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100 Books to Read Before You Grow Up

Here is a list of 100 Books to Read Before You Grow Up as recommended by the Children’s and Teens’ Services Department at The American Library in Paris:

100 Books to Read Before You Grow Up

Actual Size: Written and illustrated by Steve Jenkins
Ada Twist, Scientist: Written by Andrea Beaty and illustrated by David Roberts
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland: Written by Lewis Carroll
All the World: Written by Liz Garton Scanlon, illustrated by Marla Frazee
Alvin Ho, Allergic to Girls, School and Other Scary Things: Written by Lenore Look, illustrated by LeUyen Pham
And Tango Makes Three: Written by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell, illustrated by Henry Cole
The Arrival: Written and illustrated by Shaun Tan
A Bear Called Paddington: Written by Michael Bond, illustrated by Peggy Forthum
The Berenstain Bears Forget Their Manners: Written and illustrated by Stan and Jan Berenstain
The Big Orange Splot: Written and illustrated by Daniel Pinkwater
The Borrowers: Written by Mary Norton
A Chair for My Mother: Written and illustrated by Vera Williams
Charlotte’s Web: Written by E.B. White
The Crossover: Written by Kwame Alexander
The Day the Crayons Quit: Written by Drew Daywalt, Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers
The Baby Tree: Written and illustrated by Sophie Blackall
Bark, George: Written and illustrated by Jules Feiffer
Bomb: The Race to Build – and Steal – the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon: Written by Steve Sheinkin
Brown Girl Dreaming: Written by Jacqueline Woodson
Bunnicula: Written by Deborah and James Howe
Cinderella, and Other Tales from Perrault: Written by Charles Perrault
Coraline: Written by Neil Gaiman
Corduroy: Written and illustrated by Don Freeman
Each Kindness: Written by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by E.B. Lewis
Eat Your Peas: Written by Kes Gray, illustrated by Nick Sharratt
El Deafo: Written and illustrated by Cece Bell
Elmer: Written and illustrated by David McKee
Eloise: Written by Kay Thompson, illustrated by Hilary Knight
Esperanza Rising: Written by Pam Muñoz Ryan
Extra Yarn: Written by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen
Flora and Ulysses: Written by Kate DiCamillo, illustrated by K. G. Campbell
Georgie: Written and illustrated by Robert Bright
Ghost: by Jason Reynolds
Grand Canyon: Written and illustrated by Jason Chin
Grimm’s Fairy Tales: Written by the Brothers Grimm
Guess How Much I Love You: Written by Sam McBratney, illustrated by Anita Jeram
Harold and the Purple Crayon: Written and illustrated by Crockett Johnson
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: by J.K. Rowling
Hatchet: by Gary Paulsen
Inside Out and Back Again: Written by Thanhha Lai
Joseph Had a Little Overcoat: Written and illustrated by Simms Taback
Just a Minute! Written and illustrated by Yuyi Morales
Knuffle Bunny: Written and illustrated by Mo Willems
Last Stop on Market Street: Written by Matt de la Peña, illustrated by Christian Robinson
Lost and Found: Written and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers
March: Book One: Written by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, Illustrated by Nate Powell
Merci Suarez Changes Gears: Written by Meg Medina
My Happy Life: Written by Rose Lagercrantz, illustrated by Eva Eriksson
Nancy Drew: The Secret of the Old Clock: Written by Carolyn Keene
Neighborhood Sharks: Written and illustrated by Katherine Roy
Nelson Mandela: Written and illustrated by Kadir Nelson
The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials): Written by Phillip Pullman
One Crazy Summer: Written by Rita Williams-Garcia
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief: Written by Rick Riordan
Peter Pan: Written by J.M. Barrie
Peter Rabbit: Written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter
Please, Baby, Please: Written by Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee, illustrated by Kadir Nelson
Press Here: Written and illustrated by Hervé Tullet
Room on the Broom: Written by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Axel Scheffler
Rosie Revere, Engineer: Written by Andrea Beaty, illustrated by David Roberts
A Sick Day for Amos McGee: Written by Phillip C. Stead, illustrated by Erin Stead
Stellaluna: Written and illustrated by Janell Cannon
A Tale Dark and Grimm: Written by Adam Gidwitz
Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes: Written by Mem Fox, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing: Written by Judy Blume
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making: Written by Catherynne M. Valente
The Giver: Written by Lois Lowry
The Gruffalo: Written by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Axel Scheffler
The Lorax: Written and illustrated by Dr. Seuss
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers: Written and illustrated by Mordicai Gerstein
The Name Jar: Written and illustrated by Yangsook Choi
The One and Only Ivan: Written by K. A. Applegate, illustrated by Patricia Castelao
The Paper Bag Princess: Written by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Michael Martchenko
The Princess and the Pony: Written and illustrated by Kate Beaton
The Princess in Black: by Shannon and Dean Hale, illustrated by LeUyen Pham
The Runaway Bunny: Written by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Clement Hurd
The Snail and the Whale: Written by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Axel Scheffler
The Snowy Day: Written and illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs: Written by Jon Scieszka and illustrated by Lane Smith
The Velveteen Rabbit: by Margery Williams
The Very Hungry Caterpillar: Written and illustrated by Eric Carle
The Watsons Go to Birmingham: Written by Christopher Paul Curtis
The Witches: Written by Roald Dahl
This Bridge Will Not be Gray: by Dave Eggers, Illustrated by Tucker Nichols
Toilet: How it Works: Written and illustrated by David Macaulay
We Are in a Book: Written and illustrated by Mo Willems
Where the Sidewalk Ends: Written and illustrated by Shel Silverstein
Where the Wild Things Are: Written and illustrated by Maurice Sendak
Winnie the Pooh: Written by A.A. Milne
Wonder: by R. J. Palacio
The Little Engine That Could: Told by Watty Piper
This is Not My Hat: Written and Illustrated by Jon Klassen
Pippi Longstocking: Written by Astrid Lindgren
I Will Not Ever Eat a Tomato: Written and illustrated by Lauren Child
A Wrinkle in Time: Written by Madeleine L’Engle
The Little Prince: Written and illustrated by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: Written by C.S. Lewis
Stella by Starlight: Written by Sharon M. Draper
Ms. Marvel: Written by G. Willow Wilson
Feathers: Written by Jacqueline Woodson

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