Favorite Stories

This is a list of my very favorite stories. For many of these authors, I love everything they’ve done, but these are my very, very favorite books of theirs. I hope you’ll discover something new here–some of these I enjoyed as a child first and have since shared them with my own kids, others are newer creations that I’m sure my grandkids will love too.

Children’s Picture Book Apps

Bartleby’s Book of Buttons, Vol. 1: The Faraway  Island by Octopus Kite

Food Fight! by Glenn Melenhorst

Nash Smasher! by Bill Doyle, illustrations by Troy Cummings

The Legend of Spookley, the Square Pumpkin by Joe Troiano, illustrations by Susan Banta

Little Blue Robot by Joanna Emmanuel, illustrations by Evan Toh

Lula’s Brew by Elizabeth O. Dulemba

Children’s Picture Books/Early Readers in Print

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak

Doctor DeSoto by William Steig

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig

God Bless the Gargoyles by Dav Pilkey

the Frog and Toad books by Arnold Lobel

Owl at Home by Arnold Lobel

The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss

A Color of His Own by Leo Lionni

Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse by Leo Lionni

Parts by Tedd Arnold

No Jumping on the Bed! by Tedd Arnold

The Paperbag Princess by Robert Munsch

The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf

The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett

Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson

The House on East 88th Street by Bernard Waber

Lyle Finds His Mother by Bernard Waber

Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion

Horton Hatches the Egg by Dr. Seuss

Horton Hears a Who by Dr. Seuss

The Lorax by Dr. Seuss

The Sky Dog by Brinton Turkle

“I Can’t” Said the Ant by Polly Cameron

Clickety Clack by Robert and Amy Spence

Corduroy by Don Freeman

A Pocket for Corduroy by Don Freeman

Bearymore by Don Freeman

Olivia by Ian Falconer

Olivia and the Missing Toy by Ian Falconer

The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog! by Mo Willems

Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity by Mo Willems

When I Was Little: A Four-Year-Old’s Memoir of Her Youth by Jamie Lee Curtis

The Odd Egg by Emily Gravett

The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle

Over the Moon: An Adoption Tale by Karen Katz

The Colors of Us by Karen Katz

Max Cleans Up by Rosemary Wells

Bunny Cakes by Rosemary Wells

Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin

Monsters by Russell Hoban

Moose, Goose and Little Nobody by Ellen Raskin

Mister Magnolia by Quentin Blake

The Paper Crane by Molly Bang

Mercer Mayer’s Little Monster series

Elizabite by H.A. Rey

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