52 MORE Picture Books Kids Should Read Before They Turn 10

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52 MORE Must-Read Picture Books

Early literacy is one of the keys to growing lifelong readers. Whether your kiddo is just learning to read or in elementary school beginning to dive into books on their own, check out this epic list of my favorite must-read picture books. Grab the first list here.

Olivia by Ian Falconer

On a Beam of Light by Jennifer Berne

Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry

How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? by Jane Yolen

Froggy Gets Dressed by Jonathan London

Just Go to Bed by Mercer Mayer

Just Me and My Mom by Mercer Mayer

We Don’t Eat Our Classmates by Ryan Higgins

Stephanie’s Ponytail by Robert Munsch

The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch

Show and Tell by Robert Munsch

Last to Finish by Barbara Esham

Shark Lady by Jess Keating

Irena Sendler and the Children of the Warsaw Ghetto by Susan Goldman Rubin

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka

Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin

This Book Just Ate My Dog by Richard Byryne

Counting on Katherine by Helaine Becker

The Pigeon Has to Go to School! by Mo Willems

Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late by Mo Willems

Leonardo, the Terrible Monster by Mo Willems

The Adventures of Beekle by Dan Santat

Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

Stellaluna by Janell Cannon

Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens

The Bad Seed by Jory John

A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon

Miss Nelson is Missing by Harry Allard

I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen

Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans

The Dinky Donkey by Craig Smith

Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Suess

The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Suess

The Lorax by Dr. Suess

How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Suess

Mae Among the Stars by Roda Ahmed

The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt

Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin

Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin

The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney

But Not the Hippopotamus by Sandra Boynton

Barnyard Dance by Sandra Boynton

Curious George by H.A. Rey

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett

The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg

Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann

Where is the Green Sheep? by Mem Fox

The Little Engine that Could by Watty Piper

The Snowy Day by Ezra Zack Keats

Brave Irene by William Stieg

Enemy Pie by Derek Munson

Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez Neal

The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn

Grab the printable list here!

View list one here!


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