If you’re looking for great picture books to read with your children, you’ve come to the right place. Each of the lists below contains a few of my favorite books from some of my favorite picture book categories. Many of these books should be readily available at your local library, so if you’re ready to try them out, just click and print the lists below to take to the library. Then grab the kids and a comfy chair and let the reading begin!

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Fairy Tales with a Twist

Best enjoyed after your child is familiar with the traditional story, fractured fairy tales begin with the premise of the well-known fairy tale, but that’s where the similarity ends. The twists and turns away from the expected will surprise and delight your child. Don’t be surprised if you enjoy reading these stories as much as your kids enjoy listening to them!

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Love & Friendship Picture Books

Children’s literature is chock-full of wonderful examples of friendship. The relationships between best friends like Piglet and Pooh, Flora and Flamingo, and George and Martha teach lessons about loyalty, commitment, companionship, and love.

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Hilarious Picture Books

If laughter is the best medicine, these picture books are just what the doctor ordered. Masterfully written to both surprise and delight readers and listeners of all ages, the books listed below have one main purpose—to make you laugh.

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Favorite Interactive Picture Books

If you have one of those kids who’s in perpetual motion, maybe it’s time to stop saying, “Sit still!” Maybe it’s time to embrace the wiggle with an interactive picture book instead!

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Magazines for Kids of All Ages

Many parents don’t think about magazines as being a great source of reading material for children, but libraries often have a large selection of periodicals for every age group and reading level, and for many areas of interest.

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Mind Your Manners Picture Books

Children are born with wonderful qualities like exuberance, spontaneity, and curiosity … but unfortunately they don’t come with perfect manners preinstalled. If you find yourself having to say things like “Say please” and “Get your elbows off the table” too often, you’ll appreciate this lineup of books!

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Nursery Rhymes for Little Ones

Rhyming is an important step in the development of language skills, and exposing children to rhyming early is a great way to give them a head start. One of the simplest ways to do that is to read nursery rhymes to your child when they are very young.

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Picture Books About Kindness

Some of these stories will make you laugh and some of them will make you cry. They’ll make you think, and, best of all, they’ll make you talk. And talking about the characters in these stories will help your children become more aware of kindness and how they might show it every day—to their friends, to their siblings, and sometimes even to perfect strangers.

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Picture Books for Adventurers

When you’re a child, every day is an adventure. But some kids crave adventure more than others. For an adventurer, a bath isn’t just a bath…it’s a swim in shark-infested waters. And climbing a tree is actually a harrowing escape from a band of pirates. For an adventurer, a picture book is so much more than just words and illustrations. It’s the window to another world … to places that only the imagination can go.

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Picture Books for Christmas

Do you like to read aloud with your children? Would you like some fresh ideas for Christmas read-alouds? I’ve picked out a few of my favorite holiday books to share with you. I hope these heartwarming stories will become read-aloud traditions in your home as well.

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Picture Books for Winter

I love winter. I love the stillness of the night after a blanket of snow has covered the ground. I love the crunch of the snow under my feet. And I love curling up in front of a crackling fire with a blanket, a cup of tea, and a good book. And speaking of good books, here’s a list of books that are just perfect for reading with your little ones while you watch the snow fall on a winter morning.

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Picture Books for Young Pirates

Our pirate crew took to the high seas to hunt down the most piratey picture books they could lay their hands on. Lots of children’s books had to walk the plank in the process, but we found the best of the best. No shark chum fer ya here, me hearties!

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Poetry Books for Kids

Children are natural poets and lovers of rhyme, so it’s no surprise that they enjoy listening to, reading, and writing poetry. And poetry has so many benefits for kids, including developing an awareness of language, phonic patterns, and rhythms, as well as broadening a student’s reading spectrum, facility with sentence-level skills, and ability to express their own experience through writing.

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Polar Bear Picture Books

What do you do when it’s too blustery and cold to play outside? You grab a cozy blanket and a cup of hot cocoa and you dig into a pile of picture books about polar bears, that’s what! The fun-loving polar bears in the books below may enjoy playing out in the cold and snow, but their stories will warm your heart!

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Presidential Picture Books

The forty-four men who have served as the president of the United States of America were just that—men. Ordinary men with an extraordinary job! I’ve picked out a few books to share with you that will help you get to know some of history’s most important men a little bit better. If your kids think history is boring, these books just might change their minds!

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Rhyming Picture Books

Young children love to listen to (and participate in) rhyming activities, which means your child will be learning without even realizing it. A great way to “play” with rhyming is by reading rhyming picture books together.

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Wordless Picture Books for Little Kids

Wordless picture books are so much more than simply books with great pictures! These wonderful books can benefit your preschooler’s emerging literacy in more ways than you can imagine.

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Wordless Picture Books for Big Kids

Wordless picture books aren’t just for preschoolers! These versatile books can be especially enjoyable and useful for older kids. Because of their depth and complexity, wordless books can stimulate an older child’s thinking and imagination in ways that a chapter book may not.

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