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Kids’ Top 100 Books

This list was tabulated from an online survey that ran at this web site from November 1, 1999 through February 1, 2000. The results leave no doubt that America’s kids LOVE to read. You might want to compare this with Teachers’ Top 100 Books for Children.

1. Harry Potter (series) by J. K. Rowling

2. Goosebumps (series) by R. L. Stine

3. Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

4. The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss

5. Arthur (series) by Marc Brown

6. Charlotte's Web by E. B. White

7. Shiloh (trilogy) by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

8. Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

9. Holes by Louis Sachar

10. The Giver by Lois Lowry

11. The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis

12. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing (series) by Judy Blume

13. Sideways Stories from Wayside School (series) by Louis Sachar

14. The BFG by Roald Dahl

15. The Boxcar Children (series) by Gertrude Chandler Warner

16. One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss

17. Ramona Quimby, Age 8 (series) by Beverly Cleary

18. Pokemon (series) by Tracey West, Maria S. Barbo

19. The Babysitters Club (series) by Ann M. Martin

20. Ralph S. Mouse (series) by Beverly Cleary

21. Little House on the Prairie (series) by Laura Ingalls Wilder

22. Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein

23. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

24. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

25. Clifford the Big Red Dog (series) by Norman Bridwell

26. Stuart Little by E. B. White

27. Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

28. The Adventures of Captain Underpants (series) by Dav Pilkey

29. The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg

30. The Berenstain Bears (series) by Jan and Stan Berenstain

31. Animorphs (series) by K. A. Applegate

32. The Witches by Roald Dahl

33. Nancy Drew Mystery Stories by Carolyn Keene

34. The Hobbit (series) by J. R. R. Tolkien

35. American Girls (series) by Susan Adler, Valerie Tripp, Connie Porter, Janet Shaw, et al

36. Matilda by Roald Dahl

37. The Call of the Wild by Jack London

38. The Foot Book by Dr. Seuss

39. How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss

40. James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

41. Junie B. Jones (series) by Barbara Park

42. Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner

43. Falling Up by Shel Silverstein

44. A Wrinkle in Time (series) by Madeleine L'Engle

45. Brian's Winter by Gary Paulsen

46. Amber Brown (series) by Paula Danziger

47. The North Star by Peter H. Reynolds

48. Have a Nice Day: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks by Mick Foley (Mankind)

49. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

50. The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton

51. A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein

52. Chicken Soup for the Soul (series) by various authors

53. Curious George (series) by Margret and Hans Augusto Rey

54. The Teacher from the Black Lagoon (series) by Mike Thaler

55. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff

56. The Bailey School Kids (series) by Debbie Dadey, et al

57. The Hardy Boys (series) by Franklin W. Dixon

58. The Mitten by Jan Brett

59. Amelia Bedelia (series) by Peggy Parish

60. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien

61. Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell

62. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

63. Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard Atwater

64. The River by Gary Paulsen

65. Magic Tree House (series) by Mary Pope Osborne

66. The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by John Scieszka

67. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

68. Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss

69. The Complete Tales of Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne

70. Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

71. Redwall by Brian Jacques

72. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson

73. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

74. Wringer by Jerry Spinelli

75. Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume

76. Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary

77. Summer of the Monkeys by Wilson Rawls

78. Sweet Valley High (series) by Francine Pascal

79. The Adventures of Mary-Kate and Ashley (series) by Judy Katschke, Cathy Dobowski, Lisa Eisenberg, Nancy E. Krulik, Nina Alexander, Frances Lin Lantz, et al

80. Garfield (series) by Jim Davis

81. Magic School Bus (series) by Joanna Cole

82. Math Curse by John Scieszka

83. White Fang by Jack London

84. I Spy (series) by Walter Wick, Jean Marzollo, Diana Noonan, et al

85. Love You Forever by Robert N. Munsch

86. My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George

87. The Trumpet of the Swan by E. B. White

88. Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

89. Draw 50 Airplanes, Aircraft and Spacecraft (series) by Lee J. Ames

90. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

91. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

92. The Rock Says by Dwayne Johnson (The Rock)

93. Tikki Tikki Tembo by Arlene Mosel

94. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

95. All About Sam by Lois Lowry

96. Black Beauty by Anna Sewell

97. Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

98. Hank the Cow Dog (series) by John R. Erickson

99. Piggie Pie by Margie Palatini

100. Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan



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