CHILDREN'S LITERATURE ASSOCIATION'S
ELEVEN BEST AMERICAN CHILDREN'S BOOKS OF THE PAST 200 YEARS

These selections are the result of a 1975-1976 survey of members of the Children's Literature Association, an international group of librarians, teachers, authors and publishers. The list includes the suggested readers' age range for each book.

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1 E. B. White Charlotte's Web (1952, all ages)
2 Maurice Sendak Where the Wild Things Are (1963, 4-8)
3 Mark Twain The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876, 10 and up)
4 Louisa May Alcott Little Women (1868, 10 and up)
5 Mark Twain The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885, 10 and up)
6 Laura Ingalls Wilder Little House in the Big Woods (1932, 6-10)
7 Ester Forbes Johnny Tremain (1943, 10-12 and up)
8 Frank Baum The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900, 8 and up)
9 Laura Ingalls Wilder Little House on the Prairie (1935, 6-10)
l0 Scott O'Dell Island of the Blue Dolphins (1960, 12 and up)
11  Jean Craighead George  Julie of the Wolves (1972, 12 and up)

 
 
 
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