100 Greatest Books for Kids

Explore our expert-chosen titles for readers of all ages.

Apr 20, 2022



100 Greatest Books for Kids

Apr 20, 2022

From fiction to nonfiction, fantasy to humor and anything in between, these 100 titles will foster a love of reading in your child. Whether they're a striving or experienced reader, this mix of classics, best-sellers, and award winners is guaranteed to spark their imagination and inspire them to find a genre they'll love to explore and immerse themselves in. 

For example, with their memorable characters, eye-catching illustrations, and engaging plots, darling picture book favorites for read-aloud time like No, David!, The Little Butterfly That Could, and A Bad Case of Stripes will hold the interest of your beginning reader. 

Meanwhile, older readers will love losing themselves in graphic novel favorites like Dog Man and Wings of Fire. Or, if your child is ready for the challenge of chapter books, classic titles like Night of the Living Dummy from the Goosebumps series and Kristy's Great Idea from The Baby-Sitters Club series still engage new readers with their fun narratives.

Shop 100 of the best books for kids below! You can find all books and activities at The Scholastic Store, where you can get free shipping on book-only orders $25 and up. Plus, explore our Scholastic Parents book lists to discover the best children's books by age, interest, and more! 



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