Best Selling Children's Books Ever

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Welcome to the best selling children's books list!

For your convenience, we have researched and put together a list of some of the highest rated, best selling children's fiction books of all time.

This list contains the top twenty five best selling books for kids in every age group. It has been divided into sections- starting with top selling stories for babies and toddlers- to make browsing easier.

Best Selling Kids Books by Age Group

0-3 yrs        4-8 yrs        9-12 yrs        Young Adult

You'll find a variety of the very best in the children's fiction genre. These best selling titles range from Dr. Seuss to Jane Austen... from Arthur Conan Doyle to children's bedtime stories and nursery rhymes for children of all ages!

Every book on this page is rated at least 4 stars or higher, and is a long time best selling book in the children's books category.

Many are appropriate for readers in more than one age group. Instead of listing it more than once, we selected another highly rated best selling title to add in it's place on the appropriate list.

Be sure to browse the list in its entirety. There are one hundred of the greatest kid's books listed for children at every reading level, and they're all worth reading more than once!

Best Selling Children's Books ( Ages: 0-3 Years Old )

  • Goodnight Moon   by Margaret Wise Brown
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar   by Eric Carle
  • The Poky Little Puppy   by Janette Sebring Lowrey
  • A Sick Day for Amos McGee   by Phillip C. Stead
  • The Going-to-Bed Book   by Sandra Boynton
  • Tangled (Disney Little Golden Book)   by Ben Smiley
  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?   by Bill Martin Jr.
  • On the Night You Were Born   by Nancy Tillman
  • Moo Baa La La La   by Sandra Boynton
  • Peek-A Who?   by Nina Laden
  • Potty (Leslie Patricelli board books)   by Leslie Patricelli
  • My Big Animal Book   by Roger Priddy
  • Pat the Bunny Book & Plush   by Dorothy Kunhardt
  • Dear Zoo: A Pop-up Book   by Rod Campbell
  • Where Is Baby's Belly Button?   by Karen Katz
  • Dr. Seuss's ABC: An Amazing Alphabet Book!   by Dr. Seuss
  • Are You My Mother?   by P. D. Eastman
  • Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes   by Annie Kubler
  • Good Night, Gorilla   by Peggy Rathmann
  • The Story of Ferdinand   by Munro Leaf
  • Big Board First 100 Words   by Roger Priddy
  • Green Eggs & Ham (Nifty Lift-and-Look)   by Dr. Seuss
  • Guess How Much I Love You Board Book   by Sam McBratney
  • Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!   by Mo Willems
  • Preschool Basics   by School Zone Publishing Company

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Best Selling Children's Books ( Ages: 4-8 Years Old )

  • Fairy Tales Every Child Should Know   by Raja Sharma
  • Great Expectations   by Monica Kulling
  • Gulliver's Travels   by Nick Eliopulos
  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow   by Washington Irving
  • The Jungle Book   by Rudyard Kipling
  • The War of the Worlds   by H. G. Wells
  • A Christmas Carol   by Charles Dickens
  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde   by Kate McMullan
  • Understood Betsy   by Dorothy Canfield Fisher
  • Japanese Fairy Tales   by Yei Theodora Ozaki
  • Silverlicious (Pinkalicious)   by Victoria Kann
  • The Wind in the Willows   by Kenneth Graham
  • Blue Fairy Book   by Andrew Lang
  • The Sleeping Beauty   by C. S. Evans
  • A Little Princess   by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Harry Potter: A Pop-Up Book based on the movies   by Lucy Kee
  • Dr. Seuss's Beginner Book Collection   by Dr. Seuss
  • Love You Forever (Gift Edition)   by Robert N. Munsch
  • Anne's House of Dreams   by L.M. Montgomery
  • The Pink Fairy Book   by Andrew Lang
  • The Name of This Book Is Secret   by Pseudonymous Bosch
  • The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse   by Beatrix Potter
  • Oh, the Places You'll Go!   by Dr. Seuss
  • Peter and the Starcatchers   by Ridley Pearson, Dave Barry
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone   by J. K. Rowling

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Best Selling Children's Books ( Ages: 9-12 Years Old )

  • The Adventures & Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes   Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Pride and Prejudice (Oxford Children's Classics)   by Jane Austen
  • Jane Eyre (Puffin Classics)   by Charlotte Brontë
  • Dracula (Sterling Classics)   by Bram Stoker, Scott McKowen
  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland   by Lewis Carroll
  • Little Women (Oxford Children's Classics)   by Louisa May Alcott
  • A Tale of Two Cities (Puffin Classics)   by Charles Dickens
  • The Secret Garden (HarperClassics)   by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Sense and Sensibility (Puffin Classics)   by Jane Austen
  • Les Miserables (A Stepping Stone Book)   by Monica Kulling
  • Classic Starts: Great Expectations (Classic Starts Series)
  • Treasure Island (Penguin Classics)   by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray (Great Illustrated Classics)   by Oscar Wilde
  • Frankenstein (Oxford Children's Classics)   by Mary Shelley
  • Beauty and the Beast   by Jeanne-Marie Le Prince de Beaumont
  • The Time Machine (Scholastic Classics)   by H. G. Wells
  • The Softwire: Virus on Orbis 1   by PJ. Haarsma
  • The Phantom of the Opera   by Gaston Leroux
  • The Heroes of Olympus, Book One: The Lost Hero   by Rick Riordan
  • The Book Thief   by Markus Zusak
  • Ender's Game   by Orson Scott Card
  • Invisible Man, The (scholastic Classics)   by H. G. Wells
  • The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles, Book 1)   by Rick Riordan
  • The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)   by Rick Riordan
  • Reckless   by Cornelia Funke

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Best Selling Children's Books ( Ages: Young Adult )

  • The Hunger Games   by Suzanne Collins
  • Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, Bk 2)   by Suzanne Collins
  • The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin   by Benjamin Franklin
  • The Jungle Books (Whole Story)   by Rudyard Kipling
  • Beastly Movie Tie-in Edition   by Alex Flinn
  • The Island of Doctor Moreau   by H. G. Wells
  • Nineteen Eighty-Four (New Windmill)   by George Orwell
  • Favorite   by Karen McQuestion
  • Great Gatsby (Longman Literature)   by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Household Tales by Brothers Grimm   by Jacob Grimm
  • Town Like Alice   by Nevil Shute
  • Twilight book   by Stephenie Meyer
  • The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)   by Rick Riordan
  • Eclipse (The Twilight Saga, Book 3)   by Stephenie Meyer
  • The Hound of the Baskervilles   by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)   by Rick Riordan
  • American Fairy Tales   by L. Frank Baum
  • The Wind in the Willows   by Kenneth Grahame
  • The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)   by Rick Riordan
  • The Hobbit   by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • New Moon (The Twilight Saga, Book 2)   by Stephenie Meyer
  • Daniel X: Demons and Druids   by James Patterson
  • The Eye Of The World   by Robert Jordan
  • Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, Book 3)   by Suzanne Collins
  • The Giver   by Lois Lowry

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