Top 25 Children's Books on Goodreads: 1989-2013

A curated list with 25 of the top children's books, as rated by Goodreads members—one for each year from 1989-2013! See more on our blog!
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The average Goodreads member has read 6 out of 25 books on this list — how many have you read?
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4.19 avg rating — 102,971 ratings
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4.33 avg rating — 231,042 ratings
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4.17 avg rating — 48,324 ratings
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4.23 avg rating — 47,369 ratings
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4.14 avg rating — 87,514 ratings
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4.22 avg rating — 76,554 ratings
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4.13 avg rating — 46,074 ratings
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4.35 avg rating — 99,078 ratings
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4.14 avg rating — 14,257 ratings
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4.33 avg rating — 108,382 ratings
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4.07 avg rating — 16,888 ratings
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4.18 avg rating — 38,018 ratings
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4.24 avg rating — 22,886 ratings
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4.29 avg rating — 54,861 ratings
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4.26 avg rating — 28,050 ratings
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4.04 avg rating — 15,166 ratings
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4.44 avg rating — 9,819 ratings
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4.39 avg rating — 15,799 ratings
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4.06 avg rating — 11,035 ratings
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4.40 avg rating — 24,787 ratings
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message 1: by Drew (new)

Drew Cernava What do you know? I've read five—and one book is on my to-read shelf.


message 2: by Sharon (new)

Sharon Peterson I have all 25 books in my school library, and I have read them all!


message 3: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl I've read 16, and I plan to read a few more. There are some in which I have no interest, though.


message 4: by Qiaolei (new)

Qiaolei good book


message 5: by Julie (new)

Julie Fooldezi children will grow up and tell their loved people


message 6: by Therese (new)

Therese Kay I've read 11 of these and plan to read the rest. Great list!


message 7: by Donna (new)

Donna Davis Oh wow, a listopia we can't vote on. Moving on...


message 8: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl Silly Donna, can't read the description.


message 9: by Erin (new)

Erin Smith Can't believe Eloise isn't on this list!!! Everyone should check it out. Great list though


message 10: by Mitchell (new)

Mitchell I'm not sure I buy the selection criteria of this list. I certainly don't see how Bookee and Keeboo search for a chicken with 9 ratings fits this.

BTW for those who can't figure it out - you can vote on a static list - you just have to pick books already on the list.

As for the really popular children's books on goodreads - you can find them at https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/3...


message 11: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl Yes, Bookee isn't in the blog, either - imo it should be 'curated' right off - or at least explained here in the comments....


message 12: by Mitchell (new)

Mitchell Actually it looks like all the books in the blog aren't even on this list.


message 13: by Mitchell (new)

Mitchell So I fixed the list. And I can't tell if the original list was "Read out and read" on the left and "goodreads" on the right - and this list should perhaps only have been goodreads. (sigh)


message 14: by Mitchell (new)

Mitchell Okay. So fixed it again. So the source list as 50 books on it. 25 from "Reach Out and Read" on the left. And 25 books purportedly from goodreads using some algorithm on the right.


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message 16: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl Wow. Thanks for all your work!


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