Top 50 Children Books


(1) Where the Wild Things Are (2) The Giving Tree (3) Charlotte’s Web (4) Green Eggs and Ham (5) Goodnight Moon (6) The Very Hungry Caterpillar (7) Where the Sidewalk Ends (8) The Cat in the Hat (9) Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (10) Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

1. Where the Wild Things Are

Maurice Sendak | avg rating 4.21–856,947 ratings — published 1963


2. The Giving Tree

Shel Silverstein | avg rating 4.37–1,021,746 ratings — published 1964


3. Charlotte’s Web

E.B. White | avg rating 4.15–1,500,231 ratings — published 1952


4. Green Eggs and Ham

Dr. Seuss | avg rating 4.30–647,774 ratings — published 1960


5. Goodnight Moon

Margaret Wise Brown | avg rating 4.27–339,058 ratings — published 1947


6. The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Eric Carle | avg rating 4.28–441,214 ratings — published 1969


7. Where the Sidewalk Ends

Shel Silverstein | avg rating 4.29–1,333,351 ratings — published 1974


8. The Cat in the Hat

Dr. Seuss | avg rating 4.15–449,425 ratings — published 1957


9. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

J.K. Rowling | avg rating 4.45–5,817,678 ratings — published 1997


10. Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

Dr. Seuss | avg rating 4.34–375,916 ratings — published 1990


11. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Roald Dahl | avg rating 4.11–637,549 ratings — published 1964


12. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

Laura Joffe Numeroff | avg rating 4.24–288,249 ratings — published 1985


13. How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

Dr. Seuss | avg rating 4.36–350,290 ratings — published 1957


14. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

C.S. Lewis | avg rating 4.20–2,005,737 ratings — published 1950


15. One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

Dr. Seuss | avg rating 4.12–178,069 ratings — published 1960


16. The Secret Garden

Frances Hodgson Burnett | avg rating 4.12–947,530 ratings — published 1911


17. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Judith Viorst | avg rating 4.22–195,167 ratings — published 1972


18. Love You Forever

Robert Munsch | avg rating 4.35–219,217 ratings — published 1986


19. Corduroy

Don Freeman | avg rating 4.28–206,150 ratings — published 1968


20. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

J.K. Rowling | avg rating 4.38–2,359,488 ratings — published 1998


21. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

J.K. Rowling | avg rating 4.53–2,392,919 ratings — published 1999


22. A Wrinkle in Time

Madeleine L’Engle | avg rating 3.98–73,283 ratings — published 1962


23. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

Bill Martin Jr. | avg rating 4.19–166,952 ratings — published 1967


24. Are You My Mother?

P.D. Eastman | avg rating 4.17–250,949 ratings — published 1960


25. A Light in the Attic

Shel Silverstein | avg rating 4.34–435,675 ratings — published 1981


26. The BFG

Roald Dahl | avg rating 4.22–383,913 ratings — published 1982


27. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

J.K. Rowling | avg rating 4.53–2,286,324 ratings — published 2000


28. Madeline

Ludwig Bemelmans | avg rating 4.22–212,799 ratings — published 1939


29. The Polar Express

Chris Van Allsburg | avg rating 4.29–226,856 ratings — published 1985


30. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

J.K. Rowling | avg rating 4.47–2,264,471 ratings — published 2003


31. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Bill Martin Jr. | avg rating 4.20–148,293 ratings — published 1989


32. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

J.K. Rowling | avg rating 4.62–2,337,841 ratings — published 2007


33. Harold and the Purple Crayon

Crockett Johnson | avg rating 4.24–142,932 ratings — published 1955


34. The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs

Jon Scieszka | avg rating 4.30–185,368 ratings — published 1989


35. Winnie-the-Pooh

A.A. Milne | avg rating 4.34–287,606 ratings — published 1926


36. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

J.K. Rowling | avg rating 4.54–2,226,683 ratings — published 2005


37. Guess How Much I Love You

Sam McBratney | avg rating 4.36–132,921 ratings — published 1988


38. Anne of Green Gables

L.M. Montgomery | avg rating 4.22–724,139 ratings — published 1908


39. The Witches

Roald Dahl | avg rating 4.17–343,023 ratings — published 1983


40. The Monster at the End of this Book

Jon Stone | avg rating 4.44–123,452 ratings — published 1971


41. Horton Hears a Who!

Dr. Seuss | avg rating 4.16–116,175 ratings — published 1954


42. Bridge to Terabithia

Katherine Paterson | avg rating 3.98–505,741 ratings — published 1977


43. Holes

Louis Sachar | avg rating 3.94–958,481 ratings — published 1998


44. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

Judi Barrett | avg rating 4.15–138,486 ratings — published 1978


45. The Rainbow Fish

Marcus Pfister | avg rating 4.16–117,587 ratings — published 1992


46. The Snowy Day

Ezra Jack Keats | avg rating 4.13–57,223 ratings — published 1962


47. Curious George

H.A. Rey | avg rating 4.13–130,852 ratings — published 1941


48. Stellaluna

Janell Cannon | avg rating 4.23–110,691 ratings — published 1993


49. Little House on the Prairie

Laura Ingalls Wilder | avg rating 4.19–253,412 ratings — published 1935


50. Pippi Longstocking

Astrid Lindgren | avg rating 4.12–203,230 ratings — published 1945


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