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18 Best Picture Books of All Time


Our goal: Find what the internet ranks as the best Picture books (instead of one person's opinion).

    Our process:
  1. Search for "best picture books" and study the top 4 articles.
  2. Add only the books mentioned 2+ times.
  3. Rank the results neatly for you here! 😊
    (This took a long time, but we do the research so you don't have to!)

(Updated 2022)

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  1. MOST RECOMMENDED!
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    The Snowy Day

    Ezra Jack Keats

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    Corduroy

    Don Freeman

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    Peek-a Who?

    Nina Laden

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    Good Night, Gorilla

    Peggy Rathmann

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    Stellaluna

    Janell Cannon

  12. 13
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    Goodnight Moon

    Margaret Wise Brown

  15. 16

    No, David!

    David Shannon

  16. 18

FAQ

  • How was this Picture books list created?

    We searched for "best Picture books", found the top 5 articles, took every book mentioned in 2+ articles, and averaged their rankings.

  • How many Picture books are in this list?

    There are 18 books in this list.

  • Why did you create this Picture books list?

    We wanted to gather the most accurate list of Picture books on the internet.

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