Okay, I’m just going to say it. I…like reading picture books. And not just for my job. I really like reading them! And, I think if you’re a parent or you work with kids, enjoying these kinds of books can be integral to enjoying story time almost as much as your kids do! So, I am recommending some picture books that are enjoyable for both kids and adults. Some of these will be for the writing, some for the illustrations, and some will be because they’re just a fun story for all! I hope amongst these you find some picture books that you can really love as much as your kids do!

I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen
The Liszts by Kyo Maclear
Elephant and Piggie by Mo Willems
Flora and the Flamingo by Molly Schaar Idle
The Night Gardener by Terry Fan
Is There a Dog in this Book? by Viviane Schwarz
A Child of Books by Oliver Jeffers
Art & Max by David Wiesner
Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg
Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall
Sam and Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett
The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney
Shh! We have a Plan by Chris Haughton
Rory the Dinosaur: Me and My Dad by Liz Climo
Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett
One Day in the Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus Tree by Daniel Bernstrom
Pool by Chi-hyŏn Yi
Morris Mole by Dan Yaccarino
Rules of Summer by Shaun Tan
The Bear and the Piano by David Litchfield
Take Away the A by Michael Escoffier
The Journey by Francesca Sanna
Blackout by John Rocco
My Dad Used to Be Cool by Keith Negley