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Classic Children's Picture Books to Share

When picking out classic books to read to your kids, include these timeless tales about love, friendship, and the magic of believing in yourself.
 
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
by Judith Viorst Illustrated by Ray Cruz

In this contemporary classic, veteran children's author Viorst introduces us to Alexander, a kid with an unruly crop of hair, who gets out of bed to face a day that seems to grow increasingly worse with each passing minute.

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Paperback Book: $5.59

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Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
by Bill Martin Jr. Illustrated by Eric Carle

A big happy frog, a plump purple cat, a handsome blue horse, and a soft yellow duck — all parade across the pages of this delightful book. Children will immediately respond to Eric Carle's flat, boldly colored collages.

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Board Book: $6.80

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Harold and the Purple Crayon
Harold and the Purple Crayon
by Crockett Johnson Illustrated by Crockett Johnson

This popular tale of fantasy, originally published in 1955, shows the wonder of the human imagination in the travels of a young boy and his purple crayon.

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Paperback Book: $4.79

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Horton Hears a Who!
Horton Hears a Who!
by Dr. Seuss

Horton the elephant hears a yell coming from a small speck of dust. Horton is determined to protect the "Whos" living in "Who-ville" on the speck of dust because a person is a person no matter how small.

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The Little Engine That Could
The Little Engine That Could
by Watty Piper Illustrated by George Hauman , Doris Hauman

When the other engines refuse, the Little Blue Engine tries to pull a stranded train full of toys and good food over the mountain. This classic story about the Little Blue Engine who says "I think I can, I think I can" continues to be a popular favorite.


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Mike Mulligan y su máquina maravillosa
Mike Mulligan y su máquina maravillosa
by Virginia Lee Burton Illustrated by Virginia Lee Burton

A modern classic that no child should miss. Since it was first published in 1939, Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel has delighted generations of children.

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Paperback Book: $5.56

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The Snowy Day
The Snowy Day
by Ezra Jack Keats Illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats
Wake up with Peter to a snow-covered day where adventure awaits. No book has captured the magic and sense of possibility of the first snowfall better than The Snowy Day.
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Board Book: $5.59

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Picture Book: $13.59

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Swimmy
Swimmy
by Leo Lionni Illustrated by Leo Lionni
Deep in the sea there lives a happy school of little fish. Their watery world is full of wonders! But there is also danger and the little fish are afraid to come out of hiding . . . until Swimmy comes along.
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Paperback Book: $6.39

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