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Get to work! 100 Children's Books to Read in a Lifetime

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A life without Amazon's 100 best children's books isn't a life at all

I thoroughly believe children's books are timeless. No matter how old I get, I still find comfort in the words of Dr. Seuss, Madeleine L'Engle, and Shel Silverstein.

Is it because children's books take us back to a happier, simpler time before bills, laundry and work? Maybe. Or maybe it's because children's books carry messages for all ages: messages of love, forgiveness and hope.

In honor of the best of the best, the Amazon Books editors have compiled the 100 Children's Books to Read in a Lifetime. You can be 25 or 85; these books are important. Seira Wilson, children's book editor at Amazon, chose her top 10, but you can find the full list below, as well.

Don't miss out on these great reads. They will improve your quality of living and make you feel young again.

1. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

A life without Amazon's 100 best children's books isn't a life at all

Still a best in class, this adventure story from 1963 takes three young people on a quest through space and time.

Classic books to read with your kids>>

2. Bread and Jam for Frances by Russell Hoban

A life without Amazon's 100 best children's books isn't a life at all

Be careful what you wish for! Frances decides bread and jam is all she wants to eat, and when her parents oblige, the result is funny and sweet.

3. D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths by Ingrid d'Aulaire and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire

A life without Amazon's 100 best children's books isn't a life at all

A beautiful introduction to mythology. The lives and stories of all the great gods and goddesses of ancient Greece are included.

4. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

A life without Amazon's 100 best children's books isn't a life at all

In a great green room, a classic bedtime story unfolds as a little bunny says goodnight to all the familiar things around him.

No pressure, but your kid's doctor wants you to read aloud from birth>>

5. Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

A life without Amazon's 100 best children's books isn't a life at all

Many generations of children have grown up with these familiar fairy tales, including Rapunzel, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and more.

6. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J. K. Rowling

A life without Amazon's 100 best children's books isn't a life at all

The book that started a new era of kids and adults falling in love with reading, this is the where Harry Potter's magical story begins.

7. Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder

A life without Amazon's 100 best children's books isn't a life at all

In this true story, pioneer Laura Ingalls and her family leave their house in Wisconsin and travel West to Kansas.

Top 10 Dr. Seuss books>>

8. The House at Pooh Corner by A. A. Milne

A life without Amazon's 100 best children's books isn't a life at all

The adventures continue in the Hundred Acre Wood with friends Winnie-the-Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore and of course, Christopher Robin.

9. The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch

A life without Amazon's 100 best children's books isn't a life at all

Traditional fairy tale roles are reversed when Princess Elizabeth rescues her fiancé Prince Ronald from a dragon.

10. Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein

A life without Amazon's 100 best children's books isn't a life at all

Shel Silverstein's whimsical, funny and profound poems and illustrations are a delight for children and adults of all ages.

Up next: The full top 100 from Amazon's list >>

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