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.