Top 150 Kids Books

In the month of May we asked library users to tell us their favorite children’s book with the goal of compiling the results and posting a list of Seward’s 150 Favorite Kids Books as part of our celebration of Seward’s 150th birthday! The books listed below are the top 150!

  1. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff
  2. Dog Man by Dav Pilkey
  3. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
  4. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
  5. Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
  6. Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling
  7. Magic Tree House books by Mary Pope Osborne
  8. Pete the Cat books by Eric Litwin
  9. Ready, Freddy books by Abby Klein
  10. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin, Jr.
  11. The Cat in the Hat by Dr Seuss
  12. Don’t Push The Button by Bill Cotter
  13. Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed by Eileen Christelow
  14. The Giving Tree by Shel Sivlerstein
  15. Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle
  16. Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  17. Llama Llama books by Anna Dewdney
  18. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
  19. Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman
  20. Big Nate books by Lincoln Peirce
  21. Captain Underpants books by Dav Pilkey
  22. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr.
  23. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
  24. Elephant and Piggie books by Mo Willems
  25. Geronimo & Thea Stilton books
  26. Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site by Sherri Rinker
  27. Goosebumps books by R.L. Stine
  28. I Love You Through and Through by Bernadette Rossetti-Shustak
  29. Junie B. Jones books by Barbara Park
  30. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  31. My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Gannett
  32. The Napping House by Audrey Wood
  33. Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me by Eric Carle
  34. Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper
  35. Scaredy Squirrel by Mélanie Watt
  36. Star Wars book by various authors
  37. Tacky the Penguin by Helen Lester
  38. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
  39. Would you Rather be a Bullfrog? by Dr. Seuss
  40. 10 Little Rubber Ducks by Eric Carle
  41. Corduroy by Don Freeman
  42. A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
  43. A Story for Bear by Dennis Haseley
  44. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’engle
  45. All-of-a-Kind Family by Sydney Taylor
  46. Amelia Bedelia Sets Sail by Herman Parish
  47. Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
  48. Bad Kitty by Nick Bruel
  49. Bark, George by Jules Feiffer
  50. The Bat Boy & His Violin Gavin Curtis
  51. Beautiful Oops! by Barney Saltzberg
  52. Berenstain Bears books by Stan and Jan Berenstain
  53. Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown
  54. Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
  55. The Borrowers by Mary Norton
  56. Can’t you Sleep Little Bear? by Martin Waddell
  57. Cat and Dog by Helen Oswald
  58. Charlie the Caterpillar by Dom Deluise
  59. Clifford the Big Red Dog by Norman Bridwell
  60. The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes by DuBose Heyward
  61. Creepy Carrots by Arnold Reynolds
  62. Curious George by H.A. Rey
  63. Darling, Mercy Dog of World War I by Allison Hart
  64. The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
  65. Diary of a Wimpy Kid the Long Haul by Jeff Kinney
  66. Dinotrux by Chris Gall
  67. Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late by Mo Willems
  68. The Emerald City of Oz by L. Frank Baum
  69. Eva and Sadie and the Worst Hair Cut Ever by Jeff Cohen
  70. Five Trucks by Brian Floca
  71. The Foot Book by Dr. Seuss
  72. Frindle by Andrew Clements
  73. From Head to Toe by Eric Carle
  74. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Koningsburg
  75. Gaston by Kelly DiPucchio
  76. The Giver by Lois Lowry
  77. The Going to Bed Book by Sandra Boynton
  78. Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs by Mo Willems
  79. Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann
  80. Greek Myths by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  81. The Green Ember by S.D. Smith
  82. The Green Rider by Kristen Britain
  83. Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion
  84. The Hidey Hole: The Mystery of the Old Winslow Homestead by D.L. Clinard
  85. Higher! Higher! by Leslie Patricelli
  86. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  87. Horton Hears a Who by Dr. Seuss
  88. Humphrey books by Betty G. Birney
  89. The Hunger Games Suzanne Collins
  90. The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks
  91. I Survived books by Lauren Tarshis
  92. Inheritance by Christopher Paolini
  93. It’s Not Fair by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
  94. Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla by Katherine Applegate
  95. Jamberry by Bruce Degen
  96. Lassie Come-Home by Eric Knight
  97. Library Lion by Michelle Knudson
  98. Little Bear by Else Holmelund Minerik
  99. Little Britches by Ralph Moody
  100. Little Red Riding Hood by Charles Perrault
  101. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
  102. Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
  103. The Magic School Bus books by Joanna Cole
  104. Magnus Chase books by Rick Riordan
  105. Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
  106. Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
  107. Meg Duncan books by Holly Walker
  108. The Monster at the End of This Book by Jon Stone
  109. My Antonia by Willa Cather
  110. My Friend Flicka by Mary O’hara
  111. Ninja Red Riding Hood by Corey Rosen Schwartz
  112. On a Pale Horse by Piers Anthony
  113. One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss
  114. One Vote, Two Votes, I Vote, You Vote by Bonnie Worth
  115. Pat the Bunny by Dorothy Kunhardt
  116. Pirateria by Calef Brown
  117. The Pokey Little Puppy by Janette Lowrey
  118. Posy by Linda Newbery
  119. The Rabbit Problem by Emily Gravett
  120. Randy Riley’s Really Big Hit by Chris Van Dusen
  121. Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson
  122. Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown
  123. Saint George and the Dragon by Margaret Hodges
  124. Savvy by Ingrid Law
  125. The Sensational Samburger by David Pelham
  126. Sleepy Dog by Harriet Ziefert
  127. Snarf Attack by Mary Amato
  128. Snoozers by Sandra Boynton
  129. The Stars by H.A. Rey
  130. Stick and Stone by Beth Ferry and Tom Lichtenheld
  131. The Stinky Cheese Man by Jon Scieszka
  132. Strega Nona by Tomie DePaola
  133. Tails by Matthew Van Fleet
  134. The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
  135. Ten Apples Up On Top by Dr. Seuss
  136. That’s Good, That’s Bad by Margery Cuyler
  137. Tickle Monster by Josie Bissett
  138. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  139. Took by Mary Downing Hahn
  140. Truck Stop by Anne Rockwell
  141. Warrior Princess by Jodi Lynn Anderson
  142. We’re Going On A Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen
  143. We’re Going on a Picnic! by Pat Hutchins
  144. White Fang by Jack London
  145. Wild Wings by Gill Lewis
  146. Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne
  147. The Witchy Broom by Ida DeLage
  148. Wonder by R.J. Palacio
  149. Yes Day! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
  150. You Are Not My Friend, But I Miss You by Daniel Kirk

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