The Hundred Best Books for Children ~ Complete Series

The Hundred Best Books for Children ~ Introduction

The Book-Lover by James Baldwin was published in the late 1800s proposing to offer a guide to reading. This reading guide included “The Hundred Best Books for Children.”

His list of books for children include those from science, literature, geography, and active life.

I can but close this chapter of book-lists by complying with the wishes of many parents and educators who desire a more extended catalogue of works suitable for a young person’s library than I have yet given. The following list, although by no means including all that are really praiseworthy, embraces one hundred volumes that can be recommended without hesitation.

You’ll find that the list includes books from fairy tales to Ivanhoe, so there is something for children of a variety of ages.

We have not read every book on the list, but we are familiar with most of them. Like us, you’ll want to pick and choose those books that fit your family. Take the best and leave the rest!

You’ll find new additions here as they are posted.


100 Best Books for Children ~ Kingsley

100 Best Books for Children ~ Kingsley

Numbers 7, 8, and 9 on Baldwin’s The Hundred Best Books for Children are classics by Charles Kingsley: The Heroes, The Water-Babies, and Madame How and Lady Why.