Top 100 Children’s Books - Teachers and Parents Pick

In 2007 the National Education Association polled parents and teachers to find their favorites. Here's the list and we do have to agree, these are some great reads.

Books with the ^^ raised eyebrows appear on the Children's Top 100 Book list too!

1. Charlotte's Web^^
by E. B. White
(read aloud edition)

Where the Wild Things Are^^
by Maurice Sendak

The Giving Tree^^
by Shel Silverstein

Green Eggs and Ham^^
by Dr. Seuss

Goodnight Moon^^
by Margaret Wise Brown

6. I Love You Forever

by Robert N. Munsch

7. Because of Winn Dixie

by Kate DiCamillo

8. Oh! The Places You Will Go

by Dr. Seuss

9. The Little House

by Virginia Lee Burton

The Polar Express^^
by Chris Van Allsburg

11. Skippyjon Jones

by Judy Schachner

12. Thank You Mr. Falker

by Patricia Polacco

The Cat in the Hat^^
by Dr. Seuss

14. The Lorax

by Dr. Seuss

15. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

by Kate DiCamillo

The Mitten^^
by Jan Brett

17. Crunching Carrots, Not Candy

by Judy Slack

18. Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus

by Mo Willlems
(Mo & That Wonderful Pigeon- list of Pigeon books)

19. Harry Potter (series)^^
by J.K. Rowling

20. A Wrinkle in Time
by Madeleine L’Engle

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

by Judith Viorst

22. Are You My Mother?

by P.D. Eastman

23. Corduroy

by Don Freeman
(book and CD)
(book and bear)

24. Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse

by Kevin Henkes

25. Stellaluna

by Janell Cannon

26. Tacky the Penquin

by Helen Lester

27. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
by C.S. Lewis

28. The Velveteen Rabbit

by Margery Williams

29. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

by Bill Martin Jr.
(book and CD)

30. Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type
by Doreen Cronin

31. Harold and the Purple Crayon

by Crockett Johnson
(50th edition :)

32. Horton Hatches the Egg

by Dr. Seuss

Junie B. Jones (series)^^
by Barbara Park

34. Little House in the Big Woods

by Laura Ingalls Wilder

35. Make Way For Ducklings

by Robert McCloskey

36. The Phantom Tollbooth

by Norton Juster
(tween and up)

Piggie Pie ^^
by Margie Palatini

38. The Little Engine That Could

by Watty Piper
(another wonderful classic)

39. The Monster at the End of this Book

by Jon Stone
(a Sesame Street book)

40. The Tale of Despereaux

by Kate DiCamillo
(beware of all the 'graphic' novel/easy reader versions unless that is what you want, we highly doubt those are the ones parents and teachers meant with this nomination)

41. A Bad Case of Stripes

by David Shannon

42. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

by Judi Barrett
(not like the movie... at all)

43. From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

by E.L. Konigsburg
(tweener on up)

44. Inkheart

by Cornelia Funke
(part of a trilogy - box set)

45. Maniac Magee

by Jerry Spinelli
(Newbery Winner)
(tweener on up)

46. Officer Buckle and Gloria
by Peggy Rathmann
(Caldecott Medal book)

47. Olivia

by Ian Falconer

The BFG (Big Friendly Giant)^^
by Roald Dahl

49. The Kissing Hand

by Audrey Penn

50. The Secret Garden

by Frances Hodgson Burnett

51. The Sneetches

by Dr. Seuss

52. The Very Hungry Caterpillar

by Eric Carle

Tikki Tikki Tembo^^
by Arlene Mosel

54. A Little Princess

by Frances Hodgson Burnett

55. Bark, George

by Jules Feiffer

56. Bunnicula

by James Howe
(so funny. Stand-alone or part of a series)

57. The Cat in the Hat

by Dr. Seuss

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory^^
by Roald Dahl

59. Charlie the Caterpillar

by Dom DeLuise

60. Chrysanthemum

by Kevin Henkes
(a classic)(there's a Big Book size)

Dear Mr. Henshaw^^
by Beverly Cleary

62. Frederick

by Leo Lionni
(a classic available in many languages)

63. Frindle

by Andrew Clements
(tween on up)

64. Frog and Toad

by Arnold Lobel
(link is for the series - it's so much fun)

65. Guess How Much I Love You

by Sam McBratney

66. Harris and Me

by Gary Paulsen

67. Harry the Dirty Dog

by Gene Zion

Hop on Pop^^
by Dr. Seuss

How the Grinch Stole Christmas^^
by Dr. Seuss

70. I Love You, Stinky Face

by Lisa McCourt

71. Is Your Mama A Llama?

by Deborah Guarino

72. Jan Brett's books

73. Knots on a Counting Rope

by Bill Martin Jr.

Little Women^^
by Louisa May Alcott

75. Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

by Virginia Lee Burton

76. Miss Rumphius

by Barbara Cooney

77. My Father’s Dragon

by Ruth Stiles Gannett

78. My Many Colored Days

by Dr. Seuss

My Side of the Mountain^^
by Jean Craighead George

80. No David!

by David Shannon
(kids love this one & there are follow up books)

One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish^^
by Dr. Seuss

82. Where the Sidewalk Ends

by Shel Silverstein
(poems - 30th edition)

83. Stephanie’s Ponytail

by Robert Munsch

84. Swimmy

by Leo Lionni

85. The Hundred Dresses

by Eleanor Estes

86. The Boxcar Children
by Gertrude Warner

87. The Dark Is Rising

by Susan Cooper
(young adult)

88. The Empty Pot

by Demi
(another great book by Demi)

89. The Five Chinese Brothers

by Claire Huchet Bishop
(a classic)

The Giver^^
by Lois Lowr
(young adult)

91. The Grouchy Ladybug

by Eric Carle

92. The Hobbit

by J.R.R. Tolkien
(for tween and up)

93. The Important Book

by Margaret Wise Brown

94. The Last Holiday Concert

by Andrew Clements
(another great book by Andrew Clements)

95. The Napping House

by Audrey Wood

96. The Quiltmaker’s Gift

by Jeff Brumbeau

97. The Snowy Day

by Ezra Jack Keats
(a modern classic)

98. The Story About Ping

by Marjorie Flack
(a classic)

99. The True Story of the Three Little Pigs^^
by Jon Scieszka
(funny, intelligent book)

100. Tuck Everlasting

by Natalie Babbitt
(tweens and up)

If you are curious as to what books children chose for their Top 100 Books, click here.