28 March 2012

Top 100 Children's Books

I ran across this article today that runs down the top 100 children's books of all time. The list is at http://childrensbooksguide.com/top-100. I had to check it out and see if my childhood - or my children's childhoods - had been severely deprived. Turns out we did pretty good.

The top 10 from the list are:
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
Good Night Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judy and Ron Barrett
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst and Ray Cruz
Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney
Pat the Bunny by Dorothy Kunhardt
Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
So my kids' childhoods were not at all deprived but I have to date myself and say that more than a few of these were written long after my childhood had passed. Hopefully it counts that I have read these to my kids and will likely read them to my grandkids as well (if I ever get any).

My favourite childhood book did make the list but not until #39. What about yours? Is it on the list? Is there a book you loved that was missed?

Here's a treat - some very cool authors reading my favourite One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss.


  1. I have never read a Seuss..I wonder if she has even been translated to Swe, hm

    1. Actually Dr Seuss was a he. It might be hard to translate. He used a lot of nonsense words.

  2. Love you forever- Robert Munsch! Everytime I even see the cover of that book I can hear my moms voice reading it :)

  3. My mom used to help me with "I Spy" books a lot. And now i do the same with my kids. We play I Spy games a lot n even in the book selections. Mainly for the brain work-outs apart from other "Dora" reading books....:)

  4. :( I'm sorry to say I'm not a fan of Dr Seuss. I like The Very Hungary Caterpillar, though.

  5. This is a good list, and one I should know. Thanks for posting about it!


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