What are the best timeless children's books according to Time magazine?

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    #1Harold and the Purple Crayon

    Harold and the Purple Crayon
    Crockett Johnson's Harold and the Purple Crayon is a timeless story of the power of a child's imagination. In this story, Harold goes on a moonlit adventure armed only with his big purple crayon.
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    Louis Lopez
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "The most timeless children's books are the one that keeps your child engaged for days on end. Your child becomes obsessed with the book to the point where it annoys you as a parent but that is what makes a great childhood. I remember the timeless books as a child and I have still never forgotten them. This is a great book to introduce to my child."
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    #2Green Eggs and Ham

    Green Eggs and Ham

    “Do you like green eggs and ham?” asks Sam-I-am in the classic book for children by Dr Seuss that has cemented its place among American children for ages. Follow Sam-I-Am and encourage your children to read by themselves. 

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    Diana Rogers
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "I was looking for the best timeless children's books according to Time magazine. This was exactly what I needed! I highly recommend it."
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    #3Goodnight Moon

    Goodnight Moon

    Goodnight Moon is a classic of children's literature written by Margareth Wise that combines beautiful poetry with astonishes illustrations. It is, for sure, the perfect bedtime story for kids up to 3 years old.

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    Justin Aguilar
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "A classic children book that ages well time after time, but although it's a great book for children to read to, it isn't the best according to time magazine. This website shows no information about any critic review from time magazine."
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    #4Where the Sidewalk Ends

    Where the Sidewalk Ends

    Where the Sidewalk Ends is a collection of humorous poetry and illustrations by Shel Silverstein. It presents common childhood issues and amusing stories fit for kids.

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    Kimberly Stanley
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "No child should grow up without reading Where the Sidewalk Ends. This book is a classic for a reason, everyone loves it."
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    #5The Runaway Bunny

    The Runaway Bunny

    The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown follows the story of a bunny who keeps running away from his mother to play hide-and-seek. This picture book shows the undying love of a mother to her child.

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    Kevin Diaz
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "Best with the runnaway bunny of it"
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    #6Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

    Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel
    Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel is a classic children's picture book written by Virginia Lee Burton. This tells the story of Mike Mulligan who digs deep canals with his shovel. Published in 1938 by HMH Books for Young Readers.
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    Michelle Morris
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "A true classic! I am sure most of you remember this one from your childhood. This is a classic that deserves to be read in the classic way - a hardback book. I read it with my 2nd grader and she enjoyed it to no end. "
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    #7Love You Forever

    Love You Forever

    Love You Forever is a story about a mother and her love for her newborn son. This 1986 classic has sold more than 15 million copies and has been translated into other languages.


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    Santiago Peralta
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "Love You Forever may indeed be a timeless children's book, but I'll never understand why. The story is predictably sentimental and the illustrations are just plain boring."
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    #8Where the Wild Things Are

    Where the Wild Things Are
    Where the Wild Things Are is one of the most highly acclaimed and best-loved children's picture books of all time, written by American author and illustrator Maurice Sendak.
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    Deborah Austin
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "Overall I've heard good things about this book. It it definitely a good book on the top of the children's list. "
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    #9Katy and the Big Snow

    Katy and the Big Snow
    Katy and the Big Snow is a beautiful winter book that shows kids the work of a brave tractor called Katy. The text is perfect for introducing children the concept of community. 



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    Christopher Morales
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "The main character in this book is a wonderful role model for children. The story is good and useful and the illustrations are wonderful. Definitely a timeless classic."
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    #10The Giving Tree

    The Giving Tree

    The Giving Tree is a story of unforgettable perception that offers an affecting interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another's capacity to love in return. It's beautifully written and illustrated by Shel Silverstein.

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    Jason Welch
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "I was on the hunt for the best timeless children's books according to Time magazine and this book was just what I needed! I love it and recommend to everyone."
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    #11Corduroy

    Corduroy
    Corduroy is a classic children's tale written and illustrated by Don Freeman, originally published in 1968. It tells the story of Corduroy,  a teddy bear who has been waiting to get picked up from the department store.
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    #12Click, Clack, Moo

    Click, Clack, Moo

    Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type is a children's fiction humorous book written by Doreen Cronin and illustrated by Betsy Lewin first published in 1999. 

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    Guillermina Ventura
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "It seems silly, but the book is actually really creative and will entertain parents as well as children. The art direction in the book was really well done as well, and I think that people of all ages will find this book really appealing to them. It's got a good premise and I think that a lot of kids, especially younger kids, will really like it a lot."
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    #13The Story of Ferdinand

    The Story of Ferdinand
    First published in 1936, The Story of Ferdinand is a classic children's picture book written by Munro Leaf and illustrated by Robert Lawson. It tells the story of Ferdinand, a peaceful young bull who doesn't want to fight in bullfights.
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    Tiffany Duncan
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "The Story of Ferdinand is an absolute classic and must read if you have children. It's cute, adorable, and just perfect. I love reading this to my son. "
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    #14The Snowy Day

    The Snowy Day
    This full-colour book, written by Ezra Jack Keats, shows the adventures of a little kid in a city during a snowy day. Its amazing illustrations and the lovely story makes this text very exceptional for children and also for adults!


     

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    Kelly Garrett
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "More of a picture book. It tells the story of a day that seems to last forever for a kid."
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    #15The Little Engine That Could

    The Little Engine That Could

    The Little Engine That Could is a children's book about a train written by Watty Piper and illustrated by Doris and George Hauman. It was first published in 1930. 

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    Juan Snyder
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "I am a big fan or reading time magazine. Lately, I found reading a section on what were the best children's books of all time to be quite interesting. The best book I found on the list was The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper. "
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    #16The Cat in the Hat

    The Cat in the Hat

    The Cat in the Hat is a Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Dr. Seuss. It tells the story of Dick and Sally, two children who can't find anything to do on a rainy day... Until the Cat in the Hat unexpectedly appears.

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    Sharon Zhao
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "This book is a classic and always pleases parents and children. Dr. Seuss books are great way for young children to get interested in reading!"
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    #17National Geographic: The Photographs

    National Geographic: The Photographs

    National Geographic: The Photographs (National Geographic Collectors Series) is a series of photographs compiled by Leah Bendavid-Val. It was published September 16, 2008 by National Geographic.

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    Nicole Simpson
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "Must have! This is a timeless book that children of all ages will enjoy. Children will be able to see different worlds. However, I'm unsure if it's reccommended by Time. "

Summary

Best What are the best timeless children's books according to Time magazine
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Harold and the Purple CrayonBooks 32 Paid
2Green Eggs and HamBooks 27 Paid
3Goodnight MoonBooks 26 Paid
4Where the Sidewalk EndsBooks 22 Paid
5The Runaway BunnyBooks 20 Paid
6Mike Mulligan and His Steam ShovelBooks 19 Paid
7Love You ForeverBooks 18 Paid
8Where the Wild Things AreBooks 16 Paid
9Katy and the Big SnowBooks 14 Paid
10The Giving TreeBooks 14 Paid
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