100 Best Books for Children

Children's Book Week 2013

What are your all-time favourite children's books?

To celebrate Children's Book Week with Amazon Kindle, we published our list of what we believe are the 100 best books for children from the last 100 years - and then invited you to vote to help us decide the nation's favourites.


Our list has been broken down into four age bands, with 25 titles in each band. Take a look at the list and read our reviews of the books we've chosen:



Read more about our list of the 100 books and find about how we selected them

We asked you to tell us which books you would add to our list - take a look at a list of some of your suggestions

Read about the winning books!

You can also download a range of great resources for free - including activity ideas and lesson plans for Foundation Stage and Key Stages 1, 2 and 3, and age-specific recommended reads in the Best Book Guide.

How many have you read?

With your help we made a list of the 100 best children's books from the past 100 years. Take the quizzes below to see how many you've read!

Find out more about Children's Book Week

Find more information and background to Children's Book Week, including how the week has been celebrated in schools, libraries and venues across the country in recent years.

Booktrust Best Book Guide 2013

Download the new 2013 Booktrust Best Book Guide, which brings together reviews of some of our favourite children's books published in the last year.

The Best Book Awards with Amazon Kindle

The winners were announced at the Best Books Bash on Wednesday 2 July.