Books are something from which a person can never be bored, it is an attraction for children as well as adults. Moreover, books are easy to carry, and whenever you are on a trip or on any public transport, you can read books instead of being bored. Furthermore, if you have a reading habit, your life will be much beautiful than any other person. Reading improves your vocabulary so that you will be able to describe any situation perfectly.Here are some of classic children’s books of all time.

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Treasure Island is a novel written by a Scottish author whose name is Robert Louis Stevenson. It is an adventure novel and was originally serialized in the magazine Young Folks between the years 1881 and 1882 with a title “Treasure Island, or, the mutiny of the Hispaniola”. After its publication in the magazine, this book was published in the year 1883 by Cassell & Co.. This novel belongs to the genre of Adventure fiction and Young Adult literature.  This novel is one of the most dramatized novel of all the novels. Its influences greatly on the popular perception of pirates including  seamen bearing parrots on their shoulders and are one-legged.

This novel experienced many adaptations. Over 50 movies and television versions are made on this novel, such as, Treasure Island directed by Sidney Franklin in 1918 and Treasure Island which was made for television movie and was directed by Ken Russell in 1995.


The first volume of the story had come in 1926 by A.A.Milne. This book focuses on the adventure of a teddy bear called Winnie-the-Pooh. This book is the second in a series of published books of the 1920s. It is a very famous children’s novel and is liked by many people and is still a very good novel for children of this generation as well.

15.PETER PANbest-stories-for-kids

Peter Pan is a name of the character which was created by Scottish novelist J.M.Barrie. This novel is about a boy who never achieved anything, he can fly but never grows old. He never grows old and remains a child throughout his life and lives his never-ending childhood experiencing adventures on a small island of Neverland, and lives as a leader of his gang.It is a very interesting story for children and very fascinating, loved by all. 


It is a novel of the year 1998 written by Louis Sachar. This novel awarded the Newbery Medal in the year 1999 for year’s most distinguished contribution to American literature for children and had also previously won the 1998 U.S National Book Award for young people’s literature. This novel was also adapted by Walt Disney for a film in 2003.

13.A WRINKLE IN TIMEclassic-children’s-books

This novel is written by an American novelist and writer whose name is Madeleine L’Engle. It is a scientific fantasy based novel and was published in the year 1963. The main focus in this story is a girl and her dad. In this story, her dad is a government scientist. Her father has sent to a mysterious and unknown project named as the tesseract, where he has gone missed. This book won many awards as well as hearts of many people. This book had received an honor of the Newbery Medal. It also won Sequoyah Book Award, Lewis Carroll Shelf Award and was a runner-up of the award of Hans Christian Andersen.

12.BIG FRIENDLY GIANT(BFG)children’s-books-best

The Big friendly giant is written by Roald Dahl, it is a children’s book and first published in the year 1982. Dahl expanded his previous story whose name is “Danny, the champion of the world”, and published BFG as its expansion. Roald Dahl dedicated this to her daughter named Olivia, who died at the age of 7.

11.SYLVESTER AND THE MAGIC PEBBLEchildren’s-books-best-collection

Sylvester and the Magic pebble was written and illustrated by William Steig, who was an American cartoonist and an illustrator in his later life. It is a children’s picture book. He won Caldecott Medal for this book. This was controversial as well, its controversies raised among organizations and several school districts because, in this picture book, police were portrayed as pigs, as a result of these controversies, this book was banned in some parts of U.S.

10.RAMONA THE PESTchildren’s-books-all-time-favourite

Romano the Pest is a children’s novel, written by Beverly Cleary. Romano the Pest is the second book of the Romano series and was famous as a protagonist. This book is about Romano and her adventures in her few early months of kindergarten. Romano the Pest was first come out in the year 1968 and featured its illustration by Louis Darling. According to Rob Reid; an author and children’s book reviewer, her year in kindergarten makes one of the funniest books in the market. 

9.THE GIVING TREEall-time-favourite-children’s-books

 The Giving Tree is written and illustrated by Shel Silverstein. It is a children’s picture book. It was first published in the year 1964 and became one of the Silverstein’s best known titles and has been translated into a number of languages. In an estimate in 2001, over 5 million copies of this book sold due to which it was placed on number 14 on a list of best-selling books of children. And in the year 2013, it ranked third on a good reads list of best children’s book.

8.THE VELVETEEN RABBITchildren’s-books-all-time

The Velveteen Rabbit is written by Margery Williams. This book was first published in the year 1922 and also republished many times. It is a children’s novel, which is a story of a stuffed toy rabbit and its quest of becoming real through the love of his owner.

The Velveteen rabbit was Margery’s first children’s book and awarded the IRA/CBC Children’s Choice award. And it was also ranked in one of ‘Teachers’ top 100 books for children by National Education Association.

7.THE RAILWAY CHILDRENchildren’s-books-classic

This book was written by Edith Nesbit. It is a children’s book and was first serialized in The London Magazine in the year 1905 and first published in the year 1906. This book has the honor of screen plays so many times, of which one of the best known is the 1970 version film version. An interesting fact about this novel is that the footpath in Lee, London is actually named Railway Children Walk in the memory of this novel of the same name.

6.THE SNOWY DAYchildren’s-books-for-all-gernerations

The Snowy Day is written by an American author as well as illustrator Ezra Jack Keats. It is a children’s picture book and is a deeply loved and influential book. On the basis of an online poll of 2007, it was named as ‘Teachers’ top 100 books by National Education Association. Furthermore, it was placed on number 5 on the list of “Top 100 Picture Books” of all time in the year 2012 poll.


Make Way for Ducklings is written and illustrated by Robert McCloskey. It is a children’s picture book. It was first published in the year 1941. Make Way for Ducklings won Caldecott Medal of 1942 for Robert McCloskey’s great illustrations which were executed in charcoal and then pasted on zinc plates. As a record obtained in 2003, over 2 million copies of this book sold. This book became so popular that it led to the construction of a statue by Nancy Schön in the public park. Furthermore, Make Way for Ducklings is the official book for Children of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.


The Phantom Tollbooth is a novel by Norton Juster. It is a children’s adventurous novel as well as a modern fairy tale. It was published in the year 1961. In 1963, it was the winner of the Kansas William White Master. It is also the award winner for the Parents’ Choice Classic Award in the year 2011 and Times out New York 50 best books for children winner in the year 2012.


The Hobbit, or There and back Again is written by an English author J.R.R. Tolkien. It is a children’s book and fantasy novel. This book was published in the year 1937. It was nominated for the Carnegie Medal and also won New York Herald Tribune’s prize award for best juvenile fiction. This book is very famous and is very well-known as the classic one children’s literature.


The Secret Garden is written by Frances Hodgson Burnett. It is a Children’s novel. Initially, it was present in a serial form in 1910 and first published in the year 1911. It is one of the most famous novels of Frances. It is also considered to be a classic of children’s English literature. This novel has been adapted by many stage performances and films.


This novel is written by an American writer and an illustrator named Maurice Sendak. It is a children’s picture book and was first published in the year 1963. This book has become very popular and adapted for other Medias as well. As a record taken in the year 2009, this book had sold over 19 million copies word wide with 10 million in the U.S.  



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