The Napping House by Audrey Wood, illus. Best Sellers in Children's Books #1 You Choose Your Adventure: A World Book Day 2023 Mini Book Pippa Goodhart 29 Paperback 8 offers from 0.99 #2 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Book 1 J.K. Rowling 73,968 Audible Audiobook 1 offer from 17.99 #3 Marvel Spider-Man Pocket Guide: World Book Day 2023 Catherine Saunders 6 Paperback Stine (Scholastic, 1993) 1,577,808, 210. The Berenstain Bears' Trouble at School by Stan and Jan Berenstain (Random House, 1987) 1,541,772, 223. The Werewolf of Fever Swamp (GB #14) by R.L. The best children's books of 2021 'Ought to come on prescription': Nadia Shireen's Barbara Throws a Wobbler. When We Were Very Young by A.A. Milne, illus. Pat the Bunny by Dorothy Kunhardt (Golden, 1940) 7,562,710, 7. The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder, illus. by Michael Smollin (Random House, 1976 OP) 1,683,969, 184. The Way Things Work by David Macaulay (Houghton Mifflin/Lorraine, 1988) 1,185,920, 110. Guess How Much I Love You (board book) (Candlewick, 1996) 2,199,550, 57. Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book by Dr. Seuss (Random House, 1962) 980,704, 141. by Joe Mathieu (Random House, 1983) 1,489,225, 236. Just Go to Bed by Mercer Mayer (Golden, 1993) 3,810,025, 32. Animals in the Sky. Just a Mess by Mercer Mayer (Golden, 1987) 1,694,589, 179. The Original #1 Mad Libs by Roger Price and Leonard Stern (Price Stern Sloan, 1958) 1,551,898, 219. The AskALLi team asked Kate all about her experiences of marketing children's books abroad. Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You? Green Eggs and Ham is one of Dr. Seuss' greatest and best known works. The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare (Dell, 1984) 2,259,190, 102. Sunshine by Norma Klein (Avon, 1976 OP) 1,900,000, 147. How To Kill a Monster (GB #46) by R.L. The Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist by Stan and Jan Berenstain (Random House, 1981) 2,829,568, 70. The Haunted Mask II (GB #36) by R.L. Sports. Me Too! (Nov. 29, 2011). by Roger Bollen (Random House, 1983) 969,816, 145. Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel (HarperCollins, 1979) 2,081,045, 123. With their help, weve created two all-time lists of classics: 100 Best Young-Adult Books and 100 Best Childrens Books. Happy Birthday to You! Love You Forever by Robert Munsch, illus. Wondering how we whittled down our 100 Best Books list? The Kitten Book by Jan Pfloog (Golden, 1968) 2,349,000, 97. The Berenstain Bears Go to School by Stan and Jan Berenstain (Random House, 1978) 3,299,162, 50. by Renee Graef (Pleasant Co., 1986) 1,115,339, 346. Your guide to our favourite children's books from the past year: download as a PDF or find online booklists split by age group. by Renee Graef (Pleasant Co., 1986) 1,142,192, 340. Go! by Katherine Howard, illus. Just Me and My Dad by Mercer Mayer (Golden, 1977) 4,720,426, 18. by Maurice Sendak (HarperCollins, 1978) 1,585,832, 206. Tiger Eyes by Judy Blume (Dell, 1982) 1,685,272, 183. The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. The Girl Who Cried Monster (GB #8) by R.L. by Clement Hurd (HarperCollins, 1977) 3,777,709, 34. Can You? by Leonard Weisgard (Aladdin, 1954) 1,750,000, 167. Although he really didn't read a book until high school, Rawls began to write when he was older. Where's Waldo?by Martin Handford (Little, Brown, 1987) 2,911,195, 42. Sept. 7, 2010. Stine (Scholastic, 1996) 1,217,778, 317. Stine (Scholastic, 1994) 1,160,624, 333. Hinton in the 1960s. Meet Molly by Valerie Tripp, illus. Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey (Puffin, 1976) 1,198,820, 325. (I Can Read Level 2) Now 33% Off. ' Chatter: The Voice in Our Head, Why It Matters, and How to Harness It ' by Ethan Kross. The Magic Faraway Tree Author: Enid Blyton Interest level: 7+ Reading age: 7+ Pippi Longstocking Author: Astrid Lindgren Translator: Tiina Nunnally Illustrator: Lauren Child Interest level: 6+ Reading age: 8+ Dog Man Author: Dav Pilkey Interest level: 6-8 Reading age: 6+ Finn Family Moomintroll Author: Tove Jansson Translator: Elizabeth Portch by Lois Ehlert (Little Simon, 1993) 855,488, 162. Thomas the Tank Engine's Noisy Trip by Rev. Tolkien - 100 million Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" actually started out as a children's book and fantasy novel. In April 2003 the BBC's Big Read began the search for the nation's best-loved novel, and we asked you to nominate your favourite books. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault, illus. Top Offers. The board book is . Written from each color's perspective, it's a fun read-aloud since readers can add personality to each crayon's monologue. The Poky Little Puppy by Janette Sebring Lowrey (Golden, 1942) 14,898,341, 2. Montgomery (Bantam, 1985) 1,419,466, 255. In 2021, a team of experts put together this list, broken down into four age bands. 11. Credit: Penguin Random House. The Black Cauldron by Lloyd Alexander (Dell, 1969) 1,351,437, 282. Read our reviews for all of the books, split up into age range. Stine (Scholastic, 1996) 1,349,965, 283. by Garth Williams (Dell, 1970) 2,514,355, 85. Tex by S.E. GrappleToons: The Coloring Book. There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom by Louis Sachar (Random House, 1988) 1,198,525, 326., Griese, Noel L. "The Bible vs. Mao: A "Best Guess of the Top 25 Bestselling Books of All Time." The Abominable Snowman of Pasadena (GB #38) by R.L. Macmillan Dictionary for Children edited by Judith Levy (Macmillan, 1975) 3,054,401, 39. Howliday Inn by James Howe (Avon, 1983) 1,465,001, 239. INGRAM INTERNATIONAL INC The Frog and Toad Collection Box Set: Includes 3 Favorite Frog and Toad Stories! The Day of the Dinosaur by Stan and Jan Berenstain, illus. Doug explains about consent in catchy, direct prose and the bright, simple illustrations are extremely kid friendly. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling (Scholastic/Levine, 1999) 6,631,807, 8. Egg Monsters from Mars (GB #42) by R.L. A Wind in the Door by Madeleine L'Engle (Dell, 1974) 2,176,235, 111. No doubt you might have favorite, or two. The Ultimate Fun Book by Martin Handford (Little, Brown, 1990 OP) 1,357,706, 280. The Cat in the Hat Comes Back by Dr. Seuss (Random House, 1958) 4,043,578, 27. What a Bad Dream by Mercer Mayer (Golden, 1992) 1,542,581, 222. Stine (Scholastic, 1992) 2,085,153, 121. " Don Quixote" by Miguel de Cervantes, available at Amazon and Bookshop, from $15.30. The Berenstain Bears and the Sitter by Stan and Jan Berenstain (Random House, 1981) 2,135,588, 116. The Tale of Jemina Puddle-Duck by Beatrix Potter (Frederick Warne, 1908) 3,839,474, 30. The Horror at Camp Jellyjam (GB #33) by R.L. by Dr. Seuss (Random House, 1990) 5,353,426, 18. I Just Forgot by Mercer Mayer (Golden, 1988) 2,718,308, 74. Just Me in the Tub by Mercer Mayer (Golden, 1994) 1,570,575, 212. The Tiger Who Came to Tea is one of the best selling children's books of all time. (Dec. 1, 2011). The Return of the Indian by Lynne Reid Banks (Avon, 1987) 2,357,061, 96. Judy Blume was first inspired to write "Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing" after reading a newspaper article about a toddler who swallowed a tiny pet turtle. Meet Samantha by Susan Adler, illus. Wee Sing Children's Songs and Fingerplays (Price Stern Sloan, 1977) 2,335,479, 99. To honor the best books for young adults and children, TIME compiled this survey in consultation with respected peers such as U.S. Children's Poet Laureate Kenn Nesbitt, children's-book historian Leonard Marcus, the National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature, the Young Readers Center at the Library of Congress, the Every Child a Reader literacy foundation and 10 independent . Yet, she always believed books were more than just ink on paper. Richard Scarry's Best Word Book by Richard Scarry (Golden, 1963) 3,981,291, 28. Julia Donaldson's The Gruffalo is right behind with 1,781,269 sales Top cookery book: Jamie's. Baby Animals So Tall Board Book by Gyo Fujikawa (Grosset & Dunlap, 1963) 797,801, 171. Disney's 101 Dalmatians adapted by Ronald Kidd (Golden, 1991) 1,520,900 (figures since 1996 not available), 81. (GB #15) by R.L. The House on the Cliff (Hardy Boys #2) by Franklin Dixon (Grosset & Dunlap, 1927) 1,712,433, 73. My First Bible In Pictures by Kenneth Taylor (Tyndale House, 1989) 1,060,519, 127. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst, illus by Ray Cruz (Aladdin, 1976) 2,715,748 (figures not available before 1985), 75. The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford (Dell, 1984) 5,176,665, 15. 92. W. Awdry (Random House, 1989) 1,145,300, 114. Bennett Cerf's Book of Riddles by Bennett Cerf (Random House, 1960 OP) 797,624, 172. Lewis (Macmillan, 1970 and HarperCollins, 1994) 1,591,435 (figures not available before 1994), 204. Wee Sing Play (Price Stern Sloan, 1987) 1,656,447, 192. Love Is a Special Way of Feeling by Joan Walsh Anglund (Harcourt, 1960) 1,421,064, 89. To honor the best books for young adults and children, TIME compiled this survey in consultation with respected peers such as U.S. Childrens Poet Laureate Kenn Nesbitt, childrens-book historian Leonard Marcus, the National Center for Childrens Illustrated Literature, the Young Readers Center at the Library of Congress, the Every Child a Reader literacy foundation and 10 independent booksellers. by Jon Scieszka, illus. by Felicia Bond (HarperCollins/Geringer, 1998) 878,745, 155. The Berenstain Bears: No Girls Allowed by Stan and Jan Berenstain (Random House, 1976) 2,248,434, 104. by Clement Hurd (HarperFestival, 1991) 1,212,945, 105. Barney's Favorite Mother Goose Rhymes Vol. I Am a Bunny by Ole Risom, illus. Clear and Simple Thesaurus Dictionary (Grosset & Dunlap, 1971) 1,627,941, 198. Shane by Jack Schaeffer (Dell, 1972) 6,397,270, 10. Children's bestseller lists, once few and far between, have proliferated, as have bestsellers. The Swift biography retails for $5.39 on Amazon. Stine (Scholastic, 1993) 1,496,515, 235. The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore, illus. Call It Courage by Armstrong Sperry (Aladdin, 1971) 1,306,975 (figures not available before 1985), 297. The series consists of two groups. Each Peach Pear Plum 3. and Margret Rey (Houghton Mifflin, 1973) 2,042,531, 130. The Berenstain Bears Get the Gimmies by Stan and Jan Berenstain (Random House, 1988) 2,065,226, 125. OhMyOhMyOh Dinosaurs! Currently, Sorcerer's Stone is the sixth best-selling book of all time, just behind "The Book of Mormon" by Joseph Smith. Stine (Scholastic, 1995) 1,547,996, 220. Its roots can be traced from "The Hobbit, or There and Back Again," or more popularly known as simply "The Hobbit." The Berenstain Bears and the Double Dare by Stan and Jan Berenstain (Random House, 1988) 1,442,811, 245. And what have we left off? Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl (Knopf, 1964) 795,673, 173. Mad Libs #5 Goofy by Roger Price and Leonard Stern (Price Stern Sloan, 1993) 1,386,527, 263. Monster Blood II (GB #18) by R.L. by Sandra Boynton (Workman, 1993) 760,000, 185. Just a Daydream by Mercer Mayer (Golden, 1989) 1,105,409, 353. My First Picture Dictionary by Katherine Howard, illus. Arnold . Bunnicula by James Howe (Avon, 1980 and Aladdin, 1996) 3,349,179, 48. Elmer David McKee (1968) A sideways look at diversity: the. Eric Carle knows what we know: Caterpillars are ravenous. Stine (Scholastic, 1995) 1,203,032, 322. Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney, illus. Fox in Socks by Dr. Seuss (Random House, 1965) 3,680,135, 32. Stine (Scholastic, 1996) 1,344,700, 286. The Berenstain Bears' New Baby by Stan and Jan Berenstain (Random House, 1974) 3,708,927, 36. Big Bird's Color Game (Golden, 1980) 1,354,626 (figures since 1996 not available), 95. The Little Prince, as it's also known, has been widely translated and been in constant print since it was released nearly 80 years ago. Stine (Scholastic, 1995) 1,187,300, 329. At one point, he threw all his stories away, only to write them again at the behest of his wife. Some publishers were unable to supply accurate cumulative numbers, often because the originating publisher was acquired by another.