Amazon Picks 100 Children’s Books to Read in a Lifetime

By Dianna Dilworth 

amazon304Looking for books to read to your kids? Amazon editors have put together a children’s book edition of its series of 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime lists.

The list includes classics such as Margaret Wise Brown’s Goodnight Moon, Dr. Seuss’ Green Eggs & Ham and Crockett Johnson’s Harold and the Purple Crayon. The list also includes modern favorites such as Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney and J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

We’ve embedded the entire list after the jump for you to explore.

Amazon’s 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime, Children’s Book Edition
Title Author Publication Date
A Wrinkle in Time Madeleine L’Engle 05/01/2007
Aesop’s Fables Don Daily 10/02/2007
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Judith Viorst 07/15/1987
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass Lewis Carroll 06/01/1984
Amelia Bedelia Peggy Parish 01/29/2013
And Tango Makes Three Justin Richardson 06/01/2005
Anne of Green Gables, Complete 8-Book Box Set: Anne of Green Gables; Anne of the Island; Anne of Avonlea; Anne of Windy Poplar; Anne’s House of … Ingleside; Rainbow Valley; Rilla of Ingleside L.M. Montgomery 10/06/1998
Are You My Mother? P.D. Eastman 06/12/1960
Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. Judy Blume 04/13/2010
Beatrix Potter The Complete Tales (Peter Rabbit) Beatrix Potter 10/19/2006
Betsy-Tacy Maud Hart Lovelace 08/14/2007
Black Beauty Anna Sewell 06/23/1999
Bread and Jam for Frances Russell Hoban 09/09/2008
Bridge to Terabithia Katherine Paterson 07/01/2008
Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business Esphyr Slobodkina 09/01/1987
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Roald Dahl 09/11/2001
Charlotte’s Web E. B. White 04/10/2012
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Bill Martin Jr. 08/28/2012
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs Judi Barrett 08/01/1978
Coraline Neil Gaiman 04/24/2012
Corduroy Don Freeman 09/30/1976
D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths Ingri d’Aulaire 03/01/1992
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Jeff Kinney 04/01/2007
Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! Mo Willems 04/01/2003
Dr. Seuss’s Beginner Book Collection (c, One Fish Two Fish, Green Eggs and Ham, Hop on Pop, Fox in Socks) Dr. Seuss 09/22/2009
Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective Donald J. Sobol 09/06/2007
Esperanza Rising Pam Munoz Ryan 05/01/2002
From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler E.L. Konigsburg 09/25/2007
Goodnight Moon Margaret Wise Brown 01/23/2007
Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site Sherri Duskey Rinker 05/04/2011
Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales Jacob Grimm 11/24/2011
Guess How Much I Love You Sam McBratney 10/14/2008
Harold and the Purple Crayon Crockett Johnson 02/01/2005
Harriet the Spy Louise Fitzhugh 05/08/2001
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone J.K. Rowling 10/01/1999
Holes Louis Sachar 05/09/2000
Island of the Blue Dolphins Scott O’Dell 02/08/2010
Jumanji Chris Van Allsburg 10/04/2011
Little House on the Prairie Laura Ingalls Wilder 09/28/2010
Little Women Louisa May Alcott 05/01/1983
Llama Llama Red Pajama Anna Dewdney 05/05/2005
Madeline Ludwig Bemelmans 05/15/2014
Make Way for Ducklings Robert McCloskey 01/01/1941
Maniac Magee Jerry Spinelli 11/01/1999
Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel Virginia Lee Burton 09/09/1939
Mr. Popper’s Penguins Richard Atwater 11/02/1992
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH Robert C. O’Brien 11/03/1997
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle Betty MacDonald 08/14/2007
My Side of the Mountain Jean Craighead George 04/12/2004
Olivia Ian Falconer 10/01/2000
Owen Kevin Henkes 09/15/1993
Paddle-to-the-Sea Holling C. Holling 02/19/1980
Pat the Bunny Dorothy Kunhardt 08/09/2011
Peter Pan J.M. Barrie 09/30/2010
Pippi Longstocking Astrid Lindgren 04/21/2005
Press Here Herve Tullet 03/30/2011
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble William Steig 03/06/2012
The Bad Beginning Lemony Snicket 05/08/2007
The Borrowers Mary Norton 04/01/2003
The Boxcar Children Gertrude Chandler Warner 06/01/1989
The Call Of The Wild Jack London 01/01/2001
The Complete Adventures of Curious George H. A. Rey 08/28/2010
The Cricket in Times Square George Selden 04/01/2008
The Day the Crayons Quit Drew Daywalt 06/27/2013
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore William Joyce 06/19/2012
The Giver Lois Lowry 01/24/2006
The House at Pooh Corner A. A. Milne 08/01/1992
The Invention of Hugo Cabret Brian Selznick 01/30/2007
The Jungle Book Rudyard Kipling 11/01/2007
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1) Rick Riordan 03/21/2006
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe C. S. Lewis 08/22/2000
The Little Engine That Could Watty Piper 12/27/2012
The Little Prince Antoine de Saint-Exupéry 03/05/2013
The Mouse and the Motorcycle Beverly Cleary 03/18/2014
The New Way Things Work David Macaulay 10/26/1998
The Paper Bag Princess Robert Munsch 2/1/1992
The Phantom Tollbooth Norton Juster 10/25/2011
The Real Mother Goose Blanche Fisher Wright 10/01/1994
The Secret Garden Frances Hodgson Burnett 11/14/2013
The Secret of the Old Clock (Nancy Drew, Book 1) Carolyn Keene 05/01/1930
The Snowy Day Ezra Jack Keats 10/28/1976
The Story of Babar: The Little Elephant Jean De Brunhoff 09/12/1937
The Story of Ferdinand Munro Leaf 03/31/2011
The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup and a Spool of Thread Kate DiCamillo 04/11/2006
The Tower Treasure (The Hardy Boys No. 1) Franklin W. Dixon 06/01/1959
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Eric Carle 03/23/1994
The Watsons Go to Birmingham–1963 Christopher Paul Curtis 12/12/2000
The Wednesday Wars Gary D. Schmidt 05/18/2009
The Westing Game Ellen Raskin 04/12/2004
The Wind in the Willows Kenneth Grahame 09/15/2003
The Wizard of Oz L. Frank Baum 03/27/2008
Treasure Island Robert Louis Stevenson 04/19/1993
Tuck Everlasting Natalie Babbit 8/21/2007
Walk Two Moons Sharon Creech 12/27/2011
Watership Down Richard Adams 10/23/2012
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon Grace Lin 04/12/2011
Where the Red Fern Grows Wilson Rawls 09/01/1996
Where the Sidewalk Ends: The Poems and Drawings of Shel Silverstein Shel Silverstein 02/18/2014
Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak 12/26/2012
Wonder R. J. Palacio 02/14/2012