Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Time Magazine's The 100 Best Children's Books of All Time

This list of Time Magazines 100 Best Children's Books of All Time was not nearly as controversial as Time's list of 100 YA books. Here we have mainly picture books, with a few chapter books thrown into the mix. Still a new list is always fun.


1. Maurice Sendak - Where the Wild Things Are

2. Ezra Jack Keats - The Snowy Day

3. Maragaret Wise Brown - Goodnight Moon

4. Robert McCloskey - Blueberries for Sal

5. Else Holmelund Minarek - Little Bear

6. Jane Yolen - Owl Moon

7. Shel Silverstein - The Giving Tree

8. Jon Scieszka - The True Story of the Three Little Pigs

9. David Wiesner - Tuesday

10. Shel Silverstein - Where the Sidewalk Ends

11. Crockett Johnson - Harold and the Purple Crayon

12. Robert McCloskey - Make Way for Ducklings

13. Ian Falconer - Olivia

14. Ludwig Bemelmans - Madeline

15. Mitsumasa Anno - Anno's Journey

16. Arnold Lobel - Frog and Toad

17. Doreen Cronin - Click, Clack, Moo

18. Munro Leaf - The Story of Ferdinand

19. Mo Willems - Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus

20. Dr Seuss - The Lorax

21. Don Freeman - Corduroy

22. Jon Klassen - I Want My Hat Back

23. Barbara Cooney - Miss Rumphius (see my review)



24. William Steig - Brave Irene

25. Judith Viorst - Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

26. Dr. Seuss - The Cat in the Hat

27. Herve Tullet - Press Here

28. Drew Daywalt - The Day the Crayons Quit

29. Ezra Jack Keats - Whistle for Willie

30. Chris Van Allsburg - The Garden of Abdul Gasazi

31. Dr. Seuss - Yertle the Turtle

32. Wanda Gag - Millions of Cats

33. Bill Martin Jr - Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

34. Michael Bond - A Bear Called Paddington (see my review)

35. A.A Milne - Winnie the Pooh

36. Beatrix Potter - The Tale of Peter Rabbit

37. Virginia Lee Burton - Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

38. P.D. Eastman - Go, Dog. Go!

39. Mama Don't Allow - Thacher Hurd

40. Kay Thompson - Eloise

41. Russell Hoban - Bread and Jam for Frances

42. Peggy Parish - Amelia Bedelia

43. Robert Munsch - Love You Forever

44. Graeme Base - Animalia

45. Maurice Sendak - In the Night Kitchen

46. Jackie French - Diary of a Wombat

47. Arlene Mosel - Tikki Tikki Tembo

48. Mac Barnett - Extra Yarn

49. Alexandra Day - Good Dog Carl

50. Ruth Stiles Gannett - My Father's Dragon

51. Roger Bradfield - Hello, Rock

52. Julia Donaldson - The Gruffalo

53. William Steig - Sylvester and the Magic Pebble

54. Margaret Wise Brown - The Important Book

55. Walter Dean Myers - Jazz

56. Chris Van Allsburg - The Stranger

57. Eric Carle - The Very Hungry Caterpillar

58. Mo Willems - Elephant and Piggie

59. Esther Averill - Jenny and the Cat Club

60. Margaret Wise Brown - The Runaway Bunny

61. Astrid Lindgren - Pippi Longstocking (see my review)

62. Aaron Becker - Journey

63. Dr. Seuss - Green Eggs and Ham




64. Albert Lamorisse - The Red Balloon

65. Divya Srinivasan - Little Owl's Night

66. Holling Clancy Holling - Paddle-to-the-Sea

67. Virginia Lee Burton - Katy and the Big Snow

68. Phillip C. Stead - A Sick Day for Amos McGee

69.  Alexis Deacon - Slow Loris

70. Margaret Wise Brown - The Color Kittens

71. William Joyce - The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore (see my review)

72. Dr. Seuss - Oh, The Places You'll Go!

73. Watty Piper - The Little Engine That Could

74. Richard Scarry - Cars and Trucks and Things That Go

75. Jack Prelutsky - The New Kid on the Block

76. Tad Hills - How Rocket Learned to Read

77. Jon Scieszka - The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales

78. Jean de Brunhoff - The Story of Barbar

79. Jon J. Muth - The Three Questions

80. Allen Say - Grandfather's Journey

81. Kadir Nelson - We Are the Ship

82. Helen Oxenbury - We're Going on a Bear Hunt

83. Marc Brown - Arthur's Nose

84. Laura Joffe Numeroff - If You Give a Mouse A Cookie

85. Maira Kalman - Sayonara, Mrs. Kackleman

86. Harry Allard - Miss Nelson is Missing

87. Kevin Henkes - Lily's Purple Plastic Purse

88. Dennis Lee - Alligator Pie

89. Taro Gomi - Everyone Poops

90. Julian Scheer - Rain Makes Applesauce

91. Ed Young - Lon Po Po

92. Stan & Jan Berenstain - The Berenstain Bears

93. Richard and Florence Atwater - Mr Popper's Penguins (see my review)

94. Michelle Knudsen - Library Lion (my review coming soon)



95. Blanche Fisher Wright - The Real Mother Goose

96. Gene Zion - Harry the Dirty Dog

97. Sharon M. Draper - Out of My Mind

98. Janette Sebring Lowrey - The Poky Little Puppy

99. Eric Litwin - Pete the Cat

100. Jannell Cannon - Stellaluna


52/100 Although there's a few that I think I've read, but can't quite remember.

October 2016 53/100

2 comments:

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I've read all but ten or so...of course I love this list.

(And this is a list I could actually finish in this lifetime.)

Brona Joy said...

I understand not reading Winnie the Pooh when you were little - I didn't either - for all sorts of reasons mostly associated with Disney. But I insist very strongly, that you drop everything else and read Winnie-the- Pooh right now.

In fact I'm feeling in need of some sweet loving Pooh I may have to join you!