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Book#19 A Pretext for War

Book#18 The Exception to the Rulers

Book#17 Bushworld

Book#16  Intelligence Matters

Book Series #15  The Universal Seduction - Vol. 3

Book#14 Plan of Attack

Book#13   Against All Enemies

Book#12   The Price of Loyalty

Book#11   The Working Poor 

Book#10   How Americans Can Buy American

Book#9   American Dynasty

Book#8   No Backup 

Book#7     The Laws of Money, the Lessons of Life: Keep What You Have and Create What You Deserve

Book #6   The Civil War in the Carolinas

Book #5   The North Carolina Century

Book #4   They Fought like Demons Women Soldiers in the American Civil War

Book #3   When Every Moment Counts

Book #2   Celebrate Through Heartsongs

Book #1   No More Secrets - A Courageous Journey Through Tragedy To Recovery

 

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100 Best Books for Children

Educators' Top 100 Children's Books http://www.nea.org/readacross/resources/catalist.html

The following list was compiled from an online survey in 2007. Parents and teachers will find it useful in selecting quality literature for children.

  1. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
  2. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
  3. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
  4. Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
  5. Good Night Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
  6. I Love You Forever by Robert N. Munsch
  7. Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
  8. Oh! The Places You Will Go by Dr. Seuss
  9. The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton
  10. The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
  11. Skippyjon Jones by Judy Schachner
  12. Thank You Mr. Falker by Patricia Polacco
  13. The Cat In The Hat by Dr. Seuss
  14. The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
  15. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo
  16. The Mitten by Jan Brett
  17. Crunching Carrots, Not Candy by Judy Slack
  18. Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willlems
  19. Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
  20. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
  21. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst
  22. Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman
  23. Corduroy by Don Freeman
  24. Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes
  25. Stellaluna by Janell Cannon
  26. Tacky the Penquin by Helen Lester
  27. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
  28. The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
  29. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr.
  30. Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type Doreen Cronin
  31. Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
  32. Horton Hatches the Egg by Dr. Seuss
  33. Junie B. Jones by Barbara Park
  34. Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  35. Make Way For Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
  36. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
  37. Piggie Pie by Margie Palatini
  38. The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper
  39. The Monster at the End of this Book by Jon Stone
  40. The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
  41. A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon
  42. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett
  43. From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg
  44. Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
  45. Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
  46. Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann
  47. Olivia by Ian Falconer
  48. The BFG by Roald Dahl
  49. The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn
  50. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  51. The Sneetches by Dr. Seuss
  52. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
  53. Tikki Tikki Tembo by Arlene Mosel
  54. A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  55. Bark, George by Jules Feiffer
  56. Bunnicula by James Howe
  57. The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
  58. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
  59. Charlie the Caterpillar by Dom DeLuise
  60. Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes
  61. Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary
  62. Frederick by Leo Lionni
  63. Frindle by Andrew Clements
  64. Frog and Toad by Arnold Lobel
  65. Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney
  66. Harris and Me by Gary Paulsen
  67. Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion
  68. Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss
  69. How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss
  70. I Love You, Stinky Face by Lisa McCourt
  71. Is Your Mama A Llama? by Deborah Guarino
  72. Jan Brett’s books
  73. Knots on a Counting Rope by Bill Martin Jr.
  74. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  75. Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton
  76. Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney
  77. My Father's Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett
  78. My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss
  79. My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George
  80. No David! by David Shannon
  81. One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss
  82. Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
  83. Stephanie's Ponytail by Robert Munsch
  84. Swimmy by Leo Lionni
  85. The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes
  86. The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Warner
  87. The Dark Is Rising by Susan Cooper
  88. The Empty Pot by Demi
  89. The Five Chinese Brothers by Claire Huchet Bishop
  90. The Giver by Lois Lowr
  91. The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle
  92. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  93. The Important Book by Margaret Wise Brown
  94. The Last Holiday Concert by Andrew Clements
  95. The Napping House by Audrey Wood
  96. The Quiltmaker's Gift by Jeff Brumbeau
  97. The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
  98. The Story About Ping by Marjorie Flack
  99. The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka
  100. Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

 


Books for All Ages

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein 
Where the Sidewalk Ends: the Poems and Drawing of Shel Silverstein by Shel Silverstein 
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott 
The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum 
Heidi by Johanna Spyri 
 

Books for Preschoolers

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle 
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown 
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see? by Bill Martin, Jr. 
The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister 
Corduroy by Don Freeman 
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats 
The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise 
Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney 
 

Books for Children Ages 4-8 

The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg 
Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss 
The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss 
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak 
Love You Forever by Robert N. Munsch 
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst  
The Mitten by Jan Brett 
Stellaluna by Janell Cannon 
Oh, The Places You'll Go by Dr. Seuss 
Strega Nona by Tomie De Paola 
The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams 
How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss 
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka 
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by John Archambault 
The Complete Tales of Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne 
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff 
The Lorax by Dr. Seuss 
Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman 
Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg 
Math Curse by Jon Scieszka 
Are You My Mother? by Philip D. Eastman
The Napping House by Audrey Wood 
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig 
The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter 
Horton Hatches the Egg by Dr. Seuss 
Basil of Baker Street by Eve Titus
The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper 
Curious George by Hans Augusto Rey 
Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge by Mem Fox 
Arthur series by Marc Tolon Brown 
Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes
The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton 
Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish
The Art Lesson by Tomie De Paola 
Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina 
Clifford, the Big Red Dog by Norman Bridwell 
The Paper Bag Princess by Robert N. Munsch 
 

Books for Children Ages 9-12

Charlotte's Web by E. B. White 
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen 
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis 
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson 
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl 
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle 
Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor 
Little House on the Prarie by Laura Ingalls Wilder 
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett 
The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner 
Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan 
The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks 
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell 
Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli 
The BFG by Roald Dahl 
The Giver by Lois Lowry 
James and the Giant Peach: A Children's Story by Roald Dahl 
Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder 
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor 
Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner 
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry 
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh by Robert C. O'Brien 
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson
Matilda by Roald Dahl 
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume 
Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary 
The Trumpet of the Swan by E. B. White 
The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis 
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster 
Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt 
Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery 
The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson 
Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder - Laura Ingalls Wilder Webquest
Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar 
Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh 
A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein 
Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard Atwater 
My Father's Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett 
Stuart Little by E. B. White 
Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare 
The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis 
 

Books for Young Adults

Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls 
The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien 
Summer of the Monkeys by Wilson Rawls 
The Cay by Theodore Taylor 
The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare 

 

Another list  ----  Kids' top 100 books

This list was tabulated from an online survey that ran from November 1, 1999 through February 1, 2000. The results leave no doubt that America's kids LOVE to read.


1. Harry Potter (series) by J. K. Rowling
2. Goosebumps (series) by R. L. Stine
3. Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
4. The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
5. Arthur (series) by Marc Brown
6. Charlotte's Web by E. B. White
7. Shiloh (trilogy) by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
8. Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
9. Holes by Louis Sachar
10. The Giver by Lois Lowry
11. The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis
12. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing (series) by Judy Blume
13. Sideways Stories from Wayside School (series) by Louis Sachar
14. The BFG by Roald Dahl
15. The Boxcar Children (series) by Gertrude Chandler Warner
16. One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss
17. Ramona Quimby, Age 8 (series) by Beverly Cleary
18. Pokemon (series) by Tracey West, Maria S. Barbo
19. The Babysitters Club (series) by Ann M. Martin
20. Ralph S. Mouse (series) by Beverly Cleary
21. Little House on the Prairie (series) by Laura Ingalls Wilder
22. Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
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 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
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
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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