Picture Book Genre – What’s the best definition for the picture book genre? Books in the picture book genre are aimed at children from the ages of two to nine. They are heavily dependent on the illustrations to help tell the story. The books also impart lessons (ABCs, numbers, etc.), moral direction, empathy, emotional connection, social interaction, and relationships. The picture book genre is designed to be a fun, engaging, and interesting way to help children learn to read and grow.

Books in the picture book genre are often 50-1,000 words (although 1,000 is pushing it) in length.

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picture book genre book coverPicture Book Genre – Examples

Review this list of popular examples to help you get a better understanding of the picture book genre.

1. African Safari with Ted and Raymond by Rhonda Patton

2. Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish

3. Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman

4. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr.

5. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

6. Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems

7. Go, Dog. Go! by P.D. Eastman

8. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

9. Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

10. Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney

11. Hop On Pop: Blue Back Book by Dr. Seuss

12. Horton Hears a Who! by Dr. Seuss

13. Love You Forever by Robert Munsch

14. Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans

15. Oh, the Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss

16. One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss

17. Owl Babies by Martin Waddell

18. Put Me in the Zoo by Robert Lopshire

19. The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss

20. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

21. The Lorax by Dr. Seuss

22. The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg

23. The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter

24. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

25. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

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Picture Book Genre – Related Book Genres

* Middle Grade Book Genre

Juvenile Book Genre

* Fable Definition

* Fairy Tale Definition

* Folktale Definition

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