The Best Picture Books

The Best Picture Books That Won’t Make You Want to Gouge Your Eyes Out

Do your kids have a favorite book that you can’t stand to read? I know the feeling. If I have to “woof” through a Biscuit book one more time, bad things will happen. Bad, bad things.

Thankfully, there is a huge variety of alternatives, and I’m here to share a few of my favorites. My kids love these books as much as I do.

The Best Picture Books of the Non-Eye-Gouging Variety

The Pout-Pout Fish

He’s a Pout-Pout fish with a pout-pout face and he spreads the dreary-weary’s all over the place! This book is at the top of my list because it is seriously adorable. It’s also an excellent teaching tool for those children who tend to mope around the house.

The Pout-Pout Fish

 

 

 

 


The Book with No Pictures

Maybe it’s not technically a picture book, but this one has my kids in stitches every time. This is such a cute idea, and if you haven’t seen the video, check out B.J. Novak reading his book to a bunch of kids. Hillarious.

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Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs

Flinn either has an extremely vivid imagination, or he really does travel to strange lands with dinosaurs who insist on eating him with much too much ketchup. I’m a fan of imagination, pirates AND ketchup, so this is a no-brainer for me.

Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs


Bravery Soup

The result of true friendship and stretching yourself farther than you thought you could go is what makes this book a must-have for every kid. The message is inspiring and the story is really fun.

Bravery Soup


Grumpy Bird

Oh man, has this book come in handy in moments when my own little grumpy ones have needed a change in attitude. This may be my favorite children’s book to date. The last page makes me laugh every time.

Grumpy Bird


Little Cricket’s Song

This one is geared toward the younger kiddos. I found this gem on a clearance rack of a bookstore that was going out of business. I figured my kid would love to click the little crickets even if the story didn’t keep his attention. Little did I know, the rhythm of the poetry and the gorgeous illustrations would enthrall my little one. It ended up being one of our favorite bedtime books for years.

Little Cricket's Song


Room on the Broom

This book is certainly gaining in popularity, and I can see why. We bought this for Halloween, but we read it year-round. It captivates a toddler as easily as an 8 year old.

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Bojo the Boogery Bugger

It would be ridiculous to not include this book. It’s perfect for ages 5-8. Bojo has allergies and his family goes to extraordinary (and ridiculous) lengths to figure out just what bothers his sniffer. My kids love to sneeze along with him. “Ah… ah… achuuuu!”

Bojo the Boogery Bugger


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Reading a book doesn’t get more fun than this because the kids get to be actively involved in how the story goes. It’s fun to read with your kids, but it’s even better if your kids can read it to themselves, giving you a guaranteed ten minutes of peace as they follow the quirky instructions all the way to the end.

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I hope you enjoy this list of the best picture books. Yes, it’s full of Amazon affiliate links, but I still love these picture books all the same. Feel free to share some of your favorites in the comment section.


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