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10 Picture Books From Your Childhood (That Never Get Old!)

10 Picture Books From Your Childhood (That Never Get Old!)

By Jessica Sanders

Picture books hold a special place in every reader’s heart. These ones are especially memorable for the staff at Learn2Earn. See which books we still love today and a few other good ones that can’t be forgotten.

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Staff Pick: The Giving Tree, Shel Silverstein

Dave DePoister – Account Executive

Original Publishing Year: 1964

It made me realize the importance of generosity, helping people and always being there for your loved ones.”

Buy it: The Giving Tree

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Where the Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendack

Original Publishing Year: 1963

Buy it: Where the Wild Things Are

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Staff Pick: Clifford the Big Red Dog, Norman Bridwell

Shilpa Ramakrishnan – Q&A specialist

Original Publishing Year: 1963

Buy it: Clifford The Big Red Dog (Clifford 8×8)

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The Snowy Day, Ezra Jack Keats

Original Publishing Year: 1962

Buy it: The Snowy Day

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Staff Pick: Mike Fink: A Tall Tale, Steven Kellogg

Raphael Menko – Co-Founder

Original Publishing Year: 1992

“This book had this great line, ‘Cockadoodle doo, I’m back fro round 2, let’s wrestle.’”

Buy it: Mike Fink

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Are You My Mother?, P.D. Eastman

Original Publishing Date: 1960

Buy it: Are You My Mother? (Bright & Early Board Books(TM))

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Staff Pick: Kipper’s Toybox, Mick Inkpen

Hayley Brooks – Co-Founder

Original Publishing Year: 1992

“I loved the surprise of discovering it was the mice eating the hole in Kipper’s toybox, and I loved how much Kipper cared about ‘Sock Thing,’ which he counted as a toy but was really just a sock.”

Buy it: Kipper’s Toybox

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If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, Laura Joffe Numeroff

Original Publishing Year: 1985

Buy it: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (If You Give…)

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Staff Pick: Blueberries for Sal, Robert McCloskey

Jessica Sanders – Director of Social Outreach

Original Publishing Year: 1948

“I loved the words, so expressive and fun as a child.”

Buy it: Blueberries for Sal (Viking Kestrel picture books)

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Staff Pick: Is Your Mama a Llama?, Deborah Guarino

Greg Sherrid – Chief Technical Officer

Original Publishing Year: 1989

Buy it: Is Your Mama a Llama?

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