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63 Best Children's Books of All Time


Our goal: Gather the most accurate and trustworthy list of Children's books on the internet.

Our process:
1. Search for "best Children's books" and click on the top 4 articles.
2. Find every book mentioned in 2+ articles and average their rankings.
3. Deliver them all neatly to you here! 😊

(Updated 2022)

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  1. 1
    Appears in 4 articles
  2. 2
    Appears in 4 articles
  3. 3

    Goodnight Moon

    Margaret Wise Brown

    Appears in 4 articles
  4. 4

    Corduroy

    Don Freeman

    Appears in 4 articles
  5. 5

    Where the Sidewalk Ends

    Shel Silverstein

    Appears in 4 articles
  6. 6
    Appears in 4 articles
  7. 7
    Appears in 4 articles
  8. 8

    The Snowy Day

    Ezra Jack Keats

    Appears in 4 articles
  9. 9
    Appears in 3 articles
  10. 10
    Appears in 3 articles
  11. 11

    Go, Dog. Go!

    P.D. Eastman

    Appears in 3 articles
  12. 12
    Appears in 3 articles
  13. 13
    Appears in 3 articles
  14. 14
    Appears in 3 articles
  15. 15
    Appears in 3 articles
  16. 16
    Appears in 3 articles
  17. 17

    Stellaluna

    Janell Cannon

    Appears in 3 articles
  18. 18

    Madeline

    Ludwig Bemelmans

    Appears in 3 articles
  19. 19

    Good Dog, Carl

    Alexandra Day

    Appears in 3 articles
  20. 20

    My Father's Dragon

    Ruth Stiles Gannett

    Appears in 3 articles
  21. 21
    Appears in 3 articles
  22. 22
    Appears in 3 articles
  23. 23

    Little Bear

    Elsa Holmelund Minarik

    Appears in 3 articles
  24. 24
    Appears in 3 articles
  25. 25

    Love You Forever

    Robert Munsch

    Appears in 2 articles
  26. 26
    Appears in 2 articles
  27. MOST RECOMMENDED!
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    The Giving Tree

    Shel Silverstein

    Appears in 2 articles
  28. 28

    The Gruffalo

    Julia Donaldson

    Appears in 2 articles
  29. 29
    Appears in 2 articles
  30. 30
    Appears in 2 articles
  31. 31

    Press Here

    Herve Tullet

    Appears in 2 articles
  32. 32

    The Lorax

    Dr. Seuss

    Appears in 2 articles
  33. 33

    Out of My Mind

    Sharon M. Draper

    Appears in 2 articles
  34. 34
    Appears in 2 articles
  35. 35

    A Wrinkle in Time

    Madeleine L'Engle

    Appears in 2 articles
  36. 36

    Matilda

    Roald Dahl

    Appears in 2 articles
  37. 37
    Appears in 2 articles
  38. 38
    Appears in 2 articles
  39. 39

    The Mitten

    Jan Brett

    Appears in 2 articles
  40. 41

    Strega Nona

    Tomie dePaola

    Appears in 2 articles
  41. 42

    Miss Rumphius

    Barbara Cooney

    Appears in 2 articles
  42. 43

    Miss Nelson Is Missing!

    Harry G. Allard Jr.

    Appears in 2 articles
  43. 44

    Blueberries for Sal

    Robert McCloskey

    Appears in 2 articles
  44. 45
    Appears in 2 articles
  45. 46

    Knuffle Bunny

    Mo Willems

    Appears in 2 articles
  46. 47

    Winnie-the-Pooh

    A. A. Milne

    Appears in 2 articles
  47. 48

    Olivia

    Ian Falconer

    Appears in 2 articles
  48. 49

    Mr. Popper's Penguins

    Richard Atwater

    Appears in 2 articles
  49. 50

    Owl Moon

    Jane Yolen

    Appears in 2 articles
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    Appears in 2 articles
  51. 52
    Appears in 2 articles
  52. 53

    Tuesday

    David Wiesner

    Appears in 2 articles
  53. 54

    Lon Po Po

    Ed Young

    Appears in 2 articles
  54. 55
    Appears in 2 articles
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    Eloise

    Kay Thompson

    Appears in 2 articles
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    Appears in 2 articles
  57. 58

    Make Way for Ducklings

    Robert McCloskey

    Appears in 2 articles
  58. 59
    Appears in 2 articles
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    Extra Yarn

    Mac Barnett

    Appears in 2 articles
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    Appears in 2 articles
  61. 62

    Amelia Bedelia

    Peggy Parish

    Appears in 2 articles
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    Appears in 2 articles

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