100 Books Every Child Should Read

The 100 titles below have been selected from classic and popular children’s book titles. Some are fiction, and some cover nonfiction subjects.

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Author – Title

Ahlberg, Janet – Each Peach Pear Plum

Asch, FrankHappy Birthday, Moon

Bang, MollyTen, Nine, Eight

Barrett, JudiAnimals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing

Bauer, Marion – If You Were Born a Kitten

Bemelmans, LudwigMadeline

Beskow, Elsa – Pelle’s New Suit

Boynton, Sandra – Going to Bed Book

Brett, JanThe Mitten

Brown, MarciaStone Soup

Brown, Margaret WiseGoodnight Moon

Brunhoff, Jean deThe Story of Babar, the Little Elephant

Burningham, JohnMr. Gumpy’s Outing

Burton, Virginia Lee – The Little House

Burton, Virginia LeeMike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

Campbell, Rod – Dear Zoo

Cannon, Janell – Stellaluna

Carle, EricThe Very Hungry Caterpillar

Crews, DonaldFreight Train

Cronin, Doreen – Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type

Day, AlexandraGood Dog, Carl

Degen, Bruce – Jamberry

DemiThe Emperor’s New Clothes

DePaola, TomiePancakes for Breakfast

Dorros, ArthurAbuela

Eastman, P. D.Are You My Mother?

Ehlert, LoisFeathers for Lunch

Emberley, EdGo Away, Big Green Monster!

Falconer, Ian – Olivia

Flack, MarjorieAsk Mr. Bear

Flack, Marjorie – Story about Ping

Fleming, DeniseLunch

Freeman, DonCorduroy

Gag, WandaMillions of Cats

Galdone, PaulThe Three Billy Goats Gruff

Gerstein, Mordicai – The Man Who Walked Between the Towers

Goble, PaulThe Girl Who Loved Wild Horses

Guarina, DeborahIs Your Mama a Llama?

Hamanaka, SheilaAll the Colors of the Earth

Henkes, KevinKitten’s First Full Moon

Henkes, Kevin – Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse

Hill, EricWhere’s Spot?

Ho, Minfong  – Hush!: A Thai Lullaby

Hoban, RussellBread and Jam for Frances

Hoban, TanaIs it Red? Is it Yellow? Is it Blue? An Adventure in Color

Hoffman, MaryAmazing Grace

Holabird, Katherine  – Angelina Ballerina

Hutchins, PatRosie’s Walk

Jenkins, Steve – What Do You Do With a Tail Like This?

Johnson, CrockettHarold and the Purple Crayon

Kasza, KeikoThe Wolf’s Chicken Stew

Keats, Ezra JackThe Snowy Day

Kellogg, Steven – Paul Bunyan

Kennedy, JimmyThe Teddy Bears’ Picnic

Kent, JackThe Caterpillar and the Polliwog

Kimmel, EricI Took My Frog to the Library

Klassen, Jon – I Want My Hat Back

Kraus, RobertWhose Mouse are You?

Krauss, RuthThe Carrot Seed

Leaf, Munro – The Story of Ferdinand

Lester, Mike – A is for Salad

Lester, Julius – The Tales of Uncle Remus: The Adventures of Brer Rabbit

Lionni, LeoLittle Blue and Little Yellow

Lobel, AnitaOn Market Street

Lobel, ArnoldFrog and Toad

London, Jonathan – Froggy Gets Dressed

Marshall, James – George and Martha

Martin, BillBrown Bear, Brown Bear

Martin, BillChicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom

Martin, Jacqueline Briggs – Snowflake Bentley

Mayer, MercerFrog Goes to Dinner

McBratney, SamGuess How Much I Love You

McCarthy, Peter – Hondo and Fabian

McCloskey, RobertMake Way for Ducklings

McDermott, Gerald – Anansi the Spider

McFarland, Lyn – Widget

McKissack, PatGoin’ Someplace Special

McLimans, David – Gone Wild : An Endangered

McPhail, DavidPigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore!

Meddaugh, SusanMartha Speaks

McMullan, Kate – I Stink!

Miller, Margaret Whose Hat?

Mother Goose: (choose one)

Sylvia Long’s Mother Goose

The Real Mother Goose by Blanche Wright

My First Mother Goose by Iona Opie and Rosemary Wells

Munsch, Robert – Love You Forever

Noble, TrinkaThe Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate the Wash

Numeroff, LauraIf You Give a Mouse a Cookie

Parish, Peggy – Amelia Bedelia

Penn, Audrey – The Kissing Hand

Pfister, Marcus – The Rainbow Fish

Pinkney, Jerry –  The Lion and the Mouse

Piper, Watty  – The Little Engine that Could

Potter, BeatrixThe Tale of Peter Rabbit

Rathmann, Peggy  – Good Night, Gorilla

Rathmann, Peggy – Officer Buckle and Gloria

Rey, H. A. – Curious George

Rohman, Eric – My Friend Rabbit

Rosen, Michael  – We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

Rylant, CynthiaThe Relatives Came

Say, AllenGrandfather’s Journey

Scarry, Richard  – Cars and Trucks and Things that Go

Seeger, Laura Vacaro – First the Egg

Sendak, MauriceWhere the Wild Things Are

Seuss, Dr.The Cat in the Hat

Shannon, George  – Duck on a Bike

Shaw, Charles  – It Looked Like Spilt Milk

Simmons, Jane – Come Along Daisy

Simont, Marc – The Stray Dog

Sis, Peter – Madlenka

Slobodkina, EsphyrCaps for Sale

Steig, William – Dr. De Soto

Taback, Simms There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly

Taback, Simms – Joseph Had A Little Overcoat

Tulet, Herve – Press Here

Van Allsburg, Chris – The Polar Express

Viorst, JudithAlexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Waber, Bernard – Lyle Lyle Crocodile

Walsh, Ellen – Mouse Paint

Walter, Virginia“Hi, Pizza Man!”

Wells, RosemaryNoisy Nora

Wiesner, David – The Three Pigs

Willems, Mo – Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus

Wood, Audrey The Napping House

Yolen, Jane – How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?

Yolen, JaneOwl Moon

Yorinks, Arthur – Hey, Al

Young, EdSeven Blind Mice

Ziefert, Harriet – A New Coat for Anna

Zion, GeneHarry, the Dirty Dog