100 Children’s Books to Read in a Lifetime

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The 60s kids classic
Wrinke in Time
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
Print | Kindle | Audiobook
Inspiring readers for centuries
Aesop's Fables
The Classic Treasury of Aesop’s Fables by Don Daily
Print | Kindle | Audiobook
Everyone has bad days
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst
Print | Kindle | Audiobook
Go down the rabbit hole
Alice in Wonderland
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Print | Kindle | Audiobook
Mixed-up housekeeper
Amelia Bedelia
Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish
Print
Modern family
And Tango Makes Three
And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson
Print
A spirited young woman
Anne of Green Gables
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
Print | Kindle | Audiobook
The ultimate parenting story
Are You My Mother?
Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman
Print | Kindle
The angst of adolescence
Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.
Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. by Judy Blume
Print | Kindle | Audiobook
A mischevious rabbit
Beatrix Potter The Complete Tales (Peter Rabbit)
Beatrix Potter The Complete Tales (Peter Rabbit) by Beatrix Potter
Print | Kindle | Audiobook
Best friends
Betsy-Tacy
Betsy-Tacy by Maud Hart Lovelace
Print | Kindle | Audiobook
For animal lovers
Black Beauty
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
Print | Kindle
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Bread and Jam for Frances
Bread and Jam for Frances by Russell Hoban
Print
Friendship and loss
Bridge to Terabithia
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
Print | Kindle | Audiobook
Monkey business
Caps for Sale
Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina
Print | Kindle | Audiobook
Vintage Roald Dahl
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
Print | Kindle | Audiobook
Timeless tale
Charlotte's Web
Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White
Print | Audiobook
Alphabet fun
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr.
Print | Kindle
It’s raining…food
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett
Print | Kindle | Audiobook
A ghostly story
Coraline
Coraline by Neil Gaiman
Print | Kindle | Audiobook
The lovable bear
Corduroy
Corduroy by Don Freeman
Print | Kindle | Audiobook
Gods and goddesses
D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths
D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Mythsby Ingri d’Aulaire
Print | Audiobook
For reluctant readers
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
Print | Kindle | Audiobook
One funny bird
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!
Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems
Print | Audiobook
Seuss classics
Dr. Seuss's Beginner Book Collection
Dr. Seuss’s Beginner Book Collection by Dr. Seuss
Print
A child’s first detective story
Encyclopedia Brown
Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective by Donald J. Sobol
Print | Kindle | Audiobook
A story of immigration in the 1930s
Esperanza Rising
Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan
Print | Kindle | Audiobook
Museum mystery
From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg
Print | Kindle | Audiobook
First published in 1947
Goodnight Moon
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
Print | Audiobook
Bedtime for the building-obsessed
Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site
Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker
Print | Kindle | Audiobook
Favorite fairy tales
Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales
Grimm’s Complete Fairy Talesby Jacob Grimm
Print | Kindle | Audiobook
A father’s love
Guess How Much I Love You
Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney
Print
Imagination opens doors
Harold and the Purple Crayon
Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
Print | Audiobook
A budding journalist
Harriet the Spy
Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
Print | Kindle | Audiobook
Meet the boy wizard
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
Print | Kindle
Unusual punishment
Holes
Holes by Louis Sachar
Print | Kindle | Audiobook
Alone on an island
Island of the Blue Dolphins
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
Print | Kindle | Audiobook
A game comes to life
Jumanji
Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg
Print | Kindle
Childhood on the frontier
Little House on the Prairie
Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Print
The March sisters
Little Women
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Print | Kindle | Audiobook
Rhyming reassurance
Llama Llama Red Pajama
Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney
Print | Kindle | Audiobook
Twelve little girls
Madeline
Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans
Print
A garden of ducks
Make Way for Ducklings
Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
Print | Kindle | Audiobook
The boy who runs
Maniac Magee
Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
Print | Kindle | Audiobook
Old-fashioned hard work
Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel
Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton
Print | Kindle | Audiobook
Performing pets
Mr. Popper's Penguins
Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard Atwater
Print | Kindle | Audiobook
Helping your neighbor
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien
Print | Audiobook
Magical cures for bad habits
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle by Betty MacDonald
Print | Audiobook
Courage and independence
My Side of the Mountain
My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George
Print | Audiobook
Precocious pig
Olivia
Olivia by Ian Falconer
Print | Kindle | Audiobook
A blankie turned hankie
Owen
Owen by Kevin Henkes
Print | Audiobook
A Great Lakes journey
Paddle-to-the-Sea
Paddle-to-the-Sea by Holling C. Holling
Print | Audiobook
First touch and feel book
Pat the Bunny
Pat the Bunny by Dorothy Kunhardt
Print
Never-ending childhood
Peter Pan
Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
Print | Kindle | Audiobook
One smart, clever girl
Pippi Longstocking
Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
Print | Audiobook
Reader participation
Press Here
Press Here by Hervé Tullet
Print
An accidental wish
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
Sylvester and the Magic Pebbleby William Steig
Print | Audiobook
Wicked good fun
The Bad Beginning
The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket
Print | Kindle | Audiobook
Tiny people under the floor
The Borrowers
The Borrowers by Mary Norton
Print | Kindle | Audiobook
An orphan mystery
The Boxcar Children
The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner
Print | Kindle | Audiobook
Of dogs and men
The Call Of The Wild
The Call Of The Wild by Jack London
Print | Kindle | Audiobook
A monkey, a man, a yellow hat
The Complete Adventures of Curious George
The Complete Adventures of Curious George by H. A. Rey
Print | Kindle
A musical cricket in NYC
The Cricket in Times Square
The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden
Print | Kindle | Audiobook
If crayons could talk
The Day the Crayons Quit
The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
Print | Kindle
The power of a story
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce
Print | Kindle
Classic dystopia
The Giver
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Print | Kindle | Audiobook
A boy, a bear, a honeypot
The House at Pooh Corner
The House at Pooh Corner by A. A. Milne
Print | Kindle | Audiobook
Visionary illustration
The Invention of Hugo Cabret
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
Print | Audiobook
Famous animal fables
The Jungle Book
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
Print | Kindle | Audiobook
Monsters, Mythology, and a boy
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1) by Rick Riordan
Print | Kindle | Audiobook
Discover Narnia
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
Print | Kindle | Audiobook
I think I can
The Little Engine That Could
The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper
Print | Kindle | Audiobook
Unique and universal
The Little Prince
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Kindle | Audiobook
A daring mouse
The Mouse and the Motorcycle
The Mouse and the Motorcycleby Beverly Cleary
Print | Kindle | Audiobook
Everyday machines
The New Way Things Work
The New Way Things Work by David Macaulay
Print
Role reversal
The Paper Bag Princess
The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch
Print | Kindle
An odd and original journey
The Phantom Tollbooth
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
Print | Kindle
Classic nursery rhymes
The Real Mother Goose
The Real Mother Goose by Blanche Fisher Wright
Print | Kindle | Audiobook
A hidden wonder
The Secret Garden
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Print | Kindle | Audiobook
For children of all ages
The Secret of the Old Clock (Nancy Drew, Book 1)
The Secret of the Old Clock (Nancy Drew, Book 1) by Carolyn Keene
Print | Kindle | Audiobook
A day of exploration
The Snowy Day
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
Print | Kindle | Audiobook
Little elephant, big city
The Story of Babar: The Little Elephant
The Story of Babar: The Little Elephant by Jean De Brunhoff
Print
A gentle bull
The Story of Ferdinand
The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf
Print
A great adventure
The Tale of Despereaux
The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
Print | Kindle | Audiobook
Solving mysteries since 1927
The Tower Treasure (The Hardy Boys No. 1)
The Tower Treasure (The Hardy Boys No. 1) by Franklin W. Dixon
Print | Kindle | Audiobook
Baby’s first book
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Print | Audiobook
Civil rights story
The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963
The Watsons Go to Birmingham–1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis
Print | Kindle | Audiobook
Witty coming-of-age novel
The Wednesday Wars
The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt
Print | Kindle | Audiobook
A twisty mystery
The Westing Game
The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
Print | Kindle | Audiobook
Mole, Toad, Rat, and Badger
The Wind in the Willows
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
Print | Kindle | Audiobook
Over the rainbow
The Wizard of Oz
The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Print | Kindle | Audiobook
“buccaneers and buried gold”
Treasure Island
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
Print | Kindle | Audiobook
The lure of immortality
Tuck Everlasting
Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbit
Print | Kindle | Audiobook
A tale of family
Walk Two Moons
Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
Print | Kindle | Audiobook
Rabbits on a journey
Watership Down
Watership Down by Richard Adams
Print | Kindle | Audiobook
Fantasy and Folklore
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
Print | Kindle | Audiobook
A boy and his dogs
Where the Red Fern Grows
Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
Print | Kindle | Audiobook
The joys of imagination
Where the Sidewalk Ends
Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
Print
Let the wild rumpus start!
Where the Wild Things Are
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Print | Audiobook
Kindness counts
Wonder
Wonder by R. J. Palacio
Print | Kindle | Audiobook

(Note that the links are to Amazon.com – Uk users beware)

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