Kids' Top 100 Favorite Books

Updated February 21, 2017 | Factmonster Staff

Source: National Education Association (NEA). Web: .

This list was tabulated from an online survey that the National Education Association ran from November 1, 1999 through February 1, 2000. See also Teachers' Top 100 Books for Children.

  1. Harry Potter (series) by J. K. Rowling
  2. Goosebumps (series) by R. L. Stine
  3. Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
  4. The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
  5. Arthur (series) by Marc Brown
  6. Charlotte's Web by E. B. White
  7. Shiloh (trilogy) by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  8. Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
  9. Holes by Louis Sachar
  10. The Giver by Lois Lowry
  11. The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis
  12. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing (series) by Judy Blume
  13. Sideways Stories from Wayside School (series) by Louis Sachar
  14. The BFG by Roald Dahl
  15. The Boxcar Children (series) by Gertrude Chandler Warner
  16. One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss
  17. Ramona Quimby, Age 8 (series) by Beverly Cleary
  18. Pokemon (series) by Tracey West, Maria S. Barbo
  19. The Babysitters Club (series) by Ann M. Martin
  20. Ralph S. Mouse (series) by Beverly Cleary
  21. Little House on the Prairie (series) by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  22. Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
  23. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
  24. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
  25. Clifford the Big Red Dog (series) by Norman Bridwell
  26. Stuart Little by E. B. White
  27. Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
  28. The Adventures of Captain Underpants (series) by Dav Pilkey
  29. The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
  30. The Berenstain Bears (series) by Jan and Stan Berenstain
  31. Animorphs (series) by K. A. Applegate
  32. The Witches by Roald Dahl
  33. Nancy Drew Mystery Stories by Carolyn Keene
  34. The Hobbit (series) by J. R. R. Tolkien
  35. American Girls (series) by Susan Adler, Valerie Tripp, Connie Porter, Janet Shaw, et al
  36. Matilda by Roald Dahl
  37. The Call of the Wild by Jack London
  38. The Foot Book by Dr. Seuss
  39. How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss
  40. James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
  41. Junie B. Jones (series) by Barbara Park
  42. Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner
  43. Falling Up by Shel Silverstein
  44. A Wrinkle in Time (series) by Madeleine L'Engle
  45. Brian's Winter by Gary Paulsen
  46. Amber Brown (series) by Paula Danziger
  47. The North Star by Peter H. Reynolds
  48. Have a Nice Day: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks by Mick Foley (Mankind)
  49. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
  50. The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton
  51. A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
  52. Chicken Soup for the Soul (series) by various authors
  53. Curious George (series) by Margret and Hans Augusto Rey
  54. The Teacher from the Black Lagoon (series) by Mike Thaler
  55. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff
  56. The Bailey School Kids (series) by Debbie Dadey, et al
  57. The Hardy Boys (series) by Franklin W. Dixon
  58. The Mitten by Jan Brett
  59. Amelia Bedelia (series) by Peggy Parish
  60. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien
  61. Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
  62. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  63. Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard Atwater
  64. The River by Gary Paulsen
  65. Magic Tree House (series) by Mary Pope Osborne
  66. The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by John Scieszka
  67. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
  68. Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss
  69. The Complete Tales of Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne
  70. Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
  71. Redwall by Brian Jacques
  72. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson
  73. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
  74. Wringer by Jerry Spinelli
  75. Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
  76. Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary
  77. Summer of the Monkeys by Wilson Rawls
  78. Sweet Valley High (series) by Francine Pascal
  79. The Adventures of Mary-Kate and Ashley (series) by Judy Katschke, Cathy Dobowski, Lisa Eisenberg, Nancy E. Krulik, Nina Alexander, Frances Lin Lantz, et al
  80. Garfield (series) by Jim Davis
  81. Magic School Bus (series) by Joanna Cole
  82. Math Curse by John Scieszka
  83. White Fang by Jack London
  84. I Spy (series) by Walter Wick, Jean Marzollo, Diana Noonan, et al
  85. Love You Forever by Robert N. Munsch
  86. My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George
  87. The Trumpet of the Swan by E. B. White
  88. Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
  89. Draw 50 Airplanes, Aircraft and Spacecraft (series) by Lee J. Ames
  90. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
  91. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
  92. The Rock Says by Dwayne Johnson (The Rock)
  93. Tikki Tikki Tembo by Arlene Mosel
  94. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  95. All About Sam by Lois Lowry
  96. Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
  97. Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
  98. Hank the Cow Dog (series) by John R. Erickson
  99. Piggie Pie by Margie Palatini
  100. Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan
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