NEA Top 100 of 2007

The following list was compiled from an online survey in 2007 conducted by the National Education Association. Parents and teachers will find it useful in selecting quality literature for their children.

The Polar Express

By Chris Van Allsburg
Late one Christmas Eve after the town has gone to sleep, the boy boards the mysterious train that waits for him: The Polar Express bound for ...
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Stephanie’s Ponytail

By Robert N. Munsch
Stephanie likes to have her own look. So when her classmates begin copying her ponytail, she finds increasingly outrageous ways to wear her ...
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No, David!

By David Shannon
Named a 1999 Caldecott Medal honor book. When author and artist David Shannon was five years old, he wrote a semi-autobiographical story of ...
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The Hundred Dresses

By Eleanor Estes
Never out of print since its 1944 publication, this tender story offers readers of all ages a timeless message of compassion and ...
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The Tale of Despereaux

By Kate DiCamillo
Welcome to the story of Despereaux Tilling, a mouse who is in love with music, stories, and a princess named Pea. It is also the story of a ...
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My Father’s Dragon

By Ruth Stiles Gannett
When Elmer Elevator hears about the plight of an overworked and underappreciated baby flying dragon, he stows away on a ship and travels to ...
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Knots on a Counting Rope

By Bill Martin Jr.
In this poignant story, the counting rope is a metaphor for the passage of time and for a boy’s emerging confidence in facing his ...
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I Love You, Stinky Face

By Lisa McCourt
"But Mama, but Mama, what if I were a super smelly skunk, and I smelled so bad that my name was Stinky Face?"Mothers love their children and ...
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Horton Hatches the Egg

By Dr. Seuss
Poor Horton. Dr. Seuss's kindly elephant is persuaded to sit on an egg while its mother, the good-for-nothing bird lazy Maysie, takes a ...
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By Roald Dahl
"Well, first of all, " said the BFG, "human beans is not really believing in giants, is they? Human beans is not thinking we exist." Sophie ...
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Bad Case of Stripes

By David Shannon
Camilla Cream loves lima beans, but she never eats them. Why? Because the other kids in her school don't like them. And Camilla Cream is ...
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Last Holiday Concert

By Andrew Clements
Winterhope. It didn't sound like much, but it was a big idea. A very big idea. It all started when Hart Evans zinged a rubber band that hit ...
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