Top 100 Childrens Books of all time. As rated by OHbaby Members.



We asked OHbaby! members to tell us your favourite children's books ever. You responded in overwhelming numbers. Below is the definitive list - books you can be guaranteed will be read again and again in your house. Where does your favourite rank? Keep reading to find out!

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hungry

1. The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Eric Carle

hairy

2. Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy

Lynley Dodd

gruffalo

3. The Gruffalo

Julia Donaldson

wonkeydonkey

4. The Wonky Donkey

Craig Smith

wherewildthing

5. Where the Wild Things Are

Maurice Sendak

greeneggs

6. Green Eggs and Ham

Dr. Suess

catinhat

7. The Cat in the Hat

Dr. Seuss

spot

8. Spot books

Eric Hill

winniepooh

9. Winnie the Pooh

A. A. Milne

bearhunt1

10. We're Going on a Bear Hunt

Michael Rosen

guesshowmuch

11. Guess How Much I Love You

Sam McBratney

peepo

12. Peepo

Janet and Allan Ahlberg

eachpeach

13. Each Peach Pear Plum

Janet and Allan Ahlberg

dearzoo

14. Dear Zoo

Rod Campbell

tigertea

15. The Tiger Who Came to Tea

Judith Kerr

whereisgreensheep

16. Where is the Green Sheep?

Mem Fox and Judy Horacek

peterrabbit

17. The Tale of Peter Rabbit

Beatrix Potter

thatsnotmy

18. That's Not My...

Fiona Watt

yellowdigger

19. The Little Yellow Digger

Betty and Alan Gilderdale

areyoumymother

20. Are You My Mother?

P. D. Eastman

thomas

21. Thomas the Tank Engine

Rev W. Awdry

goodnightmoon

22. Goodnight Moon

Margaret Wise Brown

mycatlikesboxes

23. My Cat Likes to Hide in Boxes

Eve Sutton

scarface

24. Scarface Claw

Lynley Dodd

bfg

25. The BFG

Roald Dahl

hairymaclarybone

26. Hairy Maclary's Bone

Lynley Dodd

slinky

27. Slinky Malinki

Lynley Dodd

giraffes

28. Giraffes Can't Dance

Giles Andreae

snowwhite

29. Snow White

cinderella

30. Cinderella

roombroom

31. Room on the Broom

Julia Donaldson

willbee

32. Willbee the Bumblebee

Craig Smith and Maureen Thomson

caterwaul

33. Hairy Maclary's Caterwaul Caper

Lynley Dodd

mydad

34. My Dad

Anthony Browne

lorax

35. The Lorax

Dr. Seuss

brownbear

36. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

Bill Martin Jr.

backofthechair

37. Down the Back of the Chair

Margaret Mahy

tenlittlefingers

38. Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes

Mem Fox

badjelly

39. Bad Jelly the Witch

Spike Milligan

foxinsocks

40. Fox in Socks

Dr. Suess

hooray-for-fish

41. Hooray for Fish!

Lucy Cousins

hoponpop

42. Hop on Pop

Dr. Suess

maisy

43. Maisy

Lucy Cousins

lionmeadow

44. A Lion in the Meadow

Margaret Mahy

charlie

45. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Roald Dahl

gruffolochild

46. The Gruffalo's Child

Julia Donaldson

onefish

47. One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish

Dr. Seuss

perkypukeko

48. Perky the Pukeko

Michelle Osment

commotion

49. Commotion in the Ocean

Giles Andreae

zachary

50. Hairy Maclary and Zachary Quack

Lynley Dodd

kitchen

51. In the Night Kitchen

Maurice Sendak

roadworks

52. Roadworks

Sally Sutton

whosanktheboat

53. Who Sank the Boat?

Pamela Allen

alice

54. Alice in Wonderland

 

baabaa

55. Baa Baa Smart Sheep

Mark Sommerset

cork

56. Cork on the Ocean

Mark Sommerset

dogger

57. Dogger

Shiryley Hughes

scattercat

58. Hairy Maclary Scattercat

Lynley Dodd

mog

59. Mog the Forgetful Cat

Judith Kerr

farawaytree

60. The Magic Faraway Tree

Enid Blyton

lionwitchwardrobe

61. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

C. S. Lewis

velveteen

62. The Velveteen Rabbit

Margery Williams

A-Fish-Out-of-Water-3576525-3

63. A Fish Out of Water

Helen Palmer

summerysaturday

64. A Summery Saturday Morning

Margaret Mahy

drdog

65. Dr. Dog

Babette Cole

rumpus

66. Hairy Maclary Rumpus at the Vet

Lynley Dodd

harry

67. Harry the Dirty Dog

Gene Zion

justgottobed

68. Just Go to Bed

Mercer Mayor

kissyuck

69. Kiss Kiss Yuck Yuck

Kyle Mewburn

kissesfordaddy

70. Kisses for Daddy

Frances Watts

megmog

71. Meg and Mog

Helen Nicoll and Jan Pienkowski

millymolly

72. Milly-Molly-Mandy

Joyce Lankester Brisley

monkeypuzzle

73. Monkey Puzzle

Juilia Donaldson

mrbrown

74. Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?

Dr. Suess

mrmen

75. Mr. Men

Roger Hargreaves

mrswishy

76. Mrs. Wishy-Washy

Joy Cowley

places

77. Oh, the Places You'll Go!

Dr. Seuss

rumble

78. Rumble in the Jungle

Giles Andreae

teninthebed

79. Ten in the Bed

Penny Dale

littlemole

80. The Story of the Little Mole Who Knew It Was None of His Business

Werner Holzwarth

littlepigs

81. The Three Little Pigs

James Marshall

twits

82. The Twits

Roald Dahl

witchcherrytree

83. The Witch in the Cherry Tree

Margaret Mahy

walter

84. Walter the Farting Dog

William Kotzwinkle and Glenn Murray

dogssniffbottoms

85. Why Do Dogs Sniff Bottoms?

Dawn McMillan and Bert Signal

angelina

86. Angelina Ballerina

Katharine Holabird

fixitduck

87. Fix-It Duck

Jez Alborough

jamespeach

88. James and the Giant Peach

Roald Dahl

mrswishywashyfarm

89. Mrs. Wishy-Washy's Farm

Joy Cowley

nicketty-nacketty-noo-joy-cowley-paperback-cover-art

90. Nicketty-Nacketty Noo-Noo-Noo

Joy Cowley

oldhuhu

91. Old Huhu

Kyle Mewburn

owlbabies

92. Owl Babies

Martin Waddell

farmermcphee

93. The Moon and Farmer McPhee

Margaret Mahy

swallowedfly

94. There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly

Pam Adams

tiddler

95. Tiddler

Julia Donaldson

ladybird

96. What the Ladybird Heard

Julia Donaldson

littleengine

97. The Little Engine That Could

Watty Piper

bestnest

98. The Best Nest

P. D. Eastman

bambi

99. Bambi

annegreen

100. Anne of Green Gables

Lucy Maud Montgomery


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