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#37271 - Mon Feb 21 2000 10:04 AM Children's Favorites
essaychess Offline

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Here is the result of a recent survey of favorite children's book, compiled by the National Education Association:

Children's Top 100 Books
What America's kids love to read

Here it is, the list you've been waiting for! Tabulated from our online survey which ran here at this web site from November 1, 1999 through February 1, 2000, the results are nothing less than spectacular. We'd like to thank all the children from around the country who voted, and who showed us that America's kids LOVE to read!

You can find out more about our survey by reading the press release. You might also want to compare it with our Cat-a-list, Teachers' Top 100 Books for Children. Are they different or similar? Find out!

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


National Education Association


#37272 - Mon Feb 21 2000 03:39 PM Re: Children's Favorites
shuttlebunny Offline

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Loc: Iola Wisconsin USA      
Nice Post essaychess!

I'm glad to see that some of my childhood favorites are still being read! I really enjoyed Nancy Drew, I even brought a flashlight to bed to read under the covers undetected!

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#37273 - Mon Feb 21 2000 05:21 PM Re: Children's Favorites
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I hope you copied and pasted SHS, there is a lot of typing there!
Alas!! No Phantom Tollbooth!! I can't beleive it!

#37274 - Mon Feb 21 2000 05:27 PM Re: Children's Favorites
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No, I got gtho4 to type it for me

I was sad to see that some of my childhood favorites, like the Tarzan series and Robert A. Heinlein's "Juvenile" books did not make the list. Oh well, they don't know what they're missing.


#37275 - Mon Feb 21 2000 07:46 PM Re: Children's Favorites
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Posts: 433
Loc: Texas USA
My two favorite books weren't mentioned so i am gonna have to do it myself.

Danny, Champion of the World-Roald Dahl
The Cay- I have no idea who this is by.

When life gives you a lemon, wing it right back and add some lemons of your own. -Calvin(Bill Watterson)

Harry is an absolute godsend to our cause, said High Priest Egan of the First Church Of Satan in Salem, MA. An organization like ours thrives on new blood--no pun intended--and we've had more applicants than we can handle lately. And, of course, practically all of them are virgins, which is gravy.--The Onion

#37276 - Tue Feb 22 2000 04:51 PM Re: Children's Favorites
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Loc: Brisbane Queensland Australia
Hi Auschic


Someone else who loves my favourite childrens book! I adored the Phantom Tollbooth when I was a kid!

My other favourite was Rebecca's World by Terry Nation.

**Sigh** I shall have to find copies of both books and re-read them now!!



Religion is a wizard, a sibyl . . .
She faces the wreck of worlds, and prophesies restoration.
She faces a sky blood-red with sunset colours that deepen into darkness, and prophesies dawn.
She faces death, and prophesies life.
~Felix Adler~

Religion is a wizard, a sibyl . . .
She faces the wreck of worlds, and prophesies restoration.
She faces a sky blood-red with sunset colours that deepen into darkness, and prophesies dawn.
She faces death, and prophesies life.
~Felix Adler~

#37277 - Tue Feb 22 2000 11:33 PM Re: Children's Favorites
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auschic, I did not type it!
p.s. when my kids were little they liked listening to Goldilocks.

#37278 - Wed Mar 01 2000 02:08 PM Re: Children's Favorites
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We're doing a poll around the school I work for for World Book Day to find out the kids' favourite author. When we get the results I'll post it here so people can see how it differs --- so far the smart money is on Roald Dahl.
Forecast for tonight: Dark.

#37279 - Wed Mar 01 2000 04:36 PM Re: Children's Favorites
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Posts: 1486
Loc: Iola Wisconsin USA      
The results should be interesting fay!
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#37280 - Thu Apr 13 2000 06:31 AM Re: Children's Favorites
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Hey, how about "The 21 Balloons" , written and illustrated by William Pene Du Bois? It's a fun Jules Verne-type tale about a balloonist who crashlands on Krakatoa before its great explosion and meets an eccentric family rich from the diamond deposits there. The story and pictures are fabulous(In a preface, Du Bois points out the similarities between his story and F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Diamond As Big As The Ritz"). Du Bois also wrote and illustrated many other books, as well as doing other authors'. He illustrated and designed, i.e., an unusual version of Verne's "Dr. Ox's Experiment". His work is well worth seeking out! tjoeb};>
Terry Bigham

#37281 - Thu Apr 13 2000 12:39 PM Re: Children's Favorites
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I love Dr. Suess... I even have jammies with Green eggs and Ham on them...I liked his stories more then my kids did and would read them over and over youngest finally hid the books.

My youngest has read all the Harry Potters except for the new 4th book. We are looking for it now. I love that she is so into them.

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#37282 - Tue Apr 18 2000 01:31 PM Re: Children's Favorites
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cinderalla and snow white were big favorite of mine

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