100 Best Books For Children and Young People

Posted on July 23, 2018 By newsroom Topic: Best Books

In 1999, the National Education Association (U.S.) selected one hundred books as great reading for children and young people.

Books for All Ages
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
Where the Sidewalk Ends: the Poems and Drawing of Shel Silverstein by Shel Silverstein
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Heidi by Johanna Spyri

Books for Preschoolers

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
Brown Bear
The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister
Corduroy by Don Freeman
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise
Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney

Books for Children Ages 4-8

The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Love You Forever by Robert N. Munsch
Alexander and the Terrible
The Mitten by Jan Brett
Stellaluna by Janell Cannon
Strega Nona by Tomie De Paola
The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by John Archambault
The Complete Tales of Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff
The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman
Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg
Math Curse by Jon Scieszka
Are You My Mother? by Philip D. Eastman
The Napping House by Audrey Wood
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig
The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
Horton Hatches the Egg by Dr. Seuss
Basil of Baker Street by Eve Titus
The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper
Curious George by Hans Augusto Rey
Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge by Mem Fox
Arthur series by Marc Tolon Brown
Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes
The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton
Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish
The Art Lesson by Tomie De Paola
Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina
The Paper Bag Princess by Robert N. Munsch

Books for Children Ages 9-12

 Charlotte's Web by E. B. White
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
The Lion
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner
The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
The BFG by Roald Dahl
The Giver by Lois Lowry
James and the Giant Peach: A Children's Story by Roald Dahl
Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Roll of Thunder
Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh by Robert C. O'Brien
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson
Matilda by Roald Dahl
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
Ramona Quimby
The Trumpet of the Swan by E. B. White
The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson
Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar
Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard Atwater
My Father's Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett
Stuart Little by E. B. White
Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis
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Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
Summer of the Monkeys by Wilson Rawls
The Cay by Theodore Taylor
The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare
Estrella's Quinceañera by Malin Alegria
How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez
Choir Boy by Charlie Anders
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
Alt Ed by Catherine Atkins
The Rhyming Season by Edward Averett
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi
Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale by Holly Black
Dangerous Angels by Francesca Lia Block
Are You There God? It's Me
Forever by Judy Blume
A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
Debbie Harry Sings in French by Meagan Brothers
All-American Girl by Meg Cabot
Graceling by Kristin Cashore
The Plain Janes by Cecil Castelluci and Jim Rugg
This is All: The Pillow Book of Cordelia Kenn by Aidan Chambers
Dancing in Red Shoes Will Kill You by Dorian Cirrone
The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
Magic Knight Rayearth by CLAMP
Celine by Brock Cole
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
The Midwife's Apprentice by Karen Cushman
Sex Education by Jenny Davis
Mare's War by Tanita S. Davis
Dreamland by Sarah Dessen
For the Win by Cory Doctorow
Down to the Bone by Mayra Lazara Dole
A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly
El Lector by William Durbin
The Skin I'm In by Sharon Flake
Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
Breathing Underwater by Alex Flinn
Crossing Stones by Helen Frost
Annie on my Mind by Nancy Garden
The Year They Burned the Books by Nancy Garden
Sticks and Stones by Beth Goobie
Nothing But the Truth (and a few white lies) by Justina Chen Headley
Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse
Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
It's Not What You Expect by Norma Klein
Uncommon Faith by Trudy Krisher
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
Toning the Sweep by Angela Johnson
The Bermudez Triangle by Maureen Johnson
Another Kind of Cowboy by Susan Juby
White Sands
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'engle
Magic or Madness by Justine Larbalestier
Voices by Ursula K. Le Guin
Ella Echanted by Gail Carson Levine
Gravity by Leanne Lieberman
Ash by Malinda Lo
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty
Sold by Patricia McCormick
The Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers
Thunder Over Kandahar by Sharon E. McKay
The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley
The Secret Under My Skin by Janet McNaughton
Night Flying by Rita Murphy
Revenge by Taslima Nasrin
A Step from Heaven by An Na
Skip Beat! By Yosiki Nakamura
Simply Alice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
Zahrah the Windseeker by Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu
Rampant by Diana Peterfreund
Keeping You a Secret by Julie Anne Peters
Luna by Julie Anne Peters
Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce
Trickster's Choice by Tamora Pierce
What Happened to Lani Garver by Carol Plum-Ucci
Imani All Mine by Connie Rose Porter
The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
The Ruby in the Smoke by Philip Pullman
Beneath My Mother's Feet by Amjed Qamar
The Sweet In-Between by Sheri Reynolds
Flygirl by Sherri Smith
Lucy the Giant by Sherri Smith
Roll of Thunder
Big Fat Manifesto by Susan Vaught
Climbing the Stairs by Padma Venkatraman
Not That Kind of Girl by Siobhan Vivian
Cress Delahanty by Jessamyn West
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
When Kambia Elaine Flew in from Neptune by Lori Aurelia Williams
Blue Tights by Rita Williams-Garcia
One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia
Parrotfish by Ellen Wittlinger
Make Lemonade by Virginia Euwer Wolff
The House You Pass on the Way by Jaqueline Woodson
Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede
When the Black Girl Sings by Bil Wright
Sweethearts by Sara Zarr
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

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