Classic and Other Picture Books

By | June 2, 2019

Sno-Isle, the local library system, has produced a pamphlet, Countdown to Kindergarten: 100 Essential Picture Books that’s a starting place for great picture books to share with kids from age 3 to 10. Yep. I said 10. I read picture books to third graders and they love them. We use them as idea starters to enhance their independent writing time.  Here are a few of my favorites from the library pamphlet:

  • Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman
  • The Days the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywait
  • Dont’ Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems
  • If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff
  • The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
  • Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

These others I enjoy reading in the classroom; many are decades old but still enjoyed by kids:

  •  Moon Jump by Paula Brown
  • The Last King of Angkor Wat by Grame Base
  • Tacky (several books) by Helen Lester
  • Agatha’s Feather Bed: Not Just Snother Wold Goose Story by Carmen   Agrea Deedy
  • Stars byMary Lyn Ray and Marla Frazee
  • Ted by Tony DiTerlizzi
  • The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes by Mark Pett and Gary Rubinstein
  • Round Trip by Ann Jonas
  • Ox-Cart Man by Donald Hall
  • Wing-A-Ding by Lyn Littlefield Hoopes
  • Sleeping Cinderella and Other Princess Mix-ups
  • Jack Prelutsky poetry books for kids

Enjoy! Picture books are fun for kids and grown-ups.