Greatest Children's Books


The Top Ten

1 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

There's an early version of the book with a character named Miranda Piker. The early Charlie and the Chocolate Factory had 15 kids. - Ilovestephanie

Best book ever... Must read...
Awesome narration, and the best part were the funny poems... They rocked
Roald is d best... Nobody can match him in his story endings...

RIP Roald Dahl

1916 - 1990

2 Green Eggs and Ham - Dr. Seuss

Who doesn't like green eggs and ham, they are awesome

Nobody likes green eggs and ham.

I love this book�"

3 The Chronicles of Narnia - C.S. Lewis

The best ever! I love this series.

4 Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Jeff Kinney

This should be Number 1!

Its genderflipped version is Dear Dumb Diary by Jim Benton. Marketed to girls. - welliewishersfan78

Love them - WinchesterGirl26

Good book.

5 The Cat in the Hat - Dr. Seuss

So much better than The American Girls Collection. - welliewishersfan78

6 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll

The best book so far. Probably became a educational T.V. show during the 90s entitled "Disney's Adventures in Wonderland" which had a adorable Elizabeth Harnois. - welliewishersfan78

7 The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - L. Frank Baum

I actually read this book five times, and all the other books in the series. I really like Toto.

I kept re-reading this book

8 Matilda - Roald Dahl

She is awesome.

9 Winnie the Pooh - A.A. Milne

The IP rights to the character is owned by The Disney Corporation. - welliewishersfan78

10 Where the Wild Things Are - Maurice Sendak

This is one of my most favorite picture books.

The Contenders

11 Black Beauty - Anna Sewell
12 The Adventures of Ook and Gluk: Kung-Fu Cavemen from the Future - Dav Pilkey
13 The Tale of Despereaux - Kate DiCamillo.

Oh this book is one of my favorite children's books, a mouse that doesn't fit in falls in love with a princess and faces dungeons to find her! - Swiftdawn

The Paper Bag Princess was way more better than this. - welliewishersfan78

I read it

14 The Adventures of Captain Underpants - Dav Pilkey

Or how about the whole Captain Underpants franchise? - The Ultimate Daredevil, who thinks that Captain Underpants will get DreamWorks back on its feet

15 Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing - Judy Blume
16 The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Eric Carle
17 How the Grinch Stole Christmas! - Dr. Seuss

The grinch was one of my childhood books

18 Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type - Doreen Cronin, Betsy Lewin
19 Super Diaper Baby 2: Invasion of the Potty Snatchers - Dav Pilkey
20 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
21 Charlotte's Web - E. B. White
22 The Foot Book - Dr. Seuss
23 My Father's Dragon - Ruth Stiles Gannett
24 The Moomins and the Great Flood - Tove Jansson
25 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - J. K. Rowling
26 If You Give a Pig a Pancake - Laura Numeroff
27 Adventure Time - Ryan North
28 The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien
29 Double Fudge - Judy Blume
30 Shark vs. Train - Chris Barton
31 Big Book of Why
32 Geronimo Stilton - Elisabetta Dami

The world's famous and funny mouse ever
As a Scaredy mouse and adventuring mouse

33 Wildwood - Colin Meloy
34 The Giver - Lois Lowry

Love this book BUT NOT FOR KIDS!

35 Wonder - R.J. Palacio
36 Biscuit - Alyssa Satin Capucilli
37 The Adventures of Pinocchio - Carlo Collodi
38 The Witches - Roald Dahl
39 Coraline - Neil Gaiman
40 Bad Kitty - Nick Bruel
41 Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? - Bill Martin Jr.

This book is kind of stupid.

42 My Cat Likes to Hide in Boxes - Eve Sutton
43 The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales - Jon Scieszka
44 Monsters, Inc. - RH Disney
45 Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late - Mo Willems
46 Farmer Duck
47 The Lorax - Dr. Seuss
48 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
49 The Pokey Little Puppy - Janette Sebring Lowrey
50 Warriors - Erin Hunter

The entire series is interesting and gets your adrenaline rushing in tense scenes. Also this series has a large fan base which makes sense as it’s a good collection of stories! Definitely worth reading! - Spectra Storm

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Top Remixes (6)

1. The Cat in the Hat - Dr. Seuss
2. Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type - Doreen Cronin, Betsy Lewin
3. The Foot Book - Dr. Seuss
1. The Tale of Despereaux - Kate DiCamillo.
2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Jeff Kinney
3. Charlotte's Web - E. B. White
1. Black Beauty - Anna Sewell
2. The Chronicles of Narnia - C.S. Lewis
3. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll

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