100 Great Children's Books | 100 Years

Our friends at the New York Public Library have compiled a list of 100 children’s books that have long been considered classics and are still very much in demand. Out of all these titles you are bound to find some of your favorites as well as discover some new ones. A few books on the list include…

Charlotte’s Web: When the runt of the litter's life is spared, Wilbur the pig doubts life could get much better. However he becomes inconsolable when he discovers that he is destined to be the farmer's Christmas dinner. Only friendship and a crazy scheme can save him.

Esperanza Rising: Esperanza and her mother are forced to leave their life of wealth and privilege in Mexico to go work in the labor camps of Southern California. It is here where they must adapt to the harsh circumstances facing Mexican farm workers on the eve of the Great Depression.

The Story of Ferdinand: A true classic with a timeless message, this is a story about a docile bull who would rather smell flowers than engage in the bullfights in Madrid.

The Phantom Tollbooth: This ingenious fantasy centers around Milo, a bored ten-year-old who comes home to find a large toy tollbooth sitting in his room. Joining forces with a watchdog named Tock, Milo drives through the tollbooth's gates and begins a memorable journey.

Check out the complete list here.