Best Books for Kids

The Top Ten

1 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Product Image

I am not voting because I like Harry Potter, but am voting for my favorite book, "Number the Stars." This is one of the best books you will ever read. If you haven't heard of it, just read it, and you will fall in love with the book,

I read the first three books a number of years ago (I stopped after that) and I loved them all. Neither of the sequel books were as fun to read as this one was, though. I guess it was especially wondrous the first time around.

Harry Potter is the best series EVER. Hermione isn't girly and completely breaks the "girls are dumb" stereotype. And once kids start, they NEVER stop. That's how good they are.

I love Harry Potter. But it breaks my heart that Beverly Cleary's Ramona books (Romona the Pest, Ramona and Bezus, etc.) isn't here! But, everyone has differnt opinions, I guess. Also I can't belive that ALL the Harry Potter books aren't #1. Just put "The Harry Potter collention".

2 A Series of Unfortunate Events A Series of Unfortunate Events Product Image

Absolutely, utterly not! Series of Unfortunate Events was one of the worst books I've ever come across! My entire class LOVE it, and force it down my throat.

I hate Mr. Snicket's (that's not even his name) writing style...constantly interrupting the natural flow of the story with his horrible narrating and explaining 'big words (note the sarcasm).' News flash: I knew what ALL of them meant. I mean, it worked for the Book Thief, but not this.

I liked the premise. Orphanened children, completely miserable, find out about their creepy uncle who attempts to marry the oldest to get their fortune - now that's my kind of story! But, alas, Snicket ruined that as well. What could have been a wonderful book was turned into a bland, overrated, piece of mindless garbage that belongs nowhere near my perfect, award-winning bookshelf...it belongs in the trash can right next to it (who puts a trash can by a bookshelf?).

What I hated most of all, though, were the characters. ...more

On the contrary to the very long essay about how much these books suck, I disagree.

There ARE memorable characters. The characters grow and develop. Harry Potter is one of the most bland characters ever. Violet, Klaus, Sunny, Isadora, Quigley, Duncan, and Fiona are all unique and individual characters.

This book series is amazing! It teaches the meaning of some vocabulary words, and gives very good clarification and examples of it. This should be number one!

Just right it has great twists end just when you think it's all good bam! Something crazy happens Klaus is a boss

3 Green Eggs and Ham Green Eggs and Ham Product Image

If you grew up having never read this (or any Dr. Seuss book) you missed out. Always a fun time reading these.

Every kid should read this book at least once, it's great!

Yes, it's a very great story, everyone should know this!

This was my childhood!

4 The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Product Image

A fantastic book written by a fantastic author. This is my 2nd favorite book.

It's magical in every sense of the word. I loved this book as a kid.

Amazing book. The details are fantastic.

This needs to be 1, fans vote now!

5 The Outsiders The Outsiders  Product Image

This is a little bit more of a young adult book, but it IS amazing for kids who feel like they aren't challenged when it comes to books!

Read this in public school. First book I ever HAD to read that I enjoyed.

I LOVE this book! My science teacher read it to my class and I LOVE IT! Pony, Dally, and Johnny are AWESOME!

6 Tale of Despereaux Tale of Despereaux  Product Image

Don't hate me, but I thought this sucked, the movie was even worse.

Funniest part of the book:
Roscuro: "I smell...soup. Waaaaaa!"
Other rats: "Boo! Boo! Hiss!"
XD

7 The Hunger Games The Hunger Games Product Image

Harry Potter and The Hunger Games are NOT "Kids Books" While Harry Potter is suitable for audiences 7+ and The Hunger Games is appropriet enough for teens 12/11+ They aren't "kid's books" But definitely for adults and teens too! They are for all ages as long as the kids don't get scared or disturbed

I graduated high school before this entered the curriculum so I just read it for fun and I was pleasantly surprised. Then out came the movie.

May the odds be ever in your favour.

GREAT, GREAT BOOK. MANY EXCITING, SAD, HAPPY, AND MAD PARTS. INTERESTING STORY AND HAS BEEN GAINING LOTS OF POPULARITY AS OF LATE.

8 Charlotte's Web Charlotte's Web Product Image

It literally should be first place! The movie, and the book are really touching especially at the end! Shows true friendship!

I have read this book so many times I remember what happens at what time. This book is such a great children’s novel.

I remember reading this in school

It great for kids

9 Winnie the Pooh - A. A. Milne Winnie the Pooh - A. A. Milne Product Image

One of the greatest classics of children's literature that will remain timeless for generations to come

10 Diary of a Wimpy Kid Diary of a Wimpy Kid Product Image

An awesome book that is funny, realistic, sad, and these books express feelings of one another because my child became obedient after reading this. BEST BOOK SERIES EVER

Should definitely be top ten harry potter should be at the bottom

Good book, but I think Harry Potter is better.

Simplest yet a classic book

The Newcomers

? Redwall - Brian Jacques Redwall - Brian Jacques Product Image

A very magical book

? Fantastic Mr. Fox - Roald Dahl Fantastic Mr. Fox - Roald Dahl Product Image

One of Dahl's finest

The Contenders

11 The Three Railway Engines The Three Railway Engines Product Image

The very 1st Railway Series book that introduces Edward Gordon and Henry

12 The Boy in the Striped Pajamas The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Product Image

I want to read this book, but I don't want to break my heart.

What kid would want to read this book? This book is sad!

This book is sad but it's an incredible read.

Want a tear-jerker? You got one in this book.

13 Frog and Toad Are Friends Frog and Toad Are Friends Product Image

The 1st in a quaint charming series

14 The BFG The BFG Product Image

A good combination of dark (evil giants that eat you, ) and happy (a magical dream giving giant) aspects, my favorite childhood book.

It great it has so many details so if you closed your eyes you could imagine it

This book is one of my favorites! Well done roald!

One of my favourite Roald Dahl books

15 The Tale of Peter Rabbit The Tale of Peter Rabbit Product Image

One of the cutest and charming books ever written

16 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Product Image

I have read the whole book in a day and I'm a 10 year old

An amazing book read it in a day

My absolute favorite!

17 A Wrinkle in Time A Wrinkle in Time Product Image

Itsa good book! I love the characters too.

Classic alert

18 Guardians of Ga'Hoole Guardians of Ga'Hoole Product Image

An epic and fantastical animal fable with great action and characters

19 The King in the Window The King in the Window  Product Image
20 The Adventures of Pinocchio The Adventures of Pinocchio Product Image
21 Anne of Green Gables Anne of Green Gables Product Image

A great work of liturature. I was appalled that it wasn't already on the list!

22 Where the Wild Things Are Where the Wild Things Are Product Image
23 The Giver The Giver Product Image

The giver is awesome! We're reading it in class

Hate this book

24 The Lightning Thief The Lightning Thief Product Image
25 The Giving Tree The Giving Tree Product Image

Has taught generations of children the virtue of generosity

Very touching...

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