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The Top 51 Children’s Books Of All Time

When it comes to listing the top 51 kids’ books of all time it’s not surprising to see some old childhood favourites come back! Strap yourself in for some serious nostalgia and hopefully some inspiration!

Dymocks Kids Top 51 Books

1. The Very Hungry Caterpillar – Eric Carle / 2. Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy – Lynley Donald / 3. Possum Magic – Mem Fox / 4. We’re Going On A Bear Hunt – Michael Rosen / 5. Where Is The Green Sheep – Mem Fox / 6. Green Eggs and Ham – Dr Seuss / 7. Where The Wild Things Are – Maurice Sendak / 8. The Harry Potter Series – J.K Rowling / 9. Rainbow Fish – Marcus Pfister / 10. The Gruffalo  – Alex Scheffler / 11. Diary  Of A Wombat – Jackie French

12. Guess How Much I Love You – Sam McBratney / 13. Animalia – Graham Base / 14. Where’s Spot? – Eric Hill / 15. Dear Zoo – Rod Campbell / 16. Who Sank The Boat? – Pamela Allen / 17. Oh, The Places You’ll Go  – Dr Seuss / 18. Paddington – Michael Bond / 19. Wombat Stew – Marcia K Vaughan / 20. Room on the Broom  – Julia Donaldson / 21. Giraffes Can’t Dance  – Giles Andreae / 22. There’s A Hippopotamus On Our Roof Eating Cake – Hazel Edwards

23. Harry the Dirty Dog – Gene Zion / 24. The Hunger Games Series – Suzanne Collins / 25. Very Cranky Bear – Nick Bland / 26. Are You My Mother? – P.D Eastman / 27. The Day The Crayons Quit – Drew Daywalt / 28. Pig The Pug – Aaron Blabey / 29. Edward the Emu – Sheena Knowles / 30. Each Peach Pear Plum  – Allan Ahlberg / 31. Wonky Donkey – Craig Smith / 32. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – C.S Lewis / 33. Matilda – Roald Dahl

34. Ten Little Fingers And Ten Little Toes – Mem Fox / 35. Magic Beach – Alison Lester / 36. Charlotte’s Web – E.B White / 37. Imagine – Alison Lester / 38. Koala Lou – Mem Fox / 39. The Tiger Who Came To Tea – Judith Kerr / 40. The BFG – Roald Dahl / 41. The Treehouse Series – Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton / 42. The Fault In Our Stars – John Green / 43. The Magic Faraway Tree – Enid Blyton

44. The Rainbow Serpent – Dick Roughsey / 45. The Throne of Glass Series – Sarah J Maas / 46. Charlie And The Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl / 47. Piranhas Don’t Eat Bananas – Aaron Blabey / 48. Tomorrow, When The War Began – John Marsden / 49. The Bad Beginning – Lemony Snicket / 50. Divergent Series – Veronica Roth / 51. Alice-Miranda at School – Jacqueline Harvey


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Eliza Murray
Eliza Murray
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