Freebie: Top Selling Children’s Books

After writing about my favorite authors and my favorite books from them it got me wondering what the best selling children’s books were. I found this list from a few different sites, they are the best selling books (as of 2000, I thought it would be fun to see what the list was before all the Harry Potter books were out).

Charlotte’s Web, E. B. White, illustrated by Garth Williams (1974)

The Outsiders, S. E. Hinton (1968)

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, Judy Blume (1976)

Love You Forever, Robert Munsch, illustrated by Sheila McGraw (1986)

Where the Red Fern Grows, Wilson Rawls (1973)

Island of the Blue Dolphins, Scott O’Dell (1971)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, J. K. Rowling (1999)

Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret, Judy Blume (1972)

Shane, Jack Schaeffer (1972)

The Indian in the Cupboard, Lynne Reid Banks (1982)

And if you are interested, here is a link for the top 150.

Is there any you wouldn’t have thought that made it on the list? There are 3 on the top 10 that I have never even read, I think it is time for a trip to the library!

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