52 Picture Books Kids Should Read Before They Turn 10

Check out this list of 52 picture books kids should read before they turn 10!

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52 Picture Books Kids Should Read Before They Turn 10

Growing up, I always loved to read. There are so many different amazing books out there for kids. Use this list to start building your kiddo’s bookshelves or read one a week to finish this list in a whole year!

Which ones have you read?

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? by Eric Carle and Bill Martin

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff

If You Take a Mouse to School Laura Numeroff

Lily’s Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes

Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes

Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes

Sheila Rae the Brave by Kevin Henkes

Julius, Baby of the World by Kevin Henkes

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

Bread and Jam for Frances by Russell Hoban

Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña

McDuff Moves In by Rosemary Wells

McDuff Comes Home by Rosemary Wells

Noisy Nora by Rosemary Wells

Max’s Chocolate Chicken by Rosemary Wells

Max’s Dragon Shirt by Rosemary Wells

Timothy Goes to School By Rosemary Wells

Yoko’s Paper Cranes by Rosemary Wells

Rosie Revere Engineer by Andrea Beaty

The Empty Pot by Demi

A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead

The Story of Ping by Marjorie Flack

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin

Corduroy by Don Freeman

Alexander and the Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Vorst

I’ll Fix Anthony by Judith Vorst

The Book With No Pictures by BJ Novak

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

A Normal Pig by K-Fai Steele

The Mitten by Jan Brett

The Umbrella by Jan Brett

Before She Was Harriet by Lesa Cline-Ransome

Berenstain Bears Go to School by Jan Berenstain

Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey

Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey

The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf

Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina

Town Mouse, Country Mouse by Jan Brett

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin

It Could Always Be Worse: A Yiddish Folk Tale by Margot Zemach

Giggle, Giggle, Quack by Doreen Cronin

Drawn Together by Minh Lê

The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear by Don Wood

Strega Nona by Tomie DePaola

The Art Lesson by Tomie DePaola

Big Anthony by Tomie DePaola

Oliver Button Is a Sissy by Tomie DePaola

The Knight and the Dragon by Tomie DePaola

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