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Your favourite Junior Picture Books

We had a fantastic response to our survey asking you to name your top five favourite Junior Picture Books.  Your top three were The Gruffalo, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy. The complete list of favourites can be viewed in our catalogue.

Below are the top 28 titles in order of popularity:

The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's dairy by Lynley Dodd
Where the wild things are by Maurice Sendak
The wonky donkey by Craig Smith
The tiger who came to tea by Judith Kerr
Baa Baa smart sheep by Mark Sommerset
We're going on a bear hunt by Michael Rosen
The three little pigs by Gavin Bishop
Oh, the places you'll go by Dr. Seuss
Green eggs and ham by Dr Seuss
Cinderella: a Grimm's fairy tale by Jacob Grimm
Charlie and Lola by Lauren Child
The lighthouse keeper's lunch by Ronda and David Armitage
Harry the dirty dog by Gene Zion
Winnie the witch by Valerie Thomas
The very cranky bear by Nick Bland
The paper bag princess by Robert Munsch
The magic hat by Mem Fox
The Gruffalo's child by Julia Donaldson
The giant jam sandwich by John Vernon Lord
One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish by Dr. Seuss
Kiss! Kiss! Yuck! Yuck! by Kyle Mewburn
Harold and the purple crayon by Crockett Johnson
Guess how much I love you by Sam McBratney
The little yellow digger by Betty Gilderdale
My daddy ate an apple by Craig Smith

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