Children's Top 100 Books
The National Education Association published a
Children's Top 100 Book List as
part of its Read Across
J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series was the big
winner. The Goosebumps series
by R. L. Stine came in second, followed by Dr.
Seuss's "Green Eggs and Ham"
and "The Cat in the Hat." Rounding out the top 10
were the Arthur series by
Marc Brown, E. B. White's "Charlotte's Web," the
Shiloh trilogy by Phyllis
Reynolds Naylor, "Hatchet" by Gary Paulsen,
"Holes" by Louis Sachar, and
"The Giver" by Lois Lowry.
"Asking children to vote for their favorite books
taught us all some
lessons," said NEA President Bob Chase. "First,
kids love being asked what
they like to read. And second, their choices are
far more eclectic than we
would ever imagine."
list of top 100
seven Newbery Award winners, two Caldecott Award
winners, six Dr. Seuss
titles, and three books by E. B. White.
The NEA survey, which was conducted online on the
Read Across America web
site from November 1, 1999 through February 1,
2000, asked students to give
their names, ages, schools, cities, states,
gender and their five favorite
books. More than 1,800 students from 39 states,
Puerto Rico, and Department
of Defense schools submitted over 8,100 titles.