Top 100 Children's Books

Top 100 Children's Books

The following list was compiled from an online survey. Parents and teachers will find it useful in selecting quality literature for children.(Compiled by the National Education Association)

Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

Good Night Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

I Love You Forever by Robert N. Munsch

Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

Oh! The Places You Will Go by Dr. Seuss

The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton

The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg

Skippyjon Jones by Judy Schachner

Thank You Mr. Falker by Patricia Polacco

The Cat In The Hat by Dr. Seuss

The Lorax by Dr. Seuss

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo

The Mitten by Jan Brett

Crunching Carrots, Not Candy by Judy Slack

Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willlems

Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst

Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman

Corduroy by Don Freeman

Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes

Stellaluna by Janell Cannon

Tacky the Penquin by Helen Lester

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr.

Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type Doreen Cronin

Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson

Horton Hatches the Egg by Dr. Seuss

Junie B. Jones by Barbara Park

Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Make Way For Ducklings by Robert McCloskey

The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

Piggie Pie by Margie Palatini

The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper

The Monster at the End of this Book by Jon Stone

The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo

A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett

From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg

Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli

Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann

Olivia by Ian Falconer

The BFG by Roald Dahl

The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Sneetches by Dr. Seuss

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Tikki Tikki Tembo by Arlene Mosel

A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Bark, George by Jules Feiffer

Bunnicula by James Howe

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

Charlie the Caterpillar by Dom DeLuise

Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes

Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary

Frederick by Leo Lionni

Frindle by Andrew Clements

Frog and Toad by Arnold Lobel

Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney

Harris and Me by Gary Paulsen

Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion

Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss

How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss

I Love You, Stinky Face by Lisa McCourt

Is Your Mama A Llama? by Deborah Guarino

Jan Brett’s books

Knots on a Counting Rope by Bill Martin Jr.

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton

Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney

My Father's Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett

My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss

My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George

No David! by David Shannon

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss

Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein

Stephanie's Ponytail by Robert Munsch

Swimmy by Leo Lionni

The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes

The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Warner

The Dark Is Rising by Susan Cooper

The Empty Pot by Demi

The Five Chinese Brothers by Claire Huchet Bishop

The Giver by Lois Lowr

The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Important Book by Margaret Wise Brown

The Last Holiday Concert by Andrew Clements

The Napping House by Audrey Wood

The Quiltmaker's Gift by Jeff Brumbeau

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

The Story About Ping by Marjorie Flack

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka

Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

The Wide-Mouthed Frog: A Pop-Up Book by Keith Faulkner