Children's reading lists

The best classic children’s picture books

From Funnybones to Where The Wild Things Are, each of these classic picture books has stood the test of time. Whether you’re a new reader or revisiting a firm favourite, these are the perfect beginning to a child’s first bookshelf.

Puffin team
A selection of classic children's picture books on a bright yellow background
Image: Victoria Ibbetson/Penguin

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