Classic Children’s Books to Enjoy Reading With Kids

Classic Children's Books to Enjoy Reading With Kids

Classic children’s books are some of my favourite reads of all time. The best classic children’s books are all on our ultimate list. This list of the very best children’s classic books is better than an old time movie! If you are looking for a popular children’s classic book to read, there is bound to be one here for you to enjoy. So get your reading tracker ready to add all of these amazing classic children’s books. We recommend  you read all of these amazing books!

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Last Updated: August 23, 2023

Children’s Classic Books

  1. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

2. Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren

3. The BFG by Roald Dahl

4. The Little Prince by Antione de Saint-Exupéry

5. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

6. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

7. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

8. Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbit

9. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

10. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

11. A Little Princess by Frances Burnett Hodgson

12. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle

13. Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne

14. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

15. Peter and Wendy by J.M. Barrie

16. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

17. The Railway Children by Edith Nesbit

18. Matilda by Roald Dahl

19. The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter

20. The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams

21. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

22. The Story of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting

23. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

24. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norman Juster

25. James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

26. Stuart Little by E.B. White

27. Beezus and Ramona by Beverly Cleary

28. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume

29. Heidi by Johanna Spyri

30. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy M. Montgomery

31. Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter

32. Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder

33. Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh

34. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

35. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

36. The WIzard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

37. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

38. Love You Forever by Robert Munsch

39. Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild

40. Black Beauty by Anna Sewell

41. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien

42. Stig of the Dump by Clive King

43. The Borrowers by Mary Norton

44. Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans

45. The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore

Classic Children’s Books

Classic children’s books are wonderful books to get kids interested in reading . There are also some great lists on Goodreads if you are searching for some more suggestions. Which classic children’s books are your favourites from the list?


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