3.13.2006

Top Ten Children's Books Of All Time

1. Charlotte's Web, E. B. White; illustrated by Garth Williams (1974) 2. The Outsiders, S. E. Hinton (1968) 3. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, Judy Blume (1976) 4. Love You Forever, Robert Munsch; illustrated by Sheila McGraw (1986) 5. Where the Red Fern Grows, Wilson Rawls (1973) 6. Island of the Blue Dolphins, Scott O'Dell (1971) 7. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, J. K. Rowling (1999) 8. Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret, Judy Blume (1972) 9. Shane, Jack Schaeffer (1972) 10. The Indian in the Cupboard, Lynne Reid Banks (1982)

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a stupid list. What is meant by "children's books?" You cannot make a list like this without considering age levels. What would be a "top" book for 4 year olds would be vastly different for 6, 9, 12 or 15 year olds. Then there is reading level within age group.

That said, encouraging children to read all sorts of books - at their ability level - should be the objective of all parents and teachers.

Anonymous said...

Not accurate. That list is specific to paperbacks, does not include hardcover. So would not include Hop on Pop, Green Eggs and Ham, Children's Bible, Pokey Little Puppy, Grinch, Goodnight Moon, and many others.

Anonymous said...

Stuart Little, Rascal, and Goodnight Moon should be added to the list.

Anonymous said...

Don't you guys suggesting additional titles get it? What age group are you suggesting these titles for? If you child is 12, "Goodnight Moon", etc. won't cut it. If she is 5, "Where the Red Fern Grows" or the Harry Potter books, she'll not understand them.

When recommending books, the age of the audience must be considered.

m&m said...

My favorite on the list is 'Where the Red Fern Grows'. Impacted me very deeply when I was about ten yrs. old.

Anonymous said...

Dear 12:56; 12:57 here. This is not a list that was based on opinion or a study; it's based on actual books sold over time. Except that the blogmaster only listed paperbacks, excludes hardbacks, which is a different list that includes those I mention and more. Not my opinion, and I'm not suggesting anything. Perhaps I do "get it"....? Everything you say is absolutely correct, but it's not at all to the point of the original blog or my indicating that there is also a hardback list.

Anonymous said...

The label of this subject is: "Top Ten Children's Books of AllTime."

One needs to know what criteria was used for the list. If it is total sales, paperback only, hardcover, combinations, audio, or whatever, it should be stated. We all have our favorites, but again, when purchasing books for our kids, one must select titles based on the age and reading ability of the audience.

bigcatdaddy said...

Some of y'all argue over the stupidest stuff.