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18 Best Picture Books of All Time

Our goal: Find the best Picture books according to the internet (not just one random person's opinion).

    Here's what we did:
  1. Type "best picture books" into our search engine and study the top 4+ pages.
  2. Add only the books mentioned 2+ times.
  3. Rank the results neatly for you here! 😊
    (It was a lot of work. But hey! That's why we're here, right?)

(Updated 2023)

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    Where the Wild Things Are
  2. 2
    I Want My Hat Back
  3. 3
    The Snowy Day

    The Snowy Day

    Ezra Jack Keats

  4. 4
    Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
  5. 5


    Don Freeman

  6. 6
    Peek-a Who?

    Peek-a Who?

    Nina Laden

  7. 7
    The Story of Ferdinand
  8. 8
    Rosie Revere, Engineer
  9. 9
    Good Night, Gorilla

    Good Night, Gorilla

    Peggy Rathmann

  10. 10
    The Paper Bag Princess
  11. 12


    Janell Cannon

  12. 13
    Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
  13. 14
    Click, Clack, Moo
  14. 15
    Goodnight Moon

    Goodnight Moon

    Margaret Wise Brown

  15. 16
    No, David!

    No, David!

    David Shannon

  16. 18
    A Sick Day for Amos McGee


  • 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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