Top 50 children’s books according to Time Out NY. What are yours?

Time Out New Yorkhas named their top 50 children’s books in celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday and Read Across America Day. I love many of the books they’ve named (listed below). Check out the link above for the reasons they chose each book.

Some of my favorites are here, but I have many more I’d include. I wish their list was divided up by category. For picture books alone, I would add:

Tuesday by David Wiesner; A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C Stead and Erin Stead; Tudley Didn’t Know by John Himmelman; George Shrinks by William Joyce; Bread and Jam for Frances by Russel and Lillian Hoben; The Red Book (Caldecott Honor Book) by Barbara Lehman; Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin; Leonardo, the Terrible Monster by Mo Willems; Learning to Fly by Sebastian Meschenmoser; Hippo! No, Rhino by Jeff Newman; and many, many more.

Then middle-grade books would be a whole other list, as would YA. There are so many good children’s and teen books!

What books would you add?

Time Out New York’s Top 50 Children’s Books

50. Amelia Lost by Candace Fleming
49. My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Gannett Stiles, illustrated by Ruth Chrisman Gannett
48. Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave by Laban Carrick Hill, illustrated by Bryan Collier
47. Go Away, Big Green Monster! by Ed Emberley
46. Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan
45. Doctor De Soto by William Steig
44. The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
43. Mirror Mirror by Marilyn Singer, illustrated by Josee Masse
42. Little Bear by Else Holmelund Minarik, illustrated by Maurice Sendak
41. The Bone series by Jeff Smith
40. Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman
39. Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters by John Steptoe
38. Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 by Brian Floca
37. Coraline by Neil Gaiman
36. Olivia by Ian Falconer
35. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
34. The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch
33. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg
32. Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina
31. The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis
30. George and Martha by James Marshall
29. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
28. A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
27. Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes
26. Anna Hibiscus by Atinuke
25. The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
24. Bark, George by Jules Feiffer
23. The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
22. Matilda by Roald Dahl
21. The Arrival by Shaun Tan
20. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr., illustrated by Lois Ehlert
19. Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary
18. Holes by Louis Sachar
17. The Complete Adventures of Curious George by H.A. Rey
16. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
15. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
14. Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans
13. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
12. Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
11. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
10. Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems
9. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
8. The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
7. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
6. The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
5. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
4. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
3. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Clement Hurd
2. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
1. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

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