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Bestsellers and Favorites

The editors and readers have spoken. The best books of the century, year and week are ready for your perusal.

  • 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."

  • The Hungry Mind Review's 100 Best 20th Century Books of Fiction and Nonfiction
    This list was compiled by five writers as an alternative to the Modern Library's. It reflects a far more realistic race and gender balance and includes a good number of contemporary books.

  • 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 titles.

  • 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.

  • The New York Times Bestsellers
    These rankings reflect sales at almost 4,000 bookstores plus wholesalers serving 50,000 other retailers

  • Amazon's Best Selling Children's Books
    Features the hottest selling titles in children's literature. The list is updated each Wednesday.

  • Amazon's Hourly Best Sellers
    Pick a genre and see which books are the most popular among Amazon users. The lists are updated by the hour.




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