What Are the Most Popular Children's Books?


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"Where The Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak, "The Giving Tree" by Shel Silverstein and "Goodnight Moon" by Margaret Wise Brown are the top three children's books of all time according to Children's Books Guide. These classic children's stories offer striking visuals and engaging storylines that earn them their status.

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What Are the Most Popular Children's Books?
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"Green Eggs and Ham" by Dr. Seuss and "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs" by Judi Barrett round out the top five children's books on Children's Books Guide.

"The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle takes the number 6 spot on the list. This book features unique collage illustrations. It was Eric Carl's third book and was first published in 1969, according to Wikipedia.

"Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" by Judith Viorst is number 7 on the list. "Guess How Much I love You" by Sam McBratney is number 8. This was an American Booksellers Book of the Year in 1996, according to Goodreads.

"Pat the Bunny" by Dorothy Kunhardt holds the number 9 spot. This book is unique in that it incorporates texture elements for children to interact with. This book was originally published in 1940 when the use of interactive elements in books was unheard of, according to Wikipedia.

"Love You Forever" by Robert Munch is the 10th best children's book of all time, according to Children's Books Guide. It is about the unconditional love that a parent feels for their child.

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