12 March 2006

Top 150

I thought this was interesting---and fun to see how many I'd read while growing up. "Here are the best-selling children's books of all time (through the end of 2000), with author and year of initial publication, compiled by Publishers Weekly. OP means the book is no longer in print."

Follow the link if you want the full 150. I've just posted the Top 25.

  1. Charlotte's Web, E. B. White; illustrated by Garth Williams (1974)
  2. The Outsiders, S. E. Hinton (1968)
  3. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, Judy Blume (1976)
  4. Love You Forever, Robert Munsch; illustrated by Sheila McGraw (1986)
  5. Where the Red Fern Grows, Wilson Rawls (1973)
  6. Island of the Blue Dolphins, Scott O'Dell (1971)
  7. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, J. K. Rowling (1999)
  8. Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret, Judy Blume (1972)
  9. Shane, Jack Schaeffer (1972)
  10. The Indian in the Cupboard, Lynne Reid Banks (1982)
  11. A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L'Engle (1974)
  12. Little House on the Prairie, Laura Ingalls Wilder; illustrated by Garth Williams (1971)
  13. Little House in the Big Woods, Laura Ingalls Wilder; illustrated by Garth Williams (1971)
  14. The Incredible Journey, Sheila Burnford (1984)
  15. The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1968)
  16. Johnny Tremain, Esther Forbes (1969)
  17. Just Me and My Dad, Mercer Mayer (1977)
  18. Go Ask Alice, Anonymous (1976)
  19. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. J. K. Rowling (2000)
  20. Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great, Judy Blume (1976)
  21. Blubber, Judy Blume (1976)
  22. The Witch of Blackbird Pond, Elizabeth George Speare (1972)
  23. Superfudge, Judy Blume (1981)
  24. Bridge to Terabithia, Katherine Paterson (1987)
  25. Freckle Juice, Judy Blume (1978)

1 comment:

graycie said...

Oh my.

I looked at the full list, and pretty much all of them but Misty of Chincoteague were written after I was an adult.

Whatever did I read? Bobbsey Twins and Nancy Drew and Anne of Green Gables and Little Women and Little Men and Cherry Ames and every color fairy tale book ever made and all the Oz books and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and Black Beauty and every single book on the mystery shelf in the kid section of the Patchogue Public Library and when I was done I kept choosing books from the shelf to the right and found Have Spacesuit Will Travel and Lucky Starr and the Moons of Jupiter (I think it was the moons of Jupiter) and . . .

Surely some of those should be on the list . . .