Giveaway: Time Magazine releases Top 100 Children's Books of All Time


I've always been a big fan of children's books.  I read avidly as a child, and we read to our kids every day.  Not only do I have happy memories of reading some books to myself, such as any Dr. Seuss or Richard Scarry book, I have happy memories of reading them to my kids!

Of course, there are tons of books that weren't around when I was a kid, but there are so many great new books we discovered when we became parents, such as anything by Mo Willems.  Some are books that were around when I was a kid, but never knew they existed, such as anything by Eric Carle.  As Time Magazine says, there has never been a better time for children's books!  There are so many amazing books out there, there's really no excuse not to read to your child.

Time Magazine recently released a list of Top 100 Children's Books of All Time. It was created in collaboration with highly respected peers and organizations in the literary world, such as U.S. Children’s Poet Laureate Kenn Nesbitt, children’s-book historian Leonard Marcus, the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature, the Young Readers Center at the Library of Congress, the Every Child a Reader literacy foundation and 10 independent booksellers.  The list is a great mix of classic (Goodnight Moon, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Poky Little Puppy, Cat in the Hat) and contemporary (Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!).  I've only read 36 out of the 100 books on the list:

Where the Wild Things Are
Goodnight Moon
Little Bear
The Giving Tree
Madeline
Frog and Toad
Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!
The Lorax
Corduroy
The Cat in the Hat
Yertle the Turtle
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
A Bear Called Paddington
Winnie-the-Pooh
The Tale of Peter Rabbit
Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel
Go, Dog. Go!
Eloise
Amelia Bedelia
Animalia
Tikki Tikki Tembo
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
We Are in a Book!
The Runaway Bunny
Pippi Longstocking
Green Eggs and Ham
Oh, the Places You'll Go!
The Little Engine That Could
Cars and Trucks and Things that Go
The Story of Babar, the Little Elephant
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse
Everyone Poops
The Berenstein Bears Go to School
The Poky Little Puppy

These are truly some of the best books I've read -- these are the books my kids will be reading to their kids!  It makes me wish my kids were still young enough for me to read all the other books on the list to them!

Do you have any favorites on the list?

Win a Time Best Children's Books Prize Pack

One lucky winner will receive a prize pack consisting of 4 of the books from Time Magazine's list of Top 100 Children's Books of All Time!  All four are published by Candlewick Press; Candlewick also has 6 of its titles included in Time's Top 100 Young Adult Books of All Time, as well as many great titles from some of our favorite authors and series, including  Kate DiCamillo, M. T. Anderson, Jon Klassen, and Laura Amy Schlitz; the widely acclaimed Judy Moody, Mercy Watson, and ’Ology series; and favorites such as Guess How Much I Love You, Where’s Waldo?, and Maisy.

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The prize package includes:

I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen
Told completely in dialogue, this delicious take on the classic repetitive tale plays out in sly illustrations laced with visual humor-- and winks at the reader with a wry irreverence that will have kids of all ages thrilled to be in on the joke.

Journey by Aaron Becker
Follow a girl on an elaborate flight of fancy in a wondrously illustrated, wordless picture book about self-determination — and unexpected friendship.

Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen, illustrated by Kevin Hawkes
Michelle Knudsen's disarming story, illustrated by the matchless Kevin Hawkes in an expressive timeless style, will win over even the most ardent of rule keepers. An affectionate storybook tribute to that truly wonderful place: the library.

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury
Imagine the fun of going on a bear hunt-through tall, wavy grass (SWISHY SWISHY!); swampy mud (SQUELCH SQUELCH!); and a swirling whirling snowstorm (HOOOO WOOOO!) - only to find a "real" bear waiting at the end of the trail! For brave hunters and bear lovers, a classic chant-aloud.



Enter via Rafflecopter below. Giveaway ends 11:59 PST on February 5, 2015. I will draw a winner after that date and post their name once the winner has been confirmed and verified.  Continental US residents only. For more giveaway rules, click here.  Good luck!


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Disclosure: Prize provided by Candlewick Press.. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.


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19 Comments, Leave yours here:

Rebecca Parsons on January 14, 2015 at 11:11 PM said...

My favorite Children's book is Guess How Much I love you.

Michael skeans on January 15, 2015 at 5:31 AM said...

I will love you forever. We read it over and over.

Steph on January 15, 2015 at 9:22 AM said...

Wow. So many good ones on that list. Our current favorites are The One and Only Ivan, The Graveyard Book, and Here Be Monsters.

CindyWindy2003 on January 15, 2015 at 10:24 AM said...

My favorite young adult book is the harry Potter series and anne of green gables series. My favorite children's book was The Phantom Tollbooth.

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Green Eggs and Ham

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Patricia on January 15, 2015 at 8:43 PM said...

I loved Miracles on Maple Hill.

lil_lady_dz on January 15, 2015 at 9:17 PM said...

My favorite children's book is the giving tree, I love this book so much.

Janet W. on January 16, 2015 at 2:36 AM said...

Charlotte's Web is one of my favorite children's book!

bison61 on January 16, 2015 at 6:56 AM said...

favorite child's book The Runaway Bunny

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Monique B said...

Where the Sidewalk Ends was one of my favorite books of all time! I read "Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout Would Not Take the Garbage Out" over and over and over again.

Courtney B on January 18, 2015 at 2:57 PM said...

my daughtr's favorite book is the hungry caterpillar. we read it ALL the time

Jennifer T. on January 18, 2015 at 7:12 PM said...

I loved The Roly Poly Puppy.

Anonymous said...

My favorite childrens book is Goodnight Moon
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Terra Heck on January 23, 2015 at 11:44 PM said...

My favorite is The Hungry Caterpillar. Thanks.
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Laurie Nykaza on January 24, 2015 at 8:04 PM said...

The Harry Potter series is the one my kids have liked.

Jessica Gipson on January 27, 2015 at 6:34 AM said...

Gus the Ghost is my favorite.

jakiesmom on January 28, 2015 at 4:52 PM said...

I like I love you through and through

Ashley Elaine on February 1, 2015 at 5:56 PM said...

My favorite is green eggs & ham

Shannon F on February 5, 2015 at 5:52 PM said...

We're Going On A Bear Hunt! That was my favorite when I was a kid.

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