Awesome Authors of Picture Books

These authors have written a number of picture books for children that are fantastic. I could fill up a favorites list with just the books from these authors!

Mo Willems: His books are laugh-out-loud funny and just fun to read!

All of his Pigeon books (The Pigeon Wants a Hot Dog);  Elephant and Piggie series; Knuffle Bunny trilogy; The Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed; Leonardo the Terrible Monster; and others.

David Ezra Stein: True to life stories with great illustrations!

Interrupting Chicken; Pouch; Leaves; Dinosaur Kisses; and others.

Kevin Henkes: Sweet, timeless stories full of life lessons.

Kitten’s First Full Moon; Waiting; Penny series; and any of the mouse books (Chrysanthemum, Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse, Wemberly Worried, Sheila Rae the Brave, and others).

Eric Carle: Artwork that appeals to readers of all ages.

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you See? (and other books co-written with Bill Martin); 1, 2, 3 to the Zoo; The Very Hungry Caterpillar; Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me; Little Cloud; From Head to Toe; and others.

Amy Krouse Rosenthal: Clever and funny stories.

Duck! Rabbit!; Little Pea; Little Oink; Little Hoot; Bedtime for Mommy; Spoon; and others.

Steve Jenkins: A wonderful combo of science and art to create fascinating non-fiction books! 

Actual Size; Just a Second; What Do you Do with a Tail like This?

David Shannon: Entertaining stories, with illustrations that match the intended audience.

No, David!; Duck on a Bike; A Bad Case of Stripes; Alice the Fairy; and others.

Honorable Mention goes to…

Virginia Lee Burton: The Little House; Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel; Katy and the Big Snow.

Mac Barnett: Count the Monkeys; Telephone; and he has written a few others I need to try.

Be sure to check out my 50 Favorite Picture Books list! Part 1 (A to I) and Part 2 (J-Z)

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