What Are Some Highly Rated Children's Books?


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Highly rated children’s books provided by Time’s “100 Best Children’s Books of All Time” include "Where the Wild Things Are," "Goodnight Moon" and "Blueberries for Sal." The National Education Association, the Association for Library Service to Children and the New York Public Library also provide lists of highly rated books for children.

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“Where the Wild Things Are,” winner of the 1964 Caldecott Medal, was written and illustrated by Maurice Sendak in 1963. Sendak also received the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 1970 and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award in 1983. “Where the Wild Things Are” is a book intended for children between the ages

of 4 and 8. It is a story about a little boy named Max, who was sent to bed without dinner, and his adventures with big-eyed creatures in his dreams.

Suggested for children up to 4 years old, “Goodnight Moon,” written by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Clement Hurd, is a rhyming poem about a white bunny at bedtime. The bunny, trying to delay falling asleep, says goodnight to everything in the room, including a dollhouse and a red balloon.

“Blueberries for Sal,” written by Robert McCloskey in 1948, is a story about a little girl named Sal and a baby bear, both out picking blueberries with their mothers. It is intended for children between the ages of 3 and 7.

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