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Suggested picture books

Need some suggestions for great picture books? Tracy Grant asked Dara LaPorte, formerly of Politics & Prose, and Susan Modak of the Noyes Children’s Library for their picks — and then she added a few favorites from the Grant household.

Dara LaPorte’s list

Blueberries for Sal” by Robert McCloskey

Caps for Sale” by Esphyr Slobodkina

Good Night, Gorilla” by Peggy Rathmann

Stone Soup” by Jon Muth

This Little Chick” by John Lawrence

Susan Modak’s list

Baby! Baby!” by Vicky Ceelen

F Is for Fiesta” by Susan Middleton Elya

The Lion’s Share: A Tale of Halving the Cake and Eating It, Too” by Matthew McElligot

The Way the Storm Stops” by Michelle Meadows

Weslandia” by Paul Fleischman

Tracy Grant’s list (Pictured)

Here Comes the Train” by Charlotte Voake

When Mama Comes Home Tonight” by Eileen Spinelli and Jane Dryer

Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak

The Going to Bed Book” by Sandra Boynton

Guess How Much I Love You” by Sam McBratney and Anita Jeram

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