The Top 100 Children's Books
February 18, 2012 9:40 PM Subscribe
The Top 100 Children's Books.
Last week Scholastic's Parent & Child released a list of what they thought were the best children's books. The top three: Charlotte's Web, Goodnight Moon and a Wrinkle in Time.
Also listed were special awards for: — Best Read-Aloud: Mo Willems’ Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! (#28). Most Beautifully Illustrated: Jerry Pinkney’s The Lion and the Mouse (#61). Most Relatable Character: Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid (#38). Most Side-Splitting Hilarious: Dav Pilkey’s The Adventures of Captain Underpants (#97)....
Most eye-catching cover: Puss-in-Boots (#90), Best Bedtime Book: Goodnight Moon (#2), Favorite Fantasy Setting: ...#6.
Some mildly unusual inclusions: #81. Lincoln: A Photobiography by Russell Freedman; #58. Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez by Kathleen Krull.
Some alarming exclusions: Elidor by Alan Garfield; The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain; Babar by Jean de Brunhoff; Bedtime for Frances by Russell Hoban; A Boy, A Dog and his Frog by Mercer Mayer....
Straight text list of the books here.