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BPL Social Media Followers’ Favorite Picture Books

by awilliams

November is National Picture Book Month. In celebration, the Boston Public Library asked its Facebook and Twitter followers to name their (or their children’s) favorite picture book. Here are their answers. Find a list of these titles in our catalog via

1. The Story of Ferdinand
by Munro Leaf

Books12. Good Job, Little Bear
by Martin Waddell, illustrated by Barbara Firth

3. The Paper Bag Princess
by Robert N. Munsch, illustrated by Michael Martchenko

4. Make Way for Ducklings
by Robert McCloskey

5. I Had A Favorite Dress
by Boni Ashburn, illustrated by Julia Denos

6. The Incredible Book Eating Boy
by Oliver Jeffers

7. The Tiger Who Came to Tea
by Judith Kerr

8. The Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate the Wash
by Trinka Hakes Noble, illustrated by Steven Kellogg

9. Madeline
by Ludwig Bemelmans

10. Gigantosaurus
by Jonny Duddle

Books211. Green Eggs and Ham
by Dr. Seuss

12. Pierre in the Air
by Andrea Beck

13. The Little Rabbit Who Wanted Red Wings
by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey, illustrated by Jacqueline Rogers

14. In the Night Kitchen
by Maurice Sendak

15. D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths
by Ingri D’Aulaire

16. King Bidgood’s in the Bathtub
by Audrey Wood, illustrated by Don Wood

17. Blueberries for Sal
by Robert McCloskey

18. Corduroy
by Don Freeman

19. No, David!
by David Shannon

20. Benjy’s Dog House
by Margaret Bloy Graham

Books321. Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs
by Judi Barrett, illustrated by Ronald Barrett

22. Goodnight Moon
by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Clement Hurd

23. Ladybug Girl
by David Soman and Jacky Davis

24. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
by Bill Martin and John Archambault, illustrated by Lois Ehlert

25. The Velveteen Rabbit
by Margery Williams Bianco



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