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Classic Picture Books

  • Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5

Connect with your students by sharing the timeless books that you loved when you were in school.

 

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.
Available in the Teacher Store.

A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond
Your classroom will never be the same after discovering the bear from darkest Peru.

Beatrix Potter Collection by Beatrix Potter
Meet the mischievous Peter Rabbit and other adventurous and impish creatures.

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

Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina
Some monkeys make mischief for a peddler with their monkey business.
Available in the Teacher Store.

Corduroy by Don Freeman
A teddy bear finds adventure in a department store while looking for a lost button.
Available in the Teacher Store.

Curious George by H. A. Rey
The inquisitive monkey leaves the jungle with the man in the yellow hat.
Available in the Teacher Store.

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.
Available in the Teacher Store.

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.
Available in the Teacher Store.

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.

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.
Available in the Teacher Store.

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?
Available in the Scholastic Store.

Swimmy by Leo Lionni
A tiny black fish explores the ocean and devises a plan to protect him and his fishy friends.
Available in the Teacher Store.

Tikki Tikki Tembo by Arlene Mosel
The long-named protagonist of this Chinese folktale changes history with his brother.
Available in the Teacher Store.

The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
It takes a lot of time and love before a rabbit gets his wish to be "real."
Available in the Teacher Store.

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.
Available in the Teacher Store.

  • Subjects:
    Literature, Literature Appreciation, Teacher Tips and Strategies
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