Kids pick their top 100 books

The National Education Association did an online poll a while back and here’s what kids picked as their favs.

1. Harry Potter (series) by J. K. Rowling

  1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – AR 5.5
  2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – AR 6.7
  3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – AR 6.7
  4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – AR 6.8
  5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – AR 7.2
  6. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – AR generic 7
  7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – AR 6.9

2. Goosebumps (series) by R. L. Stine

Beware, The Snowman by RL Stine
The Haunted School by RL Stine

3. Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
Accelerated Reading level – 1.5

4. The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
Accelerated Reading level – 2.1

5. Arthur (series) by Marc Brown

6. Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White
Accelerated Reading level – 4.4
(read aloud edition)

7. Shiloh (trilogy) by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
(boxed set)
Accelerated Reading level – 4.4, 4.8, 4.9

8. Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
Accelerated Reading level – 5.7

9. Holes by Louis Sachar
Accelerated Reading level – 4.6

10. The Giver by Lois Lowry
Accelerated Reading level – 5.7
by Lois Lowry

11. The Chronicles of Narnia(the first book)
by C. S. Lewis
(boxed set)
(the first book)

12. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing (series) by Judy Blume
Accelerated Reading level – 3.3

13. Sideways Stories from Wayside School (series) by Louis Sachar
Accelerated Reading level – 3.3

14. The BFG (Big Friendly Giant) by Roald Dahl
Accelerated Reading level – 4.8

15. The Boxcar Children (series) by Gertrude Chandler Warner
Book 1 (Accelerated Reading level – 3.9)
The Starter Box Set of books 1-4

There is a wide range of stories and formats available now for the Boxcar Children. There are now graphic novels as well as a related series for younger children. Consult your librarian or write us for AR info on a particular book.

16. One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss
Accelerated Reading level – 1.7

17. Ramona Quimby (series) by Beverly Cleary
Accelerated Reading level – 5.6
(first book)

18. Pokemon (series)
by Tracey West, Maria S. Barbo

19. The Babysitters Club (series) by Ann M. Martin

Wide range of stories at differing levels. Consult your librarian or write us for AR info on a particular book.

20. Ralph S. Mouse (series) by Beverly Cleary
Accelerated Reading level – 5’s
Teacher’s Guide

21. Little House on the Prairie (series) by Laura Ingalls Wilder
first book– Accelerated Reading level – 4.9

22. Where the Sidewalk Endsby Shel Silverstein
Accelerated Reading level – generic 4

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 (series)
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
(first book)

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
(this is a popular series)

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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