Book Queue: Top 100 Children’s Novels

School Library Journal conducted a poll to find the Top 100 Children’s Novels.

I have created a “Book Awards” list for these books at LibraryThing called School Library Journal – Top 100 Children’s Novels.

I am going to try starting at #100 and work my way down to the #1 Children’s Novel.


If the number is bolded then I already own the book (and can find it).

If the title is hyperlinked then I have created a page here on the blog with info about the book.

If the title is crossed out then I have read the book (in recent memory).

#Book Queue
- 100 The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
- 99 The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks
- 98 Children of Green Knowe by L.M. Boston
- 97 The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo
- 96 The Witches by Roald Dahl
- 95 Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
- 94 Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome
- 93 Caddie Woodlawn by Carrol R. Brink
- 92 Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
- 91 Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar
- 90 Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan
- 89 Ramona and her Father by Beverly Cleary
- 88 The High King by Lloyd Alexander
- 87 The View from Saturday by E. L. Konigsburg
- 86 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
- 85 On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder
- 84 Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge
- 83 The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner
- 82 The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander
- 81 Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
- 80 The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
- 79 All-of-a-Kind Family by Sydney Taylor
- 78 Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes
- 77 City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
- 76 Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse
- 75 Love That Dog by Sharon Creech
- 74 The Borrowers by Mary Norton
- 73 My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George
- 72 My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett
- 71 A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket
- 70 Betsy Tacy by Maud Hart Lovelace
- 69 The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
- 68 Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
- 67 Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher by Bruce Coville
- 66 Henry Huggins by Beverly Cleary
- 65 Ballet Shoes by Noah Streatfeild
- 64 A Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck
- 63 Gone-Away Lake by Elizabeth Enright
- 62 The Secret of the Old Clock (The Nancy Drew mysteries) by Caroline Keene
- 61 Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
- 60 The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi
- 59 Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
- 58 The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken
- 57 Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary
- 56 Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
- 55 The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson
- 54 The BFG by Roald Dahl
- 53 Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
- 52 The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
- 51 The Saturdays by Elizabeth Enright
- 50 Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
- 49 Frindle by Andrew Clements
- 48 The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits and a Very Interesting Boy by Jeanne Birdsall
- 47 Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
- 46 Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
- 45 The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
- 44 Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
- 43 Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary
- 42 Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
- 41 The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
- 40 The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
- 39 When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
- 38 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
- 37 Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor
- 36 Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
- 35 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire JK Rowling
- 34 Watsons Go to Birmingham, 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis
- 33 James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
- 32 Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien
- 31 Half Magic by Edward Eager
- 30 The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper
- 29 Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland /Alice Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
- 28 Winnie-the Pooh by A.A. Milne
- 27 A Little Princess by Francis Hodgson Burnett
- 26 Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
- 25 Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
- 24 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
- 23 Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
- 22 The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread by Kate DiCamillo
- 21 Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riodan
- 20 Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
- 19 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
- 18 Matilda by Roald Dahl
- 17 Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
- 16 Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
- 15 Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
- 14 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
- 13 Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
- 12 The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
- 11 The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
- 10 The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
- 9 Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
- 8 The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
- 7 The Giver by Lois Lowry
- 6 Holes by Louis Sachar
- 5 From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg
- 4 The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
- 3 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
- 2 A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
- 1 Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

2 Responses to “Book Queue: Top 100 Children’s Novels”

  1. GaryPaulson says:

    I finished #96, The Witches, and picked up #97, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, from the Library.

  2. GaryPaulson says:

    Finished #97, “Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane” and next one I already have is #93, “Caddie Woodlawn”.

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