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The Bestselling Children's Books of All Time
Infoplease relays Publishers Weekly's bestselling hardcover and
paperback children's titles of all time (through 2000). Janette
Sebring Lowrey's "The Poky Little Puppy" tops the hardcover list.
E.B. White's "Charlotte's Web" was the winner in paperback.
Modern Library's 100 Best Novels
Criticized for including few nonwhite, female or contemporary
authors, this list did an outstanding job of sparking national
discussion. James Joyce's "Ulysses" topped the list. The Independent
of London responded to the controversial list with its own list of
the worst 100 books of the century. Number 1? "Ulysses."
Classic Science Fiction and Fantasy
George Orwell's "1984" leads this impressive list and is closely
followed by such favorites as "Dune" by Frank Herbert, "Brave New
World" by Aldous Huxley and "Camp Concentration" by Thomas M. Disch.
Amazon's Best Children's Books of the Century
This list of children's favorites is divided into pre- and post-1950
and contains heartwarming favorites. L. Frank Baum's "The Wizard of
Oz" and E.B. White's "Charlotte's Web" top the lists.
Publisher's Weekly Bestsellers
A benchmark of book success. Browse the bestselling hardcover
fiction, hardcover nonfiction, children's, religion, computer, mass
market paperback, trade paperback, audio fiction and audio nonfiction
CNN's Best Sellers of the Week
CNN publishes the Wall Street Journal's weekly bestselling books in
fiction and nonfiction/general. The Journal pulls sales figures from
more than 25,000 bookstores nationwide.
USA Today's Weekly Best Seller List:
USA Today's weekly list pulls from traditional bookstore sales and
diverse content stores to provide a range of great works. Their
survey enlists figures from approximately 3,000 sources.