List of Best Selling Books
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Here's a list of best selling books which includes popular stories for kids, well-loved classics and some of the best books of all time. Read as many of them as possible, to understand what readers want and how to write a story that appeals to children:

List of Best Selling Books #1: Best Baby Books

Aliki: Welcome, Little Baby
Rod Campbell: 3 titles: Dear Zoo; Noisy Farm; My Day
Eric Carle: 2 titles: 1,2,3 to the Zoo; The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Sarah Garland: 8 titles: All Gone!; Doing the Washing; Coming to Tea; Doing the Garden; Going Shopping; Going Swimming; Going to Playschool; Having a Picnic
Eric Hill: Spot series, e.g. Where's Spot?; Spot's Birthday; Spot's First Walk
Shirley Hughes: 7 titles: Bathwater's Hot; When We Went to the Park; Noisy; Two Shoes, New Shoes; Bouncing; Giving; Out and About
Ann Morris: 2 titles: This Little Baby's Morning; This Little Baby Goes Out
Helen Oxenbury: Tom and Pippo series
Michael Rosen: We're Going on a Bear Hunt
Shigeo Watanabe: 5 titles: I'm Going for a Walk!; I'm Playing with Papa!; I'm Having a Bath with Papa!; I'm the King of the Castle!; Ready, Steady, Go!

Want more? For a comprehensive, categorized list of best selling books, with worldwide sales figures, go to Best Baby Books

What kinds of stories do babies like? To find out, visit Best Ideas for Babies' Books and Hot Favorites for Kids.


List of Best Selling Books #2: Best Books for Toddlers

Janet and Allan Ahlberg: 2 titles: Bye Bye Baby; Each Peach Pear Plum
Margaret Wise Brown: Goodnight Moon
Eric Carle: 3 titles: The Very Hungry Caterpillar; 1,2,3 to the Zoo; The Very Busy Spider
Shirley Hughes: 4 titles: Alfie's Feet; Alfie Gets in First; Lucy and Tom's ABC; Lucy and Tom's Day
Lisa Kopper: Daisy Thinks She is a Baby
Edward Lear: The Owl and the Pussycat
Mercer Mayer: Little Crittur series
Virginia Miller: Bartholomew Bear series: On Your Potty!; Eat Your Dinner!; Get Into Bed!; Be Gentle!; I Love YOu Just the Way You Are
Al Perkins: Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb
Watty Piper: The Little Engine That Could
Beatrix Potter: 4 titles: The Tale of Peter Rabbit; The Tale of Tom Kitten; The Story of Miss Moppet; The Tale of Mr Jeremy Fisher
Dr Seuss' Green Eggs and Ham

Want more? For a comprehensive, categorized list of best selling books, with worldwide sales figures, go to Best Books for Toddlers

What kinds of stories do toddlers want? To find out, visit: Write Top-Selling Toddlers' Books and Hot Favorites for Kids


List of Best Selling Books #3: Popular Children's Books for Nursery Preschoolers

Janet and Allan Ahlberg: Starting School
Paulette Bourgeois: Franklin in the Dark and sequels
Marc Brown: 2 titles: DW Flips!; DW Rides Again!
Wanda Gag: Millions of Cats
Shirley Hughes: 9 titles: Alfie Gets in First; An Evening at Alfie's; Lucy and Tom Go to School; Lucy and Tom at the Seaside; Lucy and Tom's Christmas; Lucy and Tom's ABC; Lucy & Tom's 1,2,3; Sally's Secret; Out and About
Lois Lenski: Mr Small Books
Mercer Mayer: Little Crittur series
AA Milne: When We Were Very Young
Al Perkins: The Digging-est Dog
Dr Seuss: 3 titles: The Cat in the Hat; Green Eggs and Ham; One Fish, Two Fish

Want more? For a more extensive, categorized list of best selling books, with worldwide sales figures, go to Popular Children's Books for Nursery Preschoolers

What kinds of stories are popular with Nursery Preschoolers? To find out, visit Hot Favorites for Kids


List of Best Selling Books #4: Favorite Children's Books for Preschoolers-Kindergartners

Stan and Jan Berenstain: Berenstain Bear series: includes titles like Bears in the Night; The Spooky Old Tree; The Berenstain Bears Go to School; The Berenstain Bears and the Sitter; The Berenstain Bears' Moving Day; The Berenstain Bears and the Messy Room
Michael Bond: Paddington Bear series
Roald Dahl: The Enormous Crocodile
Shirley Hughes: 8 titles: Alfie Gives a Hand; Angel Mae; The Big Concrete Lorry; The Snow Lady; Helpers; Moving Molly; The Trouble with Jack; Wheels
Arnold Lobel: 6 titles: Days with Frog and Toad; Frog and Toad All Year; Frog and Toad are Friends; Frog and Toad Together; Mouse Tales; Mouse Soup
AA Milne: 2 titles: Winnie-the-Pooh; The House at Pooh Corner
Else Holmelund Minarik: 5 titles: Little Bear; Little Bear's Friend; Little Bear's Visit; Father Bear Comes Home; A Kiss for Little Bear
Robert Munsch: 3 titles: Love You Forever; Thomas' Snowsuit; I Have to Go
Dr Seuss: 6 titlesHorton Hatches the Egg; Horton Hears a Who; The Lorax; The Sleep Book; The Sneetches; Yertle the Turtle
Oscar Wilde: The Selfish Giant

Want more? For an extensive, categorized list of best selling books, with worldwide sales figures, go to Favorite Children's Books for Kindergartner Preschoolers

What types of stories are popular with Kindergarten Preschoolers? To find out, visit Preschoolers Kindergartners' Stories: Ideas for Writing a Book and Hot Favorites for Kids.


List of Best Selling Books #5: Good Beginner Books for the Emergent Reader (6-7 years)

Stan and Jan Berenstain: Berenstain Bear series
Judy Blume: Freckle Juice
Beverly Cleary: Ramona series, e.g. Ramona Quimby; Ramona the Pest; Ramona the Brave; Ramona and Her Father
Roald Dahl: 2 titles: The Enormous Crocodile; The Minpins
Paula Danziger: Amber Brown is Not a Crayon
Herge's Adventures of Tintin series
Shirley Hughes: Stories by Firelight
Colin McNaughton: Have You Seen Who's Just Moved In Next Door To Us?
AA Milne: 2 titles: Now We Are Six; Winnie the Pooh
Else Holmlund Minarik: Little Bear series
Peggy Parish: Amelia Bedelia and sequels
EB White: Charlotte's Web

Want more? For an extensive, categorized list of best selling books, with worldwide sales figures, go to Good Beginner Books for the Emergent Reader

What stories for children are popular with beginner readers? To find out, visit Guidelines to Write a Book for Beginner Readers and Hot Favorites for Kids


List of Best Selling Books #6: Children's Chapter Books (for Kids 8-9 years)

Judy Blume: 4 titles: Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing; Superfudge; Fudgemania; Freckle Juice
Beverley Cleary: Ramona Quimby and sequels; Henry Huggins and sequels; Dear Mr Henshaw
Roald Dahl: James and the Giant Peach
Paula Danziger: The Cat Ate My Gymsuit
Franklin Dixon: Hardy Boys series
Shirley Hughes: 2 titles: Chips and Jessie; Another Helping of Chips
Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Little House in the Big Woods and sequels
CS Lewis: Narnia series: The Magician's Nephew; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; The Horse and His Boy; Prince Caspian; The Voyage of the Dawn Treader; The Silver Chair; The Last Battle
Patricia MacLachlan: Sarah, Plain and Tall, and sequels
Ann Martin: Babysitters Club series
Mildred Taylor: 2 titles: Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry; Let the Circle Be Unbroken
EB White: 3 titles: Charlotte's Web; Trumpet of the Swan; Stuart Little

Want more? For an extended, categorized list of best selling books, with worldwide sales figures, go to Cliffhanger Stories: Children's Chapter Books.


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What stories for children would appeal to advanced readers? To find out, visit Ideas for Writing a Book for Children: Chapter Books and Hot Favorites for Kids


Writing for older readers? For a list of best selling books, go to: Top Books for Pre-Teens and Teens. For creative writing ideas for older readers, visit Cool Stories for Pre-Teens and Teens.

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