Here are three books that I also remember. Although not 'picture books' they had an influence on my reading. I've even reread two of them in the last few years.
|The Gammage Cup by Carol Kendall|
|The Teddy Bear Habit by James Lincoln Collier|
|Detectives In Togas by Henry Winterfeld|
Today is World Book Night.
Take a moment and read. Read to your children. To your spouse. To your friend. Turn of the electronics and read. You'll feel better.