Get some summer reading in with this countdown of 30 days of classic must-read picture books! They are great for read alouds, story time, or family time!
30 Days of Must-Read Picture Books
Many know of Mozart’s amazing musical feats, but few know of his equally talented sister, Maria Anna Mozart. Here is her amazing story!
Chester Raccoon doesn’t want to go to school! To comfort his fears, Mrs. Raccoon shares the secret of the kissing hand in this classic book.
“There once was a tree…and she loved a little boy.” In this heartbreaking story, this is a story of giving and taking.
Written to make reading more fun, The Cat in the Hat is a fun storybook about two siblings, Dick and Sally, who go on a crazy adventure on one ‘boring’ rainy day!
With more than 12 million copies sold, The Very Hungry Caterpillar tells the story of a caterpillar who just can’t get full! The hungry caterpillar just eats and eats, until…
Written over 60 years ago, Harold uses his imagination and a purple crayon to go on an adventure.
When Harry sees a bear in a train station, he knew he wanted to adopt it. But, Harry was a soldier training in WWI. Here is the story of how Winnie-The-Pooh came about.
Curious George is a lovable monkey. Here are his adventures with the Man in the Yellow Hat!
These silly book is easy to read, and is great for making reading fun! Amelia Bedelia is a maid, but can sometimes take things a bit too literally!
Corduroy is a small bear waiting on a department store for a child to adopt him. What will happen?
Max, sent to his bedroom without dinner, encounters a wild forest in his bedroom!
If you give a mouse a cookie, he’s going to ask for a glass of milk! And then…use this classic book to keep kids guessing in this engaging story.
Eloise is a precocious young girl who lives in the Plaza Hotel! Here is her fun story.
With foil stamping, this sparkly book is memorable and hands-on.
In this Caldecott Honor book, a village pulls together to create stone soup.
Set in China, the Emperor is searching for a successor. In this thought provoking story, a young boy named Ping learns a very valuable lesson on honesty!
This is a tale of a peddler, some monkeys, and some serious monkey business. This is one of the top classic picture books that has stood the test of time.
Clifford is a lovable big red dog, who knows a bit about friendship! Here is his sweet story with his friend, Emily Elizabeth.
Have kids who complain? This Yiddish folk tale is a comical reminder that things could always be worse, a lesson on gratitude for both kids and adults!
Young Duncan wants to color, but when he opens his crayon box, he finds a note saying that the crayons have quit! What will happen?
A bus driver takes a break from his job, and is replaced by…a pigeon!
The book with no pictures…what?! This New York Times Bestseller is a super fun book, despite having no pictures!
When a young girl drops her mitten, a group of animals explore what it is!
Harry, a white dog with black spots, hates baths! During bath time, he runs away. When he comes back black with white spots, his family no longer recognizes him!
Petey the puppy has just one wish for Christmas – finding a boy!
Farmer Brown has a serious problems – his cows love to type! Soon, they begin leaving him notes demanding certain things in this silly story!
It’s finally winter, and Froggy wants to get outside and play! But, his mother makes sure he has the right gear on!
In this New York Times bestseller, this inspirational story is a great reminder of what kids can achieve.
Great for fathers, Little Nutbrown Hare shows his Daddy how much he loves him. This is a great story reminding families of endless love.
Goodnight moon! This simple, repetitive story is great for beginning readers and can grow a lifelong love of learning. It is one of the most famous picture books out there!