Here's my list of sophisticated/harder picture books:

Sophisticated Picture Books for Older Kids

The Raft—Jim LaMarche
Bartholomew and the Oobleck—Dr. Seuss
The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins—Dr. Seuss
Yertle the Turtle—Dr. Seuss
The Lorax—Dr. Seuss
The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes—DuBose Heyward
Roxaboxen—Barbara Cooney
Miss Rumphius—Barbara Cooney
One Morning in Maine—Robert McCloskey
Time of Wonder—Robert McCloskey
The Wump World—Bill Peet
The Ant and the Elephant—Bill Peet
No Such Things—Bill Peet
(many other great Bill Peet books)
The Velveteen Rabbit—Margery Williams Bianco
Miss Nelson is Missing—Harry Allard
The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses—Paul Goble
The Egg Tree—Katherine Milhous
Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day—Judith Viorst
Holly and Ivy—Rumer Godden
Eloise—Kay Thompson
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs—Judi Barrett
Two Bad Ants—Chris Van Allsburg
The Polar Express--Chris Van Allsburg
Insects are My Life and Reptiles are My Life—Megan McDonald
Amos & Boris—William Steig
The 13 Clocks—James Thurber
Many Moons—James Thurber
Dr. Xargle's Book of Earthlets (and other Dr. Xargle books)--Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross
The Stinky Cheese Man--Jon Scieszka
Bently and Egg—William Joyce
Diary of a Worm (and others in series)—Doreen Cronin and Harry Bliss
Scaredy Squirrel (and others in series)—Melanie Watt
The Ticky-Tacky Doll—Cynthia Rylant
The Magic Schoolbus series—Joanna Cole
Three Days on a River in a Red Canoe

Edited by ultramarina (01/15/13 05:42 AM)