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100 Best Children's Books

  1. Charlotte's 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 (9-12years)
  14. Where the Sidewalk Ends: the Poems and Drawings 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 (9-12years)
  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 Prairie 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)


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