Many children simply love books and these are essential reading materials for their growing up years. It is through these books where they learn different characters foretold in stories of animals and families. Generally, these stories involve responsibilities and relationships. In fact, many of the children’s books have become timeless classics and are still selling like hotcakes even when they were published many, many decades ago. Here is a list of the top 10 most popular and bestselling children’s books of all time. The Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter are excluded due to lack of reliable figures.
10. The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13¾ (1982)
This book speaks of a teenager who considers himself as an intellectual person. It is written in a diary form where readers can have a great time laughing due to the regrets and worries of the main character. The backgrounds of the story feature many significant events that took place during that period such as the wedding of Diana and Charles, the time when Prince William was born, and the time of the Falkland War.
9. The Hunger Games (2008)
This book entails the story of Katniss Everdeen, a girl who lives in a region where North America is known to stand before the end. Each year, they choose a young boy or girl to battle to the end – or even death.
8. The Wind in the Willows (1908)
This story speaks of Thame Valley’s nature and features 4 animals as the main characters. It is a kid’s story which speaks of camaraderie and morality. Adventures of these characters make the story fun to read.
7. The Very Hungry Caterpillar (1969)
This book comes with pictures that tell the story of a caterpillar and how it turned out to be a beautiful butterfly. It is a book which has earned several awards on its literary content and graphics.
6. The Adventures of Pinocchio (1881)
This is the story of a marionette whose name was Pinocchio. It is a heartwarming and delightful story for children because it teaches them not to do mischiefs and lies.
5. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (2007)
This book is the last in the 7-part series of the popular Harry Potter book. It has earned several awards and became extremely popular because it was made into a movie along with its early sequels.
4. The Tale of Peter Rabbit (1902)
This is a story of Peter Rabbit, a mischievous rabbit who is often chased by Mr. McGregor in his garden.
3. Charlotte’s Web (1952)
This book speaks of the friendship between Wilbur the pig and Charlotte the spider and how Charlotte saved her friend from being slaughtered. To repay her, Wilbur took her eggs when she died and three of her offspring became Wilber’s best friends.
2. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (1950)
This is a story of English children who visited a mystical land which was being ruled by a white witch. It features talking animals and mystical creatures all throughout.
1. The Hobbit (1937)
This book entails the story of a hobbit named Bilbo Baggins and his search for his share in the coveted treasure which is guarded by a mighty dragon.