Best Books for Kids

The Top Ten

1 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

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. - BKAllmighty

Harry Potter is by FAR the BEST series in the world! I read all the books in 2 weeks cause I LOVE them so much! I really wish J. K. Rolling would write more!

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".

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2 Green Eggs and Ham

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

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

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

I love it!

3 The Outsiders

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. - BKAllmighty

4 A Series of Unfortunate Events

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 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

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!

This series is amazing! But these books can start sounding very sad, but these books are amazing!

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

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5 The Hunger Games

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. - BKAllmighty

May the odds be ever in your favour.


6 The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

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

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

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

7 Tale of Despereaux

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

8 The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

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

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

Amazing book. The details are fantastic. - MontyPython

9 Charlotte's Web

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

It great for kids

10 The BFG

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 - WinchesterGirl26

The Contenders

11 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

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!

12 Diary of a Wimpy Kid

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

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13 The King in the Window
14 The Catcher and the Rye

Amazing book

Yes yes yes

15 A Wrinkle in Time

Classic alert

16 The Adventures of Pinocchio
17 Anne of Green Gables

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

18 A Tale of Two Cities

The two cities in the book are London and Paris - Ajkloth


19 The Giver

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

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20 Moomins and the Great Flood
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1. Green Eggs and Ham
2. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
3. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
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