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Classic Picture Books

Connect with your child by sharing the timeless books that you — and even your parents — loved when you were growing up. Many of these titles are available in board book editions that will withstand your baby's enthusiasm.


Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst
On the worst of days, kids can find comfort seeing everyone has terrible times. Learn more.

A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond
Your home, like the Browns', will never be the same after bringing home the bear from darkest Peru.

The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
Meet the mischievous bunny who proves there are reasons for rules. Learn more.

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin
This cheerful introduction to colors comes alive through Eric Carle's wonderful illustrations. Learn more.

Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina
Some monkeys make mischief for a peddler with their monkey business. Learn more.

Corduroy by Don Freeman
A teddy bear finds adventure in a department store while looking for a lost button. Learn more.

Curious George by H. A. Rey
The inquisitive monkey leaves the jungle with the man in the yellow hat. Learn more.

George and Martha by James Marshall
Five little stories about two happy hippos and their fabulous friendship

Horton Hears a Who! by Dr. Seuss.
A wonderful story that teaches ""a person's a person, no matter how small.""

Little Bear by Elsa Holmelund Minarik
Maurice Sendak's drawings pair perfectly with stories of a bear and his mother.

The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper
An inspiring tale of a train, some toys, and the power of positive thinking. Learn more.

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile by Bernard Waber
Visit New York City with a lovable crocodile that gets into all sorts of trouble.

Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans
Meet the smallest girl of Miss Clavel's class, the mischievous and brave Madeline. Learn more.

Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
See Boston from a duck's view as the mallards try and find a perfect place to call home. Learn more.

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton
Can Mike and his steam shovel, Mary Anne, weather the tests of time together?

Pat the Bunny by Dorothy Kunhardt
Peek under flaps, smell flowers, touch things rough and soft, and celebrate the senses!

The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown
From the creator of Goodnight Moon comes a touching tale of mother and bunny love.

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
Delight in the possibilities of the year's first snowfall in the city. Learn more.

The Story About Ping by Marjorie Flack
Swim down the Yangtze River to search for food, family, and fun with a darling duck.

The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf
What will happen to the gentle bull when he's taken to the bullfighting arena?

Swimmy by Leo Lionni
A tiny black fish explores the ocean and devises a plan to protect him and his fishy friends. Learn more.

Tikki Tikki Tembo by Arlene Mosel
The long-named protagonist of this Chinese folktale changes history with his brother. Learn more.

The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
It takes a lot of time and love before a rabbit gets his wish to be ""real."" Learn more.

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Leave home and travel to the land of wild things with Max, a place where he is king. Learn more.

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