Favorite Picture Books

Most of these are stand alone picture books but a few of them come from some of my favorite story compilations. (affiliate links)

Stories that Teach Values by Libraries of Hope (STV in this list).

The Children’s Book of Virtues by William C. Bennet (CBofV).

Story Time with the Millers by Mildren Martin (SWtheM).

Aesop’s Fables by Jerry Pinkney.

We are always adding books to this list, so if you have a favorite that isn’t here, let us know and we can add it!

*These are the “must haves”

Unconditional Love

The Way Mothers Are by: Miriam Schlein*

You are Special by: Max Lucado*

Practicing for Heaven by: Brad Wilcox

Three Little Words by: Clemency Pearce

Wherever You Are my Love Will Find You by: Nancy Tillman

The Invisible String by: Patrice Karst


George Washington and The Cherry Tree (CBofV p. 84)

The Honest Woodsman (CBofV p. 101)

Someone Sees You (CBofV p.68)

The Empty Pot by Demi*

The Boy Who Cried Wolf by Jenny Giles

The Golden Pears (STV p. 3)

The Honest Farmer (STV p.26)


Katy No Pocket by: Emmy Payne

One Fine Day by: Nonny Hogrogian

Kindness is a lot of things by: Edith Eckbald

A Sick Day for Amos McGee by: Philip C. Stead*

The Lion and the Mouse retold by: Bernadette Watts

The Legend of the Dipper  (CBofV p.77)

The Brothers by Elizabeth Lane*

The Quiltmaker’s Gift by Jeff Brumbeau


The Tale of Peter Rabbit by: Beatrix Potter

A Fish Out of Water by: Helen Palmer

Little Red Riding Hood retold by: Trina Schart Hyman

The Squire and the Scroll by: Jennie Bishop*

Londyn LaRae Says OK by: Nicholeen Peck

Paul in the Pit SWtheM p.12


The Ox-Cart Man by: Donald Hall

The Ant and the Grasshopper retold by: Tom Paxton*

The Little Red Hen retold by: Paul Galdone

Johnny Appleseed by: Reeve Lindbergh*

Mike Mulligan and His Steamshovel by: Virginia Lee Burton

Katy and the Big Snow by: Virginia Lee Burton


The Golden Windows STTV p.77

The Little Loaf STTV p.104

The Caboose Who Got Loose by: Bill Pete

The Elves and the Shoemaker retold by: Jim LaMarche

All Things Bright and Beautiful by: Cecil Frances Alexander

You Are Mine by: Max Lucado*

Just Like Heaven by: Patrick McDonnell

Individual Worth

The Little Red Caboose by: Golden Books*

But No Elephants by: Jerry Smath

Lentil by: Robert McCloskey

Lampblack STTV p. 109

One Smile by: Cindy McKinley

The Blind Men and the Elephant retold by:Karen Backstein


The Carrot Seed by: Ruth Krauss

The Little Engine that Could retold by: Watty Piper*

The Tortoise and the Hare retold by: Angela McAllister

The King and His Hawk CBofV p.44

Ferdinand by: Munroe Leaf

The Crow and the Pitcher Aesop’s Fables p. 72


The Little Hero of Holland CBofV p.12*

The Boy who Could Not be Bribed STTV p.23

St. George and the Dragon CBofV p. 53

If I Never Forever Endeavor by:Holly Meade

More coming soon!


Ragedy Anne and Andy- Thank You Please and I Love You

The Pirate who said Please by: Timothy Knapman

How to Behave and Why by: Munro Leaf

Please CBofV p.33

Do Unto Otters by:Laurie Keller

More coming soon!