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63 Best Children's Books of All Time


Our goal: Build the most accurate list of best Children's books.

How we picked these:
1. Search for "best Children's books" and study the top 4 articles.
2. Add only the top books (mentioned 2+ times).
3. Rank the results neatly for you here! 😊
(This process takes a long time, but we do the research so you don't have to!)

(Updated 2022)

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    Appears in 4 articles
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    Corduroy

    Don Freeman

    Appears in 4 articles
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    Appears in 4 articles
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    Appears in 4 articles
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    Appears in 4 articles
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    The Snowy Day

    Ezra Jack Keats

    Appears in 4 articles
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    Goodnight Moon

    Margaret Wise Brown

    Appears in 4 articles
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    Appears in 3 articles
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    Appears in 3 articles
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    Go, Dog. Go!

    P.D. Eastman

    Appears in 3 articles
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    Appears in 3 articles
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    Appears in 3 articles
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    Appears in 3 articles
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    Appears in 3 articles
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    Appears in 3 articles
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    Stellaluna

    Janell Cannon

    Appears in 3 articles
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    Appears in 3 articles
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    Madeline

    Ludwig Bemelmans

    Appears in 3 articles
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    My Father's Dragon

    Ruth Stiles Gannett

    Appears in 3 articles
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    Appears in 3 articles
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    Appears in 3 articles
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    Little Bear

    Elsa Holmelund Minarik

    Appears in 3 articles
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    Appears in 3 articles
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    Love You Forever

    Robert Munsch

    Appears in 2 articles
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    Appears in 2 articles
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    The Giving Tree

    Shel Silverstein

    Appears in 2 articles
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    The Gruffalo

    Julia Donaldson

    Appears in 2 articles
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    Appears in 2 articles
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    Appears in 2 articles
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    Press Here

    Herve Tullet

    Appears in 2 articles
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    The Lorax

    Dr. Seuss

    Appears in 2 articles
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    Appears in 2 articles
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    Out of My Mind

    Sharon M. Draper

    Appears in 2 articles
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    A Wrinkle in Time

    Madeleine L'Engle

    Appears in 2 articles
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    Matilda

    Roald Dahl

    Appears in 2 articles
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    Appears in 2 articles
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    The Mitten

    Jan Brett

    Appears in 2 articles
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    Strega Nona

    Tomie dePaola

    Appears in 2 articles
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    Miss Rumphius

    Barbara Cooney

    Appears in 2 articles
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    Blueberries for Sal

    Robert McCloskey

    Appears in 2 articles
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    Miss Nelson Is Missing!

    Harry G. Allard Jr.

    Appears in 2 articles
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    Appears in 2 articles
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    Appears in 2 articles
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    Olivia

    Ian Falconer

    Appears in 2 articles
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    Winnie-the-Pooh

    A. A. Milne

    Appears in 2 articles
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    Mr. Popper's Penguins

    Richard Atwater

    Appears in 2 articles
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    Owl Moon

    Jane Yolen

    Appears in 2 articles
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    Appears in 2 articles
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    Appears in 2 articles
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    Tuesday

    David Wiesner

    Appears in 2 articles
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    Appears in 2 articles
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    Appears in 2 articles
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    Appears in 2 articles
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    Make Way for Ducklings

    Robert McCloskey

    Appears in 2 articles
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    Appears in 2 articles
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    Extra Yarn

    Mac Barnett

    Appears in 2 articles
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    Appears in 2 articles
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    Amelia Bedelia

    Peggy Parish

    Appears in 2 articles

FAQ

  • How was this list created?

    We searched for "best Children's books", found the top 5 articles, took every book mentioned in 2+ articles, and averaged their rankings.

  • How many books are in this list?

    There are 63 books in this list.

  • Why did you create this list?

    We wanted to gather the most accurate list of Children's books on the internet.

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