Top Children’s Books (Updated 10/13/2017)

Top Children’s Books of All Time

This post was updated on (10/13/2017). 

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This is an ongoing list of the top children’s books of all time. In addition to the title and short description, we include links to where you can purchase that book online and the current Amazon rating at the time of listing. If you notice any errors or would like to have your children’s book added to the list, please submit your feedback via our contact form.

Where the Wild Things Are | Buy Here

Author & Illustrator: Maurice Sendak

Why this is a top children’s book: This Caldecott Medal-winning picture book is probably one of the most recognizable kid’s books of all time.  It’s a must-have for any children’s book collection and a fun bedtime read for adults.

Amazon Rating: 4.7 stars


Curse Ends: The Story of the 2016 Chicago Cubs | Buy Here

Curse Ends - Top Childrens Book

Author: Jeff Attinella | Illustrator: Mike Pascale

Why this is a top children’s book: This beautifully-illustrated and cleverly-written children’s book retells the story of the 2016 Chicago Cubs journey to winning their first World Series Championship in 108 years. Relive the story and all its glory, including the history of the Curse of the Billy Goat. This kid’s sports book is perfect for children, parents, Cubs’ fans, and baseball-lovers of all ages.

Amazon Rating: 5 stars


Dragons Love Tacos | Buy Here

DLT - top childrens book

Author: Adam Rubin | Illustrator: Daniel Salmieri

Why this is a top children’s book: This New York Times bestseller is a definite page-turner for kids and adults. It’s funny, easy-to-read, and memorable. If you enjoy dragons and taco parties, then this tale is right up your alley!

Amazon Rating: 4.5 stars


Your Baby’s First Word Will Be DADA | Buy Here

dada-best childrens bookAuthor: Jimmy Fallon | Illustrator: Miguel Ordóñez

Why this is a top children’s book: Authored by Jimmy Fallon, one of the most famous entertainers in the world, this fun-loving children’s book is destined to make your baby’s first word be DADA! This is a simple, but cute story that makes the perfect gift for new parents.

Amazon Rating: 4.3 stars