Charlotte’s Web is Most Popular Children’s Book Ever

By Dianna Dilworth Comment

Charlotte’s Web by EB White has been voted the most popular children’s book ever, according to a new survey from BBC.com.

To come up with the list, BBC.com Culture’s Jane Ciabattari polled dozens of critics from around the globe. These experts were asked to name the best English-language children’s books of all time for readers 10 and younger. The survey included feedback from NPR’s Maureen Corrigan; children’s books editor of the Sunday Times Nicolette Jones; Lev Grossman, books editor at TIME, among others.

The critics named 151 titles in total. Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne;  Little Women by Louisa May Alcott; and Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak, also made the top 10.