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The  Top  100+  Children's  Books

graphic for Top 100 Children's Books              links & guides & lists

Kindle Editions

the 100-plus books
in alphabetical order
A thru F
G thru M
N thru S
T thru Z


This page began when the Bookreads website emailed their list of the Top 100 Children's Books in May 2016; also added here are selections from
Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime' late 2013 list, 'Amazon's 100 Children's Books To Read In A Lifetime' Summer 2014 list, and
selected line entries from several other similar lists.



Links  and  Guides  and  Lists

Spirit of America Bookstore's Great Books & Great Authors Page

Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime' and page 2 and page 3

Time Magazine's All-TIME 100 Novels Page
at Spirit of America Bookstore

The Telegraph of U.K.'s List of Best 100 Novels
at Spirit of America Bookstore

Spirit of America Bookstore's Railroads in Fiction - Books For Young Railfans Page

Children's Dept. Pages at Spirit of America Bookstore

'100 Best Children's Books' list on the Timeout, London website

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100 Best Books for Children guidebook by Anita Silvey  "100 Best Books for Children: A Parent's Guide To Making The Right
Choices For Your Young Reader, Toddler To Preteen" [2004]
by book expert Anita Silvey

Mariner Books 8¼x5½ pb [8/2005] for $8.36
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 8¼x5½ hardcover [4/2004] out of print/70+ used
1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up book edited by Julia Eccleshare  "1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up" [2009]
Edited by Julia Eccleshare, Preface by Quentin Blake

includes reviews of books not available in English
Cassell Illustrated UK 8¼x6¼x2¼" {4¼ pounds!} pb [10/2009] out of print/used
Universe 8½x6¾x2½" ({4.5 pounds!} hardcover [10/2009] for $22.90
Top 100 Children's Books list in Kindle format from Surreal Media  "Top 100 Children's Books That Everyone Must Read!" for Kindle [2014]
by Stephanie King, Foreword by Steve King

107-page Kindle Edition from Surreal Media [9/2014] for 99¢ {sic}


Newbery  Awards
image of the Newbery Medal Award [est. 1921]  

image of the Newbery Honor Award [est. 1921]  

The John Newbery Awards were established in 1921 to honor authors of American children's books; the award is named for John Newbery, an XVIIIth Century English publisher of juvenile books; the awards are managed by the Association for Library Service to Children (A.L.S.C.), a division of the American Library Association (A.L.A.). There is some overlap between the John Newbery Awards/Honors and this page; some of the better-known (i.e. bestseller) books that were awarded the Newbery are:
"The Story of Mankind" by Hendrik Willem van Loon [1922 medal]
"The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle" by Hugh Lofting [1923 medal]
"Smoky The Cow Horse" by Will James [1927 medal]
"Davy Crockett" by Constance Rourke [1935 honor]
"Pecos Bill: The Greatest Cowboy of All Time" by James Cloyd Bowman [1938 honor]
"On The Banks of Plum Creek" by Laura Ingalls Wilder [1938 honor]
"Daniel Boone" by James Daugherty [1940 medal]
"The Long Winter" by Laura Ingalls Wilder [1941 honor]
"Little Town On The Prairie" by Laura Ingalls Wilder [1942 honor]
"Johnny Tremain" by Esther Forbes [1944 medal]
"These Happy Golden Years" by Laura Ingalls Wilder [1944 honor]
"The Hidden Treasure of Glaston" by Eleanore M. Jewett [1947 honor]
"Misty of Chincoteague" by Marguerite Henry [1948 honor]
"Better Known As Johnny Appleseed" by Mabel Leigh Hunt [1951 honor]
"Charlotte's Web" by E.B. White [1953 honor]
"The Secret River" by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings [1956 honor]
"Old Yeller" by Fred Gipson [1957 honor]
"My Side of The Mountain" by Jean Craighead George [1960 honor]
"Island of The Blue Dolphins" by Scott O'Dell [1961 medal]
"Old Ramon" by Jack Schaefer [1961 honor]
"A Wrinkle In Time" by Madeleine L'Engle [1963 medal]
"The Black Cauldron" by Lloyd Alexander [1966 honor]
"From The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler" by E.L. Konigsburg [1968 medal]
"Sounder" by William H. Armstrong [1970 medal]
"Bridge To Terabithia" by Katherine Paterson [1978 medal]
"A Ring of Endless Light" by Madeleine L'Engle [1981 honor]
"Sarah, Plain and Tall" by Patricia MacLachlan [1986 medal]
"The Giver" by Lois Lowry [1994 medal]
"Because of Winn-Dixie" by Kate DiCamillo [2001 honor]
Newbery Medal official websiteJohn Newbery Medal entry at Wikipedia

Caldecott  Awards
image of the Caldecott Medal Award [est. 1937]  

image of the Caldecott Honor Award [est. 1937]  

The Caldecott Awards were established in 1937 to honor illustrators of American children's books; the award is named for Randolph Caldecott, a XIXth Century English illustrator; the awards are managed by the Association for Library Service to Children (A.L.S.C.), a division of the American Library Association (A.L.A.). There is not a lot of overlap between the Caldecott Awards/Honors and this page, but this is the correct location for the information. Some of the better-known (i.e. bestseller) books that were awarded the Caldecott are:
"Madeline" by Ludwig Bemelmans [1940 honor]
"Song of Robin Hood" by Virginia Lee Burton [1948 honor]
"Bartholomew and The Oobleck" by Dr. Seuss [1950 honor]
"If I Ran The Zoo" by Dr. Seuss [1951 honor]
"Madeline's Rescue" by Ludwig Bemelmans [1954 honor]
"Where The Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak [1964 medal]
"Jumanji" by Chris Van Allsburg [1982 medal]
"Outside Over There" by Maurice Sendak [1982 honor]
"The Polar Express" by Chris Van Allsburg [1986 medal]
"The Invention of Hugo Cabret" by Brian Selznick [2008 medal]
"Locomotive" by Brian Floca [2014 medal]
and "Finding Winnie: The True Story of The World’s Most Famous Bear" by Sophie Blackall [2016 medal]
Caldecott Medal official websiteCaldecott Medal entry at Wikipedia

Newbery and Caldecott Awards Guide book  "The Newbery and Caldecott Awards: A Guide To The Medal
and Honor Books, 2016 Edition"

American Library Assn. Editions 9x6 pb [4/2016] for $34.00
American Library Assn. Editions 9x6 pb [4/2015] out of print/used
American Library Assn. Editions 9x6 pb [4/2014] for $33.00


Kindle  Editions
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Fairy Tales Every Child Should Know [1905] in Kindle format by Hamilton Wright Mabie   "Fairy Tales Every Child Should Know (Illustrated)" [1905] by Hamilton Wright Mabie [1846-1914]
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [1/2012] for $1.79
CreateSpace 9x6 pb [9/2016] for $5.99
24 stories/chapters, including "Aladdin, or The Wonderful Lamp"; "Ali Baba & The Forty Robbers"; "Beauty & The Beast"; "Cinderella, or The Little Glass Slipper"; "Hansel & Grethel"; "Jack & The Bean Stalk"; "Jack The Giant Killer"; "Little Red Riding Hood"; "The Princess On The Pea"; "Puss In Boots"; "The Second Voyage of Sinbad The Sailor"; "The Sleeping Beauty In The Wood"; "The Three Bears"; "Tom Thumb"; and "The Ugly Duckling"
Ultimate Collection of Classic Children's Books by E. Nesbit in Kindle format from Amazon Digital Services  "The Ultimate Collection of Classic Children's Books by E. Nesbit (23 Books)" for Kindle [2011]
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [12/2011] for $3.95
contains 23 books: "All Round The Year" {long poem}; "Beautiful Stories From Shakespeare"; "The Book of Dragons"; "The Enchanted Castle"; "Five Children and It"; "Harding's Luck"; "In Homespun"; "The Incomplete Amorist"; "Landscape and Song"; "The Magic City"; "The Magic World"; "Man and Maid"; "Many Voices" {poems}; "New Treasure Seekers"; "Oswald Bastable and Others"; "The Phoenix and The Carpet"; "Pussy and Doggy Tales"; "The Railway Children" [1906]; "The Rainbow and The Rose"; "Royal Children of English History"; "The Story of The Amulet"; "The Story of The Treasure Seekers"; and "The Wouldbegoods"
6 Classic Children’s Books in Kindle format from Titan, Denmark  
"6 Classic Children’s Books" for Kindle [2015]
Kindle Edition from Titan Reads, Denmark [8/2015] for $2.99
contains "The Jungle Book" [1894] by Rudyard Kipling; "The Second Jungle Book" [1895] by Rudyard Kipling; "Rebecca of Sunny-brook Farm" [1903] by Kate Douglas Wiggin; "The Secret Garden" [1911] by Frances Hodgson Burnett; "The Wind In The Willows"
[1908] by Kenneth Grahame; and "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" [1900] by L. Frank Baum
12 Children's Classical Books in Kindle format from Amazon Digital Services  "12 Children's Classical Books" for Kindle [2015]
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [12/2015] for 99¢
contains 12 great books for children, 'which are loved all over the world': "Alice's Adventures In Wonderland" [1865] by Lewis Carroll; "At The Back of The North Wind" [1871] by George MacDonald; "Through The Looking-Glass" [1871] by Lewis Carroll; "The Advent-ures of Tom Sawyer" [1876] by Mark Twain; "Black Beauty" [1877] by Anna Sewell; "Treasure Island" [1883] by Robert Louis Stevenson; "The Jungle Book" [1894] by Rudyard Kipling; "Captains Courageous" [1897] by Rudyard Kipling; "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" [1900] by L. Frank Baum; "White Fang" [1906] by Jack London; "The Enchanted Castle" [1907] by E. Nesbit; and "Anne of Green " [1908] by Lucy Maud Montgomery


Top Children's Books, A thru F

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  "A Handful of Stars" [yr] by Cynthia Lord

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  "A Little Princess" [yr] by Frances Hodgson Burnett

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  "A Long Walk To Water: Based On A True Story" [2010] by Linda Sue Park + New York Times bestseller

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  "A Wrinkle In Time Quintet" book series by Madeleine L'Engle [1918-2007]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_Quintet

PURPLE CHECK: listed on Amazon Editors '100  Children's Books To Read In A Lifetime' in August 2014  GREEN CHECK: listed on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "A Wrinkle In Time" [1962 kids classic]
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia
book won the Newbery Medal
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0312367554/ + 0-374-38613-7

"A Wind In The Door" [1973] ISBN 0-374-38443-6
"A Swiftly Tilting Planet" [1978] ISBN 0-374-37362-0
"Many Waters" [1986] ISBN 0-374-34796-4
"An Acceptable Time" [1989] ISBN 0-312-36858-5

"A Wrinkle In Time" TV movie [Canada April 2003, USA May 2004] /tt0290382/
cable version 4 hours 11 minutes (251 min), DVD cut down to 2 hours 8 minutes (128 min)
Filmed in British Columbia, Canada; directed by John Kent Harrison, teleplay by Susan Shilliday
http://www.amazon.com/Wrinkle-Time-Alfre-Woodard/dp/B004P7CNXQ/
http://www.amazon.com/Wrinkle-Time-Katie-Stuart/dp/B0002VEX64/

"A Wrinkle In Time" [Disney release April 2018?]  
Announced 9/2016: Actors Reese Witherspoon, Oprah Winfrey, and Mindy Kaling are in negotiations to star in "A Wrinkle In Time", director Ava DuVernay's
adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s classic children’s book (with an Afro-American cast) • ADDED 9/2016: rising child actress Storm Reid is cast
for the role of Meg Murray • latest info at IMDb

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  "Aesop's Fables" [6th Century B.C.E.]
'Aesop's Fables' entry at Wikipedia
Aesop [620-564 B.C.E.] entry at Wikipedia
'Aesopica' fansite [est. 2002] - the fables in English, Latin & Greek

more details (history, stageplays, books & ebooks, movies & TV, links, merchandise) on
Spirit of America Bookstore's "Aesop's Fables" Stories, Books, Stageplays & Movies Page

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  BLUE CHECK: listed #78 on U.K. Telegraph Best 100  Novels (8/2014)  PURPLE CHECK: listed on Amazon Editors '100  Children's Books To Read In A Lifetime' in August 2014  GREEN CHECK: listed #54 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" [1865]
by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) [1832-98]
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia

more details (synopses, sequels, books & ebooks, Broadway musicals, movies & TV, links, merchandise) on
Spirit of America Bookstore's "Alice In Wonderland" Books, Stageplays & Movies Page

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  PURPLE CHECK: listed on Amazon Editors '100 Children's Books To Read In A Lifetime' in August 2014  GREEN CHECK: listed #39 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Anne of Green Gables" book series [1908-1939 + 2009] by L.M. {Lucy Maud} Montgomery [1874-1942]
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia

"Anne of Green Gables" [1908 bestseller]
listed by Amazon Editors on '100 Young Adult Books to Read in a Lifetime' (9/2015)  "Anne of Avonlea" [1909]
"Anne of the Island" [1915]
"Anne of Windy Poplars" [1936]
"Anne's House of Dreams" [1917]
"Anne of Ingleside" [1939]

more details (synopses, sequels, books & ebooks, Broadway musicals, movies & TV, links, merchandise) on
Spirit of America Bookstore's "Anne of Green Gables" Novels Page

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  "The Arabian Nights"

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  "The Black Stallion" [yr] by Walter Farley

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  "The Borrowers" [yr] by Mary Norton

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  PURPLE CHECK: listed on Amazon Editors '100  Children's Books To Read In A Lifetime' in August 2014  "The Boxcar Children" Mystery Series [est. 1924] by Gertrude Chandler Warner [1890-1979]
Connecticut author Gertrude Chandler Warner wrote the original book in 1924 and 18 more from 1953 to 1976; other authors-for-hire have written 124 more,
from 1991 to 2016; there are also 22 Specials, published from 1993 to 2012. Series written for ages 6 to 10; the four Alden children – Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny –
are nice kids, they look out for each other, they use their heads, and they have great values.
publisher's official booksiteThe Boxcar Children entry at Wikipedialist of Boxcar Children books at Wikipedia
browse all Boxcar Children books {200+ titles} at Amazon

"The Boxcar Children" Books & Movies Pages at BlackHat Mystery Bookstore

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  "Brown Girl Dreaming" [2014] by Jacqueline Woodson + National Book Award Winner

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  "Calvin and Hobbes" comic strip [yr] by Bill Watterson

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  PURPLE CHECK: listed on Amazon Editors '100  Children's Books To Read In A Lifetime' in August 2014  GREEN CHECK: listed on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" [1964] by Roald Dahl [1916-90]
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0375815260/

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  PURPLE CHECK: listed on Amazon Editors '100  Children's Books To Read In A Lifetime' in August 2014  GREEN CHECK: listed on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Charlotte's Web" [1952] by E.B. White [1899-1985], Illustrated by Garth Williams [1912-96]
E.B. White entry at WikipediaGarth Williams entry at Wikipediabook entry at Wikipedia
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0061124958/

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  RED CHECK: listed on Time Magazine's All-TIME 100 Novels (10/2005)  "The Chronicles of Narnia" book series [1950-56] by C.S. Lewis [1898-1963]

         "The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe" [book #1 = 10/1950]
"Prince Caspian" [book #2 = 10/1951]
"Voyage of The Dawn Treader" [book #3 = 9/1952]
"The Silver Chair" [book #4 = 9/1953]
"The Horse and His Boy" [book #5 = 9/1954]
"The Magician's Nephew" prequel [book #6 = 5/1955]
"The Last Battle" [book #7 = 9/1956]

"The Chronicles of Narnia" book series at Maison d'Être Philosophy Bookstore

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  "Coraline" [yr] by Neil Gaiman

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  "The Crossover" [yr] by Kwame Alexander

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  "The Devil's Arithmetic" [yr] by Jane Yolen

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  listed by Amazon Editors on '100 Young Adult Books to Read in  a Lifetime' (9/2015)  GREEN CHECK: listed #3 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "The Diary of A Young Girl" [Dutch 1947, English 1952] by Anne Frank [1929-45]
author entry at Wikipediabook entry at Wikipedia

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  "Drama" [yr] by Raina Telgemeier

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  "Echo" [2016] by Pam Muñoz Ryan + won Newbery Honor

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  "El Deafo" [yr] by Cece Bell

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  "Fablehaven" book series [yr] by Brandon Mull

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  "The Complete Fairy Tales" by Hans Christian Andersen [1805–75] of Denmark
author entry at Wikipediabibliography entry at Wikipedia

The Hans Christian Andersen Center [] at University of Southern Denmark [est. 1998]
Hans Christian Andersen Museum at The Bookloft in Solvang, California
Hans Christian Andersen Museum in Odense, Denmark
http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Collection-Christian-Andersens-Fairy-ebook/dp/B01E67TFP8/

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  PURPLE CHECK: listed on Amazon Editors '100  Children's Books To Read In A Lifetime' in August 2014  GREEN CHECK: listed #98 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "From The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler" [1967]
by E.L. {Elaine Lobl} Konigsburg [1930-2013]
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia
won the Newbery Medal; the story was filmed in 1973 and again in 1995


Top Children's Books, G thru M

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  listed by Amazon Editors on '100 Young Adult Books to Read in a Lifetime' (9/2015)  PURPLE CHECK: listed on Amazon Editors '100  Children's Books To Read In A Lifetime' in August 2014  GREEN CHECK: listed #38 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "The Giver" dystopian novel [ages 8-12; 1993] by Lois Lowry
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia

cover for award-winning 'The Giver' novel by Lois Lowry  Book won Lowry her second Newbery Medal • "It is time for Jonas to receive the truth. There is no turning back." • Twelve-year-old Jonas is discovered to be exceptional and is selected to meet with The Giver, to receive training in that which is forbidden to everyone else. The truth/s that he learns require him to make decisions that could alter civilization forever. {"The Giver" forms a loose quartet with three other books set in the same possible future: "Gathering Blue" [2000], "Messenger" [2004], and "Son" {2012].}
movie tie-in Kindle Edition from HMH Books for Young Readers [7/2014] for $4.13
Laurel Leaf mass pb [9/2002] for $4.34
Bantam Books for Young Readers mass pb [5/99] for $7.19
Ember 8x5 pb [1/2006] for $5.08
HMH Books for Young Readers movie tie-in 6½x4 hardcover [7/2014] for $13.85
"The Giver: With Related Readings (The E.M.C. Masterpiece Series)" [2002]
E.M.C. Publng 9½x6&¼ hardcover [1/2002] for $16.80

poster for 'The Giver' stageplay  poster for 'The Giver' opera  full-length stageplay by Diana Basmajian premiered in 2005
at Prime Stage Theatre in Pittsburgh, PA

one-hour stageplay by Eric Coble premiered in March 2006
at Oregon Children's Theatre in Portland, Oregon

a chamber opera by Susan Kander premiered in Minneapolis
in January 2012 and was webcast live on 18 May 2012

"The Giver" feature film [Walden Media/Weinstein Aug 2014]
poster for 'The Giver' 2014 movie  Adult-worthy feature film, filmed in South Africa; the actors are older than 12 years, adding a solid teen romance element. Directed by Phillip Noyce; adapted by Michael Mitnick & Robert B. Weide; cinema-tography by Ross Emery; starring Brenton Thwaites, Taylor Swift, Odeya Rush, Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Alexander Skarsgård, Katie Holmes, Cameron Monaghan, Katharina Damm & Emma Tremblay
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDbofficial movie site {security problems 6/2014}movie entry at Wikipedia
watch official trailers at YouTube: March 2014 trailer [2:02]June 2014 trailer [2:31]
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  "Gracefully Grayson" [yr] by Ami Polonsky

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  "The Graveyard Book" [yr] by Neil Gaiman

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  "The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales" [yr]

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  "Harry Potter" book series [yr] by J.K. Rowling

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   "The Hobbit" [1937, 1951 & 1966] by J.R.R. Tolkien [1892-1973]

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  "Howl's Moving Castle" [ages 9-12; 1986 novel] by Diana Wynne Jones
Howl's Moving Castle book  An unhappy young woman is transformed by a witch into a 90-year-old crone; seeking a cure, she discovers the sorcerer Howl and his magic castle.
Greenwillow Books 7½x5¼ pb [4/2008] for $6.99
Greenwillow mass pb [8/2001] for $6.99
HarperEnt pb [4/2005] out of print/used
Greenwillow 9¼x6¼ hardcover [4/86] out of print/used
publisher's book page
Howl's Moving Castle animated feature film directed by Hayao Miyazaki  "Howl's Moving Castle"  [USA release June 2005]
original title "Hauru no ugoku shiro" [Studio Ghibli/N.T.V. Japan release November 2004]

"visually breathtaking" — Los Angeles Times Calendar • Co-produced, written & directed by Hayao Miyazaki; based on the 1986 novel by Diana Wynne Jones; English voices include Jean Simmons, Christian Bale, Emily Mortimer, Lauren Bacall, Billy Crystal, Blythe Danner, Josh Hutcherson & Jena Malone; Japanese voices include Chieko Baisho, Takuya Kimura, Akihiro Miwa, Tatsuya Gashuin, Haruko Kato, Ryûnosuke Kamiki & Yayoi Kazuki; Oscar nomina-tion for Best Animated Feature (2006), won Mainichi Film Concours Readers' Choice Best Film Award; at end of 2011, holds Japan #2 box office ranking, at $234,710,455 worldwide gross
Disney Home Ent. color DVD [3/2006] 2 disks for $16.99
Zima Ent. Japanese w/Spanish subtitles Regions 1 & 4 VHS [undated] for $14.43
full credits from IMDbDisney's official 'Howl' websitemovie entry at Wikipedia
17"x11" poster from Amazon for $14.99

Howl's Moving Castle Picture Book  "Howl's Moving Castle Picture Book" [2005]
VIZ Media pb [6/2005] for $16.99
Art of Howl's Moving Castle book  "The Art of Howl's Moving Castle" [2005]
by Hayao Miyazaki

Viz Media 12x8¼ hardcover [7/2005] for $26.59
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  "The Incredible Journey" [yr] by Sheila Burnford

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  "Inside Out & Back Again" [2011] by Thanhha Lai
New York Times bestseller, a Newbery Honor Book, and a winner of the National Book Award

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    "The Invention of Hugo Cabret" [ages 9-12; 2007 bestseller] by Brian Selznick
Invention of Hugo Cabret children's book by Brian Selznick   An orphan boy surviving inside a Paris, France railroad station meets an
eccentric girl and a bitter old man, putting the boy's most precious secret
in jeopardy; book won the 2008 Caldecott Medal

Scholastic Press 8¼x6 hardcover [1/2007] for $13.72
official book sitebook entry at Wikipedia

"Hugo" [Warner Bros. Nov 2011]
Hugo 2011 movie from Martin Scorsese  Live-action adventure in 3-D based on Brian Selznick’s bestselling 2007 book; filmed in U.K. & in Paris, France
Co-produced & directed by Martin Scorsese; script by John Logan; starring Asa Butterfield, Ben Kingsley {as cinema pioneer Georges Méliès}, Sacha Baron Cohen, Chloe Grace Moretz, Helen McCrory, Jude Law, Christopher Lee, Emily Mortimer, Frances de la Tour, Richard Griffiths & Michael Stuhlbarg, with archive footage enhanced for 3-D of Charles Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd & Georges Méliès; received 11 Oscar nominations: won for Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing & Best Visual Effects; nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Music Score, Best Costume Design & Best Film Editing; also won A.F.I. Movie of The Year, Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Award, two BAFTA Film Awards (and 7 other BAFTA noms), National Board of Review Awards for Best Director & Best Film, Satellite Award for Best Visual Effects, three Visual Effects Society Awards
Paramount 3-D Three-Disk Combo w/s color Blu-ray/DVD/digital bundle [2/2012] for $27.99
Paramount Two-Disk Combo widescreen color Blu-ray/DVD/digital bundle [2/2012] for $21.99
Paramount Studios widescreen color DVD [2/2012] for $15.49
full credits at IMDbofficial movie sitemovie entry at Wikipedia

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  "Just So Stories" [yr] by Rudyard Kipling [1865-1936]

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  "Little House On The Prairie" book series [yr] by Laura Ingalls Wilder [1867-1957]

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   "The Little Prince (Le Petit Prince)" [yr] by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry [1900-44]

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  "Little Women" [yr] by Louisa May Alcott

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  "Mary Poppins" [yr] by P.L. Travers

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  "Matilda" [yr] by Roald Dahl

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  "The Mighty Miss Malone" [yr] by Christopher Paul Curtis

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  "The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane" [yr] by Kate DiCamillo

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  "Mockingbird" [yr] by Kathryn Erskine

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  "Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle" book series [yr] by Betty MacDonald

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  "My Side of The Mountain" [yr] by Jean Craighead George

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  "My Sweet Orange Tree" [yr] by José Mauro de Vasconcelos

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  "The Mysterious Benedict Society" book series [yr] by Trenton Lee Stewart


Top Children's Books, N thru S

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  "The Name of This Book Is Secret" [yr] by Pseudonymous Bosch

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  "The Neverending Story" [yr] by Michael Ende

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  "Number The Stars" [yr] by Lois Lowry

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  "Old Yeller" [yr] by Fred Gipson

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  "The One and Only Ivan" [2012] by Katherine Applegate - Ivan is an easygoing gorilla

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  "Out of My Mind" [yr] by Sharon M. Draper

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  "Paddington Bear" book series [yr] by Michael Bond

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  "Percy Jackson and The Olympians" book series [yr] by Rick Riordan
"The Lightning Thief" [#1]

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  "Peter and The Starcatchers" book series [yr] by Dave Barry

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  "Peter Pan" [created in 1902]

Spirit of America Bookstore's
"Peter Pan" Books, Stageplays & Movies Page
top of pagesynopsis & historythe book/sthe authorstageplays
motion pictures & TVother fiction, other mediaKindle Editionslinks

author Sir James M. Barrie [1860-1937]

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  "The Phantom Tollbooth" [yr] by Norton Juster

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  "Pippi Longstocking" book series [yr] by Astrid Lindgren

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  "Princess Academy" book series [yr] by Shannon Hale

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""The Railway Children" [1906] by Edith Nesbit [1858-1924]

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"Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm" [1903] by Kate Douglas Wiggin [1856-1923]

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  "The Red Umbrella" [yr] by Christina Diaz Gonzalez

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  "Redwall" [yr] by Brian Jacques

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  "Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes" [yr] by Eleanor Coerr

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  "Scary Stories" book series [yr] by Alvin Schwartz
"Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark" [#1]

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  "The Secret Garden" [1911] by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1849-1924]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Secret_Garden

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  "See You At Harry's" [yr] by Jo Knowles

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  "The Skin I'm In" [yr] by Sharon G. Flake

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  "Smile" graphic memoir [2009] by Raina Telgemeier + New York Times bestseller, won Eisner Award

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  "So B. It" [yr] by Sarah Weeks

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  "Stella By Starlight" [yr] by Sharon M. Draper

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  "The Story of A Seagull and The Cat Who Taught Her To Fly" [yr] by Luis Sepúlveda


Top Children's Books, T thru Z

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  "Tales of A Fourth Grade Nothing" [yr] by Judy Blume

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  "The Two Princesses of Bamarre" [yr] by Gail Carson Levine

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"Uncle Wiggily Stories" [1910-47] by Howard R. Garis [1873-1962]
Author Garis began writing the stories for the Newark News in 1910; he wrote an Uncle Wiggily story every day
(except Sundays) for more than 30 years, and published 79 books in his lifetime.
Uncle Wiggily entry at Wikipedia
browse Howard Garis Store at Amazon
31 free online etexts available at Project Gutenberg

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  "Watership Down" [yr] by Richard Adams

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  "Wayside School" book series [yr] by Louis Sachar
"Sideways Stories From Wayside School" [#1]

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  "The Westing Game" [yr] by Ellen Raskin

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  "When You Reach Me" [yr] by Rebecca Stead

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  "Where The Mountain Meets The Moon" [yr] by Grace Lin

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  "Where The Red Fern Grows" [yr] by Wilson Rawls

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  "Where the Sidewalk Ends" [yr] poems & drawings by Shel Silverstein

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"The Wind in the Willows" [1908] by Kenneth Grahame [1859-1932]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wind_in_the_Willows

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  "Winnie-the-Pooh" book series by A.A. Milne [1882-1956]

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  "Wonder" [yr] by R.J. Palacio


here on the Top 100+ Children's Books Page at Spirit of America Bookstore

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The Telegraph of U.K.'s List of Best 100 Novels Page
at Spirit of America Bookstore

Spirit of America Bookstore's Great Books & Great Authors Page

Time Magazine's All-TIME 100 Novels Page
at Spirit of America Bookstore

Spirit of America Bookstore's Railroads in Fiction - Books For Young Railfans Page

Children's Dept. Pages at Spirit of America Bookstore

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"The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" Novel & Movies Page
"Aesop's Fables" Stories, Books, Stageplays & Movies Page
"Alice In Wonderland" Books, Stageplays & Movies Page
"Animal Farm" Novel & Movies Page
"Atlas Shrugged" Novel and Movies Page at Maison d'Être Philosophy Bookstore
"Ben-Hur" Novel & Movies Page
"The Boxcar Children" Books & Movies Page at BlackHat Mystery Bookstore
"Dune" Novels & Movies Page
"Game of Thrones" Novels & TV Page
"Gone With The Wind" Novel & Movie Page
"The Grapes of Wrath" Novel & Movie Page
"The Great Gatsby" Novel & Movies Page
"Ivanhoe" Novel & Movies Page
Kipling's "The Jungle Books" Stories & Movies Page
"The Last Tycoon" 1941/1993 Novel & Movies Page
"The Little Prince (Le Petit Prince)" Novel & Movies Page
"The Maltese Falcon" Novel & Movies Page at BlackHat Mystery Bookstore
"Nineteen Eighty-Four (1 9 8 4)" Novel & Movies Page
"Peter Pan" Books, Stageplays & Movies Page
"Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer" Books & Movies Page
'Tarzan' Movies & Fiction Pages
'The Thin Man' Movies Page at BlackHat Mystery Bookstore
"To Kill A Mockingbird" Novel & Movie Page
'Tom Swift' Books Series Page
"Treasure Island" Books & Movies Page
'Uncle Remus' Tales by Joel Chandler Harris
"Winnie The Pooh" Books & Movies Page

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