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100 Top Books for Children



1 Charlottes Web by E.B. White (9-12 years)
2 The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg (4-8 years)
3 Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss (4-8 years)
4 The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss (4-8 years)
5 Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak (4-8 years)
6 Love You Forever by Robert N. Munsch (4-8 years)
7 The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein (All ages)
8 The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle (Baby-Preschool)
9 Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls (Young Adult)
10 The Mitten by Jan Brett (4-8 years)
11 Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown (Baby-Preschool)
12 Hatchet by Gary Paulsen (9-12 years)
13 The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis (9-12 years)
14 Where the Sidewalk Ends: the Poems and Drawing of Shel Silverstein by Shel Silverstein (All ages)
15 Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson (9-12 years)
16 Stellaluna by Janell Cannon (4-8 years)
17 Oh, The Places You'll Go by Dr. Seuss (4-8 years)
18 Strega Nona by Tomie De Paola (4-8 years)
19 Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst (4-8 years)
20 Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see? by Bill Martin, Jr. (Baby-Preschool)
21 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl (9-12 years)
22 The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams (4-8 years)
23 A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle (9-12 years)
24 Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (9-12 years)
25 How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss (4-8 years)
26 The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka (4-8 years)
27 Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by John Archambault (4-8 years)
28 Little House on the Prarie by Laura Ingalls Wilder (9-12 years)
29 The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett (9-12 years)
30 The Complete Tales of Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne (4-8 years)
31 The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner (9-12 years)
32 Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan (9-12 years)
33 Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks (9-12 years)
34 Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell (9-12 years)
35 Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli (9-12 years)
36 The BFG by Roald Dahl (9-12 years)
37 The Giver by Lois Lowry (9-12 years)
38 If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff (4-8 years)
39 James and the Giant Peach: A Children's Story by Roald Dahl (9-12 years)
40 Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder (9-12 years)
41 Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor (9-12 years)
42 The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien (Young Adult)
43 The Lorax by Dr. Seuss (4-8 years)
44 Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner (9-12 years)
45 Number the Stars by Lois Lowry (9-12 years)
46 Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh by Robert C. O'Brien (9-12 years)
47 Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (All ages)
48 The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister (Baby-Preschool)
49 Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman (4-8 years)
50 The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson (9-12 years)
51 Corduroy by Don Freeman (Baby-Preschool)
52 Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg (4-8 years)
53 Math Curse by Jon Scieszka (4-8 years)
54 Matilda by Roald Dahl (9-12 years)
55 Summer of the Monkeys by Wilson Rawls (Young Adult)
56 Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume (9-12 years)
57 Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary (9-12 years)
58 The Trumpet of the Swan by E. B. White (9-12 years)
59 Are You My Mother? by Philip D. Eastman (4-8 years)
60 The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis (9-12 years)
61 Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey (4-8 years)
62 One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss (4-8 years)
63 The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster (9-12 years)
64 The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats (Baby-Preschool)
65 The Napping House by Audrey Wood (4-8 years)
66 Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig (4-8 years)
67 The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter (4-8 years)
68 Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt (9-12 years)
69 The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (All ages)
70 Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery (9-12 years)
71 Horton Hatches the Egg by Dr. Seuss (4-8 years)
72 Basil of Baker Street, by Eve Titus (4-8 years)
73 The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper (4-8 years)
74 The Cay by Theodore Taylor (Young Adult)
75 Curious George by Hans Augusto Rey (4-8 years)
76 Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge by Mem Fox (4-8 years)
77 Arthur series by Marc Tolon Brown (4-8 years)
78 The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson (9-12 years)
79 Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes (4-8 years)
80 Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder (9-12 years)
81 The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton (4-8 years)
82 The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown (Baby-Preschool)
83 Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar (9-12 years)
84 Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish (4-8 years)
85 Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh (9-12 years)
86 A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein (9-12 years)
87 Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard Atwater (9-12 years)
88 My Father's Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett (9-12 years)
89 Stuart Little by E. B. White (9-12 years)
90 Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech (9-12 years)
91 The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare (9-12 years)
92 The Art Lesson by Tomie De Paola (4-8 years)
93 Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina (4-8 years)
94 Clifford, the Big Red Dog by Norman Bridwell (4-8 years)
95 Heidi by Johanna Spyri (All ages)
96 Horton Hears a Who by Dr. Seuss (4-8 years)
97 The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare (Young Adult)
98 The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis (9-12 years)
99 Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney (Baby-Preschool)
100 The Paper Bag Princess by Robert N. Munsch (4-8 years)