Kids Books – Recommended Picture Books by Mykidstime Parents

We asked Mykidstime parents what their child’s favourite picture book was and here is the amazing list of recommended picture books!

my-dadmy-dad “My Mum” and “My Dad” by Anthony Browne
dinosaurs-love-underpants “Dinosaurs Love Underpants” by Claire Freedman – “it is as funny for kids as it is for us”
very-hungry-caterpillar “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle
goodnight-moon “Goodnight Moon” by Margaret Wise Brown
moo-cow-kungfu-cow “Moo Cow, Kung-Fu Cow” by Nick Sharratt
green-eggs-ham “Green Eggs and Ham” by Dr. Seuss “Any Dr. Seuss books!”
Fix-it-Duck “Fix It Duck” by Jez Alborough
the-gruffalo “The Gruffalo” ,”The Gruffalo’s Child” , “A Squash and a Squeeze”, “The Snail & the Whale”, “Stick Man”,”What The Ladybird Heard”, “The Smartest Giant in Town”, “Monkey Puzzle”, “Room on the Broom”, “Charlie Cook’s Favourite Book”, “Tyrannosaurus Drip”, “Tabby McTat” by Julia Donaldson
fancy-nancy “Fancy Nancy” by Jane O’Connor
guess-how-much-i-love-you “Guess How Much I Love You!” by Sam McBratney
giraffes-cant-dance “Giraffes Can’t Dance” by Giles Andrae
bearhunt “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt” by Michael Rosen
tiger-tea “The Tiger Who Came For Tea” by Judith Kerr
the-sheep-pig “The Sheep-Pig” by Dick King-Smith
before-you-sleep “Before You Sleep” by Benji Bennett, “the Adam books by Benji Bennett especially “Before You Sleep”. My 3 and 4 year old know them by heart.”
RAVBeast “The Ravenous Beast” by Niamh Sharkey
winnie-the-witch “Winnie The Witch” by Valerie Thomas and Korky Paul
Dragons-Dinner-cover “The Dragon’s Dinner” by Susannah Corbett
way-back-home “The Way Back Home” by Oliver Jeffers “in fact all of his books!”
monkey-see-monkey-do “Monkey See Monkey Do” by Donough O’Malley
the-last-noonoo “The Last Noo-Noo” by Jill Murphy
each-peach-pear-plum peepo “Each Peach Pear Plum” and “Peepo!” and Happy Families set of books by Janet & Allan Ahlberg
hairy-maclary The Hairy McLairy books by Lynley Dodd
sneezy-bear “Sneezy Bear” by Neil Griffiths
charlie-and-lola any Charlie and Lola books by Lauren Child
astrosaurs “Astrosaurs” by Steve Cole – “dinosaurs in space”
harold-and-the-purple-crayon “Harold and the Purple Crayon” by Crockett Johnson
giant-jam-sandwich “Giant Jam Sandwich” by John Vernon Lord
there-are-cats-in-this-book “There are cats in this book” by Viviane Schwarz
busy-garage “Busy Garage” or any of the Busy Ladybird books
no-matter-what “No Matter What” by Debi Gliori
kipper any Kipper books by Mick Inkpen
mr-men Mr Men books by Roger Hargreaves “Bought the Mr. Men box set recently and my 5 year old is lovin them!”
what-colour-is-your-underwear “What Colour is Your Underwear” by Sam Lloyd
cordoruy “Corduroy” by Don Freeman
winnie-the-pooh-original Anything with winnie the pooh (A. A. Milne)
apple-tree-farm Usbourne Apple Tree Farm Box Set by Heather Amery & Stephen Cartwright
little-lumpty “Little Lumpty” by Miko Imai “can be hard to find but a wonderful book about a little egg that grows up in the town of Dumpty and becomes fascinated with climbing Humptys wall”
where-wild-things-are “Where the wild things are” by Maurice Sendak “is still my favourite, and my son’s”
dont-let-pigeon-drive-bus “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus” by Mo Willems
the-enchanted-wood “The Enchanted Wood” by Enid Blyton
the-giving-tree For slightly older kids “The Giving Tree” by Shel Silverstein.
the-giggler-treatment For older kids boys especially “The Giggler Treatment” by Roddy Doyle is hilarious!
pippi-longstocking “Pippi Longstocking” by Astrid Lindgren


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This website was created by Jill Holtz and Michelle Davitt, both of whom are mothers of young children. Jill and Michelle decided to create this resource themselves, and launched in 2007.