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The Top 100 Greatest Childrens Books of All Time

With all of today’s technologic gadgets and whizbang toys, parents everywhere often find themselves struggling to get their kids to expand their minds instead of simply sitting in front of a computer, mindlessly chatting with their friends on Club Penguin or Facebook.

And there’s nothing wrong with encouraging kids to read a little bit more once in a while.

It won’t hurt you. Heck, today’s kids really liked those Harry Potter books, and even some parents did too — even though Harry Potter really was a childrens book. Even JK Rowling admitted that.

So when the magazine SCHOLASTIC PARENT & CHILD decided to put together their own list of the 100 GREATEST BOOKS FOR KIDS, you knew that there would be some high-quality classics on here.

So parents – we have two questions for you:

  • How many of the following books have you read yourself?
  • How many of the following books do you know your kids have read?


The Annotated Charlotte's Web
The Annotated Charlotte’s Web

The top 25 books on the list are:

  1. Charlotte’s Web
  2. Goodnight Moon
  3. A Wrinkle in Time
  4. The Snowy Day
  5. Where the Wild Things Are
  6. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  7. Green Eggs and Ham
  8. The Diary of a Young Girl
  9. The Giving Tree
  10. Frog and Toad are Friends
  11. Anne of Green Gables
  12. The Very Hungry Catepillar
  13. Madeline
  14. The Wind in the Willows
  15. The Dot
  16. Tuck Everlasting
  17. Pat the Byunny
  18. When marian Sang
  19. Knuffle Bunny
  20. Where the Sidewalk Ends
  21. Bud, Bot Buddy
  22. Corduroy
  23. The Phantom Tollbooth
  24. The Little Engine That Could
  25. The Giver

The next 75 contain some interesting choices, if Web Watch does say so ourselves:

  • The Hunger Games
  • House at Pooh Corner (really?  This one ranks #53 on the list?  C’mon people – we all know it should be ranked higher…)
  • Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
  • The Adventures of Captain Underpants