89. A Hole is to Dig: A First Book of First Definitions by Ruth Krauss
I’d never come across this book before but it’s quite cute. The illustrations are by Maurice Sendak, so you know they are delightful. But really, it’s hard not to like a book with lines like “Dogs are to kiss people.” I mean, really.
87. Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes
If this were my own personal list of ‘Top 100 Picture Books,’ this title would definitely be in the top 10. I love it so much I have my own copy. I love the black and white illustrations and the recurring phrase “Poor kitten!”
84. Chester’s Way by Kevin Henkes
I love that Chester is a calm, quiet mouse who likes peanut butter and croquet (and his best friend Wilson likes the same things). This is a cute story illustrating how being different isn’t really a bad thing.
80. The Jolly Postman: or, Other People’s Letters by Janet Ahlberg
This is a book I remember from my own childhood. Unfortunately, it’s probably not in many library collections due to the copious amount of ephemera. Still, it’s a cute book and its charm only increases in the age of e-mail.