BEST CHILDREN'S BOOKS OF ALL TIME ~ TOP 100 CHILDREN'S BOOKS ~ BEST BOOKS FOR KIDS
Top 100 List of the All Time 
Best Classic Literature for Children and Young Adults  


Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown -  Age 2 and up


Love You Forever by Robert Munsch - Age 2 and up


On the Night You Were Born by Nancy Tillman - Age 2 and up


The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle - Age 2 and up


Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault - Age 3 and up


Fox in Socks by Dr. Seuss - Age 3 and up


The Giving Tree by Shell Sliverstein - Age 3 and up


Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson Age 3 and up


The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper - Age 3 and up


Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney - Age 3 and up


Oh the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss - Age 3 and up


The Saggy Baggy Elephant by K. Jackson and B. Jackson - Age 3 and up


The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter - Age 3 and up


Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne - Age 3 and up


Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good ,Very Bad Day by  Judith Viorst - Age 4 and up


Curious George by H.A. Rey - Age 4 and up


George and Martha by James Marshall - Age 4 and up


Horton Hatches the Egg by Dr Seuss - Age 4 and up


If You Give a Moose a Muffin by Laura Numeroff - Age 4 and up


The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn - Age 4 and up


Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes - Age 4 and up


The Littlest Angel by Charles Tazewell - Age 4 and up


Stone Soup by Jon J. Muth - Age 4 and up


The Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Andersen - Age 4 and up


The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams - Ages 4 and up


Matthew and the Sea Singer by Jill Paton Walsh - Age 5 and up


Skippyjon Jones by Judy Schachner - Age 5 and up


The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats - Age 5 and up


Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg - Age 6 and up


A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein - Age 6 and up


The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett - Age 7 and up


Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume - Age 7 and up


Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis - Age 8 and up


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl Age 8 and up


Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White - Age 8 and up


Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh - Age 8 and up


Holes by Louis Sachar - Age 8 and up


The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles by Julie Andrews Edwards - Age 8 and up


The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis - Age 8 and up


My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George - Age 8 and up


The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White - Age 8 and up


Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls - Age 8 and up


A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle - Age 8 and up


Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll - Age 9 and up


Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson - Age 9 and up


Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis - Age 9 and up


Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling - Age 9 and up


Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell - Age 9 and up


The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery - Age 9 and up


Number the Stars by Lois Lowry - Age 9 and up


Watership Down by Richard Adams-  Age 9 and up


The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain - Age 10 and up


The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling - Age 10 and up


Little Women by Louisa May Alcott - Age 10 and up


Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt - Age 10 and up


The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank - Age 12 and up


Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes - Age 12 and up


The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien - Age 12 and up


A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens - Age 12 and up


The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings - Ae 12 and up


The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger - Young Adult


Emma by Jane Austen - Young Adult


Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury - Young Adult


The Giver by Lois Lowry - Young Adult


Les Miserables by Victor Hugo - Young Adult


Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck - Young Adult


Pudd'nhead Wilson by Mark Twain - Young Adult


To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee - Young Adult


The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway - Young Adult


A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith - Young Adult


Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte - Young Adult


















While it would be nearly impossible to list all the best books in classic literature for children and young adults, we have created a compilation based upon selections from our staff, reviewers, and fans of Literary Classics.  Our list of top 100 books for children and young adults is sorted by recommended reading age.
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