School Library Journal’s Top 100

  1. Charlotte's Web, by E.B.White
  2. A Wrinkle In Time, by Madeline L'Engle
  3. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, by J.K.Rowling
  4. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, by C.S.Lewis
  5. From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, by E.L.Konigsburg
  6. Holes, by Louis Sachar
  7. The Giver, by Louis Lowry
  8. The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  9. Anne of Green Gables, by L.M.Montgomery
  10. Phantom Tollbooth, by Norton Juster
  11. The Westing Game, by Ellen Raskin
  12. The Hobbit, by J.R.R.Tolkein
  13. Bridge to Terabithia, by Katherine Paterson
  14. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azbakan, by J.K.Rowling
  15. Because of Winn-Dixie, by Kate DiCamillo
  16. Harriet the Spy, by Louise Fitzhugh
  17. Maniac Magee, by Jerry Spinelli
  18. Matilda, by Roald Dahl
  19. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, by Roald Dahl
  20. Tuck Everlasting, by Natalie Babbitt
  21. The Lightning Thief, by Rick Riordan
  22. The Tale of Despereaux, by Kate DiCamillo
  23. Little House in the Big Woods, by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  24. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows, by J.K.Rowling
  25. Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott
  26. Hatchet, by Gary Paulsen
  27. A Little Princess, by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  28. Winnie-the-Pooh, by A.A.Milne
  29. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll
  30. The Dark is Rising (Book 2 in 5 book series), by Susan Cooper
  31. Half Magic, by Edward Eager
  32. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, by Robert C. O'Brien
  33. James and the Giant Peach, by Roald Dahl
  34. The Watsons go to Birmingham -- 1963, by Christopher Paul Curtis.
  35. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, by J.K.Rowling
  36. Are you there, God? It's me, Margaret, by Judy Blume
  37. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, by Mildred D. Taylor
  38. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, by J.K.Rowling
  39. When You Reach Me, by Rebecca Stead
  40. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by Lyman Frank Baum.
  41. The Witch of Blackbird Pond, by Elizabeth George Speare
  42. Little House on the Prairie, by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  43. Ramona the Pest, by Beverly Cleary
  44. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, by Judy Blume
  45. The Golden Compass, by Philip Pullman (Book 1 in 3-part Series)
  46. Where the Red Fern Grows, by Wilson Rawls
  47. Bud, not Buddy, by Christopher Paul Curtis
  48. The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, an a Very Interesting Boy, by Jeanne Birdsall
  49. Frindle, by Andrew Clements
  50. Island of the Blue Dolphins, by Scott O'Dell
  51. The Saturdays, by Elizabeth Enright
  52. The Invention of Hugo Cabret, by Brian Selznick
  53. The Wind in the Willows, by Kenneth Grahame
  54. The BFG, by Roald Dahl
  55. The Great Gilly Hopkins, by Katherine Paterson
  56. Number the Stars, by Lois Lowry
  57. Ramona Quimby, Age 8, by Beverly Cleary
  58. The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, by Joan Aiken
  59. Inkheart, by Cornelia Funke
  60. The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, by Avi
  61. Stargirl, by Jerry Spinelli
  62. The Secret of the Old Clock, by Carolyn Keene
  63. Gone-Away Lake, by Elizabeth Enright
  64. A Long Way from the Chicago, by Richard Peck
  65. Ballet Shoes, by Noel Streatfeild
  66. Henry Huggins, by Beverly Cleary
  67. Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher by Bruce Coville
  68. Walk Two Moons, by Sharon Creech
  69. The Mysterious Benedict Society, by Trenton Lee Stewart
  70. Betsy Tacy, Maud Hart Lovelace
  71. A Series of Unfortunate Events, by Lemony Snicket (Daniel Handler)
  72. My Father's Dragon, by Ruth Stiles Gannett
  73. My Side of the Mountain, by Jean Craighead George
  74. The Borrowers, by Mary Norton
  75. Love That Dog, by Sharon Creech
  76. Out of the Dust, by Karen Hesse
  77. The City of Ember, by Jeanne DuPrau
  78. Johnny Tremain, by Esther Forbes
  79. All-Of-A-Kind Family, by Sydney Taylor
  80. The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman
  81. Where The Mountain Meets the Moon, by Grace Lin
  82. The Book of Three, by Lloyd Alexander
  83. The Thief, by Megan Whalen Turner
  84. The Little White Horse, by Elizabeth Goudge
  85. On the Banks of Plum Creek, by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  86. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, by J.K.Rowling
  87. The View from Saturday, by E.L.Konigsburg
  88. The High King, by Lloyd Alexander
  89. Ramona and her Father, by Beverly Cleary
  90. Sarah, Plan and Tall, by Patricia MacLachlan
  91. Sideways Stories from Wayside School, by Louis Sachar
  92. Ella Enchanted, by Gail Carson Levine
  93. Caddie Woodlawn, by Carol Ryrie Brink
  94. Swallows and Amazons, by Arthur Ransome
  95. Pippi Longstocking, by Astrid Lindgren
  96. The Witches, by Roald Dahl
  97. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, by Kate DiCamillo
  98. Children of Green Knowe, by Lucy M. Boston
  99. The Indian in the Cupboard, by Lynne Reid Banks
  100. The Egypt Game, by Zipha Keatley Snyder