Sunday, October 17, 2010

My Top 100 Favourite Books for Kids!

Here is a list of my Top 100 Books for kids. Tried and tested over and over again in my house and the classrooms I have taught in over the years! I have to say it wasn't easy narrowing it down to 100.

  1. The Rainbow Fish by Michael Psiffer
  2. Sharing a Shell By Julia Donaldson
  3. Commotion in The Ocean By Giles Andrea
  4. Mrs Wishy Washy By Joy Cowley
  5. Duck in the Truck By Jez Alborough
  6. Farmyard Hullabaloo! By Giles Andrea
  7. 1,2,3 Zoo By Eric Carle
  8. The Tiger Who Came to Tea By Judith Kerr
  9. Giraffes Can’t Dance By Giles Andrea
  10. Night Monkey, Day Monkey By Julia Donaldson
  11. Greedy Cat and The Gold fish By Joy Cowley
  12. Dogger By Shirley Huges
  13. Elmer the Elephant By David Mc Kee
  14. Farmyard Jamboree By Margaret Read Macdonald
  15. The Very Busy Spider By Eric Carle
  16. The Bad-Tempered Ladybird By Eric Carle
  17. Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy by Lynley Dodd
  18. The Very Quiet Cricket By Eric Carle
  19. The Runaway Train by Benedict Blathwayt
  20. Owl Babies By Martin Waddell
  21. Rumble in The Jungle By Giles Andrea
  22. The Animal Boogie By Debbie Harter
  23. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see? By Eric Carle
  24. Little Mouse, the Red Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear By Don and Audrey Wood
  25. We’re Going on A Bear Hunt By Michael Rosen
  26. Who Sank the Boat? By Pamela Allen
  27. The Boy on The Bus By Penny Dale
  28. Choo Choo Clickety-Clack! By Margaret Mayo
  29. The Little Yellow Digger By Betty Gilderdale
  30. From Head to Toe By Eric Carle
  31. Oliver’s Fruit Salad By Vivian French
  32. The Giant Jam Sandwich By Vernon Lord
  33. The Tiny Seed By Eric Carle
  34. The Very Hungry Caterpillar By Eric Carle
  35. The Fidgety Itch By by Lucy Davey. & Katz Cowley
  36. Dinosaurs Galore! By Giles Andrea
  37. Dinosaurs Roar By Harriet & Paul Stickland
  38. Room on The Broom By Julia Donaldson
  39. The Magic hat By Mem Fox
  40. Jolly Postman’s Christmas By Allan Ahlberg
  41. The Gruffalo By Julia Donaldson
  42. Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney
  43. Stickman By Julia Donaldson
  44. Shoes From Grandpa By Mem Fox
  45. Pirate Pete By Kim Kennedy
  46. Dear Zoo By Rod Campbell
  47. Winnie The Witch By Valerie Thomas
  48. Mrs Honey’s Hat By Pam Adams
  49. The Big red Bath By Julia Jarman
  50. The Mixed-Up Chameleon By Eric Carle
  51. Dream Snow By Eric Carle
  52. Grandpa and Thomas and the Green Umbrella By Pamela Allen
  53. The Wonky Donkey By Craig Smith
  54. What’s The Time Mr Wolf? By Colin Hawkins
  55. Jasper's Beanstalk by Mick Inkpen
  56. Rosie's Walk by Pat Hutchins
  57. Handa's Surprise by Eileen Browne
  58. Monkey Do! by Allan Ahlberg
  59. My Cat Likes to Hide in Boxes by Eve Sutton
  60. Ten in the Bed by Penny Dale
  61. Walking Through the Jungle by Julie Lacome
  62. Handa's Hen by Eileen Browne
  63. Funnybones by Janet Ahlberg
  64. Voices in the Park by Anthony Browne
  65. Night Noises By Mem Fox
  66. Hamilton’s Hats By Julia Donaldson
  67. Imagine By Alison Lester
  68. The Light House Keeper by Ronda Armitage and David Armitage
  69. Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell
  70. Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? By Eric Carle
  71. I Love You, Blue Kangaroo by Emma Chichester Clark
  72. Six Dinner Sid by Inga Moore
  73. Orange Pear Apple Bear By Emily Gravett
  74. A Curious Clownfish by Eric Maddern
  75. The Teeny Weeny Tadpole by Sheridan Cain
  76. Old Bear by Jane Hissey
  77. A Squash and a Squeeze By Julia Donalson
  78. Each Peach Pear Plum by Janet Ahlberg
  79. Dogs By Emily Gravett
  80. Captain Duck by Jez Alborough
  81. Mr. Gumpy's Motor Car by John Burningham
  82. Where the Forest Meets the Sea by Jeannie Baker
  83. I Don't Want to Go to Bed! by Julie Sykes
  84. Aliens Love Underpants! by Claire Freedman
  85. The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson
  86. Tiddler: The story-telling fish by Julia Donaldson
  87. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
  88. There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake by Hazel Edwards and Deborah Niland
  89. A House for Hermit Crab By Eric Carle
  90. Mr Seahorse By Eric Carle
  91. Possum Magic by Mem Fox
  92. Wilfrid Gordon Mcdonald Partridge by Fox Mem
  93. Where Is the Green Sheep? by Judy Horacek and Mem Fox
  94. Wombat Divine by Mem Fox
  95. Time for Bed by Mem Fox and Jane Dyer
  96. Koala Lou by Mem Fox and P. Lofts
  97. Diary of a Wombat by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley
  98. Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr and Eric Carle
  99. Pancakes, Pancakes! By Eric Carle
  100. Mr. Wolf's Pancakes by Jan Fearnley


  1. What a wonderful list! I'm glad I know so many of them, but I will be very interested to borrow some of the titles I haven't read yet from my local library. I think there is only one book missing - The Story of Growl by Judy Horacek.

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