Title: 100 Great Children’s Books | 100 Years
Author: New York Public Library
Full Text & Source: http://www.nypl.org/childrens100
The Internet, Online, 16/10/2015
Great stories never grow old! Chosen by children’s librarians at The New York Public Library, these 100 inspiring tales have thrilled generations of children and their parents — and are still flying off our shelves. Use this list and your library card to discover new worlds of wonder and adventure!
100 Great Children’s Books has been published on the occasion of The New York Public Library’s acclaimed exhibition The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter, on view at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. The list was selected by The New York Public Library’s Jeanne Lamb, Coordinator, Youth Collections, and Elizabeth Bird, Supervising Librarian.
A-Z By Title
by Judith Viorst, illustrated by Ray Cruz (1972)
It was enough to make you want to go to Australia.
by Sydney Taylor, illustrated by Helen John (1951)
Cozy vignettes of a turn-of-the-century Lower East Side family.
by Peggy Parish, illustrated by Fritz Siebel (1963)
The queen of idioms makes her grand appearance on the page!
by Shaun Tan (2007)
Feel what it’s like to travel to a strange new land.
by Jules Feiffer (1999)
He meows, quacks, oinks, and moos, but why can’t George the dog bark?
by Kate DiCamillo (2000)
India Opa Buloni describes her first summer in a small Florida town and how an ugly stray dog who adopts her at the supermarket effects people’s lives and changes hers.
by Rachel Isadora (1979)
The syncopated rhythms of Harlem during the Jazz Age reverberate in handsome black and white art deco style.
by Rukhsana Khan, illustrated by Sophie Blackall (2010)
Little sisters can be such a pain. First, Rubina is forced to bring her sister Sana along to a friend’s party, but soon it is Sana’s turn to be the big sister when she gets an invitation of her own.
by Louise Erdrich (1999)
A warm family story, rich with fascinating details of traditional Ojibwa life, in which 7-year-old Omakayas and her family grow food, hunt, and face a time of transition.
by Lloyd Alexander (1964)
The heroic adventures of Taran, Assistant Pig-Keeper in the mythical kingdom of Prydain.
by Mary Norton, illustrated by Beth Krush and Joe Krush (1953)
A small world is perfectly created in this fantasy about the miniature people who live beneath the floors of quiet old houses.
by Lucía M. González, illustrated by Lulu Delacre (1994)
“Little Havana” in Miami is the setting for this charming, bilingual picture book in which a little rooster tries to get to his uncle’s wedding.
by Russell Hoban, illustrated by Lillian Hoban (1964)
While the same old same old can be so inviting, trying something new can sometimes be even better!
by Katherine Paterson (1977)
Two outsiders create their own fantasy world and in doing so forge a friendship that survives even grief.
by Bill Martin, Jr., illustrated by Eric Carle (1967)
A gentle rhyming delight in a storytime classic.
by Esphyr Slobodkina (1938)
Naughty monkeys prove a challenge for an innocent cap seller.
by Dr. Seuss (1957)
An unexpected guest turns a rainy day into a heart-pounding adventure.
by Laurie Halse Anderson (2008)
Sold into slavery to a Tory family in New York City, Isabel schemes to free herself and her little sister while spying for the rebels.
by Vera B. Williams (1982)
Glowing colors add cheer to this story of the wonderful day when there is finally enough money to buy Mama a new chair.
by E.B. White, illustrated by Garth Williams (1952)
A story of true friendship between Wilbur the pig and Charlotte A. Cavatica, his spider savior.
by Gary Soto, illustrated by Susan Guevara (1995)
Chato has the munchies for some mousies, though the clever mousies have other plans.
by Bill Martin, Jr., and John Archambault; illustrated by Lois Ehlert (1989)
The letters of the alphabet climb a coconut tree with riotous results. A rollicking introduction to the ABC’s.
by Don Freeman (1976)
A little stuffed bear searches in vain for the button that will help to get him adopted.
by H.A. Rey (1941)
One cheeky monkey plus one man in a yellow hat equals a whole lot of trouble.
by Ingri D’Aulaire and Edgar Parin D’Aulaire (1962)
by Mo Willems (2003)
He’ll try to talk you into it, but whatever you do don’t give in to this snarky city fowl’s demands.
by Pam Muñoz Ryan (2000)
Esperanza and her mother flee their privileged lives in Mexico and find refuge in the migrant camps of Southern California during the Great Depression.
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