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This category includes children's picture books that have won major awards, topped best-seller lists (top 20) and/or have have merit in a similar way.

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Alison Lester
   wrote   
Are We There Yet? A Journey Around Australia
CBCA Picture Book of the Year, 2005
Anthony Browne
   wrote   
Gorilla
Kate Greenaway Medal 1983. Kurt Maschler Award 1983. Silver Pencil Award 1989.
Bruce Whatley and Jackie French
   wrote   
Diary of a Wombat
Winner of numerous awards incl. 2004 USA Benjamin Franklin Award & ABA Neilson Book of the Year 2003
Chris Van Allsburg
   wrote   
Jumanji
Caldecott Medal 1982. The film Jumanji was based on this book.
Chris Van Allsburg
   wrote   
The Polar Express
Caldecott Medal 1986
Dr. Seuss
   wrote   
Dr. Seuss's ABC
No. 18 top selling children's hardcover book of all time as of 2000
Dr. Seuss
   wrote   
Green Eggs and Ham
As of 2001 it was the 4th-bestselling English-language children's book (novel) of all time.
Dr. Seuss
   wrote   
Hop on Pop
1963. No. 16 top selling children's hardcover book of all time as of 2000
Dr. Seuss
   wrote   
Oh, the Places You'll Go!
No. 17 top selling children's hardcover book of all time as of 2000
Dr. Seuss
   wrote   
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish
1960. No. 13 top selling children's hardcover book of all time as of 2000
Eric Carle
   wrote   
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
No. 20 top selling children's hardcover book of all time as of 2000
Eric Hill
   wrote   
Where's Spot?
1980. No. 1 best-seller in the year it was published.
Esphyr Slobodkina
   wrote   
Circus Caps for Sale
1967, Originally titled 'Pezzo the Peddler and the Circus Elephant' Sequel to 'Caps for Sale'
Graeme Base
   wrote   
Animalia
Honour Book in the Children's Book Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year 1987. Dromkeen Medal, 1998. Australian Children's Book Award Picture-Book Honor 1987. The cover of Animalia was featured as an Australian stamp, 1996. Known for the detailed illustrations. Other notable books by Gaeme Base include 'The Eleventh Hour', 'The Waterhole' and 'The Sign of the Seahorse'
Graeme Base
   wrote   
The Eleventh Hour
Picture Book of the Year, 1989. Young Australian Best Book Award (YABBA), 1989.
Janet and Allan Ahlberg
   wrote   
Each Peach Pear Plum
Kate Greenaway Medal 1978
Janet and Allan Ahlberg
   wrote   
The Jolly Postman
Aka 'The jolly postman, or, Other people's letters'. Has sold over 6 million copies. Kurt Maschler Award 1986. Children's Book Award.
John Burningham
   wrote   
Mr Gumpy's Outing
1970. Won the 1970 Kate Greenaway Medal. The 1972 Boston Globe/Horn Book Award for Illustration. The Honorary Award from Biennale of Illustrations Bratislava as the New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books of the Year in 1971
Judith Viorst
   wrote   
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
American Library Assoc. (ALA) Notable Children's Book. Illustrated by Ray Cruz
Julia Donaldson
   wrote   
The Gruffalo
Nestlé Smarties Gold Award 1999.
Julia Donaldson
   wrote   
Room on a Broom
Julie Andrews
   wrote   
Dumpy The Dump Truck
Published 2000
June Factor
   wrote   
All Right, Vegemite!
Compiled By. A Second Collection of Australian Children's Chants and Rhymes. Incidentially, the US FDA has banned the importation of Vegemite into the USA due to the folate content.
June Factor
   wrote   
Unreal, Banana Peel!
Compiled By. A Third Collection of Australian Children's Chants and Rhymes. First published 1986. Illustrated by Peter Viska.
Katharine Holabird
   wrote   
Angelina Ballerina
Illustrator Helen Craig. Over 20 books in the series. First published 1983.
Lynley Dodd
   wrote   
Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy
New Zealand author. First published 1983.
Lynley Dodd
   wrote   
Scattercat
Margaret Mahy
   wrote   
The Dragon of an Ordinary Family
Kate Greenaway Medal 1969
Margaret Wild
   wrote   
The Midnight Gang
Illustrated by Ann James
Margaret Wild
   wrote   
Seven More Sleeps
Illustrated by Donna Rawlins
Martin Handford
   wrote   
Where's Wally?
Where's Waldo? in North America. First published 1987.
Matt Dray
   wrote   
Dougal the Garbage Dump Bear
Maurice Sendak
   wrote   
In the Night Kitchen
1970
Maurice Sendak
   wrote   
Where the Wild Things Are
Caldecott Medal 1964
Mem Fox
   wrote   
Hattie and the Fox
Illustrated by Patricia Mullins
Mem Fox
   wrote   
Possum Magic
Illustrated by Julie Vivas. New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Ethel Turner Prize for young people's literature
Pamela Allen
   wrote   
Alexander's Outing
Pamela Allen
   wrote   
Bertie and the Bear
Australian CBC Picture Book of the Year
Pamela Allen
   wrote   
Brown Bread and Honey
Pamela Allen
   wrote   
Can You Keep a Secret?
Pamela Allen
   wrote   
Grandpa and Thomas
Winner of the 2004 Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award
Pamela Allen
   wrote   
I Wish I Had a Pirate Suit
Pamela Allen
   wrote   
Mr Archimedes' Bath
Pamela Allen
   wrote   
Mr McGee
Pamela Allen
   wrote   
Mr McGee and the Biting Flea
First published in 1999. Australian author.
Pamela Allen
   wrote   
Mr McGee Goes to Sea
Pamela Allen
   wrote   
My Cat Maisie
Pamela Allen
   wrote   
The Pear in the Pear Tree
Pamela Allen
   wrote   
Waddle Giggle Gargle!
Pamela Allen
   wrote   
Who Sank the Boat?
Australian CBC Picture Book of the Year
Raymond Briggs
   wrote   
Father Christmas
1973. Kate Greenaway Medal
Roger Hargreaves
   wrote   
Mr. Happy
The first book in the series was Mr. Tickle, written while he was working as the creative director at a London firm.
Sarah Ferguson
   wrote   
Budgie the Little Helicopter
Shel Silverstein
   wrote   
The Giving Tree
1964; translated into 30 languages
Shel Silverstein
   wrote   
A Light in the Attic
1981; poems with illustrations by Silverstein
Shel Silverstein
   wrote   
Where the Sidewalk Ends
1974. No. 12 top selling children's hardcover book of all time as of 2000.
Shirley Hughes
   wrote   
Dogger
Kate Greenaway Medal 1977. Dutch Silver Pencil Award 1980


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