Leaf The Story of Ferdinand    (1936)
Lenski The Little Auto    (1934)
Lionni Inch by Inch    (1960)
Lowrey The Poky Little Puppy    (1942)
McCloskey Make Way for Ducklings    (1941)
Piper The Little Engine That Could    (1930)
Potter The Tale of Peter Rabbit    (1904)
Rey Curious George    (1941)
Sendak Where the Wild Things Are    (1963)
Seuss Horton Hatches the Egg    (1940)
Shaw It Looked Like Spilt Milk    (1947)
Slobodkina Caps For Sale    (1947)
Thompson Eloise    (1955)
Udry The Moon Jumpers    (1959)
Ungerer Crictor    (1958)
Waber The House on East 88th Street    (1962)
Yashima Crow Boy    (1955)
Zion Harry the Dirty Dog    (1956)

Last Updated: 5/13


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