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March 19th, 2005

I swiped this from the PTA newsletter — awesome list of books.

Teachers’ Fifty Favorite Children’s Books

1. Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White (9-12 years)

2. The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg (4-8 years)

3. Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss (4-8 years)

4. The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss (4-8 years)

5. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak (4-8 years)

6. Love You Forever by Robert N. Munsch (4-8 years)

7. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein (All ages)

8. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle (Baby-Preschool)

9. Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls (Young Adult)

10. The Mitten by Jan Brett (4-8 years)

11. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown (Baby-Preschool)

 12. Hatchet by Gary Paulsen (9-12 years)

 13. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis (9-12 years)

 14. Where the Sidewalk Ends: The Poems and Drawing of Shel Silverstein by Shel Silverstein (All ages)

 15. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson (9-12 years)

 16. Stellaluna by Janell Cannon (4-8 years)

 17. Oh, The Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss (4-8 years)

 18. Strega Nona by Tomie De Paola (4-8 years)

 19. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst (4-8 years)

 20. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin, Jr. (Baby-Preschool)

 21. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl (9-12 years)

 22. The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams (4-8 years)

 23. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle (9-12 years)

 24. Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (9-12 years)

 25. How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss (4-8 years)

 26. The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka (4-8 years)

 27. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by John Archambault (4-8 years)

 28. Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder (9-12 years)

 29. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett (9-12 years)

 30. The Complete Tales of Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne (4-8 years)

 31. The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner (9-12 years)

 32. Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan (9-12 years)

 33. Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks (9-12 years)

 34. Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell (9-12 years)

 35. Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli (9-12 years)

 36. The BFG by Roald Dahl (9-12 years)

 37. The Giver by Lois Lowry (9-12 years)

 38. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff (4-8 years)

 39. James and the Giant Peach: A Children’s Story by Roald Dahl (9-12 years)

 40. Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder (9-12 years)

 41. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor (9-12 years)

 42. The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien (Young Adult)

 43. The Lorax by Dr. Seuss (4-8 years)

 44. Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner (9-12 years)

 45. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry (9-12 years)

 46. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh by Robert C. O’Brien (9-12 years)

 47. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (All ages)

 48. The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister (Baby-Preschool)

 49. Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman (4-8 years)

 50. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson (9-12 years)

To see the entire list of Teachers’ Top 100 Favorite Books, visit NEA�s web site, www.nea.org/readacross/favbooks.html

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