What are the 100 books that your child should not miss?

Amazon has just released a children's version of its list of '100 Books to Read in a Lifetime.'

'Make Way for Ducklings' and 'The Invention of Hugo Cabret' were two of the titles that made Amazon's list of '100 Books to Read in a Lifetime, Children's Books Edition.'

Amazon has released a new version of its “100 Books to Read in a Lifetime,” this one centered on children’s books.

Newer titles on the list include the book “Wonder” by R.J. Palacio, “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!” by Mo Willems, “The Lightning Thief” by Rick Riordan, “The Tale of Despereaux” by Kate DiCamillo, “Goodnight Goodnight Construction Site,” by Sherri Duskey Rinker, "The Bad Beginning" by Lemony Snicket, "The Invention of Hugo Cabret" by Brian Selznick, and the frequently-banned “And Tango Makes Three” by Justin Richardson, which portrays two male penguins raising a baby. 

The list is arranged alphabetically, so all titles are equal. Other books that made the cut include classics like “Goodnight Moon” by Margaret Wise Brown, “Little House on the Prairie” by Laura Ingalls Wilder, and “The House at Pooh Corner” by A.A. Milne.

Amazon’s picks also feature many overlaps with a list compiled by librarians at the New York Public Library in 2013, including “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” by Judith Viorst, “Bridge to Terabithia” by Katherine Paterson, “The Westing Game” by Ellen Raskin, and others. (Check out the NYPL list here.)

Check out Amazon’s full list of titles.

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