We have selected a list of picture books for children that are nicely written, that contain beautiful illustrations and that teach children important lessons and good morals. Many of the picture books selected here have also been chosen by the US National Education Association. If you are looking for quality literature for children ages 2-8 and ages 8-12, all of these popular children's picture books are great choices. We can sort the list of books below by age and by price.
The Polar Express is a beautiful Christmas picture book and the tale of a young boy lying awake on Chistmas Eve only to have Santa Clauss sweep by and take him on a trip with other children to the North Pole.
Charlotte's Web is one of the top children's picture books and one of the best picture books of all time. It teaches children important lessons and about sacrifice, friendship, transformation and mortality.
Clarence Goes Out West & Meets a Purple Horse is the story of a greenhorn pig called Clarence who decides to take a vacation "Out West". The book contains nice illustrations of a desert ranch and the wild west.
This picture book is a treasure. Boris is a scruffy and fearless pirate who cries when his pet parrot dies and who also finds a buried treasure. Captivating story and beautiful watercolor illustrations.
Doctor De Soto is a well-respected mouse dentist. De Soto accepts anyone except for cats and other "dangerous animals" as stated on his sign. But one day he accepts a miserable fox begging for treatment.
This books is about the relationship between a horse and a person and how a horse can change a person's life. Written By Marguerite Henry who is considered to have written the greatest horse tales ever told.
This is one of the award-winning children's picture books and the story of a pig trying to save his neck. The book contains a lot of wisdom and speaks about how we should treat other fellow human beings.