100 Most Loved Children’s Books of All Time


cat_in_the_hatThis can be a very subjective list but most I’m sure will agree on many of these books being a ‘must read’ for young people today (or the young at heart to recapture, at least in spirit,  the days of their youth). Reading is fundamental and these are 100 childhood books published in the twentieth century loved best bcharlottes-web-booky Baby Boomers and Gen-Xers. It’s nice every once in awhile to turn off the TV, radio, stereo, ipod, XBox 360, PS3, Wii, DVD/VCR (you get the picture) and encourage the kids to sit back (or curl up) with a good book and let their/your imagination and free spirit take over.  There’s choices  here for all age groups as well as reading levels. Maybe enjoy reading your childhood favorite book to your youngest ones. Books are listed alphabetically for easy reference. Following each title is the year it debuted and the author’s name. Enjoy :)

  1. All Creatures Great & Small (1972) by James Herriotbear_called_paddington
  2. Amelia Bedelia (1963) by Peggy Parish
  3. Annie On My Mind (1982) by Nancy Garden
  4. Are You My Mother? (1960) by P.D. Eastman
  5. Are You There God?, It’s Me, Margaret (1970) by Judy Blume
  6. Babar (1933) by Jean de Brunhoff
  7. Bambi (1926) by Felix Salten
  8. A Bear Called Paddington (1960) by Michael Bond
  9. The Berenstain Bears (1967) by Stan & Jan Berenstain
  10. Best Word Book Ever (1963) by Richard Scarry
  11. Big Red (1945) by Jim Kjelgaardblack_stallion
  12. The Black Cauldron (1965) by Lloyd Alexander
  13. The Black Stallion (1941) by Walter Farley
  14. Bless The Beasts & The Children (1970) by Gordon Swarthout
  15. Blubber (1974) by Judy Blume
  16. The Bobbsey Twins (1904) by Laura Lee Hope
  17. Born Free (1960) by Joy Adamson
  18. The Borrowers (1953) by Mary Norton
  19. Caddie Woodlawn (1935) by Carol Ryrie Brink
  20. The Call Of The Wild (1903) by Jack London
  21. The Cat Ate My Gymsuit (1974) by Paula Danziger
  22. The CatIn The Hat (1956) by Dr. SeussClifford-the-Big-Red-Dog-H1X587L
  23. Charlie & The Chocolate Factory (1963) by Roald Dahl
  24. Charlie & The Great Glass Elevator (1972) by Roald Dahl
  25. Charlotte’s Webb (1952) by E.B. White
  26. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1964) by Ian Fleming
  27. The Chronicles Of Narnia (1950) by C.S. Lewis
  28. Clifford, The Big Red Dog (1966) by Norman Bridwell
  29. The Cricket In Times Square (1960) by George Selden
  30. Curious George (1942) by H.A. & Margret Rey
  31. The Diary Of Anne Frank (1947) by Anne Frank
  32. Doctor Dolittle (1920) by Hugh Loftingcharlie_chocolate_factory
  33. Eloise (1955) by Kay Thompson
  34. Encyclopedia Brown (1963) by Donald J. Sobol
  35. Forever (1975) by Judy Blume
  36. Fox In Socks (1966) by Dr. Seuss
  37. Freaky Friday (1972) by Mary Rodgers
  38. From The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler (1967) by E.L. Konigsburg
  39. Gentle Ben (1965) by Walt Morey
  40. Go Ask Alice (1971) by Anonymous (Beatrice Sparks)
  41. Green Eggs & Ham (1960) by Dr. Seusscurious_george
  42. Happiness Is A Warm Puppy (1962) by Charles Schulz
  43. The Hardy Boys (1927) by Franklin W. Dixon
  44. Harold & The Purple Crayon (1955) by Crockett Johnson
  45. Harriet The Spy (1964) by Louise Fitzhugh
  46. The Hobbit (1937) by J.R.R. Tolkien
  47. Hop On Pop (1963) by Dr. Seuss
  48. Horton Hears A Who! (1954) by Dr. Seuss
  49. How The Grinch Stole Christmas (1957) by Dr. Seuss
  50. The Incredible Journey (1961) by Sheila Burnford
  51. Island of The Blue Dolphins (1960) by Scott O’Dellthe_hobbit
  52. James & The Giant Peach (1961) by Roald Dahl
  53. Lassie Come Home (1940) by Eric Knight
  54. The Little Engine That Could (1930) by Watty Piper
  55. Little House In The Big Woods (1932) by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  56. The Little Prince (1943) by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  57. The Littlest Angel (1946) by Charles Tazewell
  58. The Lord of The Rings (1954) by J.R.R. Tolkien
  59. Madeline (1939) by Ludwig Bemelman
  60. Mary Poppins (1934) by P.L. Travers
  61. Mike Mulligan & His Steam Shovel (1939) by Virginia Lee Burton
  62. Misty of Chincoteague (1947) by Marguerite Henryincredible_journey
  63. Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle (1957) by Betty MacDonald
  64. My Friend Flicka (1941) by Mary O’Hara
  65. Nancy Drew (1930) by Carolyn Keene
  66. National Velvet (1935) by Enid Bagnold
  67. Old Yeller (1957) by Fred Gipson
  68. One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish (1960) by Dr. Seuss
  69. The Outsiders (1967) by S.E. (Susan Eloise) Hinton
  70. Pat The Bunny (1940) by Dorothy Kunhardt
  71. Peter Pan (1904) by James M. Barrie
  72. Peter Rabbit (1902) by Beatrix Potterlassie_come_home
  73. The Phantom Tollbooth (1961) by Norman Juster
  74. Pippi Longstocking (1950) by Astrid Lindgren
  75. The Poky Little Puppy (1942) by Janet Sebring Lowrey
  76. Pollyanna (1913) by Eleanor H. Porter
  77. Ramona The Pest (1952) by Beverly Cleary
  78. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer (1939) by Robert L. May
  79. The Saggy Baggy Elephant (1947) by Kathryn & Byron Jackson
  80. Scuffy The Tugboat (1946) by Gertrude Crampton
  81. The Secret Garden (1912) by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  82. Sounder (1969) by William H. Armstrongsecret_garden
  83. Stuart Little (1945) by E.B. White
  84. Superfudge (1980) by Judy Blume
  85. The Sweet Smell of Christmas (1970) by Patricia Scarry
  86. Tales of A Fourth Grade Nothing (1972) by Judy Blume
  87. Tarzan of The Apes (1914) by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  88. The Tawny Scrawny Lion (1952) by Kathryn Jackson
  89. There’s A Wocket In My Pocket (1974) by Dr. Seuss
  90. The Trumpet of The Swan (1970) E.B. White
  91. The Twenty-One Balloons (1947) by William Pene du Bois
  92. The Velveteen Rabbit (1926) by Margery Williamswhere_the_red_fern_grows
  93. Watership Down (1972) by Richard Adams
  94. Where The Red Fern Grows (1961) by Wilson Rawls
  95. Where The Sidewalk Ends (1974) by Shel Silverstein
  96. Where The Wild Things Are (1963) by Maurice Sendak
  97. The Wind In The Willows (1908) by Kenneth Grahame
  98. Winnie The Pooh (1926) by A.A. Milne
  99. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900) by L. Frank Baum
  100. The Yearling (1938) by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

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