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.

Such a fantasy classic. The idea of a wizarding world living inside the muggle world is really complex, yet compared to the other books in the series, the story is very simple. So fun to read.

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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

This was my childhood!

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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!

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

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!

I love this series-- but children who are younger than nine should NOT be reading this miserable series.

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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

This needs to be 1, fans vote now!

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 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

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

80 times better then scary potter

I got the whole set

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The Contenders

11 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

12 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!

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 Anne of Green Gables

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

17 The Adventures of Pinocchio
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

Hate this book

20 Moomins and the Great Flood
21 Hatchet

This was definitely a great book about a brave young boy!
While others would have not done anything but starved and died, this boy showed he had the will to survive! - kyaracalderon

WORST BOOK OF ALL TIME! I would NOT let your kids read this. It's just DEPRESSING!

22 Where the Wild Things Are
23 The Lorax
24 The Invention of Hugo Cabret


25 Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life
26 The Lightning Thief
27 The Ugly Truth
28 The Bears' Famous Invasion of Sicily
29 The Hobbit

The best book

30 The Cat in the Hat

Everybody should know this..

31 Horton Hears a Who!
32 Island of the Blue Dolphins

This book is amazing.

33 How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
34 The Secret Garden

A beautiful classic, unforgettable if you read it as a child.

35 Captain Underpants
36 Sense and Sensibility
37 The Mother-Daughter Book Club

This is my all time FAVORITE book!

38 Danny and the Dinosaur
39 Peter and the Starcatchers

It is an awesome prequel to Peter Pan! Also read the rest of the books in the triplet,
peter and the shadow theives, and peter and the secret of rundoon. I LOVED these books!

40 Unearthly
41 Septimus Heap

Ingenious books, equal to the Harry Potter series! I love the magic and dragons in it. So amazing!

42 The Twits
43 Officer Buckle & Gloria
44 The City of Ember

Amazing and adventurous story...

45 The Giving Tree

Very touching...

П� - heart this book

46 A Fish Out of Water
47 Horton Hatches the Egg
48 Summer of the Monkeys
49 Big Bird's Sesame Street Dictionary
50 Oh, The Places You'll Go!
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Top Remixes (6)

1. Green Eggs and Ham
2. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
3. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
1. Green Eggs and Ham
2. The Outsiders
3. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
1. Charlotte's Web
2. A Wrinkle in Time
3. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

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