100 Children’s Books to read in a Lifetime

From a collection of views taken from Amazon and Goodreads here are one hundred books you simply must read…

 

From simple picture books like “Good Night Moon” and “The Day the Crayons Quit” to  classic Dr. Seuss like “Green Eggs and Ham” or more Young Adult classics like “Little Women” or “Tom Sawyer” these books are must reads.Green Eggs

I guess these books would have been a pretty good list of “Summer Reads” but with school starting right around the corner now would be a good time to get those kids reading.So check out the list and see if you agree.There are a few obvious classics missing but it’s hard to decide what  a children’s book actually is.( Catcher in the Rye)(Moby Dick) but anyway …

 

Please if your favorite is not here let us know in the comment section. We’d love to hear your thoughts.What is your favorite and why? My two Favorites in this group are quite a bit different from one another.They are “Green Eggs and Ham” and “The Hobbit”

Green Eggs and Ham simply because it is what it is.Perfect to read to a child with it’s nonsensical (and Seussical verse ) It’s also the perfect book to help Kids learn and try to read on their own.

The Hobbit  once again because it is what it is. The for the most part the first of it’s kind . It just about created a whole new Genre.There were others but not like this.Of course followed by Fellowship of the Rings.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Charlotte’s Web
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Where the Wild Things Are
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Goodnight Moon
The Cat in the Hat
A Wrinkle in Time
Little Women
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Where the Sidewalk Ends:
The Secret Garden
The Giving Tree
The Giver
To Kill a Mockingbird
Matilda

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Little House in the Big Woods
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
The House at Pooh Corner (Winnie-the-Pooh)
Pippi Longstocking
How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass
Madeline
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Anne of Green Gables
Bridge to Terabithia
Island of the Blue Dolphins
Holes
The Book Thief
The Tale of Peter Rabbit
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
Peter Pan
The Phantom Tollbooth
Black Beauty
Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales
Curious George
Heidi
A Little Princess
Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shove
From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
Harold and the Purple Crayon
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
The Wind in the Willows
Wonder
The Story of Ferdinand
Oh, The Places You’ll Go!!
Number the Stars
The Snowy Day

The Secret of the Old Clock (Nancy Drew, Book 1
The Westing Game
Because of Winn-Dixie
The Bad Beginning: Or, Orphans! (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 1)
The Graveyard Book
Tuck Everlasting
Amelia Bedelia
The BFG
The Boxcar Children
Going Over
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
Are You My Mother?
Ender’s Game (The Ender Quintet)

The Lorax
The Westing Game
Because of Winn-Dixie
The Bad Beginning: Or, Orphans! (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 1)
The Graveyard Book
The Call Of The Wild
Ramona Quimby, Age 8
Bread and Jam for Frances
A Bear Called Paddington
Blueberries for Sal
A Light in the Attic
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Frog and Toad Are Friends
James and the Giant Peach
Ella Enchanted
The Paper Bag Princess
Hatchet
The Day the Crayons Quit
Corduroy
Treasure Island
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret.
Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site
The Witch of Blackbird Pond
Tuesday Tucks Me In: The Loyal Bond between a Soldier and His Service Dog
Beatrix Potter The Complete Tales (Peter Rabbit)
Flora and the Flamingo
A Child’s Garden of Verses
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (If You Give…)
The Little Engine That Could
Miss Nelson Is Missing!
Winnie-the-Pooh
Inkheart (Inkheart Trilogy)

 

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