ALL-TIME CHILDREN'S BEST-SELLING BOOKS 
IN THE U.S. 
AS OF 
JANUARY 1, 1996

Peter Rabbit

Publishers Weekly was the source of the following data that was reprinted in Time Almanac 2000.
The top-ten best-sellers issued in harcover and in paperback are shown in the following table. The date of publication is shown in parentheses after the title.

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HARDCOVERS
 

1 Janet Sebring Lowrey  The Poky Little Puppy (1942)
2 Beatrix Potter  The Tale of Peter Rabbit (1902)
3 Gertrude Crampton  Tootle (1945)
4 Kathryn & Byron Jackson  Saggy Baggy Elephant (1955)
5 Gertrude Crampton Scuffy the Tugboat (1955)
6 Dorothy Kunhardt Pat the Bunny (1940)
7 Dr. Seuss Green Eggs and Ham (1960)
8 DR. Seuss The Cat in the Hat (1957)
9 Charles Tazewell The Littlest Angel (1946)
10 Dr. Seuss One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish (1960)

PAPERBACKS
 

1 E. B. White Charlotte's Web (1974)
2 S. E. Hinton The Outsiders (1968)
3 Judy Blume Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing (1976)
4 Jack Schaeffer Shane (1983)
5 Judy Blume Are You There God? It's Me Margaret (1972)
6 Wilson Rawls Where the Red Fern Grows (1974)
7 Madeleine L'Engle A Wrinkle in Time (1973)
8 Scott O'Dell Island of the Blue Dolphins (1971)
9 Laura Ingalls Wilder Little House on the Prairie (1971)
10 Laura Ingalls Wilder Little House in the Big Woods (1971)

 
 
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