OCLC Top 1000: Children Books


“OCLC Research has updated its list of the top 1000 titles owned by member libraries — the intellectual works that have been judged to be worth owning by the “purchase vote” of libraries around the globe.” https://www.oclc.org

OCLC Top 1000: Fiction | OCLC Top 1000: Children Books | OCLC Top 1000: Drama


1. Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (Library holdings: 42724 Bibliographic records: 1132)


2. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (Library holdings: 39277 Bibliographic records: 1942)


3. Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore (Library holdings: 33343 Bibliographic records: 846)


4. Garfield by Jim Davis (Library holdings: 33234 Bibliographic records: 154)


5. Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain (Library holdings: 32233 Bibliographic records: 1100)


6. Aesop’s Fables by Aesop (Century of origin: 6BC Library holdings: 32232 Bibliographic records: 1461)


7. Arabian Nights by Unknown (Library holdings: 31728 Bibliographic records: 2414)


8. Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift (Library holdings: 29066 Bibliographic records: 1206)


9. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (Library holdings: 28669 Bibliographic records: 2374)


10. Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens (Library holdings: 27928 Bibliographic records: 1056)


11. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson (Library holdings: 27643 Bibliographic records: 1414)


12. Fairy Tales by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm (Library holdings: 21662 Bibliographic records: 614)


13. Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Library holdings: 20537 Bibliographic records: 464)


14. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (Library holdings: 19664 Bibliographic records: 761)


15. Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank (Library holdings: 19541 Bibliographic records: 339)


16. Peanuts by Charles M. Shultz (Library holdings: 18700 Bibliographic records: 365)


17. Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame (Library holdings: 17963 Bibliographic records: 446)


18. Black Beauty by Anna Sewell (Library holdings: 17134 Bibliographic records: 739)


19. Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas (Library holdings: 16935 Bibliographic records: 817)


20. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson (Library holdings: 16600 Bibliographic records: 551)


21. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne (Library holdings: 16573 Bibliographic records: 614)


22. Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett (Library holdings: 15762 Bibliographic records: 343)


23. Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi (Library holdings: 15170 Bibliographic records: 767)


24. Heidi by Johanna Spyri (Library holdings: 14679 Bibliographic records: 530)


25. Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain (Library holdings: 14183 Bibliographic records: 421)


26. Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain (Library holdings: 14099 Bibliographic records: 275)


27. Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery (Library holdings: 14032 Bibliographic records: 312)


28. Child’s Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson (Library holdings: 13977 Bibliographic records: 435)


29. Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter (Library holdings: 13894 Bibliographic records: 417)


30. Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne (Library holdings: 13588 Bibliographic records: 308)


31. Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (Library holdings: 12963 Bibliographic records: 634)


32. Fables by Jean de La Fontaine (Library holdings: 12708 Bibliographic records: 1133)


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33. Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams Bianco (Library holdings: 12600 Bibliographic records: 171)


34. Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie (Library holdings: 12426 Bibliographic records: 314)


35. Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling (Library holdings: 12374 Bibliographic records: 457)


36. Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis (Library holdings: 11561 Bibliographic records: 148)


37. White Fang by Jack London (Library holdings: 11174 Bibliographic records: 354)


38. Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White (Library holdings: 10643 Bibliographic records: 139)


39. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J. K. Rowling (Library holdings: 10595 Bibliographic records: 141)


40. Song of Hiawatha by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (Library holdings: 10209 Bibliographic records: 327)


41. Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling (Library holdings: 10193 Bibliographic records: 266)


42. Kim by Rudyard Kipling (Library holdings: 10190 Bibliographic records: 271)


43. Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle (Library holdings: 9973 Bibliographic records: 102)


44. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling (Library holdings: 9840 Bibliographic records: 117)


45. Swiss Family Robinson by Johann Wyss (Library holdings: 9829 Bibliographic records: 450)


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46. Yearling by Marjorie Rawlings (Library holdings: 9360 Bibliographic records: 148)


47. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling (Library holdings: 9083 Bibliographic records: 101)


48. Captains Courageous by Rudyard Kipling (Library holdings: 8779 Bibliographic records: 220)


49. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling (Library holdings: 8482 Bibliographic records: 80)


50. Magician’s Nephew by C. S. Lewis (Library holdings: 8345 Bibliographic records: 106)


51. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown (Library holdings: 8338 Bibliographic records: 80)


52. Hatchet by Gary Paulsen (Library holdings: 8279 Bibliographic records: 64)


53. Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle (Library holdings: 8195 Bibliographic records: 112)


54. Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor (Library holdings: 8182 Bibliographic records: 63)


55. Owl and the Pussycat by Edward Lear (Library holdings: 8053 Bibliographic records: 91)


56. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl (Library holdings: 7976 Bibliographic records: 106)


57. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson (Library holdings: 7956 Bibliographic records: 74)


58. Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans (Library holdings: 7938 Bibliographic records: 97)


59. Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll (Library holdings: 7892 Bibliographic records: 417)


60. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak (Library holdings: 7834 Bibliographic records: 106)


61. Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt (Library holdings: 7717 Bibliographic records: 100)


62. Hans Brinker by Mary Mapes Dodge (Library holdings: 7654 Bibliographic records: 262)


63. Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey (Library holdings: 7614 Bibliographic records: 102)


64. Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith (Library holdings: 7555 Bibliographic records: 92)


65. Horse and his Boy by C. S. Lewis (Library holdings: 7517 Bibliographic records: 92)


66. Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss (Library holdings: 7511 Bibliographic records: 91)


67. Last Battle by C. S. Lewis (Library holdings: 7504 Bibliographic records: 89)


68. Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C. S. Lewis (Library holdings: 7494 Bibliographic records: 94)


69. Little Engine that Could by Watty Piper (Library holdings: 7441 Bibliographic records: 88)


70. Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving (Library holdings: 7425 Bibliographic records: 277)


71. Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina (Library holdings: 7377 Bibliographic records: 101)


72. James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl (Library holdings: 7344 Bibliographic records: 94)


73. Cheaper by the Dozen by Frank B. Gilbreth (Library holdings: 7312 Bibliographic records: 63)


74. Red Pony by John Steinbeck (Library holdings: 7309 Bibliographic records: 114)


75. Anne of Avonlea by L. M. Montgomery (Library holdings: 7287 Bibliographic records: 151)


76. Casey at the Bat by Ernest Lawrence Thayer (Library holdings: 7225 Bibliographic records: 56)


77. Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink (Library holdings: 7147 Bibliographic records: 67)


78. Stuart Little by E. B. White (Library holdings: 7132 Bibliographic records: 82)


79. Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder (Library holdings: 7107 Bibliographic records: 95)


80. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry (Library holdings: 7103 Bibliographic records: 65)


81. Silver Chair by C. S. Lewis (Library holdings: 7095 Bibliographic records: 84)


82. Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett (Library holdings: 7077 Bibliographic records: 179)


83. Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder (Library holdings: 7055 Bibliographic records: 97)


84. Holes by Louis Sachar (Library holdings: 7048 Bibliographic records: 51)


85. Outsiders by S. E. Hinton (Library holdings: 7025 Bibliographic records: 75)


86. Sounder by William Howard Armstrong (Library holdings: 7009 Bibliographic records: 64)


87. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling (Library holdings: 6976 Bibliographic records: 57)


88. Paul Revere’s Ride by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (Library holdings: 6969 Bibliographic records: 43)


89. Giver by Lois Lowry (Library holdings: 6962 Bibliographic records: 68)


90. Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary (Library holdings: 6935 Bibliographic records: 60)


91. From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg (Library holdings: 6891 Bibliographic records: 77)


92. Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan (Library holdings: 6860 Bibliographic records: 78)


93. Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume (Library holdings: 6845 Bibliographic records: 53)


94. House at Pooh Corner by A. A. Milne (Library holdings: 6829 Bibliographic records: 137)


95. Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare (Library holdings: 6806 Bibliographic records: 60)


96. Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell (Library holdings: 6738 Bibliographic records: 62)


97. Curious George by H. A. Rey (Library holdings: 6713 Bibliographic records: 99)


98. Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving (Library holdings: 6648 Bibliographic records: 185)


99. Three Little Pigs by Unknown (Library holdings: 6603 Bibliographic records: 147)


100. Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George (Library holdings: 6603 Bibliographic records: 82)


101. Incredible Journey by Sheila Every Burnford (Library holdings: 6588 Bibliographic records: 61)


102. Cricket in Times Square by George Selden (Library holdings: 6559 Bibliographic records: 77)


103. Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin (Library holdings: 6548 Bibliographic records: 98)


104. Cinderella by Charles Perrault (Library holdings: 6531 Bibliographic records: 155)


105. Nightingale by Hans Christian Andersen (Library holdings: 6495 Bibliographic records: 123)


106. Watership Down by Richard Adams (Library holdings: 6301 Bibliographic records: 59)


107. Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson (Library holdings: 6290 Bibliographic records: 41)


108. Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary (Library holdings: 6278 Bibliographic records: 65)


109. Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (Library holdings: 6276 Bibliographic records: 48)


110. Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig (Library holdings: 6211 Bibliographic records: 61)


111. Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss (Library holdings: 6162 Bibliographic records: 63)


112. Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf (Library holdings: 6154 Bibliographic records: 92)


113. Mysterious Island by Jules Verne (Library holdings: 6150 Bibliographic records: 217)


114. Old Yeller by Fred Gipson (Library holdings: 6132 Bibliographic records: 57)


115. King of the Wind by Marguerite Henry (Library holdings: 6130 Bibliographic records: 66)


116. Summer of the Swans by Betsy Cromer Byars (Library holdings: 6130 Bibliographic records: 63)


117. Prince Caspian the Return to Narnia by C. S. Lewis (Library holdings: 6117 Bibliographic records: 39)


118. Thumbelina by Hans Christian Andersen (Library holdings: 6108 Bibliographic records: 139)


119. My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George (Library holdings: 6106 Bibliographic records: 53)


120. Slave Dancer by Paula Fox (Library holdings: 6093 Bibliographic records: 47)


121. Story of Mankind by Hendrik Willem Van Loon (Library holdings: 6085 Bibliographic records: 91)


122. Tale of Benjamin Bunny by Beatrix Potter (Library holdings: 6081 Bibliographic records: 149)


123. Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman (Library holdings: 5998 Bibliographic records: 56)


124. Mary Poppins by P. L. Travers (Library holdings: 5992 Bibliographic records: 110)


125. Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry (Library holdings: 5981 Bibliographic records: 58)


126. Old Mother Hubbard by Sarah Catherine Martin (Library holdings: 5977 Bibliographic records: 178)


127. On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder (Library holdings: 5952 Bibliographic records: 64)


128. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume (Library holdings: 5948 Bibliographic records: 55)


129. Chocolate War by Robert Cormier (Library holdings: 5929 Bibliographic records: 51)


130. Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown (Library holdings: 5909 Bibliographic records: 52)


131. Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Andersen (Library holdings: 5895 Bibliographic records: 202)


132. Henry Huggins by Beverly Cleary (Library holdings: 5891 Bibliographic records: 46)


133. Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls (Library holdings: 5886 Bibliographic records: 33)


134. Anne of the Island by L. M. Montgomery (Library holdings: 5877 Bibliographic records: 118)


135. Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks (Library holdings: 5852 Bibliographic records: 50)


136. Superfudge by Judy Blume (Library holdings: 5849 Bibliographic records: 48)


137. Light in the Forest by Conrad Richter (Library holdings: 5838 Bibliographic records: 57)


138. Where’s Waldo by Martin Handford (Library holdings: 5823 Bibliographic records: 71)


139. Dicey’s Song by Cynthia Voigt (Library holdings: 5801 Bibliographic records: 34)


140. Hansel and Gretel by Unknown (Library holdings: 5782 Bibliographic records: 72)


141. Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish (Library holdings: 5768 Bibliographic records: 49)


142. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh by Robert C. O’Brien (Library holdings: 5750 Bibliographic records: 63)


143. Fairy Tales by Charles Perrault (Library holdings: 5749 Bibliographic records: 393)


144. Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli (Library holdings: 5723 Bibliographic records: 35)


145. Steadfast Tin Soldier by Hans Christian Andersen (Library holdings: 5707 Bibliographic records: 84)


146. Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh (Library holdings: 5672 Bibliographic records: 49)


147. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin (Library holdings: 5654 Bibliographic records: 42)


148. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst (Library holdings: 5581 Bibliographic records: 41)


149. Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster (Library holdings: 5579 Bibliographic records: 65)


150. Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren (Library holdings: 5564 Bibliographic records: 113)


151. Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary (Library holdings: 5547 Bibliographic records: 44)


152. Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg (Library holdings: 5512 Bibliographic records: 48)


153. House that Jack Built by Unknown (Library holdings: 5510 Bibliographic records: 142)


154. Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt (Library holdings: 5460 Bibliographic records: 42)


155. Ramona and Her Father by Beverly Cleary (Library holdings: 5455 Bibliographic records: 54)


156. Matilda by Roald Dahl (Library holdings: 5436 Bibliographic records: 68)


157. Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears by Verna Aardema (Library holdings: 5386 Bibliographic records: 57)


158. Emperor’s New Clothes by Hans Christian Andersen (Library holdings: 5370 Bibliographic records: 163)


159. Read Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease (Library holdings: 5368 Bibliographic records: 11)


160. Danny and the Dinosaur by Syd Hoff (Library holdings: 5364 Bibliographic records: 56)


161. Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein (Library holdings: 5358 Bibliographic records: 28)


162. Trumpet of the Swan by E. B. White (Library holdings: 5355 Bibliographic records: 50)


163. Borrowers by Mary Norton (Library holdings: 5344 Bibliographic records: 72)


164. Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson (Library holdings: 5336 Bibliographic records: 57)


165. Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley (Library holdings: 5333 Bibliographic records: 23)


166. Day No Pigs Would Die by Robert Peck (Library holdings: 5332 Bibliographic records: 49)


167. Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder (Library holdings: 5297 Bibliographic records: 48)


168. Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey (Library holdings: 5296 Bibliographic records: 61)



OCLC Top 1000: Fiction | OCLC Top 1000: Children Books | OCLC Top 1000: Drama


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