This page is a work in progress, my attempt to make a printable PDF page of the Children’s Literature Book List.


  1. Abel’s Island by William Steig
  2. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The  by Mark Twain
  3. Aesop’s Fables by Aesop
  4. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  5. All-of-a-Kind Family (series) by Sydney Taylor
  6. Animal Family, The by Randall Jarrell
  7. Anne of Green Gables (series) by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  8. Babe: The Gallant Pig by Dick King-Smith
  9. Baby Island by Carol Ryrie Brink
  10. Ballet Shoes (series) by Noel Streatfeild
  11. Bear Called Paddington, A by Michael Bond
  12. Beatrix Potter: The Complete Tales by Beatrix Potter
  13. Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
  14. Ben and Me: An Astonishing Life of Benjamin Franklin by Robert Lawson
  15. Betsy-Tacy (series 1 of 10) by Maud Hart
  16. BFG, The by Roald Dahl
  17. Birchbark House, The by Louis Erdrich
  18. Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
  19. Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang
  20. Book of Three, The: The Chronicles of Prydain series Lloyd Alexander
  21. Borrowers, The (series) Mary Norton
  22. Box of Delights, The John Masefield
  23. Boxcar Children, The Gertrude Chandler Warner
  24. Bridge to Terabithia Katherine Paterson
  25. Bud, Not Buddy Christopher Paul Curtis
  26. Bunnicula: A Rabbit Tale of Mystery (series) Deborah Howe
  27. By the Great Horn Spoon! Sid Fleischman
  28. Cabin Faced West, The Jean Fritz
  29. Caddie Woodlawn Carol Ryrie Brink
  30. Call of the Wild, The Jack London
  31. Capture, The (Guardians of Ga’hoole series) Kathryn Lasky
  32. Carry On, Mr. Bowditch Jean Lee Latham
  33. Catherine, Called Birdy * Karen Cushman
  34. Catwings (series) Ursula K. Le Guin
  35. Cay, The Theodore Taylor
  36. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (sequel 1 of 2) Roald Dahl
  37. Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White
  38. Cheaper by the Dozen (sequel – Belles on Their Toes) Frank B. Gilbreth
  39. Children of Green Knowe, The Lucy M. Boston
  40. Children of Noisy Village, The (series) Astrid Lindgren
  41. Children of Odin, The: Book of Northern Myths Padraic Colum
  42. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: The Magical Car Ian Fleming
  43. Chocolate Touch, The Patrick Skene Catling
  44. Christmas Carol, A Charles Dickens
  45. City of Ember, The (series) Jeanne DuPrau
  46. Comet in Moominland (series) Tove Jansson
  47. Coraline Neil Gaiman
  48. Courage of Sarah Noble, The Alice Dalgliesh
  49. Cricket in Times Square, The George Selden
  50. Crispin: Cross of Lead (sequel – Crispin: At the Edge of the World) Avi
  51. Danny, the Champion of the World Roald Dahl
  52. Dark is Rising, The (series 1 of 5) Susan Cooper
  53. Dealing With Dragons Patricia C. Wrede
  54. Dear Mr. Henshaw Beverly Cleary
  55. Deltora Quest (series) Emily Rodda
  56. Diary of a Young Girl, The * Anne Frank
  57. Doctor Dolittle (series) Hugh Lofting
  58. Doll People, The (series) Ann M. Martin
  59. Door in the Wall, The Marguerite De Angeli
  60. Dragon Rider Cornelia Funke
  61. Edge Chronicles, The: Beyond the Deepwoods (series) * Paul Stewart
  62. Egg and I, The Betty MacDonald
  63. Egypt Game, The Zilpha Keatley Synder
  64. Ella Enchanted * Gail Carson Levine
  65. Enchanted Castle, The Edith Nesbit
  66. Enormous Egg, The Oliver Butterworth
  67. Eragon (series 1 of 3) Christopher Paolini
  68. Esperanza Rising Pam Muñoz Ryan
  69. Evolution of Calpurnia Tate, The * Jacqueline Kelly
  70. Family Under the Bridge, The Natalie Savage Carlson
  71. Fantastic Mr. Fox Roald Dahl
  72. Fever 1793 * Laurie Halse Anderson
  73. Five Children and It Edith Nesbit
  74. Five Little Peppers and How They Grew Margaret Sidney
  75. Frindle Andrew Clements
  76. From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler E. L. Konigsburg
  77. George’s Secret Key to the Universe (followed by sequel) Lucy & Stephen Hawking
  78. Ginger Pye (series) Eleanor Estes
  79. Girl of the Limberlost, A Gene Stratton-Porter
  80. Girl Who Owned a City, The * O. T. Nelson
  81. Giver, The * (trilogy 1 of 3) Lois Lowry
  82. Golden Compass, The (series) Philip Pullman
  83. Gone-Away Lake (sequel – Return to Gone-Away) Elizabeth Enright
  84. Graveyard Book, The Neil Gaiman
  85. Grimm’s Fairy Tales Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
  86. Gulliver’s Travels Jonathan Swift
  87. Half Magic (series) Edward Eager
  88. Happy Hollisters Jerry West
  89. Harriet the Spy Louise Fitzhugh
  90. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (series) J. K. Rowling
  91. Hatchet * Gary Paulsen
  92. Heidi Johanna Spyri
  93. Hitty, Her First Hundred Years Rachel Field
  94. Hobbit, The by J. R. R. Tolkien
  95. Holes * Louis Sachar
  96. Homecoming (Tillermans series) * Cynthia Voigt
  97. Homer Price Robert McCloskey
  98. Hoot Carl Hiassen
  99. House of the Scorpion, The * Nancy Farmer
  100. House With a Clock In Its Walls, The (series) John Bellairs
  101. Hundred and One Dalmations, The Dodie Smith
  102. Hundred Dresses, The Eleanor Estes
  103. Ida Early Comes Over the Mountain Robert Burch
  104. Igraine the Brave Cornelia Funke
  105. In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson Bette Bao Lord
  106. Incredible Journey, The Sheila Burnford
  107. Indian in the Cupboard (series) Lynne Reid Banks
  108. Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
  109. James and the Giant Peach Roald Dahl
  110. Johnny Tremain * Esther Forbes
  111. Journey to the Center of the Earth Jules Verne
  112. Julie of the Wolves (series 1 of 3) Jean Craighead George
  113. Jungle Book, The Rudyard Kipling
  114. Just So Stories Rudyard Kipling
  115. Keeper Kathi Appelt
  116. Kensuke’s Kingdom Michael Morpurgo
  117. King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table Roger Lancelyn Green
  118. Light Princess, The George MacDonald
  119. Lightning Thief, The (Percy Jackson series 1 of 6) Rick Riordan
  120. Lily’s Crossing Patricia Reilly Giff
  121. Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, The C. S. Lewis
  122. Lion To Guard Us, A by Clyde Robert Bulla
  123. Little Britches: Father and I Were Ranchers (series) Ralph Moody
  124. Little House in the Big Woods (series) Laura Ingalls Wilder
  125. Little Prince, The Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  126. Little Princess, A Frances Hodgson Burnett
  127. Little White Horse, The Elizabeth Goudge
  128. Little Women Louisa May Alcott
  129. Lost Years of Merlin, The (series) * T. A. Barron
  130. Mandy Julie Andrews Edwards
  131. Maniac Magee Jerry Spinelli
  132. Martin’s Mice Dick King-Smith
  133. Mary Poppins T. L. Travers
  134. Matchlock Gun, The Walter D. Edmonds
  135. Matilda Roald Dahl
  136. Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, The Howard Pyle
  137. Midnight for Charlie Bone (series) Jenny Nimmo
  138. Miracles on Maple Hill Virginia Sorenson
  139. Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, The Kate DiCamillo
  140. Miss Happiness & Miss Flower Rumer Godden
  141. Missing May Cynthia Rylant
  142. Mistress Masham’s Repose T. H. White
  143. Misty of Chincoteague (series) Marguerite Henry
  144. Moby Dick Herman Melville
  145. Moffats, The (series) Eleanor Estes
  146. Moon Over Manifest Clare Vanderpool
  147. Moorchild, The Eloise McGraw
  148. Morning Girl Michael Dorris
  149. Mouse and His Child, The Russel Hoban
  150. Mouse and the Motorcycle, The (series) Beverly Cleary
  151. Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard Atwater
  152. Mr. Tucket (series) Gary Paulsen
  153. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH Robert C. O’Brien
  154. Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle (series) Betty MacDonald
  155. My Family and Other Animals Gerald Durrell
  156. My Father’s Dragon (series) Ruth Stiles Gannet
  157. My Side of the Mountain (series 1 of 2) Jean Craighead George
  158. Mysterious Benedict Society, The (series) Trenton Lee Stewart
  159. Neverending Story, The Michael Ende
  160. New Way Things Work, The David Maccaulay
  161. Nim’s Island Wendy Orr
  162. No Flying in the House Betty Brock
  163. Number the Stars * Lois Lowry
  164. One Crazy Summer Rita Williams-Garcia
  165. Out of the Dust * Karen Hesse
  166. Owls in the Family Farley Mowat
  167. Penderwicks, The (series) Jeanne Birdsall
  168. Peter Pan J. M. Barrie
  169. Phantom Tollbooth, The Norton Juster
  170. Pinocchio Carlo Collodi
  171. Pippi Longstocking Astrid Lindgren
  172. Pollyanna Eleanor H. Porter
  173. Poppy (series) Avi
  174. Prince and the Pauper, The Mark Twain
  175. Princess and the Goblin, The by George McDonald
  176. Rabbit Hill Robert Lawson
  177. Railway Children, The Edith Nesbit
  178. Ramona the Pest (series) Beverly Cleary
  179. Rascal Sterling North
  180. Really Short History of Nearly Everything, A Bill Bryson
  181. Redwall (series, book 1) Brian Jacques
  182. Reluctant Dragon Kenneth Grahame
  183. Rescuers, The Margery Sharp
  184. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (series) * Mildred D. Taylor
  185. Ronia, the Robber’s Daughter Astrid Lindgren
  186. Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes Eleanor Coerr
  187. Sarah, Plain and Tall (series) Patricia MacLachlan
  188. Saturdays, The (series) Elizabeth Enright
  189. Savvy Ingrid Law
  190. Sea of Trolls, The (trilogy) Nancy Farmer
  191. Secret Garden, The by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  192. Secret of Platform 13, The Eva Ibbotson
  193. Shiloh (series 1 of 3) Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  194. Sign of the Beaver, The Elizabeth George Speare
  195. Sing Down the Moon Scott O’Dell
  196. Skellig David Almond
  197. Slave Dancer Paula Fox
  198. Socks Beverly Cleary
  199. SOS File, The Betsy Byars
  200. Space Race (series) Sylvia Waugh
  201. Spiderwick Chronicles, The Holly Spider
  202. Stone Fox John Reynolds Gardiner
  203. Storm, The (The Lighthouse Family series) Cynthia Rylant
  204. Story of Mankind, The Hendrik Van Loon
  205. Story of the Treasure Seekers (series) Edith Nesbit
  206. Stuart Little E. B. White
  207. Summerland Michael Chabon
  208. Swallows and Amazons (series) Arthur Ransome
  209. Swiss Family Robinson, The Johann David Wyss
  210. Sword in the Stone, The Terence Hanbury White
  211. Tale of Desperaux, The Kate DiCamillo
  212. Tanglewood Tales for Boys and Girls Nathaniel Hawthorne
  213. Taste of Blackberries, A Doris Buchanan Smith
  214. The Land I Lost Quang Nhuong Huynh
  215. The Midwife’s Apprentice Karen Cushman
  216. The Stray Dick King-Smith
  217. Thimble Summer Elizabeth Enright
  218. Thirteen Clocks, The James Thurber
  219. Time Machine, The H. G. Wells
  220. Tolliver’s Secret Esther Wood Brady
  221. Tom Sawyer Mark Twain
  222. Tom’s Midnight Garden Philippa Pearce
  223. Treasure Island Robert Louis Stevenson
  224. Tree Grows in Brooklyn, A Betty Smith
  225. True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, The * Avi
  226. Trumpet of the Swan, The by E. B. White
  227. Tuck Everlasting * Natalie Babbitt
  228. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
  229. Twenty-One Balloons, The William Pene du Bois
  230. Underneath, The Kathi Appelt
  231. Understood Betsy Dorothy Canfield Fisher
  232. Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
  233. View from Saturday, The E. L. Konigsburg
  234. Water Horse, The Dick King-Smith
  235. Westing Game, The Ellen Raskin
  236. Wheel on the School, The Meindert DeJong
  237. When You Reach Me Rebecca Stead
  238. Where the Mountain Meets the Moon Grace Lin
  239. Where the Red Fern Grows Wilson Rawls
  240. Where the Sidewalk Ends Shel Silverstein
  241. Whipping Boy, The Sid Fleischman
  242. White Fang Jack London
  243. Wind in the Willows, The by Kenneth Grahame
  244. Winnie-the-Pooh (series) A.A. Milne
  245. Witch of Blackbird Pond, The Elizabeth George Speare
  246. Witches, The Roald Dahl
  247. Wizard of Earthsea, A (series) * Ursula K. Le Guin
  248. Wolf Brother (Chronicles of Ancient Darkness series) Michelle Paver
  249. Wolves of Willoughby Chase, The Joan Aiken
  250. Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet (series) Eleanor Cameron
  251. Wonderful O, The James Thurber
  252. Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More Roald Dahl
  253. Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The (series) L. Frank Baum
  254. Word After Word After Word Patricia MacLachlan
  255. Wrinkle in Time, A (series) Madeleine L’Engle
  256. Yearling, The Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
  257. Yggyssey, The (sequel 2 of 2) Daniel Pinkwater
  258. Zoo in My Luggage, A (series) Gerald Durrell