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Classics (before 1950)

Some picture books just never seem to age—who would have thought that Peter Rabbit was written 107 years ago?  Here is a list of those classic books that span the generations.  Books our children love, we love , our parents loved and maybe even our grandparents or great-grandparents loved.  If you are unfamiliar with one—pick it up and share it with your children, you won’t be sorry. 

  1. The Tale of Peter Rabbit*  (1902) by Beatrix Potter
  2. Millions of Cats*  (1928) by Wanda Gag
  3. Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel* (1939)  by Virginia Burton
  4. Make Way for Ducklings* (1941)  by Robert McCloskey
  5. The Story of Ferdinand^ (1936)  by Leaf Munro
  6. Blueberries for Sal^ (1948)  by Robert McCloskey
  7. Caps for Sale^ (1947) by Esphyr Slobodkina
  8. The Little House (1942) by Virginia Burton
  9. The Story About Ping  (1933) by Marjorie Flack
  10. Angus and the Cat (1931)  by Marjorie Flack
  11. Madeline (1939)  by Ludwig Bemelmans
  12. The Little Engine That Could^ (1930)  by Watty Piper
  13. Curious George (1942)  by H.A. Rey
  14. The Poky Little Puppy (1942) by Janette Sebring Lowrey
  15. Good Night Moon (1947) by Margaret Wise Brown
  16. Velveteen Rabbit, or How Toys Become Real  (1922) by Margery Williams
  17. My Father’s Dragon (1948)  by Ruth Stiles Gannett
  18. Stone Soup^ (1947) by Marcia Brown
  19. The Story of Babar, the Little Elephant (1933) by Jean de Brunhoff
  20. The Carrot Seed (1945)  by Ruth Krauss
  21. It Looked Like Spilt Milk (1947) by Charles Green Shaw
  22. And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street^ (1937)  by Dr. Seuss
  23. The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins^  (1938)  by Dr. Seuss
  24. Horton Hatches the Egg^  (1940)  by Dr. Seuss
  25. Andy and the Lion (1938)  by James Daugherty
  26. Winnie-the-Pooh (1926) by A.A. Milne
  27. The Cat Club (1944)  by Esther Averill
    * also listed on the monthly flyer

    ^ previously read on StoryLine


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