Blast from the Past: Children’s Picture Books from the 60s

It’s interesting to see how many books from the 60s are still widely read and loved today!

Songs Made into Picture Books:


j784.624 YAR Puff, The Magic Dragon (1963 song

jP CAT Catrow, David The Monster Mash (1962 song)

jP PAX Paxton, Tom The Marvelous Toy (1963 song)

Picture Books:

Tikki Tikki TemboMay I Bring a Friend?Bread and Jam for FrancesThe Giving TreeLovable Lyle

j292 DAU D’Aulaire, Ingrid Ingri and Edgar Parin D’Aulaire’s Book of Greek Myths (1962)

j398 M898t Mosel, Arlene Tikki Tikki Tembo (1968)

jP BEM Bemelmans, Ludwig Madeline in London (1961)

jP BRI Bridwell, Norman Clifford, The Big Red Dog (1963)

jP CAR Carle, Eric The Very Hungry Caterpillar (1969)

jP DER De Regniers, Beatrice Schenk May I Bring a Friend? (1964)

jP EMB Emberley, Barbara Drummer Hoff (1967)

jP FRE Freeman, Don Corduroy (1968)

jP HOB Hoban, Russell Bread and Jam for Frances (1964)

jP HUT Hutchins, Pat Rosie’s Walk (1968)

jP KEA Keats, Ezra Jack The Snowy Day (1962)

jP KEA Keats, Ezra Jack Whistle for Willie (1964)

jP LIO Lionni, Leo Inch by Inch (1960)

jP LIO Lionni, Leo Swimmy (1963)

jP MAR Martin, Bill Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (1967)

jP MAY Mayer, Mercer There’s A Nightmare in My Closet (1968)

jP SCA Scarry, Richard Best Word Book Ever (1963)

jP SCA Scarry, Richard What Do People Do All Day? (1968)

jP SEN Sendak, Maurice Chicken Soup With Rice (1962)

jP SEN Sendak, Maurice Where the Wild Things Are (1963)

jP SEU Seuss, Dr. The Sneetches and Other Stories (1961)

jP SIL Silverstein, Shel The Giving Tree (1964)

jP STE Steig, William Sylvester and the Magic Pebble (1969)

jP WAB Waber, Bernard  Lovable Lyle (1969)

Easy Readers

The Bears' VacationA Kiss for Little BearGreen Eggs and HamHenry and the Lady Next DoorA Fish Out of Water

jZ BER Berenstain, Stan The Bears’Vacation (1962)

jZ EAS Eastman, P.D. Are You My Mother? (1960)

jZ EAS Eastman, P.D. The Best Nest (1968)

jZ EAS Eastman, P.D. Go Dog, Go (1961)

jZ HOF Hoff, Syd Stanley (1962)

jZ LOB Lobel, Arnold Small Pig (1969)

jZ LOP Lopshire, Robert Put Me in the Zoo (1960)

jZ MCK Mckie, Roy Snow (1962)

jZ MIN Minarik, Else Holmelund  A Kiss for Little Bear (1968)

jZ PAL Palmer, Helen A Fish Out of Water (1961)

jZ  PAR Parrish, Peggy Amelia Bedelia (1963)

jZ PER Perkins, Al The Ear Book (1968)

jZ PER Perkins, Al Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb (1969)

jZ SEU Dr. Seuss Dr. Seuss’s Sleep Book (1962)

jZ SEU Dr. Seuss The Eye Book (1968)

jZ SEU Dr. Seuss The Foot Book (1968)

jZ SEU Dr. Seuss Fox in Socks (1965)

jZ SEU Dr. Seuss Green Eggs and Ham (1960)

jZ SEU Dr. Seuss Hop on Pop (1963)

jZ SEU Dr. Seuss I Wish That I Had Duck Feet (1965)

jZ SEU Dr. Seuss One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish (1960)

jZ SEU Dr. Seuss Ten Apples Up On Top! (1961)

jZ ZIO Zion, Gene Harry and the Lady Next Door (1960)

Selected by: Emily Chandler – Lawrence Branch Library

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

eleven + fourteen =