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ERIC Number: EJ792327
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1049-5851
Teachers Pick the Top 50 Kids Books Ever
Instructor, v116 n4 p25-27 Nov-Dec 2006
This article presents the top 25 best picture and chapter books according to a survey of more than 200 teachers, children's authors, and children's literature experts. Included in the top 10 picture books are: (1) "Where the Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak (HarperCollins); (2) "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle (Penguin); (3) "The Polar Express" Chris Van Allsburg (Houghton Mifflin); (4) "Goodnight Moon" by Margaret Wise Brown (HarperCollins); (5) "Love You Forever" by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Sheila McGraw (Firefly); (6) "The Giving Tree" by Shel Silverstein (HarperCollins); (7) "Sylvester and the Magic Pebble" by William Steig (Simon & Schuster); (8) "Madeline" by Ludwig Bemelmans (Penguin); (9) "The Little House" by Virginia Lee Burton (Houghton Mifflin); and (10) "Blueberries for Sal" by Robert McCloskey (Penguin). Top 10 chapter books include: (1) "Charlotte's Web" by E.B. White (HarperCollins); (2) "Bridge to Terabithia" by Katherine Paterson (HarperCollins); (3) "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" by J.K. Rowling (Scholastic); (4) "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" by C.S. Lewis (HarperCollins); (5) "Holes" by Louis Sachar (FSG); (6) "The Giver" by Lois Lowry (Random House); (7) "Because of Winn-Dixie" by Kate DiCamillo (Candlewick); (8) "Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing" by Judy Blume (Penguin); (9) "A Wrinkle in Time" by Madeleine L'Engle (FSG); and (10) "Frindle" by Andrew Clements (Simon & Schuster).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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