100 Best Children Books You Can Give Your Book-loving Children To Read

Childhood is the best time to learn. It is the time, from whose sweet memories we can live our next bitter lives.

Some children like to read very much. Give your book-loving children some classic and beautiful books. So that they can live their future in happiness with these beautiful memories.

Following is the list of 100 classic children books. Check which books you already read, and which you want to gift your little ones as baby shower gifts, birthday gifts or Christmas gifts.

In this list, there are chapter books and picture books so something for children of all ages. To this point, you can check:

  1. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle:
  2. Aesop’s Fables by Don Daily:
  3. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst:
  4. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll:
  5. Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish:
  6. And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson:
  7. Anne of Green Gables, Complete 8-Book Box Set: Anne of Green Gables; Anne of the Island; Anne of Avonlea; Anne of Windy Poplar; Anne’s House of … Ingleside; Rainbow Valley; Rilla of Ingleside by L.M. Montgomery:
  8. Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman:
  9. Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. by Judy Blume:
  10. Beatrix Potter The Complete Tales (Peter Rabbit) by Beatrix Potter:
  11. Betsy-Tacy by Maud Hart Lovelace:
  12. Black Beauty by Anna Sewell:
  13. Bread and Jam for Frances by Russell Hoban:
  14. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson:
  15. Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business by Esphyr Slobodkina:
  16. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl:
  17. Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White:
  18. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr.:
  19. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett:
  20. Coraline by Neil Gaiman:
  21. Corduroy by Don Freeman:
  22. D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths by Ingri d’Aulaire:
  23. Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney:
  24. Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems:
  25. Dr. Seuss’s Beginner Book Collection (c, One Fish Two Fish, Green Eggs and Ham, Hop on Pop, Fox in Socks) by Dr. Seuss:
  26. Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective by Donald J. Sobol:
  27. Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan:
  28. From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg:
  29. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown:
  30. Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker:
  31. Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales by Jacob Grimm:
  32. Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney:
  33. Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson:
  34. Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh:
  35. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling:
  36. Holes by Louis Sachar:
  37. Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell:
  38. Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg:
  39. Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder:
  40. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott:
  41. Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney:
  42. Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans:
  43. Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey:
  44. Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli:
  45. Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton:
  46. Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard Atwater:
  47. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien:
  48. Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle by Betty MacDonald:
  49. My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George:
  50. Olivia by Ian Falconer:
  51. Owen by Kevin Henkes:
  52. Paddle-to-the-Sea by Holling C. Holling:
  53. Pat the Bunny by Dorothy Kunhardt:
  54. Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie:
  55. Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren:
  56. Press Here by Herve Tullet:
  57. Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig:
  58. The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket:
  59. The Borrowers by Mary Norton:
  60. The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner:
  61. The Call Of The Wild by Jack London:
  62. The Complete Adventures of Curious George by H. A. Rey:
  63. The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden:
  64. The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt:
  65. The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce:
  66. The Giver by Lois Lowry:
  67. The House at Pooh Corner by A. A. Milne:
  68. The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick:
  69. The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling:
  70. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1) by Rick Riordan:
  71. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis:
  72. The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper:
  73. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry:
  74. The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary:
  75. The New Way Things Work by David Macaulay:
  76. The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch:
  77. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster:
  78. The Real Mother Goose by Blanche Fisher Wright:
  79. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett:
  80. The Secret of the Old Clock (Nancy Drew, Book 1) by Carolyn Keene:
  81. The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats:
  82. The Story of Babar: The Little Elephant by Jean De Brunhoff:
  83. The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf:
  84. The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup and a Spool of Thread by Kate DiCamillo:
  85. The Tower Treasure (The Hardy Boys No. 1) by Franklin W. Dixon:
  86. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle:
  87. The Watsons Go to Birmingham–1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis:
  88. The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt:
  89. The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin:
  90. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame:
  91. The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum:
  92. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson:
  93. Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbit:
  94. Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech:
  95. Watership Down by Richard Adams:
  96. Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin:
  97. Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls:
  98. Where the Sidewalk Ends: The Poems and Drawings of Shel Silverstein by Shel Silverstein:
  99. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak:
  100. Wonder by R. J. Palacio.

You can give your children books to read on this list. No habit is greater than book reading and you should help your children to build this habit from childhood, with good books. Remember, today’s reader, the future’s leader.

Let children read whatever they want and then talk about it with them. If parents and kids can talk together, we won’t have as much censorship because we won’t have as much fear.

-Judy Blume