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

By Dianna Dilworth 

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

To come up with the list, 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.