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.

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,

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.

2 Green Eggs and Ham

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!

A funny story for little kids.

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.

Our school had to read it, I liked the book and the movie.

4 Charlotte's Web

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.

It great for kids

I love this book!

5 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

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!

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

6 The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

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!

7 Diary of a Wimpy Kid

It shouldn't be in the top 5 or 10, but it's okay if it can be in the contenders.

Good book, but I think Harry Potter is better.

My brother loves this silly book series.

I got the whole set

8 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.

May the odds be ever in your favour.

9 The Tale of Despereaux

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

10 The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

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.

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.

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

I really liked this book

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

12 Curious George
13 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

A children's masterpiece that captures the joy of candy perfectly

14 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

My absolute favorite!

15 A Wrinkle in Time

A didn't read the book, but the movies was compete horse crap.

16 Where the Wild Things Are

I loved this book when I was really little.

17 The Adventures of Pinocchio
18 Madeline
19 The King in the Window
20 Anne of Green Gables

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

21 The Cat in the Hat

Everybody should know this..

22 The Giver

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

Hate this book

23 Winnie the Pooh - A. A. Milne
24 The Tale of Peter Rabbit
25 The Three Railway Engines

I am supried it's only #26. This book teaches kids various lessons. Laziness can come with serious consequences (Come out, Henry!) No matter how old or disabled you are, you can still accomplish great things in life (Edward's day out, Edward helps out), and Teamwork is always key to large things (Edward, Gordon, and Henry)

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

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