The Top Ten: Best-Selling Children's Books of All Time

Updated February 28, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
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Best-Selling Children's Books of All Time

The following list is paperback-only and figures are through the end of 2000.

Rank Book
1. Charlotte's Web, E. B. White, illustrated by Garth Williams (1974)
2. The Outsiders, S. E. Hinton (1968)
3. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, Judy Blume (1976)
4. Love You Forever, Robert Munsch, illustrated by Sheila McGraw (1986)
5. Where the Red Fern Grows, Wilson Rawls (1973)
6. Island of the Blue Dolphins, Scott O'Dell (1971)
7. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, J. K. Rowling (1999)
8. Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret, Judy Blume (1972)
9. Shane, Jack Schaeffer (1972)
10. The Indian in the Cupboard, Lynne Reid Banks (1982)