Top 20 Tuesday

Since we started our Top Book List with the 19th century, we thought it made just a smidge of sense to keep going and move into the 20th century. So, here is our list of favorite kids classics from the 20th century. Most are well known, and all are worth sharing with your children for their reading time, bedtime or anytime in between.

Remember, this is by no means an all-encompassing list, but they are some of our favorites because of the characters, stories, and settings.

  1. White Fang by Jack London, 1903
  2. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame, 1908
  3. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery, 1908
  4. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, 1909
  5. Peter Pan by J.M.Barrie, 1911
  6. Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A.Milne, 1926
  7. Little House on the Prairie (series) by Laura Ingalls Wilder, 1935
  8. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, 1937
  9. Curious George by H.A. Rey, 1941
  10. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank, 1947
  11. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis, 1950
  12. Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren, 1950
  13. The Borrowers by Mary Norton, 1952
  14. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White, 1952
  15. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, 1962
  16. Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish, 1963
  17. Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh, 1964
  18. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl, 1964
  19. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst, 1972
  20. Number the Stars, Lois Lowry, 1989