Best all time picture books for children 4-7

September 20, 2016 by

I realize there are many lists but personally this is one of the best for this age group. When our kids were younger we read these books to them.

Some of the best picture books for your 4-7-year-olds.

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by J. Viorst
Always Room For One More by Sorche Nic Leodhas
Amos and Boris and others by William Steig
And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street! by Dr. Seuss
Andy and the Lion by James Daugherty
Angus and the Ducks by Marjorie Flack
Animals of Farmer Jones & other Little Golden Books illus. by Richard Scarry
Apple Pie by Kate Greenaway
Apricot ABC by Miska Miles
Bambi’s Children by Felix Salten
Beetle Bush by Beverly Keller
Big Book of Brambly Hedge and others by Jill Barklem
Big Snow by Berta Hader
Biggest Bear by Lynd Ward
Biggest House in the World and others by Leo Lionni
Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina
Christine's Picture Book by Hans Christian Anderson
Church Mouse and others by Graham Oakley
Clown of God and others by Tomie de Paola
Cock, the Mouse, and the Little Red Hen by Felicite LeFevre
Corduroy by Don Freeman
Crane Maiden by Miyoko Matsutani
Cross Country Cat by Mary Calhoun
Curious George & others by Hans A. Rey
Dandelion Hill by Clyde Robert Bulla
Day at the Fair by Arleta Richardson
Deer at the Brook and others by Jim Arnosky
Doctor Dan the Bandadge Man by Helen Gaspard, ill. by Corinne Malverne
Dogger by Shirley Hughes
Edward Lear Alphabet by Edward Lear, illustrated by Carol Newsom
Emily by Michael Bedard
Emperor’s New Clothes and others by Hans Christian Anderson
Empty Pot by Demi
Fairy Caravan by Beatrix Potter
Faster Sooner Hound by Ama Bontemps
Fiona's Flea by Beverly Keller
Five Hundred Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins by Dr. Seuss
Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown
Flip by Wesley Dennis
Frog Band and the Onion Seller by Jim Smith
Frog, Frog, Frog by Robert Welber
Gift for Grandpa by Angela Hunt
Gift for Tia Rosa by Karen Taha
Goodnight Moon and others by Margaret Wise Brown
Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion
Hilda the Hen Who Wouldn't Give Up by Jill Tomlinson
Hole is to Dig by Ruth Krauss
Horton Hears a Who by Dr. Seuss
House that Jack Built by Antonio Frasconi
I Saw the Sea Come In by Alvin Tresselt
If You Give A Moose A Muffin by Laura Joffe Numeroff
If You Give A Mouse A Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff
In the Forest and others by Marie Hall Ets
James & the Rain by Karla Kuskin
Johnny Crow’s Garden by L. Leslie Brooke
King at the Door by Cole Brock
Librarian Who Measured the Earth by Kathryn Lasky
Lillie at Ballet by Rachel Isadora
Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper
Little House and others by Virginia Burton
Little Old Mrs. Pepperpot and others by Alf Proysen
Little Red Hen and others by Paul Galdone
Little Toot by Hardie Gramatky
Luckiest One of All by Bill Peet
Madeline and others by Ludwig Bemelmans
Make Way For Ducklings and others by Robert McCloskey
Marshmallow by Clare T. Newberry
May I Bring a Friend? by Beatrice S. De Regniers
Midnight Adventures of Kelly, Dot, and Esmerelda by John S. Goodall
Millions of Cats by Wanda Gag
Mirette on the High Wire by Emily Arnold McCully
Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney
Mr. Brown and Mr. Gray by William Wondriska
My Island Grandma by Kathryn Lasky
My Little Golden Book About God & others illustrated by Eloise Wilkin
My Mother is the Most Beautiful Woman in the World by Becky Reyher
N. C. Wyeth's Pilgrims by N. C. Wyeth and Robert San Souci
Noah's Ark by Peter Spier
Noah's Ark: Words from the Book of Genesis by Jane Ray
Old Rosie, the Horse Nobody Understood by Lilian Moore & Leone Adelson
On Mother’s Lap by Ann Herbert Scott
Owl Moon by Jane Yolan
Ox-Cart Man by Donald Hall
Paper Crane by Molly Bang
Pelle’s New Suit by Elsa Beskow
Penny Wise - Fun Foolish by Judy Delton
Peter Spier's Rain and others by Peter Spier
Petunia by Roger Duvoisin and other Petunia stories
Picture Books by Randolph Caldecott published by Frederick Warne
Pimm’s Place by Beverly Keller
Poky Little Puppy by Janette Sebring Lowry, illus. by Gustaf Tenggren
Rain, Rain Rivers by Uri Shulevitz
Richard Scarry's Please and Thank You Book by Richard Scarry
Rome Antics by David Macaulay
Saint Valentine by Robert Sabuda
Shy Little Kitten by Cathleen Schurr, illustrated by Gustaf Tenggren
Sir Francis Drake: His Daring Deeds by Roy Gerrard
Smartest Bear and His Brother Oliver by Alice Bach
Snowy Day and others by Ezra Jack Keats
Snuggle Bunny by Nancy Jewell
St. Francis and the Friendly Beasts by Margaret Hodges
St. George and the Dragon by Margaret Hodges
Stone Soup and others by Marcia Brown
Story About Ping by Marjorie Flack
Story of Babar and others by Jean and Laurent de Brunhoff
Story of the Creation: Words from Genesis by Jane Ray
Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf
Tale of Peter Rabbit & others by Beatrix Potter
Three Little Horses by Piet Worm
Three Little Kittens by Paul Galdone
Thunder Cake by Patricia Polacco
Toad for Tuesday by Russell Erickson
Two Roman Mice by Horace, retold by Marilynne K. Roach
Uncle Wiggly Book by Howard R. Garis
Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
Veronica by Roger Duvoisin
Very Hungry Caterpillar and others by Eric Carle
Where Does the Butterfly Go When It Rains? by May Garelick
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

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