Leigh's Childhood Favorites (Classic Picture Books)

Recommendations from Leigh

Leigh's childhood favorite books on a hardwood floor"Look what my mom found during quarantine: some of my favorite books from when I was a kid! (She also found a few from when she and my dad were little: Can you guess which ones?) She even uncovered a vintage Wild Rumpus bookmark!
I couldn't stop smiling while paging through these, which just goes to show that even though book covers may fade with time, warm memories of childhood favorites survive the years.
What are some of your childhood favorites?"


No Jumping on the Bed Cover Image
By Tedd Arnold, Tedd Arnold (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780140558395
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Published: Puffin Books - May 1st, 1996

“If I’ve told you once I’ve told you a million times, no jumping on the bed!”

The Little House 75th Anniversary Edition Cover Image
ISBN: 9781328741943
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Published: Clarion Books - October 10th, 2017

Seventy-five years ago, Virginia Lee Burton created the Little House, and since then generations of readers have been enchanted by the story of this happy home and her journey from the pleasures of nature to the bustling city, and back again.

Mike Mulligan And His Steam Shovel 75th Anniversary Cover Image
ISBN: 9780544279926
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Clarion Books - October 21st, 2014

Mike and his trusty steam shovel, Mary Anne, dig deep canals for boats to travel through, cut mountain passes for trains, and hollow out cellars for city skyscrapers. When Mary Anne is destined for the scrap heap, the duo must dig their way out of trouble in this timeless tale of friendship, old-fashioned hard work, and ingenuity.

A Child's Book of Poems Cover Image
By Gyo Fujikawa (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781402750618
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Published: Union Square Kids - September 1st, 2007

William Blake, Kate Greenaway, Emily Dickinson: the writers in this charming anthology of 200 poems--first published in 1969--are among literature's most beloved. And Gyo Fujikawa's appealing illustrations depict children of all races sweetly interacting, as well as an engagingly rendered menagerie of animals and the natural world in all its wonderment.

Amazing Grace Cover Image
By Mary Hoffman, Caroline Binch (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780803710405
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Published: Dial Books - September 2nd, 1991

Grace loves stories, whether they're from books, movies, or the kind her grandmother tells. So when she gets a chance to play a part in Peter Pan, she knows exactly who she wants to be. Remarkable watercolor illustrations give full expression to Grace's high-flying imagination.

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs Cover Image
By Jon Scieszka, Lane Smith (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780140544510
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Puffin Books - March 1st, 1996

You thought you knew the story of the “The Three Little Pigs”… You thought wrong.
In this hysterical and clever fracture fairy tale picture book that twists point of view and perspective, young readers will finally hear the other side of the story of “The Three Little Pigs.”

Imogene's Antlers Cover Image
ISBN: 9780517562420
Availability: Unavailable to Order
Published: Dragonfly Books - September 12th, 1988

This whimsical story of a little girl who wakes one morning to discover she has grown antlers has delighted children since it was first published over 30 years ago!

Quick as a Cricket (Child's Play Library) Cover Image
By Don Wood (Illustrator), Audrey Wood
ISBN: 9780859531511
Availability: Unavailable to Order
Published: Child's Play International - January 1st, 2001

A celebration of a child's growing self awareness, and a prime example of how books can contribute to this. Whether brave or shy, strong or weak, in the end the young boy celebrates all different, apparently contradictory parts of himself.