The 100 greatest children’s books: Who voted?

Full list of votes by critic, in alphabetical order:

Khyrunnisa A – Children’s author, India
1. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll, 1865)
2. A Prefect’s Uncle (PG Wodehouse, 1903)
3. According to Jennings (Anthony Buckeridge, 1954)
4. Just William (Richmal Crompton, 1922)
5. Trash (Andy Mulligan, 2010)
6. Raymie Nightingale (Kate DiCamillo, 2016)
7. The Panchatantra (Anonymous / folk, -200)
8. The Railway Children (Edith Nesbit, 1906)
9. The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night (Anonymous, translation by Richard Francis Burton, 1888)
10. Dick Whittington and His Cat (Marcia Brown, 1950)

Sahar Abdallah – Children’s books illustrator, Egypt
1. The Illustrator’s Notebook (Mohieddin Ellabbad, 1999)
2. Artists and Colours (Adly Rizkallah, 2006)
3. From Heart to Heart (Fouad Haddad and Muhyiddin al-Labbad, 1990)
4. Dictionary of Superstitious Beings (Shawqi Abdel Hakim)
5. Happy Endings (Amal Farah, 2016)
6. The Boy Fighting (Hijazi, 2020)
7. Puppet Story (Samira Shafiq, 2000)
8. The Most Beautiful Folk Tales (Jacob Sharoni and Helmy Al-Tuni, 2001)
9. Sept vies (Walid Taher, 2012)
10. Zin (Hassan Zahreddine, 2022)

Christine Aebi – Illustrator, Schule für Gestaltung, St Gallen, Switzerland
1. Brown Girl Dreaming (Jacqueline Woodson, 2014)
2. Die Mitte der Welt (Andreas Steinhöfel, 1998)
3. Und was kommt dann? (Pernilla Stalfelt, 1999)
4. Was machen die Mädchen? (Nikolaus Heidelbach, 1993)
5. Jo im roten Kleid (Jens Thiele, 2004)
6. König und König (Linda de Haan and Stern Nijland, 2000)
7. Ich will die! (Imme Dros and Harrie Geelen, 1991)
8. Das Buch von Julie mit dem Jungenschatten (Christian Bruel, 1981)
9. Die wundersame Reise der kleinen Sophie (Els Pelgrom and Thé Tjong-Khing, 1984)
10. Ich bin wie der Fluss (Jordan Scott and Sydney Smith, 2020)

Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp – Literary translator and children’s book consultant, United Kingdom
1. The Murderer’s Ape (Jakob Wegelius, 2014)
2. Yours Sincerely, Giraffe (Megumi Iwasa, 2011)
3. Fly Away Home (Christine Nöstlinger, 1973)
4. The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark (Jill Tomlinson, 1968)
5. Varjak Paw (SF Said and Dave McKean, 2003)
6. Kiki’s Delivery Service (Eiko Kadono, 1985)
7. That Summer At Kalagarh (Ranjit Lal, 2001)
8. Mwikali and the Forbidden Mask (Shiko Nguru, 2022)
9. Clementine Loves Red (Krystyna Boglar and Bohdan Butenko, 1970)
10. Lampje and the Children of the Sea (Annet Schaap, 2017)

Ekiuwa Aire – Children’s book author at Our Ancestories, Canada
1. Osasu and the Great Wall of the Benin Empire (Tamkara Olayinka Adun, 2021)
2. Malaika’s Costume (Nadia L Hohn and Irene Luxbacher, 2016)
3. Malaika, Carnival Queen (Nadia L Hohn and Irene Luxbacher, 2023)
4. A Piece of Black Cake for Santa (Yolanda T Marshall, 2017)
5. My Soca Birthday Party: With Jollof Rice and Steel Pans (Yolanda T Marshall and Subi Bosa, 2020)
6. Adventure in Morocco (Christine Mapondera-Talley and Anil Tortop, 2018)
7. On the Streets of Ondo (Evelyn Olutola Logan and Kamala M Nair, 2022)
8. Afia the Ashanti Princess: A Visit to the Motherland (Crystal Boateng and Gabriela Yancheva, 2020)
9. Threads of Me: Kente for Show and Tell (Erica Asante and Chengetai Lerato Masalethulini, 2022)
10. A is for Agbada: An African Alphabet Adventure (Udhedhe Olakpe, Ufuoma Olakpe and Gaby Zermeño, 2021)

Pallavi Aiyar – Author and journalist, India
1. The Lord of the Rings (JRR Tolkien, 1954)
2. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Mark Haddon, 2003)
3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (JK Rowling, 1999)
4. Starry River of the Sky (Grace Lin, 2012)
5. Help! I’m a Prisoner in a Toothpaste Factory (John Antrobus, 1978)
6. Anne of Green Gables (LM Montgomery, 1908)
7. Chinese Whiskers (Pallavi Aiyar, 2012)
8. Malgudi Days (RK Narayan, 1943)
9. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Roald Dahl, 1964)
10. The Fastest Boy in the World (Elizabeth Laird, 2014)

Dr Amal Alaboud – Children’s author and translator, Saudi Arabia
1. Red Line (Samar Mahfouz Barraj, 2014)
2. My Friend, the Lion (Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, 2021)
3. Maha of the Mountains (Queen Rania Al-Abdullah, 2009)
4. Golden Dates (Noura Al-Khoori and Nauf Al Shaikh, 2013)
5. Goodnight Moon (Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd, 1947)
6. A Very Naughty Cat (Abeer Al Taher, 2014)
7. The Panchatantra (Anonymous / folk, -200)
8. The Tale of Peter Rabbit (Beatrix Potter, 1902)
9. Where the Wild Things Are (Maurice Sendak, 1963)
10. Aladdin (Anonymous / folk)

Tom Allan – Writer, United Kingdom
1. The Hobbit (JRR Tolkien, 1937)
2. The Tiger Who Came to Tea (Judith Kerr, 1968)
3. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (CS Lewis, 1950)
4. James and the Giant Peach (Roald Dahl, 1961)
5. The Wind in the Willows (Kenneth Grahame, 1908)
6. Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats (TS Eliot, 1939)
7. Pippi Longstocking (Astrid Lindgren, 1945)
8. Where’s Spot? (Eric Hill, 1980)
9. A Wizard of Earthsea (Ursula K Le Guin, 1968)
10. Meg and Mog (Helen Nicholl and Jan Pieńkowski, 1972)

Connor Allen – Children’s Laureate Wales, United Kingdom
1. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (JK Rowling, 1998)
2. Letterland ABC (Richard Carlisle, 1985)
3. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse (Charlie Mackesy, 2019)
4. The Tale of Peter Rabbit (Beatrix Potter, 1902)
5. Black Beauty (Anna Sewell, 1877)
6. Becoming: Adapted for Younger Readers (Michelle Obama, 2021)
7. Matilda (Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake, 1988)
8. The Worst Witch (Jill Murphy, 1974)
9. Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: The Diamond Chase (Tracey Corderoy, 2016)
10. We’re Going to Find the Monster (Malorie Blackman and Dapo Adeola, 2021)

Ally – Book blogger, United Kingdom
1. Geek Girl (Holly Smale, 2013)
2. Sophie’s Snail (Dick King-Smith, 1988)
3. Hetty Feather (Jacqueline Wilson, 2009)
4. Amari and the Night Brothers (BB Alston, 2021)
5. A Kind of Spark (Elle McNicoll, 2020)
6. The Highland Falcon Thief (MG Leonard, 2020)
7. The Wizards of Once (Cressida Cowell, 2017)
8. The House with Chicken Legs (Sophie Anderson, 2018)
9. Jamie: A joyful story of friendship, bravery and acceptance (LD Lapinski, 2023)
10. Murder Most Unladylike (Robin Stevens, 2014)

Daniel Ammann – Lecturer in Media Education, Zurich University of Teacher Education, Switzerland
1. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Mark Twain, 1876)
2. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (JK Rowling, 1999)
3. Krabat (Otfried Preussler, 1971)
4. The Brothers Lionheart (Astrid Lindgren, 1973)
5. Jim Knopf und Lukas der Lokomotivführer (Michael Ende, 1960)
6. Peter and Wendy (JM Barrie, 1911)
7. Heidi (Johanna Spyri, 1880)
8. The Adventures of Pinocchio (Carlo Collodi, 1883)
9. Mary Poppins (PL Travers, 1934)
10. The Magician’s Nephew (CS Lewis, 1955)

Hephzibah Anderson – Critic, journalist and occasional children’s books blogger, United Kingdom
1. Where the Wild Things Are (Maurice Sendak, 1963)
2. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll, 1865)
3. The Mouse and His Child (Russell Hoban, 1967)
4. Fantastic Mr Fox (Roald Dahl, 1970)
5. Frog and Toad are Friends (Arnold Lobel, 1970)
6. The Runaway Bunny (Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd, 1942)
7. Moominland Midwinter (Tove Jansson, 1957)
8. The Iron Man (Ted Hughes, 1968)
9. Lily’s Big Day (Kevin Henkes, 2006)
10. The Tale of Peter Rabbit (Beatrix Potter, 1902)

Nando von Arb – Illustrator and comic book author, Switzerland
1. The Three Robbers (Tomi Ungerer, 1961)
2. No Kiss for Mother (Tomi Ungerer, 1973)
3. Pokko and the Drum (Matthew Forsythe, 2019)
4. Rufus: The Bat Who Loved Colours (Tomi Ungerer, 1961)
5. What Do People Do All Day? (Richard Scarry, 1968)
6. Tales from Moominvalley (Tove Jansson, 1962)
7. Where the Wild Things Are (Maurice Sendak, 1963)
8. Nutshell Library (Maurice Sendak, 1962)
9. Goodnight Moon (Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd, 1947)
10. The Story of Ferdinand (Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson, 1936)

Neil Armstrong – Journalist, United Kingdom
1. The House at Pooh Corner (AA Milne and EH Shepard, 1928)
2. The Owl Service (Alan Garner, 1967)
3. The Wind in the Willows (Kenneth Grahame, 1908)
4. The Lord of the Rings (JRR Tolkien, 1954)
5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (JK Rowling, 2000)
6. Northern Lights (Philip Pullman, 1995)
7. The Silver Sword (Ian Serraillier, 1956)
8. The Hundred and One Dalmatians (Dodie Smith, 1956)
9. A Bear Called Paddington (Michael Bond, 1958)
10. The Borrowers (Mary Norton, 1952)

Adriana Arzate – IBBY México, Mexico
1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (JK Rowling, 1997)
2. Matilda (Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake, 1988)
3. The Witches (Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake, 1983)
4. Bridge to Terabithia (Katherine Paterson, 1977)
5. The Graveyard Book (Neil Gaiman, 2008)
6. Copo de algodón (María García Esperón, 2010)
7. Lunática (Martha Riva Palacio Obón and Mercè López, 2015)
8. The Bad Beginning (Lemony Snicket, 1999)
9. Siete esqueletos decapitados (Antonio Malpica, 2009)
10. Las dos muertes de Lina Posada (Jaime Alfonso Sandoval, 2011)

Atinuke – Children’s author, Nigeria
1. So Much! (Trish Cooke and Helen Oxenbury, 1994)
2. Chike and the River (Chinua Achebe, 1966)
3. Olu and Greta (Diana Ejaita, 2022)
4. Crongton Knights (Alex Wheatle, 2016)
5. Phoenix (SF Said and Dave McKean, 2013)
6. The Snowy Day (Ezra Jack Keats, 1962)
7. Blueberry Girl (Neil Gaiman and Charles Vess, 2009)
8. The Brothers Lionheart (Astrid Lindgren, 1973)
9. The Girl Savage (Katherine Rundell, 2011)
10. You Are a Champion (Marcus Rashford and Carl Anka, 2021)

Lilly Axster – Author of books for children, youth and adults, Austria
1. Brown Girl Dreaming (Jacqueline Woodson, 2014)
2. Malka Mai (Mirjam Pressler, 2001)
3. Out of My Mind (Sharon M Draper, 2010)
4. Aristoteles und Dante entdecken die Geheimnisse des Universums (Benjamin Alire Sáenz, 2012)
5. Jo im roten Kleid (Jens Thiele, 2004)
6. Das Buch von Julie mit dem Jungenschatten (Christian Bruel, 1981)
7. What Jamie Saw (Carolyn Coman, 1991)
8. Ich bin wie der Fluss (Jordan Scott and Sydney Smith, 2020)
9. Die wundersame Reise der kleinen Sophie (Els Pelgrom and Thé Tjong-Khing, 1984)
10. Schneeriese (Susan Kreller, 2014)

Lindsay Baker – Senior journalist, BBC Culture, United Kingdom
1. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs Basil E Frankweiler (EL Konigsburg, 1967)
2. Eloise (Kay Thompson, 1955)
3. Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley and Me, Elizabeth (EL Konigsburg, 1967)
4. The Cat in the Hat Comes Back (Dr Seuss, 1958)
5. Heidi (Johanna Spyri, 1880)
6. My Family and Other Animals (Gerald Durrell, 1956)
7. Miss Happiness and Miss Flower (Rumer Godden, 1961)
8. Charlotte’s Web (EB White and Garth Williams, 1952)
9. Rastamouse and the Crucial Plan (Michael De Souza and Genevieve Webster, 2004)
10. The Gruffalo (Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, 1999)

Jutta Bauer – Author and illustrator, Germany
1. Adelaide das fliegende Känguruh (Tomi Ungerer, 1959)
2. Mumins lange Reise (Tove Jansson, 1945)
3. Als die Welt noch jung war (Jürg Schubiger and Rotraut Susanne Berner, 1996)
4. Ente, Tod und Tulpe (Wolf Erlbruch, 2007)
5. Man wird doch wohl mal wütend werden dürfen (Toon Tellegen and Marc Boutavant, 2002)
6. Der kleine Nick (René Goscinny and Jean-Jacques Sempé, 1959)
7. Bridget and the Grey Wolves (Pija Lindenbaum, 2000)
8. Where is the Cake? (Thé Tjong-Khing, 2004)
9. The Bear’s Song (Benjamin Chaud, 2011)
10. Everyone Walks Away (Eva Lindström, 2019)

Sam Beckbessinger – Author and Associate Lecturer, Bath Spa University, South Africa
1. A Monster Calls (Patrick Ness, 2011)
2. Fiela’s Child (Dalene Matthee, 1985)
3. Winnie-the-Pooh (AA Milne and EH Shepard, 1926)
4. Northern Lights (Philip Pullman, 1995)
5. A Bear Called Paddington (Michael Bond, 1958)
6. Refilwe (Zukiswa Wanner and Tamsin Hinrichsen, 2015)
7. The Book with No Pictures (BJ Novak, 2016)
8. Nimona (ND Stevenson, 2015)
9. Julián Is a Mermaid (Jessica Love, 2018)
10. Akata Witch (Nnedi Okorafor, 2011)

Sandra L Beckett – Professor Emeritus, Brock University, Canada
1. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll, 1865)
2. The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, 1943)
3. The Adventures of Pinocchio (Carlo Collodi, 1883)
4. The Tale of Peter Rabbit (Beatrix Potter, 1902)
5. Winnie-the-Pooh (AA Milne and EH Shepard, 1926)
6. Where the Wild Things Are (Maurice Sendak, 1963)
7. The Lord of the Rings (JRR Tolkien, 1954)
8. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (JK Rowling, 1997)
9. The Amber Spyglass (Philip Pullman, 2000)
10. The Neverending Story (Michael Ende, 1979)

Rotraut Susanne Berner – Author and illustrator, Germany
1. Die Märchen der Brüder Grimm (Brothers Grimm, 1812)
2. The Story of Doctor Dolittle (Hugh Lofting, 1920)
3. The Baron in the Trees (Italo Calvino, 1957)
4. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain, 1884)
5. No Kiss for Mother (Tomi Ungerer, 1973)
6. Der Struwwelpeter (Heinrich Hoffmann, 1845)
7. Die Zauberlaterne (Wolfheinrich von der Mülbe, 1937)
8. Edward Lears kompletter Nonsense (Edward Lear, 1895)
9. Das Tagebuch der Anne Frank (Anne Frank, 1947)
10. Krazy Kat (George Herriman, 1913)

Tina Bilban – IBBY Slovenia, Slovenia
1. Where the Wild Things Are (Maurice Sendak, 1963)
2. Voor altijd samen, amen (Guus Kuijer, 1999)
3. Tonje Glimmerdal (Maria Parr, 2009)
4. I Talk Like a River (Jordan Scott and Sydney Smith, 2020)
5. Ropotarna (Peter Svetina and Damijan Stepančič, 2012)
6. Bröderna Lejonhjärta (Astrid Lindgren, 1973)
7. Northern Lights (Philip Pullman, 1995)
8. Wave (Suzy Lee, 2008)
9. Rico, Oskar und die Tieferschatten (Andreas Steinhöfel, 2008)
10. Do Not Lick this Book (Idan Ben-Barak and Julian Frost, 2017)

Donovan Bixley – Children’s author and illustrator, New Zealand
1. The Lorax (Dr Seuss, 1972)
2. Danny the Champion of the World (Roald Dahl, 1975)
3. The Arrival (Shaun Tan, 2006)
4. The Church Mouse (Graham Oakley, 1972)
5. How Droofus the Dragon Lost his Head (Bill Peet, 1971)
6. Badjelly the Witch (Spike Milligan, 1973)
7. The Gruffalo (Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, 1999)
8. Fuzzy Doodle (Melinda Szymanik and Donovan Bixley, 2016)
9. Coraline (Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean, 2002)
10. Revolting Rhymes (Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake, 1982)

Joël Eboueme Bognomo – Children’s author and IBBY Liaison Officer, Cameroon
1. Ne tirez pas sur l’oiseau Moqueur (Harper Lee, 1960)
2. Mamadou et Bineta sont devenus grands (André Davesne and J Gouin, 2001)
3. Petit doux n’a pas peur (Marie Wabbes, 1998)
4. The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, 1943)
5. Arthur High King of Britain (Michael Morpurgo, 1994)
6. One Piece, Volume 1: Romance Dawn (Eiichiro Oda, 1997)
7. Timoté fête Pâques (Emmanuelle Massonaud and Mélanie Combes, 2015)
8. Le fils d’Agatha Moudio (Francis Bebey, 1987)
9. L’esprit nature au quotidien (Maud Albert and Simon Quiniou, 2019)
10. Le temps des secrets (Marcel Pagnol, 1962)

Dr Melanie Ramdarshan Bold – Senior Lecturer in Children’s Literature, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
1. Moominland Midwinter (Tove Jansson, 1957)
2. The Undefeated (Kwame Alexander and Kadir Nelson, 2019)
3. I Want My Hat Back (Jon Klassen, 2011)
4. So Much! (Trish Cooke and Helen Oxenbury, 1994)
5. The Arrival (Shaun Tan, 2006)
6. A Kind of Spark (Elle McNicoll, 2020)
7. Brown Girl Dreaming (Jacqueline Woodson, 2014)
8. We Are Water Protectors (Carole Lindstrom and Michaela Goade, 2020)
9. Where the Wild Things Are (Maurice Sendak, 1963)
10. A Bear Called Paddington (Michael Bond, 1958)

Murti Bunanta – Children’s literature specialist, children’s book writer, founder and president of Society for the Advancement of Children’s Literature, Indonesia
1. Jacob Have I Loved (Katherine Paterson, 1980)
2. Parvana 1: Sang Pencari Nafkah (Deborah Ellis, 2000)
3. Timun Mas (The Golden Cucumber) (Suyadi)
4. Anak Rantau (Ahmad Fuadi, 2017)
5. Misteri Kota Tua (Yovita Siswati, 2014)
6. Fat Cat: A Danish Folktale (Margaret Read MacDonald and Julie Paschkis, 2001)
7. Turtle Knows Your Name (Ashley Bryan, 1989)
8. Misteri Mamoli Kuno (Agnes Bemoe, 2022)
9. Pedagang Peci Kecurian (Suyadi, 1971)
10. A Stroll with Mr Gaudí (Pau Estrada, 2013)

Imogen Carter – Picture book critic and assistant editor, The Observer, United Kingdom
1. Where the Wild Things Are (Maurice Sendak, 1963)
2. The Tiger Who Came to Tea (Judith Kerr, 1968)
3. Goodnight Moon (Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd, 1947)
4. The BFG (Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake, 1982)
5. The Paper Dolls (Julia Donaldson and Rebecca Cobb, 2012)
6. The Snowy Day (Ezra Jack Keats, 1962)
7. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (JK Rowling, 1997)
8. Barbara Throws a Wobbler (Nadia Shireen, 2019)
9. Beetle Boy (MG Leonard, 2016)
10. The Diary of a Young Girl (Anne Frank, 1947)

Sophie Casson – Editorial and children’s book illustrator, Canada
1. Pippi Longstocking (Astrid Lindgren, 1945)
2. Charlotte’s Web (EB White and Garth Williams, 1952)
3. Harriet the Spy (Louise Fitzhugh, 1964)
4. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Roald Dahl, 1964)
5. Histoire de Babar (Jean de Brunhoff, 1931)
6. Le petit Nicolas (René Goscinny and Jean-Jacques Sempé, 1959)
7. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (JK Rowling, 1997)
8. Les malheurs de Sophie (Comtesse de Ségur, 1857)
9. Green Eggs and Ham (Dr Seuss, 1960)
10. The Diary of a Young Girl (Anne Frank, 1947)

Lucie Cauwe – LU cie & co blog, Belgium
1. Ernest et Célestine ont perdu Siméon (Gabrielle Vincent, 1981)
2. Laura, le terre-neuve d’Alice (Philippe Dumas, 1976)
3. Dix petits amis déménagent (Mitsumasa Anno, 1981)
4. Biboundé (Michel Gay, 1982)
5. Le géant de Zeralda (Tomi Ungerer, 1967)
6. Le bonhomme de neige (Raymond Briggs, 1978)
7. Ranelot et Bufolet (Arnold Lobel, 1970)
8. Winnie l’ourson (AA Milne and EH Shepard, 1926)
9. Histoires de loups (Mario Ramos, 2018)
10. Petit musée (Alain Le Saux and Grégoire Solotareff, 2000)

Jana Čeňková – Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University, Czech Republic
1. Tři zlaté klíče (Petr Sís, 1994)
2. Through the Magic Gate (Jiří Trnka, 1962)
3. Winnie-the-Pooh (AA Milne and EH Shepard, 1926)
4. Pippi Longstocking (Astrid Lindgren, 1945)
5. Nekonečný příběh (Michael Ende, 1979)
6. The Adventures of Pinocchio (Carlo Collodi, 1883)
7. Mikulášovy prázdniny (René Goscinny and Jean-Jacques Sempé, 1961)
8. Moominland Midwinter (Tove Jansson, 1957)
9. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Roald Dahl, 1964)
10. Mary Poppins (PL Travers, 1934)

Karen Chandler – Professor of African-American and American literature, United States
1. Zeely (Virginia Hamilton and Symeon Shimin, 1967)
2. The Dream Keeper and Other Poems (Langston Hughes, 1932)
3. Before John Was a Jazz Giant: A Song of John Coltrane (Carole Boston Weatherford and Sean Qualls, 2008)
4. The Heart Calls Home (Joyce Hansen, 1999)
5. A Wizard of Earthsea (Ursula K Le Guin, 1968)
6. All in a Day (Mitsumasa Anno, 1990)
7. Carver: A Life in Poems (Marilyn Nelson, 1997)
8. Swimmy (Leo Lionni, 1963)
9. George and Martha (James Marshall, 1972)
10. Howl’s Moving Castle (Diana Wynne Jones, 1986)

Minjie Chen – Metadata Librarian for the Cotsen Children’s Library, Princeton University, China
1. Xiyouji / Journey to the West (Wu Cheng’en, 1592)
2. Anne of Green Gables (LM Montgomery, 1908)
3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (JK Rowling, 1999)
4. Fairy Tales (Hans Christian Andersen, 1827)
5. Totto-chan: The Little Girl at the Window (Tetsuko Kuroyanagi, 1981)
6. Doraemon (Fujio Fujiko, 1969)
7. The BFG (Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake, 1982)
8. Emil i Lönneberga (Astrid Lindgren, 1963)
9. Vitya Maleev at School and at Home (Nikolay Nosov, 1951)
10. Little Soldier Chang Ka-tse (Xu Guangyao, 1964)

Micaela Chirif – Children’s author, Peru
1. The Snow Queen (Hans Christian Andersen, 1844)
2. Hey Diddle Diddle and Baby Bunting (Randolph Caldecott, 1882)
3. Le Petit Chaperon Rouge (Warja Lavater, 1965)
4. El pozo de los ratones / Kimichime i oztotlkali (Pascuala Corona, 2016)
5. Stone Soup (Marcia Brown, 1947)
6. The Slant Book (Peter Newell, 1910)
7. The Dead Bird (Margaret Wise Brown, 1938)
8. Where the Wild Things Are (Maurice Sendak, 1963)
9. Jumping Beans (Judith Martin and Remy Charlip, 1969)
10. Roland (Nelly Stéphane and André François, 1958)

Liudmila Chizhova – Executive director of the Children’s Book Council of Russia, Russia
1. Two Captains (Veniamin Kaverin, 1944)
2. The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, 1943)
3. Emil of Lönneberga (Astrid Lindgren, 1963)
4. Trudno byt bogom (Arkady Strugatsky and Boris Strugatsky, 2019)
5. Oblachnii polk (Eduard Verkin, 2019)
6. Gulliver’s Travels (Jonathan Swift, 1726)
7. Dyadya Styopa (Sergey Mikhalkov, 1939)
8. Malchik so shpagoy (Vladislav Krapivin, 1976)
9. The Tales of Mother Goose (Charles Perrault, 1697)
10. Fairy Tales (Hans Christian Andersen, 1827)

Choi Hyun-kyoung – Noran Sangsang Books, South Korea
1. Magic Candies (Heena Baek, 2017)
2. Wave (Suzy Lee, 2008)
3. Pippi Långstrump (Astrid Lindgren, 1945)
4. Aldo (John Burningham, 1991)
5. The Little Match Girl (Hans Christian Andersen, 1845)
6. Comet in Moominland (Tove Jansson, 1946)
7. Matilda (Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake, 1988)
8. The Cat That Lived a Million Times (Yoko Sano, 1977)
9. I Talk Like a River (Jordan Scott and Sydney Smith, 2020)
10. Sister Mongsil (Kwon Jeong-saeng, 1984)

Ngnaoussi Elongué Cédric Christian – Muna Kalati, Cameroon
1. Les rois de la sape (Christian Epanya, 2014)
2. Le taxi brousse de Papa Diop (Christian Epanya, 2015)
3. Kirikou et la sorcière (Michel Ocelot, 2001)
4. M’pessa et Jengu la déesse des Eaux: Contes du Cameroun (Yves Junior Ngangue, 2011)
5. Modibo Keita, le premier président du Mali (Kidi Bebey, 2010)
6. Le petit garçon qui pleurait tout le temps (Armelle Touko and Oswald Seulle, 2022)
7. Madoulina (Joël Eboueme Bognomo, 1999)
8. Le roi Njoya: Un génial inventeur (Alain Serge Dzotap, 2015)
9. Afrique Le droit à l’enfance: Libertés, droits, justice (Jessica Reuss-Nliba, 2009)
10. Samuel Eto’o: Birth of a Champion (Samuel Eto’o and Joelle Esso, 2013)

Sandra Cisneros – Writer and activist, Mexico
1. Fairy Tales (Hans Christian Andersen, 1827)
2. Lilus Kikus (Elena Poniatowska, 1954)
3. The Little House (Virginia Lee Burton, 1942)
4. My Shoes and I (René Colato Lainez and Fabricio Vanden Broeck, 2010)
5. The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes (DuBose Heyward and Marjorie Flack, 1939)
6. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Betty Smith, 1943)
7. Maud Martha (Gwendolyn Brooks, 1953)
8. Mi proprio cuartito (Amada Irma Pérez and Maya Christina González, 2000)
9. For a Girl Becoming (Joy Harjo and Mercedes McDonald, 2009)
10. Last Stop on Market Street (Matt de la Peña and Christian Robinson, 2015)

Lillian Crawford – Freelance film and culture writer, United Kingdom
1. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll, 1865)
2. The Lord of the Rings (JRR Tolkien, 1954)
3. The Railway Children (Edith Nesbit, 1906)
4. Little Women (Louisa May Alcott, 1868)
5. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (CS Lewis, 1950)
6. Watership Down (Richard Adams, 1972)
7. Matilda (Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake, 1988)
8. Winnie-the-Pooh (AA Milne and EH Shepard, 1926)
9. The Tale of Peter Rabbit (Beatrix Potter, 1902)
10. Ballet Shoes (Noel Streatfeild, 1936)

Beverley D’Silva – Writer and journalist, United Kingdom
1. Northern Lights (Philip Pullman, 1995)
2. Winnie-the-Pooh (AA Milne and EH Shepard, 1926)
3. The Owl Service (Alan Garner, 1967)
4. Pippi Longstocking (Astrid Lindgren, 1945)
5. Madeline (Ludwig Bemelmans, 1939)
6. Skellig (David Almond, 1998)
7. The Hobbit (JRR Tolkien, 1937)
8. Green Eggs and Ham (Dr Seuss, 1960)
9. The Illustrated Mum (Jacqueline Wilson and Nick Sharratt, 1999)
10. Charlotte’s Web (EB White and Garth Williams, 1952)

Zahira Dadashova – Deputy director, Azerbaijan Republican Children’s Library named after F Kocharli, Azerbaijan
1. Əvvəl Zaman İçində (Zahirə Cabir, 2022)
2. “Diribaş Qızlar” klubu (Reyhan Yusifqızı, 2022)
3. Melisa (Sevinc Nuruqızı, 2018)
4. Kralın kreslosu (Zahid Xəlil, 2018)
5. Cəsur Ayı (Solmaz Amanova)
6. Leqendı o drevnem Baku (Razia Raqimzade)
7. Xarıbülbül əfsanələri (Humayun Sevinc, 2022)
8. Kirpimin yolu (Yuliya Kərimova)
9. Dostum Mimi (Reyhan Yusifqızı and Səbinə Vəzirova, 2017)
10. Lalənin qəribə ev tapşırığı (Fatimə Alxas Yusifova and Gökçe Odabaşı)

Reza Dalvand – Author and illustrator, Iran
1. Ace (Payam Ebrahimi and Reza Dalvand, 2018)
2. The Shadow Elephant (Nadine Robert and Valerio Vidali, 2019)
3. Der grosse Schneemann (Seyyed Ali Shojaie and Elahe Tahetian, 2013)
4. The Promise (Nicola Davies and Laura Carlin, 2013)
5. What Could That Be? (Reza Dalvand, 2020)
6. O Fim da Fila (Marcelo Pimentel, 2011)
7. Zahhak (Atousa Salehi and Nooshin Safakhoo)
8. Darvaze Mordegan (Hamidreza Shahabadi)
9. My Annoying Brother (Babak Saberi and Mahsa Hedayati, 2020)
10. The Boxer (Hassan Mousavi, 2017)

Evy Danckers – Children’s author, Belgium
1. Matilda (Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake, 1988)
2. Geen meiden aan boord (Johan Ballegeer, 1986)
3. Pluk van de Petteflet (Annie MG Schmidt and Fiep Westendorp, 1971)
4. Kruistocht in spijkerbroek (Thea Beckman, 1973)
5. Duet met valse noten (Bart Moeyaert, 1983)
6. Pippi Langkous (Astrid Lindgren, 1945)
7. Verliefd? Hoezo? (Miep Diekmann, 1993)
8. Ik en mijn zusje Klara en onze kater Kasimir (Dimiter Inkiow, 1979)
9. Het meisje dat de zon niet zag (Gerda van Cleemput and André Sollie, 1982)
10. The Demon Dentist (David Walliams and Tony Ross, 2013)

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Sandy Days – Graduate in MA Writing for Young People, United States
1. The Only Road (Alexandra Diaz, 2016)
2. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (Mildred D Taylor, 1977)
3. Where the Wild Things Are (Maurice Sendak, 1963)
4. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (JK Rowling, 1999)
5. Santiago’s Road Home (Alexandra Diaz, 2019)
6. The Girl with the Silver Eyes (Willo Davis Roberts, 1980)
7. Panky and William (Nancy Saxon, 1983)
8. Between Shades of Gray (Ruta Sepetys, 2011)
9. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe (Benjamin Alire Sáenz, 2012)
10. The Book of Mistakes (Corinna Luyken, 2017)

Eva Devos – Ledereen Leest, Belgium
1. Ente, Tod und Tulpe (Wolf Erlbruch, 2007)
2. Lampje and the Children of the Sea (Annet Schaap, 2017)
3. A Bit Lost (Chris Haughton, 2013)
4. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane (Kate DiCamillo and Bagram Ibatoulline, 2006)
5. De Schepping (Bart Moeyaert and Wolf Erlbruch, 2003)
6. Schaap met laarsjes (Maritgen Matter and Jan Jutte, 2002)
7. Gus’s Garage (Leo Timmers, 2016)
8. Rood Rood Roodkapje (Edward van de Vendel and Isabelle Vandenabeele, 2003)
9. Pluk van de Petteflet (Annie MG Schmidt and Fiep Westendorp, 1971)
10. Alla vi barn i Bullerbyn (Astrid Lindgren, 1947)

Kristien Dieltiens – Author and illustrator, Belgium
1. Ronja de roversdochter (Astrid Lindgren, 1981)
2. De gebroeders Leeuwenhart (Astrid Lindgren, 1973)
3. Het kleine huis in het grote bos (Laura Ingalls Wilder, 1932)
4. De Heksen (Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake, 1983)
5. Matilda (Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake, 1988)
6. Klein wit visje (Guido van Genechten, 2004)
7. De eend, de dood en de tulp (Wolf Erlbruch, 2007)
8. The Story of the Little Mole Who Knew It Was None of His Business (Werner Holzwarth and Wolf Erlbruch, 1989)
9. Dubbele Lotje (Erich Kästner, 1949)
10. Mio, mijn Mio (Astrid Lindgren, 1954)

Pam Dix – Chair, IBBY UK, United Kingdom
1. Where the Wild Things Are (Maurice Sendak, 1963)
2. Goodnight Moon (Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd, 1947)
3. The Red Tree (Shaun Tan, 2001)
4. Shackleton’s Journey (William Grill, 2014)
5. Northern Lights (Philip Pullman, 1995)
6. Pig Heart Boy (Malorie Blackman, 1997)
7. We’re Going on a Bear Hunt (Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury, 1989)
8. Monkey and Me (Emily Gravett, 2007)
9. Gorilla (Anthony Browne, 1983)
10. I Have a Dream (Martin Luther King and Kadir Nelson, 1973)

Lorena Echkart – Youth librarian and secretary of IBBY Finland, Finland
1. Mur, eli karhu (Kaisa Happonen and Anne Vasko, 2016)
2. Haluan hattuni takaisin (Jon Klassen, 2011)
3. Kiven vartija (David Eddings, 1982)
4. Villiin luontoon (Erin Hunter, 2003)
5. Masi Tulppa: Pääsy kielletty! (Jari Mäkipää, 2017)
6. Muumipappa ja meri (Tove Jansson, 1965)
7. Hobitti (JRR Tolkien, 1937)
8. Ronja, ryövärintytär (Astrid Lindgren, 1981)
9. Salamavaras (Rick Riordan, 2005)
10. Nevermoor: Morriganin koetukset (Jessica Townsend, 2017)

Elisabeth Eggenberger – Swiss Institute for Children’s and Youth Media, Switzerland
1. Heidis Lehr-und Wanderjahre (Johanna Spyri, 1880)
2. Die Schwarzen Brüder (Lisa Tetzner, 1940)
3. Schellen-Ursli (Selina Chönz and Alois Carigiet, 1945)
4. Little Bird (Germano Zullo and Albertine, 2010)
5. Chanson d’hiver (Etienne Delessert, 1988)
6. Das grosse Buch: Geschichten für Kinder (Franz Hohler and Nikolaus Heidelbach, 2009)
7. Le Pantin noir (S Corinna Bille and Hannes Binder, 2014)
8. When the World Was New (Jürg Schubiger and Rotraut Susanne Berner, 1996)
9. Johanna im Zug (Kathrin Schärer, 2009)
10. Alle Jahre wieder saust der Presslufthammer nieder (Jörg Müller, 1977)

Kathryn Erskine – Children’s author, United States
1. The Book Thief (Markus Zusak, 2006)
2. The Phantom Tollbooth (Norton Juster, 1961)
3. Persepolis: The Story of an Iranian Childhood (Marjane Satrapi, 2003)
4. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Young Readers’ Edition (William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer, 2015)
5. Anne of Green Gables (LM Montgomery, 1908)
6. Feed (MT Anderson, 2002)
7. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (JK Rowling, 1997)
8. Inkheart (Cornelia Funke, 2003)
9. Because of Winn-Dixie (Kate DiCamillo, 2000)
10. Long Way Down (Jason Reynolds, 2017)

Cseri Anna Flóra – Petőfi Cultural Agency and Petőfi Literary Fund, Hungary
1. Otthon (Rofusz Kinga, 2018)
2. A Kóbor Szálló (Eszter T Molnár, 2018)
3. Volt egyszer egy (Máté Angi, 2010)
4. A csodálatos szemüveg (Finy Petra, 2011)
5. Mit keresett Jakab az ágy alatt? (Dániel András, 2014)
6. Sárkány a lépcsőházban (Nádori Lídia, 2008)
7. Mese-levelek (Örkény István, 1999)
8. Csomótündér (Dóra Gimesi and Adrienn Gyöngyösi, 2013)
9. Valentine: Two Love Stories (Tibor Kárpáti, 2013)
10. A Sötétben Látó Tündér (László Bagossy and Mari Takács, 2009)

Robert Freeman – Audience editor, BBC, United Kingdom
1. The Mouse and His Child (Russell Hoban, 1967)
2. My Family and Other Animals (Gerald Durrell, 1956)
3. Cider with Rosie (Laurie Lee, 1959)
4. The Dark is Rising (Susan Cooper, 1973)
5. The Hobbit (JRR Tolkien, 1937)
6. A Wizard of Earthsea (Ursula K Le Guin, 1968)
7. Beaver Towers (Nigel Hinton, 1980)
8. The Owl Service (Alan Garner, 1967)
9. Northern Lights (Philip Pullman, 1995)
10. Coraline (Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean, 2002)

Dahlia Garcia – Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
1. Out of My Mind (Sharon M Draper, 2010)
2. Other Words for Home (Jasmine Warga, 2019)
3. How I Became a Ghost (Tim Tingle, 2013)
4. Melissa (Alex Gino, 2015)
5. Ghost Boys (Jewell Parker Rhodes, 2018)
6. They Call Me Güero: A Border Kid’s Poems (David Bowles, 2018)
7. Number the Stars (Lois Lowry, 1989)
8. The Books That Devoured My Father (Afonso Cruz, 2010)
9. A Mango-Shaped Space (Wendy Mass, 2003)
10. Inside Out and Back Again (Thanhhà Lại, 2011)

Hannah Gold – Children’s author, United Kingdom
1. Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH (Robert C O’Brien, 1971)
2. Tom’s Midnight Garden (Philippa Pearce, 1958)
3. The Animals of Farthing Wood (Colin Dann, 1979)
4. Heartstopper (Alice Oseman, 2016)
5. Boy, Everywhere (AM Dassu, 2020)
6. Rooftoppers (Katherine Rundell, 2013)
7. A Kind of Spark (Elle McNicoll, 2020)
8. Rocket Says Look Up! (Nathan Bryon and Dapo Adeola, 2019)
9. The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Eric Carle, 1969)
10. War Horse (Michael Morpurgo, 1982)

Marsha Gomes-Mckie – Founder of Caribbean Books Foundation, Trinidad and Tobago
1. Midnight Robber (Nalo Hopkinson, 2000)
2. The Lonely Londoners (Sam Selvon, 1956)
3. All Over Again (A-dZiko Simba Gegele, 2013)
4. The Nutmeg Princess (Richardo Keens-Douglas, 1992)
5. A Long Walk to Water (Linda Sue Park, 2010)
6. Miguel Street (VS Naipaul, 1959)
7. It’s Trevor Noah: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood (Adapted for Young Readers) (Trevor Noah, 2019)
8. The Protector’s Pledge (Danielle YC McClean and Lorena Soriano, 2015)
9. Life Doesn’t Frighten Me (Maya Angelou and Jean-Michel Basquiat, 1993)
10. Hair Love (Matthew A Cherry and Vashti Harrison, 2019)

Alla Gordiienko – President of IBBY Ukraine, Ukraine
1. Taiemnytsia Kozatskoho skarbu (Andrii Kokotiukha and Anatolii Vasylenko, 2011)
2. Toreadory z Vasiukivky (Vsevolod Nestayko, 2022)
3. V Kraini Soniachnykh Zaichykiv (Vsevolod Nestayko, 1994)
4. Dzhury kozaka Shvaiky (Volodymyr Rutkivskyi, 2012)
5. Chudove Chudovysko (Sashko Dermanskyi, 2006)
6. Nezvychaini pryhody Ali v kraiini Nedoladii (Galyna Malyk, 1989)
7. Zaichykova knyzhechka (Ivan Andrusiak, 2018)
8. Domovychok z palitroiu (Maryna Pavlenko, 2007)
9. Minimaks, kyshenkovyi drakon, abo den bez batkiv (Anatolii Kostetskyi, 1987)
10. Taiemne tovarystvo boiahuziv (Lesya Voronyna, 2019)

Candy Gourlay – Filipino children’s author based in London, United Kingdom
1. So Much! (Trish Cooke and Helen Oxenbury, 1994)
2. Here Lies Arthur (Philip Reeve, 2007)
3. The White Darkness (Geraldine McCaughrean, 2005)
4. Rules of Summer (Shaun Tan, 2013)
5. How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (Dr Seuss, 1957)
6. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane (Kate DiCamillo and Bagram Ibatoulline, 2006)
7. Holes (Louis Sachar, 1998)
8. Millions (Frank Cottrell Boyce, 2004)
9. Bud, Not Buddy (Christopher Paul Curtis, 1999)
10. Storyteller: Tales from the Arabian Nights (Anushka Ravishankar, 2011)

Eve Green – Rights executive, Australia
1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (JK Rowling, 1997)
2. Tashi (Anna Fienberg, Barbara Fienberg and Kim Gamble, 1995)
3. The Field Guide (Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black, 2003)
4. The BFG (Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake, 1982)
5. Fablehaven (Brandon Mull, 2006)
6. Meet Snugglepot and Cuddlepie (May Gibbs, 2013)
7. The Gypsy Crown (Kate Forsyth, 2007)
8. Katie Morag and the Two Grandmothers (Mairi Hedderwick, 1985)
9. Rowan of Rin (Emily Rodda, 1993)
10. The Silver Brumby (Elyne Mitchell, 1958)

Rose Green – Freelance editor, United States
1. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (JK Rowling, 1999)
2. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (CS Lewis, 1950)
3. A Wrinkle in Time (Madeleine L’Engle, 1962)
4. Howl’s Moving Castle (Diana Wynne Jones, 1986)
5. Cosmic (Frank Cottrell Boyce, 2008)
6. Flipped (Wendelin Van Draanen, 2001)
7. The Ghosts (Antonia Barber, 1969)
8. Gatty’s Tale (Kevin Crossley-Holland, 2006)
9. Where the Wild Things Are (Maurice Sendak, 1963)
10. Grandfather’s Journey (Allen Say, 1993)

Matthew Grenby – Newcastle University, United Kingdom
1. The Stone Book Quartet (Alan Garner, 1976)
2. Clever Bill (William Nicholson, 1926)
3. The Tiger Who Came to Tea (Judith Kerr, 1968)
4. Kidnapped (Robert Louis Stevenson, 1886)
5. The Wouldbegoods (Edith Nesbit, 1901)
6. Where the Wild Things Are (Maurice Sendak, 1963)
7. Tom’s Midnight Garden (Philippa Pearce, 1958)
8. Tommy Thumb’s Pretty Song Book (Unknown, published by Mary Cooper, 1744)
9. Mistress Masham’s Repose (TH White, 1946)
10. The Judge: An Untrue Tale (Harve Zemach and Margot Zemach, 1969)

Giorgia Grilli – University of Bologna, Italy
1. Le Avventure di Pinocchio (Carlo Collodi, 1883)
2. The Original Bambi: The Story of a Life in the Forest (Felix Salten, 1923)
3. Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens (JM Barrie, 1906)
4. Where the Wild Things Are (Maurice Sendak, 1963)
5. Skellig (David Almond, 1998)
6. Goodnight Moon (Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd, 1947)
7. Ente, Tod und Tulpe (Wolf Erlbruch, 2007)
8. Mary Poppins (PL Travers, 1934)
9. The Jungle Book (Rudyard Kipling, 1894)
10. The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett, 1911)

Elisabeth Gruner – Professor of Children’s Literature, University of Richmond, United States
1. Charlotte’s Web (EB White and Garth Williams, 1952)
2. The Snowy Day (Ezra Jack Keats, 1962)
3. Where the Wild Things Are (Maurice Sendak, 1963)
4. The Arrival (Shaun Tan, 2006)
5. Through the Looking-Glass (Lewis Carroll, 1871)
6. Brown Girl Dreaming (Jacqueline Woodson, 2014)
7. Northern Lights (Philip Pullman, 1995)
8. Where the Mountain Meets the Moon (Grace Lin, 2009)
9. The Wee Free Men (Terry Pratchett, 2003)
10. The Phantom Tollbooth (Norton Juster, 1961)

Dr. Blanka Grzegorczyk – Lecturer, University of Cambridge and Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
1. Noughts and Crosses (Malorie Blackman, 2001)
2. Nation (Terry Pratchett, 2008)
3. Haroun and the Sea of Stories (Salman Rushdie, 1990)
4. Ghost Boys (Jewell Parker Rhodes, 2018)
5. The Arrival (Shaun Tan, 2006)
6. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (Mildred D Taylor, 1977)
7. Coram Boy (Jamila Gavin, 2000)
8. MC Higgins, the Great (Virginia Hamilton, 1974)
9. A Wizard of Earthsea (Ursula K Le Guin, 1968)
10. The Giving Tree (Shel Silverstein, 1964)

Maria J Guarda – Author and illustrator, Chile
1. The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Eric Carle, 1969)
2. Julián Is a Mermaid (Jessica Love, 2018)
3. We’re Going on a Bear Hunt (Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury, 1989)
4. The Gruffalo (Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, 1999)
5. Aunt Amelia (Rebecca Cobb, 2013)
6. Wave (Suzy Lee, 2008)
7. When Sadness Comes to Call (Eva Eland, 2018)
8. Oh No, George! (Chris Haughton, 2012)
9. Mi lista de envidias (Irene Bostelmann and Catalina Silva, 2014)
10. Goodnight Moon (Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd, 1947)

Amaia Hennebutte – Children’s author and president of Galtzagorri Elkartea, the Basque Branch of IBBY, Spain
1. We’re Going on a Bear Hunt (Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury, 1989)
2. Vom kleinen Maulwurf, der wissen wollte, wer ihm auf den Kopf gemacht hat (Werner Holzwarth and Wolf Erlbruch, 1989)
3. Swimmy (Leo Lionni, 1963)
4. Rosie’s Walk (Pat Hutchins, 1968)
5. Where the Wild Things Are (Maurice Sendak, 1963)
6. Revolting Rhymes (Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake, 1982)
7. Iholdi (Mariasun Landa and Asun Balzola, 1988)
8. Begi-niniaren poemak (Juan Kruz Igerabide, 1992)
9. Pippi Langstrump (Astrid Lindgren, 1945)
10. Kensuke’s Kingdom (Michael Morpurgo, 1999)

Theo Heras – IBBY Canada, Canada
1. The Snowy Day (Ezra Jack Keats, 1962)
2. Jacob Have I Loved (Katherine Paterson, 1980)
3. The Story of Ferdinand (Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson, 1936)
4. Goodnight Moon (Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd, 1947)
5. Charlotte’s Web (EB White and Garth Williams, 1952)
6. A Chance Child (Jill Paton Walsh, 1978)
7. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll, 1865)
8. Anne of Green Gables (LM Montgomery, 1908)
9. Where the Wild Things Are (Maurice Sendak, 1963)
10. Madeline (Ludwig Bemelmans, 1939)

Jake Hope – Awards executive for Yoto Carnegie Medals, United Kingdom
1. The Tulip Touch (Anne Fine, 1996)
2. Mighty Fizz Chilla (Philip Ridley, 2002)
3. Heathrow Nights (Jan Mark, 2000)
4. Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key (Jack Gantos, 1998)
5. Boy, Everywhere (AM Dassu, 2021)
6. The Boy at the Back of the Class (Onjali Q Raúf, 2018)
7. High-Rise Mystery (Sharna Jackson, 2019)
8. Diamonds (Armin Greder, 2020)
9. Meanwhile (Jason Shiga, 2010)
10. Banana (Ed Vere, 2007)

Jennifer Horan – Chair of CILIP Youth Libraries Group, United Kingdom
1. October, October (Katya Balen and Angela Harding, 2020)
2. Millions (Frank Cottrell Boyce, 2004)
3. Rooftoppers (Katherine Rundell, 2013)
4. The Boy Who Sailed the Ocean in an Armchair (Lara Williamson, 2015)
5. Wolves (Emily Gravett, 2005)
6. There’s a Bear on My Chair (Ross Collins, 2015)
7. One (Sarah Crossan, 2015)
8. Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks (Jason Reynolds, 2019)
9. A Kind of Spark (Elle McNicoll, 2020)
10. The Undefeated (Kwame Alexander and Kadir Nelson, 2019)

Huynh Kim Lien – Picture book illustrator, Vietnam
1. Flotsam (David Wiesner, 2006)
2. Duck, Death and the Tulip (Wolf Erlbruch, 2007)
3. The Lion and the Mouse (Jerry Pinkney, 2009)
4. Black Dog (Levi Pinfold, 2011)
5. Rules of Summer (Shaun Tan, 2013)
6. Lost and Found: Three (Shaun Tan, 2011)
7. Mr Tiger Goes Wild (Peter Brown, 2013)
8. The Wanderer (Peter van den Ende, 2019)
9. Notturni, piraterie e allunaggi (Gianni De Conno, 2018)
10. The Fate of Fausto (Oliver Jeffers, 2019)

Andrea Immel – Cotsen Children’s Library, Princeton University, United States
1. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll, 1865)
2. Where the Wild Things Are (Maurice Sendak, 1963)
3. Fairy Tales (Hans Christian Andersen, 1827)
4. Treasure Island (Robert Louis Stevenson, 1883)
5. The Tale of Samuel Whiskers (Beatrix Potter, 1908)
6. The Tombs of Atuan (Ursula K Le Guin, 1970)
7. The Midnight Folk (John Masefield, 1927)
8. Moominsummer Madness (Tove Jansson, 1954)
9. Telephone Tales (Gianni Rodari, 1962)
10. Hail to Mail (Samuil Marshak, 1927)

Katrín Lilja Jónsdóttir – Chairman of IBBY Iceland, editor-in-chief of Lestrarklefinn, Iceland
1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (JK Rowling, 1997)
2. Winnie-the-Pooh (AA Milne and EH Shepard, 1926)
3. Skrímslaerjur (Áslaug Jónsdóttui, Rakel Helmsdal and Kalle Güettler, 2012)
4. Greppikló (Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, 1999)
5. This is Betsy / Emma Tvärtemot (Gunilla Wolde, 1974)
6. Bróðir minn ljónshjarta (Astrid Lindgren, 1973)
7. Palli var einn í heiminum (Jens Sigsgaard, 1942)
8. Þar sem óhemjurnar eru (Maurice Sendak, 1963)
9. Kollhnís (Arndís Þórarinsdóttir, 2022)
10. Skrímslið kemur (Patrick Ness, 2011)

Angela Joy – Children’s author, United States
1. Brown Girl Dreaming (Jacqueline Woodson, 2014)
2. A Single Shard (Linda Sue Park, 2001)
3. Paperboy (Vince Vawter, 2013)
4. The Inquisitor’s Tale (Adam Gidwitz, 2016)
5. The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy (Jeanne Birdsall, 2005)
6. Okay for Now (Gary D Schmidt, 2011)
7. El Deafo (Cece Bell, 2014)
8. Where the Sidewalk Ends (Shel Silverstein, 1974)
9. The Snowy Day (Ezra Jack Keats, 1962)
10. James and the Giant Peach (Roald Dahl, 1961)

Jim Kay – Illustrator, United Kingdom
1. Cars and Trucks and Things that Go (Richard Scarry, 1974)
2. The Hobbit (JRR Tolkien, 1937)
3. The Children of Green Knowe (Lucy M Boston, 1954)
4. Fungus the Bogeyman (Raymond Briggs, 1977)
5. The Arrival (Shaun Tan, 2006)
6. Amazon Adventure (Willard Price, 1949)
7. Beegu (Alexis Deacon, 2003)
8. Charlotte Sometimes (Penelope Farmer, 1969)
9. The Dark is Rising (Susan Cooper, 1973)
10. Northern Lights (Philip Pullman, 1995)

Nahid Kazemi – Author and illustrator, Canada
1. The Little Black Fish (Samad Behrangi, 1969)
2. A Lion in Paris (Beatrice Alemagna, 2006)
3. On a Magical Do-Nothing Day (Beatrice Alemagna, 2016)
4. The Little Flower King (Květa Pacovská, 1992)
5. The Sun is Yellow (Květa Pacovská, 2012)
6. Alphabet (Květa Pacovská, 2011)
7. The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Eric Carle, 1969)
8. Duck, Death and the Tulip (Wolf Erlbruch, 2007)
9. The Miracle of the Bears (Wolf Erlbruch, 1999)
10. Mrs Meyer, the Bird (Wolf Erlbruch, 1995)

Aya Khalil – Children’s author, United States
1. Your Name is a Song (Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow and Luisa Uribe, 2020)
2. Lailah’s Lunchbox: A Ramadan Story (Reem Faruqi and Lea Lyon, 2015)
3. In My Mosque (MO Yuksel and Hatem Aly, 2021)
4. Not Quite Snow White (Ashley Franklin and Ebony Glenn, 2019)
5. Halal Hot Dogs (Susannah Aziz and Parwinder Singh, 2021)
6. Moon’s Ramadan (Natasha Khan Kazi, 2023)
7. Zahra’s Blessing: A Ramadan Story (Shirin Shamsi and Manal Mirza, 2022)
8. Hana’s Hundreds of Hijabs (Razeena Omar Gutta and Manal Mirza, 2022)
9. The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family (Ibtihaj Muhammad and SK Ali and Hatem Aly, 2019)
10. Together We Ride (Valerie Bolling and Kaylani Juanita, 2022)

Hanada Kharma – Reader and critic, Palestinian Territories
1. Thunderbird: Book One (Sonia Nimr, 2017)
2. When the Sky Rained Fish (Sonia Nimr)
3. Wondrous Journeys to Strange Lands (Sonia Nimr, 2013)
4. A Story That Begins and Ends with Imagination (Sonia Nimr, 2015)
5. The Blue Door (Sonia Nimr and Ra’ouf al-Kray, 2018)
6. The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Eric Carle, 1969)
7. Dr Seuss’s Book of Animals (Dr Seuss, 2018)
8. Pippi Longstocking (Astrid Lindgren, 1945)
9. Folk og røvere i Kardemomme by (Thorbjørn Egner, 1955)
10. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Roald Dahl, 1964)

Asadjon Khodjaev – Director, Agency of Information and Mass Communications Uzbekistan, president of IBBY Uzbekistan, Uzbekistan
1. Shum bola (Gafur Gulоm, 1936)
2. Le avventure di Cipollino (Gianni Rodari, 1951)
3. The Little Humpbacked Horse (Pyotr Yershov, 1834)
4. Treasure Island (Robert Louis Stevenson, 1883)
5. Karlsson-on-the-Roof (Astrid Lindgren, 1955)
6. The Mysterious Island (Jules Verne, 1875)
7. Town Musicians of Bremen (Brothers Grimm, 1819)
8. The Snow Queen (Hans Christian Andersen, 1844)
9. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Mark Twain, 1876)
10. Gulliver’s Travels (Jonathan Swift, 1726)

Jarlath Killeen – Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
1. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll, 1865)
2. The Railway Children (Edith Nesbit, 1906)
3. The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett, 1911)
4. The Hobbit (JRR Tolkien, 1937)
5. Anne of Green Gables (LM Montgomery, 1908)
6. Little Women (Louisa May Alcott, 1868)
7. Matilda (Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake, 1988)
8. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain, 1884)
9. Tom’s Midnight Garden (Philippa Pearce, 1958)
10. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (CS Lewis, 1950)

Gülşah Özdemir Koryürek – Writer and co-founder of Sifirdan Publishing House, Turkey
1. Pippi Longstocking (Astrid Lindgren, 1945)
2. Zackarina und der Sandwolf (Åsa Lind, 2002)
3. Momo (Michael Ende, 1973)
4. The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, 1943)
5. Phileas’s Fortune: A Story about Self-Expression (Agnès de Lestrade, 2009)
6. The Giving Tree (Shel Silverstein, 1964)
7. Not Just Another Princess Story (Sheri Radford and Qin Leng, 2014)
8. Şimdiki Çocuklar Harika (Aziz Nesin, 1967)
9. Üç Şiir (Nâzım Hikmet and Sedat Girgin, 2016)
10. The Enemy: A Book About Peace (Davide Calì and Serge Bloch, 2007)

Shereen Kreidieh – Manager, Asala Publishers, Lebanon
1. When You Get Angry! (Dania Zad-ElSaadi, 2013)
2. The Black Dot (Walid Taher, 2009)
3. Why Don’t I Like Falafel? (Mariam Tarhini, 2018)
4. When the Whale Sneezes (Mariam Tarhini, 2017)
5. Who Will Take the Wool Sweater? (Zahraa Brataa and Maya Majdalani, 2018)
6. The Story of the Courgette (Samah Idris)
7. The Tanbouri Shoes (Fatima Sharaf Al-Deen and Nadine Sidani, 2008)
8. When the Whale Sneezes (Mariam Tarhini, 2017)
9. The Black Dot (Walid Taher, 2009)
10. When You Get Angry! (Dania Zad-ElSaadi, 2013)

Hana Križanová – BIBIANA, International House of Art for Children, Slovakia
1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (JK Rowling, 1997)
2. The Hobbit (JRR Tolkien, 1937)
3. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll, 1865)
4. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (L Frank Baum, 1900)
5. Osmijankove rozprávky (Krista Bendová, 1972)
6. Best Word Book Ever (Richard Scarry, 1963)
7. Staré grécke báje a povesti (Eduard Petiška, 1958)
8. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Roald Dahl, 1964)
9. The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, 1943)
10. The Moomins and the Great Flood (Tove Jansson, 1945)

Michaela Kukovičová – Illustrator, Czech Republic
1. Maxipes Fík (Rudolf Čechura and Jiří Šalamoun, 2011)
2. Fimfárum (Jan Werich, 1963)
3. Povídání o pejskovi a kočičce (Josef Čapek, 1929)
4. Praštěné pohádky (Ludvík Aškenazy, 1965)
5. Dětská encyklopedie (Bohumil Říha and Vladimír Fuka, 1959)
6. Zázračná slunečnice (Bohumír Štéger, 1972)
7. Wolf! (Sara Fanelli, 1997)
8. Sailor och Pekka (Jockum Nordström, 2003)
9. The Passport (Saul Steinberg, 1976)
10. Les rhumes (André François, 2011)

Clara Kumagai – Author, Ireland
1. Where the Wild Things Are (Maurice Sendak, 1963)
2. American Born Chinese (Gene Luen Yang and Lark Pien, 2006)
3. Northern Lights (Philip Pullman, 1995)
4. Night of the Milky Way Railway (Kenji Miyazawa, 1934)
5. A Wizard of Earthsea (Ursula K Le Guin, 1968)
6. The Arrival (Shaun Tan, 2006)
7. Noughts and Crosses (Malorie Blackman, 2001)
8. Tuck Everlasting (Natalie Babbitt, 1975)
9. We Are Water Protectors (Carole Lindstrom and Michaela Goade, 2020)
10. I Want My Hat Back (Jon Klassen, 2011)

Ellen Kushner – Writer, United States
1. A Wizard of Earthsea (Ursula K Le Guin, 1968)
2. The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett, 1911)
3. Peter and Wendy (JM Barrie, 1911)
4. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (CS Lewis, 1950)
5. Howl’s Moving Castle (Diana Wynne Jones, 1986)
6. Half Magic (Edward Eager, 1954)
7. The Wolves of Willoughby Chase (Joan Aiken, 1962)
8. Les malheurs de Sophie (Comtesse de Ségur, 1857)
9. Bedtime for Frances (Russell Hoban, 1960)
10. Utzli-Gutzli (Avraham Shlonsky, 1966)

Rebecca Laurence – Editor, BBC Culture, United Kingdom
1. Goodnight Moon (Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd, 1947)
2. Charlotte’s Web (EB White and Garth Williams, 1952)
3. A Wrinkle in Time (Madeleine L’Engle, 1962)
4. The Tiger Who Came to Tea (Judith Kerr, 1968)
5. Matilda (Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake, 1988)
6. The Dark is Rising (Susan Cooper, 1973)
7. Anne of Green Gables (LM Montgomery, 1908)
8. The Velveteen Rabbit (Margery Williams, 1921)
9. A Wizard of Earthsea (Ursula K Le Guin, 1968)
10. Watership Down (Richard Adams, 1972)

Ben Lawrence – Journalist and critic, Daily Telegraph, United Kingdom
1. Tom’s Midnight Garden (Philippa Pearce, 1958)
2. The Dark is Rising (Susan Cooper, 1973)
3. The Story of the Amulet (Edith Nesbit, 1906)
4. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll, 1865)
5. Break in the Sun (Bernard Ashley, 1980)
6. Noughts and Crosses (Malorie Blackman, 2001)
7. The Wind in the Willows (Kenneth Grahame, 1908)
8. Comet in Moominland (Tove Jansson, 1946)
9. The Owl Service (Alan Garner, 1967)
10. The Nature of the Beast (Janni Howker, 1985)

Angela Lebedeva – Executive director of the Raising Readers Association, Russia
1. Annie Lumsden, The Girl from the Sea (David Almond and Beatrice Alemagna, 2020)
2. Kaskadyorki idut do kontsa (Anna Anisimova, 2022)
3. Bone Music (David Almond, 2021)
4. Novoye chyernoye palto (Maria Boteva, 2022)
5. Olimpiada (Lyubava Gornitskaya, 2022)
6. Kvartetnye skazki (Nina Dashevskaya and Yulia Sidneva, 2022)
7. La zuppa Lepron (Giovanna Zoboli and Mariachiara di Giorgio, 2022)
8. Sol (Aleksandra Zaitseva, 2022)
9. Manolito Gafotas (Elvira Lindo, 1994)
10. O Kamilu, który patrzy rękami (Tomasz Małkowski and Joanna Rusinek, 2017)

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MG Leonard – Author, United Kingdom
1. The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett, 1911)
2. The Wind in the Willows (Kenneth Grahame, 1908)
3. The Twits (Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake, 1980)
4. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (CS Lewis, 1950)
5. Winnie-the-Pooh (AA Milne and EH Shepard, 1926)
6. My Family and Other Animals (Gerald Durrell, 1956)
7. Anne of Green Gables (LM Montgomery, 1908)
8. Little Women (Louisa May Alcott, 1869)
9. The Dark is Rising (Susan Cooper, 1973)
10. The Lord of the Rings (JRR Tolkien, 1954)

Karin Lesnik-Oberstein – Professor of Critical Theory and Director of CIRCL and its M(Res) in Children’s Literature, University of Reading, United Kingdom
1. Little House in the Big Woods (Laura Ingalls Wilder, 1932)
2. Anne of Green Gables (LM Montgomery, 1908)
3. Little Women (Louisa May Alcott, 1868)
4. Pippi Longstocking (Astrid Lindgren, 1945)
5. Jip en Janneke (Annie MG Schmidt and Fiep Westendorp, 1953)
6. The Railway Children (Edith Nesbit, 1906)
7. Dogger (Shirley Hughes, 1977)
8. The Eagle of the Ninth (Rosemary Sutcliff, 1954)
9. Swallows and Amazons (Arthur Ransome, 1930)
10. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (Mildred D Taylor, 1976)

Marianne Levy – Writer and arts critic, United Kingdom
1. The Explorer (Katherine Rundell, 2017)
2. Mog the Forgetful Cat (Judith Kerr, 1970)
3. Mr Gum and the Biscuit Billionaire (Andy Stanton and David Tazzyman, 2007)
4. I Want My Hat Back (Jon Klassen, 2011)
5. Heidi (Johanna Spyri, 1880)
6. The Bad Beginning (Lemony Snicket, 1999)
7. Coram Boy (Jamila Gavin, 2000)
8. Owl Babies (Martin Waddell, 1992)
9. When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit (Judith Kerr, 1971)
10. Oi Frog! (Kes Gray and Jim Field, 2014)

Christine Lötscher – University of Zurich, Switzerland
1. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll, 1865)
2. Heidis Lehr- und Wanderjahre (Johanna Spyri, 1880)
3. Moominvalley in November (Tove Jansson, 1970)
4. Ronja, rövardotter (Astrid Lindgren, 1981)
5. Das grosse Buch: Geschichten für Kinder (Franz Hohler and Nikolaus Heidelbach, 2009)
6. Wir pfeifen auf den Gurkenkönig (Christine Nöstlinger and Werner Maurer, 1972)
7. The Adventures of Pinocchio (Carlo Collodi, 1883)
8. Die unendliche Geschichte (Michael Ende, 1979)
9. Everything on a Waffle (Polly Horvath, 2001)
10. Die rote Zora (Kurt Held, 1941)

Pierre-Emmanuel Lyet – Children’s author and illustrator, France
1. Michka (Marie Colmont and Feodor Rojankovsky, 1941)
2. The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, 1943)
3. Porculus (Arnold Lobel, 1969)
4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (JK Rowling, 2000)
5. Biggest Word Book Ever (Richard Scarry, 1981)
6. Pippi Longstocking (Astrid Lindgren, 1945)
7. Zagazoo (Quentin Blake, 1998)
8. The Three Robbers (Tomi Ungerer, 1961)
9. The Gruffalo (Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, 1999)
10. Red Rackham’s Treasure (Hergé, 1943)

Dorian Lynskey – Journalist and author, United Kingdom
1. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll, 1865)
2. Animal Farm (George Orwell, 1945)
3. The Bad Beginning (Lemony Snicket, 1999)
4. In the Night Kitchen (Maurice Sendak, 1970)
5. When the Wind Blows (Raymond Briggs, 1982)
6. Charlotte’s Web (EB White and Garth Williams, 1952)
7. The Dark is Rising (Susan Cooper, 1973)
8. Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale (Mo Willems, 2004)
9. The Giving Tree (Shel Silverstein, 1964)
10. Goodnight, Mr Tom (Michelle Magorian, 1981)

Fiona Macdonald – Deputy editor, BBC Culture, United Kingdom
1. The Dark is Rising (Susan Cooper, 1973)
2. The Lorax (Dr Seuss, 1972)
3. The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, 1943)
4. A Wrinkle in Time (Madeleine L’Engle, 1962)
5. The Man Who Was Magic (Paul Gallico, 1966)
6. Anne of Green Gables (LM Montgomery, 1908)
7. The Wind in the Willows (Kenneth Grahame, 1908)
8. Watership Down (Richard Adams, 1972)
9. The Velveteen Rabbit (Margery Williams, 1921)
10. The Great Dog Bottom Swap (Peter Bently and Mei Matsuoka, 2009)

Irma Malatsidze – Children’s author, Georgia
1. Pippi Langstrump (Astrid Lindgren, 1945)
2. Mary Poppins (PL Travers, 1934)
3. Le avventure di Cipollino (Gianni Rodari, 1951)
4. Gelsomino nel paese dei bugiardi (Gianni Rodari, 1958)
5. The Snow Queen (Hans Christian Andersen, 1844)
6. Karlsson-on-the-Roof (Astrid Lindgren, 1955)
7. Mio, mijn Mio (Astrid Lindgren, 1954)
8. The Adventures of a Boy Named Piccolo (Archil Sulakauri, 1980)
9. The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, 1943)
10. Zolotoj Kljuchik, Ili Prikljuchenija Buratino (Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy, 1936)

Radek Malý – Charles University, FSV, Czech Republic
1. Moominvalley in November (Tove Jansson, 1970)
2. Pippi Langstrump (Astrid Lindgren, 1945)
3. Můj medvěd Flóra (Daisy Mrázková, 1973)
4. Povídání o pejskovi a kočičce (Josef Čapek, 1929)
5. Momo (Michael Ende, 1973)
6. Krabat (Otfried Preussler, 1971)
7. The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, 1943)
8. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain, 1884)
9. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Roald Dahl, 1964)
10. The Adventures of Dunno and his Friends (Nikolay Nosov, 1954)

Vratislav Manak – Writer and lecturer, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University, Czech Republic
1. Grimm’s Fairy Tales (Brothers Grimm, 1812)
2. Fairy Tales (Hans Christian Andersen, 1827)
3. One Thousand and One Nights (Anonymous / folk)
4. The Six Bullerby Children (Astrid Lindgren, 1947)
5. The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, 1943)
6. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll, 1865)
7. The Complete Fables (Aesop, -564)
8. The Adventures of Pinocchio (Carlo Collodi, 1883)
9. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (L Frank Baum, 1900)
10. Krabat (Otfried Preussler, 1971)

Leelo Märjamaa – Translator and publisher of Draakon & Kuu publishing, Estonia
1. Moominland Midwinter (Tove Jansson, 1957)
2. Where the Wild Things Are (Maurice Sendak, 1963)
3. Winnie-the-Pooh (AA Milne and EH Shepard, 1926)
4. The Hobbit (JRR Tolkien, 1937)
5. Pippi Longstocking (Astrid Lindgren, 1945)
6. Liten och stark (Ulf Stark, 2007)
7. Coraline (Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean, 2002)
8. The BFG (Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake, 1982)
9. Sandvargen (Åsa Lind, 2002)
10. Sideways Stories from Wayside School (Louis Sachar, 1978)

James Marriott – Columnist, United Kingdom
1. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (CS Lewis, 1950)
2. Northern Lights (Philip Pullman, 1995)
3. Lulu and the Chocolate Wedding (Posy Simmonds, 1990)
4. The Hobbit (JRR Tolkien, 1937)
5. Swallows and Amazons (Arthur Ransome, 1930)
6. A Bear Called Paddington (Michael Bond, 1958)
7. Dogger (Shirley Hughes, 1977)
8. The Tiger Who Came to Tea (Judith Kerr, 1968)
9. The Phoenix and the Carpet (Edith Nesbit, 1904)
10. Professional Crocodile (Giovanna Zoboli, 2017)

Siya Masuku – Writer, illustrator and independent publisher of graphic novels in South African indigenous languages, South Africa
1. Mosidi (Lorato Trok, 2020)
2. UDaisy Omangalisayo (Nozizwe Herero, 2015)
3. Isitsha Samakhekhe Masiwe (Nozizwe Herero, 2016)
4. Isiphiwo sikaMogau (Lorato Trok and Shadrack Munene, 2017)
5. All Rise: Resistance and Rebellion in South Africa (Richard Conyngham, 2022)
6. Coloureds (The Trantraal Brothers, 2010)
7. Crossroads (Koni Benson, The Trantraal Brothers and Ashley E Marais, 2021)
8. Maus (Art Spiegelman, 1980)
9. The Art of Edena (Moebius, 2018)
10. Joyama (Daniel Isles, 2022)

Raquel Mestre – Literary agent and editorial consultant for children and young adult books, Portugal
1. Where the Wild Things Are (Maurice Sendak, 1963)
2. The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Eric Carle, 1969)
3. As Time Passes (Isabel Minhós Martins and Madalena Matoso, 2016)
4. M come il mare (Joanna Concejo, 2020)
5. Che cos’è un bambino? (Beatrice Alemagna, 2008)
6. Malena Ballena (Davide Calì and Sonja Bougaeva, 2010)
7. Los sueños de Helena (Eduardo Galeano and Isidro Ferrer, 2014)
8. Du bleu au bleu (Katsumi Komagata, 2011)
9. A Sereia e os Gigantes (Catarina Sobral, 2015)
10. Daqui ninguém passa (Isabel Minhós Martins and Bernardo P Carvalho, 2014)

Isabel Minhós Martins – Publisher, Portugal
1. A grande questão (Wolf Erlbruch, 2005)
2. Once Upon a Time There Was and Will Be so Much More (Johanna Schaible, 2021)
3. Little White Riding Hood (Bruno Munari, 1999)
4. Les trois brigands (Tomi Ungerer, 1961)
5. Pequeno Azul e Pequeno Amarelo (Leo Lionni, 1959)
6. Topsy Turvy World (Atak, 2009)
7. Winnie-the-Pooh (AA Milne and EH Shepard, 1926)
8. The Giving Tree (Shel Silverstein, 1964)
9. Alice no País das Maravilhas (Lewis Carroll, 1865)
10. Farwest (Peter Elliott and Kitty Crowther, 2019)

Hadil Miqdadi – Children’s author, editor, executive director of Dar Al Yasmine for Publishing and Distribution, Jordan
1. The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, 1943)
2. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane (Kate DiCamillo and Bagram Ibatoulline, 2006)
3. The Bird in Me Flies (Sara Lundberg, 2017)
4. Winnie-the-Pooh (AA Milne and EH Shepard, 1926)
5. The Pain and the Great One (Judy Blume, 1974)
6. The Boys Are Laughing (Zakaria Tamer and Adly Rizkallah)
7. Pojken, flickan och muren (Ulf Stark and Anna Höglund, 2011)
8. The Suitcase (Chris Naylor-Ballesteros, 2019)
9. Code Name: Butterfly (Ahlam Bsharat, 2009)
10. Pippi Longstocking (Astrid Lindgren, 1945)

Inga Mitunevičiūtė – Chair of IBBY Lithuania, Lithuania
1. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll, 1865)
2. Winnie-the-Pooh (AA Milne and EH Shepard, 1926)
3. Pippi Longstocking (Astrid Lindgren, 1945)
4. Moominpappa at Sea (Tove Jansson, 1965)
5. A Bear Called Paddington (Michael Bond, 1958)
6. Anne of Green Gables (LM Montgomery, 1908)
7. Because of Winn-Dixie (Kate DiCamillo, 2000)
8. Fairy Tales (Hans Christian Andersen, 1827)
9. The Tales of Mother Goose (Charles Perrault, 1697)
10. The Adventures of Pinocchio (Carlo Collodi, 1883)

Hugh Montgomery – Senior journalist, BBC Culture, United Kingdom
1. The Complete Calvin and Hobbes (Bill Watterson, 2005)
2. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll, 1865)
3. Redwall (Brian Jacques, 1986)
4. The Complete Nonsense of Edward Lear (Edward Lear, 1895)
5. Haroun and the Sea of Stories (Salman Rushdie, 1990)
6. Moominland Midwinter (Tove Jansson, 1957)
7. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (CS Lewis, 1950)
8. Stig of the Dump (Clive King, 1963)
9. I Capture the Castle (Dodie Smith, 1948)
10. The Animals of Farthing Wood (Colin Dann, 1979)

Bernie Munoz – Children’s author and academic, Chile
1. When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit (Judith Kerr, 1971)
2. Papelucho (Marcela Paz, 1947)
3. El vaso de leche (Manuel Rojas, 2021)
4. Cuentos de amor, locura y de muerte (Horacio Quiroga, 1917)
5. Mujercitas (Louisa May Alcott, 1868)
6. La última niebla (Maria Luisa Bombal, 1935)
7. Rayuela (Julio Cortázar, 1963)
8. A Wizard of Earthsea (Ursula K Le Guin, 1968)
9. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (JK Rowling, 1997)
10. Papaito Piernas Largas (Jean Webster, 1912)

Marie-Aude Murail – Children’s author and laureate the Hans Christian Andersen Prize 2023, France
1. Tintin in Tibet (Hergé, 1958)
2. Les Mille et Une Nuits (Anonymous / folk)
3. Les Contes de ma mère l’Oye (Charles Perrault, 1697)
4. Le petit prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, 1943)
5. Fifi Brindacier (Astrid Lindgren, 1945)
6. Astérix et Cléopâtre (René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo, 1965)
7. A Christmas Carol (Charles Dickens, 1843)
8. Les trois brigands (Tomi Ungerer, 1961)
9. Arsène Lupin, gentleman cambrioleur (Maurice Leblanc, 1907)
10. Le petit Lord Fauntleroy (Frances Hodgson Burnett, 1886)

Innosanto Nagara – Author, A is for Activist, United States
1. Where the Wild Things Are (Maurice Sendak, 1963)
2. The Hobbit (JRR Tolkien, 1937)
3. Nobody is Perfick (Bernard Waber, 1971)
4. The Bully of Barkham Street (Mary Stolz, 1963)
5. We March (Shane W Evans, 2012)
6. Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries who Shaped Our History . . . and Our Future! (Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl, 2015)
7. Young, Gifted and Black: Meet 52 Black Heroes from Past and Present (Jamia Wilson and Andrea Pippins, 2018)
8. My Colors, My World (Maya Christina González, 2007)
9. Two White Rabbits (Jairo Buitrago and Rafael Yockteng, 2015)
10. Tar Beach (Faith Ringgold, 1991)

Emilia Nazir – Secretary general of INABBY, Indonesia
1. Rules of Summer (Shaun Tan, 2013)
2. Shadow (Suzy Lee, 2010)
3. The Story of Ferdinand (Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson, 1936)
4. The Giving Tree (Shel Silverstein, 1964)
5. Koggiri Ajeosiwa 100 Gaieui Mulbangul (Noh In-Kyung, 2012)
6. Big Cat, Little Cat (Elisha Cooper, 2017)
7. Good Night, Gorilla (Peggy Rathmann, 1994)
8. Imaginary Fred (Eoin Colfer and Oliver Jeffers, 2015)
9. A Chair for My Mother (Vera B Williams, 1982)
10. The Little Match Girl (Hans Christian Andersen, 1845)

Vassiliki Nevrokopli – Children’s books author, Greece
1. The Children’s Illustrated Bible (Retold by Selina Shirley Hastings and Eric Thomas, 1993)
2. The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, 1943)
3. Jonathan Livingston Seagull (Richard Bach and Russell Munson, 1970)
4. Momo (Michael Ende, 1973)
5. The Giving Tree (Shel Silverstein, 1964)
6. The Missing Piece Meets the Big O (Shel Silverstein, 1981)
7. The Strange Love of the White Horse and the Poplar Tree (Christos Boulotis and Photini Stephanidi, 2011)
8. Uncle Tom’s Cabin (Harriet Beecher Stowe, 1852)

Tine Nielsen – Babel-Bridge Literary Agency, Denmark
1. The Neverending Story (Michael Ende, 1979)
2. The Brothers Lionheart (Astrid Lindgren, 1973)
3. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (CS Lewis, 1950)
4. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Roald Dahl, 1964)
5. The Cat in the Hat (Dr Seuss, 1957)
6. Moominland Midwinter (Tove Jansson, 1957)
7. Where the Wild Things Are (Maurice Sendak, 1963)
8. We’re Going on a Bear Hunt (Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury, 1989)
9. Ug: Boy Genius of the Stone Age (Raymond Briggs, 2001)
10. Frühlings-Wimmelbuch (Rotraut Susanne Berner, 2004)

Sonia Nimr – Birzeit University, Ramallah, Palestine, Palestinian Territories
1. The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, 1943)
2. Something Else (Kathryn Cave and Chris Riddell, 1994)
3. Matilda (Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake, 1988)
4. The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Eric Carle, 1969)
5. The Butter Battle Book (Dr Seuss, 1984)
6. The Sneetches and Other Stories (Dr Seuss, 1961)
7. Yertle the Turtle (Dr Seuss, 1958)
8. Oh, the Thinks You Can Think! (Dr Seuss, 1975)

Viive Noor – Illustrator, graphic artist and curator, Estonia
1. Muinasjutte (Brothers Grimm, 1812)
2. A csodafurulya (Kolozsvári Grandpierre Emil, 1961)
3. The Yellow Woodpecker (Monteiro Lobato, 1937)
4. Väike Tjorven, Pootsman ja Mooses (Astrid Lindgren, 1964)
5. Bill Bergson and the White Rose Rescue (Astrid Lindgren, 1953)
6. Härra Huu (Hannu Mäkelä, 1973)
7. Moominland Midwinter (Tove Jansson, 1957)
8. Viplala lood (Annie MG Schmidt, 1957)
9. Kolm musketäri (Alexandre Dumas, 1844)
10. Järve kiri (Piret Raud, 2023)

Mark O’Neill – Reader, United Kingdom
1. I Want My Hat Back (Jon Klassen, 2011)
2. Elidor (Alan Garner, 1965)
3. The Dark is Rising (Susan Cooper, 1973)
4. The Hobbit (JRR Tolkien, 1937)
5. The Children of Green Knowe (Lucy M Boston, 1954)
6. Five Children and It (Edith Nesbit, 1902)
7. A Bear Called Paddington (Michael Bond, 1958)
8. Just William (Richmal Crompton, 1922)
9. Biggles: The Camels are Coming (WE Johns, 1932)
10. Moominland Midwinter (Tove Jansson, 1957)

Agi Ofner – Children’s author and illustrator, Austria
1. Northern Lights (Philip Pullman, 1995)
2. Gips (Anna Woltz, 2015)
3. Ad Ktze Ha-Moshav / Where The Village Road Ends (Amalia Rosenblum, 2006)
4. Tonje Glimmerdal (Maria Parr, 2009)
5. Watership Down (Richard Adams, 1972)
6. Everywhere With You (Carlie Sorosiak and Devon Holzwarth, 2022)
7. Du Iz Tak? (Carson Ellis, 2016)
8. Momo (Michael Ende, 1973)
9. Le voleur de poule (Béatrice Rodriguez, 2005)
10. The Wolf, the Duck and the Mouse (Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen, 2017)

Akoss Ofori-Mensah – Children’s book publisher, Ghana
1. Sosu’s Call (Meshack Asare, 1997)
2. The Cross Drums (Meshack Asare, 2008)
3. Fly, Eagle, Fly! (Christopher Gregorowski and Niki Daly, 2000)
4. Gizo-Gizo! A Tale from the Zongo Lagoon (Emily Williamson and the pupils of Hassaniyya Quranic School, 2016)
5. Mimi Mystery (Michael David Ambatchew and Edmund Opare, 2012)
6. Animal Village (Nelda LaTeef, 2017)
7. How Stories Spread Around the World (Rogério Andrade Barbosa and Graca Lima, 2018)
8. The Herd Boy (Niki Daly, 2012)
9. Hi, Zoleka! (Gcina Mhlope and Elizabeth Pulles, 1998)
10. Chipo and the Bird on the Hill (Meshack Asare, 1984)

Martin Panchaud – Artist and author, Switzerland
1. The Frog and Three Other Stories (Anne Van Der Essen and Etienne Delessert, 1979)
2. Moomin: La comete arrive (Tove Jansson, 1946)
3. Trouve Chaffy (Jamie Smart, 2010)
4. L’arbre sans fin (Claude Ponti, 1992)
5. Les trois brigands (Tomi Ungerer, 1961)
6. The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Eric Carle, 1969)
7. Globis Weltreise (Robert Lips, 1935)
8. Papa Moll, Band 5, gelb (Edith Oppenheim-Jonas, 1997)
9. Un livre (Hervé Tullet, 2010)
10. Max et les maximonstres (Maurice Sendak, 1963)

Christopher Paolini – Author, United States
1. A Wizard of Earthsea (Ursula K Le Guin, 1968)
2. The Hobbit (JRR Tolkien, 1937)
3. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (CS Lewis, 1950)
4. David and the Phoenix (Edward Ormondroyd, 1957)
5. Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher (Bruce Coville, 1991)
6. The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett, 1911)
7. Mossflower (Brian Jacques, 1989)
8. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Roald Dahl, 1964)
9. Just So Stories (Rudyard Kipling, 1902)
10. Charlotte’s Web (EB White and Garth Williams, 1952)

Nii Ayikwei Parkes – Writer, Ghana
1. Kwajo and the Brassman’s Secret (Meshack Asare, 1982)
2. The Arrival (Shaun Tan, 2006)
3. Jip and Janneke (Annie MG Schmidt and Fiep Westendorp, 1953)
4. Heidi (Johanna Spyri, 1880)
5. The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Eric Carle, 1969)
6. Owls See Clearly at Night: A Michif Alphabet (Julie Flett, 2010)
7. One (Kathryn Otoshi, 2008)
8. Beautiful Oops! (Barney Saltzberg, 2010)
9. Hair Love (Matthew A Cherry and Vashti Harrison, 2019)
10. Little Red Hood (Marjolaine Leray, 2009)

Joseph Peelo – Librarian, Kylemore College JCSP, Ireland
1. Once (Morris Gleitzman, 2005)
2. Cirque Du Freak: A Living Nightmare (Darren Shan, 2000)
3. Under the Hawthorn Tree (Marita Conlon-McKenna, 1990)
4. The Outsiders (SE Hinton, 1967)
5. Heartstopper (Alice Oseman, 2018)
6. Tuesday (David Wiesner, 1991)
7. Stoner and Spaz (Ron Koertge, 2002)
8. Moonrise (Sarah Crossan, 2017)
9. A Monster Calls (Patrick Ness, 2011)
10. Bruised (Siobhán Parkinson, 2011)

Enrique Pérez Díaz – Children’s author, researcher, Cuban Books Observatory, Cuba
1. Agnes Cecilia (María Gripe, 1978)
2. The Eyes of the Amaryllis (Natalie Babbitt, 1977)
3. Ascolta il mio cuore (Bianca Pitzorno, 1991)
4. O abraço (Lygia Bojunga Nunes, 1996)
5. Holes (Louis Sachar, 1998)
6. El libro de Jim-Valor (Mathieu Lindon, 1986)
7. El lunático y su hermana libertad (Paul Kropp, 1988)
8. Matilda (Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake, 1988)
9. Pobby and Dingan (Ben Rice, 2000)
10. Bridge to Terabithia (Katherine Paterson, 1977)

Jaana Pesonen – Lecturer, University of Helsinki, Finland
1. Pippi Longstocking (Astrid Lindgren, 1945)
2. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll, 1865)
3. The Moomins and the Great Flood (Tove Jansson, 1945)
4. Where the Wild Things Are (Maurice Sendak, 1963)
5. Watership Down (Richard Adams, 1972)
6. Matilda (Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake, 1988)
7. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (JK Rowling, 1997)
8. The Ugly Duckling (Hans Christian Andersen, 1843)
9. Anne of Green Gables (LM Montgomery, 1908)
10. Brown Girl Dreaming (Jacqueline Woodson, 2014)

Phung Nguyen Quang – Picture book author and illustrator, Vietnam
1. Rules of Summer (Shaun Tan, 2013)
2. Duck, Death and the Tulip (Wolf Erlbruch, 2007)
3. Black Dog (Levi Pinfold, 2011)
4. Like a Giant (Marc Daniau and Yvan Duque, 2021)
5. Oh, the Places You’ll Go! (Dr Seuss, 1990)
6. The Bear and the Moon (Matthew Burgess and Catia Chien, 2020)
7. Mr Tiger Goes Wild (Peter Brown, 2013)
8. The Fate of Fausto (Oliver Jeffers, 2019)
9. Everyone’s Awake (Colin Meloy and Shawn Harris, 2020)
10. The Undefeated (Kwame Alexander and Kadir Nelson, 2019)

Lyudmila Polikarpova – National Library of Ukraine for Children, Ukraine
1. U nashim raii na zemli (Taras Shevchenko, 1849)
2. 100 Kazok: Volume 2 (Various, 2016)
3. Dyvovyzhni pryhody v lisovii shkoli (Vsevolod Nestayko, 2015)
4. Nezvychaini pryhody Ali v kraiini Nedoladii (Halyna Malyk, 1989)
5. Med dlia Mamy (Ivan Malkovych and Sofiya Us, 2007)
6. Kramnychka titonky Malvy (Sashko Dermanskyi, 2014)
7. Slon Gudzyk i peliustkovi chary (Lesya Voronyna, 2022)
8. Visim dniv z zhyttia burunduka (Ivan Andrusiak, 2012)
9. Nezrozumili (Serhyi Hrydin, 2016)
10. Dzhury Kozaka Shvaiky (Volodymyr Rutkivskyi, 2022)

Peeriya Pongsarigun – ThaiBBY Secretary-General, Thailand
1. Where the Wild Things Are (Maurice Sendak, 1963)
2. The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Eric Carle, 1969)
3. The Cat in the Hat (Dr Seuss, 1957)
4. Corduroy (Don Freeman, 1968)
5. Charlotte’s Web (EB White and Garth Williams, 1952)
6. Winnie-the-Pooh (AA Milne and EH Shepard, 1926)
7. Green Eggs and Ham (Dr Seuss, 1960)
8. Guess How Much I Love You (Sam McBratney and Anita Jeram, 1994)
9. Walk Two Moons (Sharon Creech, 1994)
10. Julián Is a Mermaid (Jessica Love, 2018)

Joan Portell – Author and teacher at the University of Girona, Spain
1. El zoo d’en Pitus (Sebastià Sorribas, 1966)
2. Som les tres bessones (Mercè Company González and Roser Capdevila i Valls, 1999)
3. Rovelló (Josep Vallverdú, 1969)
4. La lluna d’en Joan (Carme Solé Vendrell, 2014)
5. El Petit Polzet (Charles Perrault and Pere Formiguera, 2019)
6. Allà on viuen els monstres (Maurice Sendak, 1963)
7. Pippi Calcesllargues (Astrid Lindgren, 1945)
8. Història de Babar, el petit elefant (Jean de Brunhoff, 1931)
9. En Jim Botó i en Lluc el maquinista (Michael Ende, 1960)
10. El petit Blau i el petit Groc (Leo Lionni, 1959)

Cath Pound – Culture journalist, United Kingdom
1. Finn Family Moomintroll (Tove Jansson, 1948)
2. Pippi Longstocking (Astrid Lindgren, 1945)
3. Asterix and the Banquet (René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo, 1963)
4. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll, 1865)
5. Madeline (Ludwig Bemelmans, 1939)
6. Little Nicholas (René Goscinny and Jean-Jacques Sempé, 1959)
7. The Phantom Tollbooth (Norton Juster, 1961)
8. Where the Wild Things Are (Maurice Sendak, 1963)
9. The Blue Lotus (Hergé, 1935)
10. The Young Visiters (Daisy Ashford, 1919)

Quek Hong Shin – Children’s book author and illustrator, Singapore
1. Where the Wild Things Are (Maurice Sendak, 1963)
2. The Snowman (Raymond Briggs, 1978)
3. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Roald Dahl, 1964)
4. Charlotte’s Web (EB White and Garth Williams, 1952)
5. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll, 1865)
6. Harold and the Purple Crayon (Crockett Johnson, 1955)
7. Anne of Green Gables (LM Montgomery, 1908)
8. The Ugly Duckling (Hans Christian Andersen, 1843)
9. Winnie-the-Pooh (AA Milne and EH Shepard, 1926)
10. The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, 1943)

Miriam Quick – Journalist and author, United Kingdom
1. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (CS Lewis, 1950)
2. The Hobbit (JRR Tolkien, 1937)
3. Matilda (Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake, 1988)
4. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll, 1865)
5. The Tiger Who Came to Tea (Judith Kerr, 1968)
6. The Tale of Peter Rabbit (Beatrix Potter, 1902)
7. The BFG (Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake, 1982)
8. Stig of the Dump (Clive King, 1963)
9. Black Beauty (Anna Sewell, 1877)
10. I Want My Hat Back (Jon Klassen, 2011)

Brenda Randolph – Librarian and outreach director, Center for African Studies at Howard University, United States
1. Galimoto (Karen Lynn Williams and Catherine Stock, 1990)
2. Journey to Jo’burg (Beverley Naidoo and Eric Velásquez, 1986)
3. The Mzungu Boy (Meja Mwangi, 1995)
4. The Day Gogo Went to Vote (Elinor Batezat Sisulu and Sharon Wilson, 1996)
5. Sundiata: Lion King of Mali (David Wisniewski, 1992)
6. Rise of the Golden Cobra (Henry T Aubin, 2007)
7. Bintou’s Braids (Sylviane A Diouf and Shane Evans, 2001)
8. Grandad Mandela (Zindzi Mandela, Zazi Mandela, Zondwa Mandela, Ziwalene Mandela and Sean Qualls, 2018)
9. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer, 2009)
10. Sulwe (Lupita Nyong’o and Vashti Harrison, 2019)

Rachel Rendall – Parent, book lover, and teaching assistant, United Kingdom
1. The Adventures of the Black Hand Gang (Hans Jürgen Press, 1965)
2. The Secret in Miranda’s Wardrobe (Sheila Greenwald, 1977)
3. Veronica at the Wells (Lorna Hill, 1951)
4. Meet the Garden Gang (Jayne Fisher, 1995)
5. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (CS Lewis, 1950)
6. Five Run Away Together (Enid Blyton, 1944)
7. The Borrowers (Mary Norton, 1952)
8. The BFG (Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake, 1982)
9. The Silver Chair (CS Lewis, 1953)
10. Mr Bump (Roger Hargreaves, 1971)

Kimberley Reynolds – Emerita Professor of Children’s Literature, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
1. Where the Wild Things Are (Maurice Sendak, 1963)
2. Ballet Shoes (Noel Streatfeild, 1936)
3. A Wrinkle in Time (Madeleine L’Engle, 1962)
4. Peepo! (Janet Ahlberg and Allan Ahlberg, 1981)
5. Tom’s Midnight Garden (Philippa Pearce, 1958)
6. The Stone Book Quartet (Alan Garner, 1976)
7. The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales (Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith, 1992)
8. Dogger (Shirley Hughes, 1977)
9. Little Women (Louisa May Alcott, 1868)
10. The Arrival (Shaun Tan, 2006)

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David Robson – Science writer and author, United Kingdom
1. The Magician’s Nephew (CS Lewis, 1955)
2. Two Weeks with the Queen (Morris Gleitzman, 1990)
3. The Ghost of Thomas Kempe (Penelope Lively, 1973)
4. Howl’s Moving Castle (Diana Wynne Jones, 1986)
5. Matilda (Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake, 1988)
6. The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark (Jill Tomlinson, 1968)
7. The Hundred and One Dalmatians (Dodie Smith, 1956)
8. The Tale of Mr Jeremy Fisher (Beatrix Potter, 1906)
9. The Weirdstone of Brisingamen (Alan Garner, 1960)
10. Il giornalino di Gian Burrasca (Vamba, 1912)

Theresa Rogers – Professor of Education, University of British Columbia, Canada
1. Charlotte’s Web (EB White and Garth Williams, 1952)
2. Where the Wild Things Are (Maurice Sendak, 1963)
3. The Cat in the Hat (Dr Seuss, 1957)
4. The Snowy Day (Ezra Jack Keats, 1962)
5. Harold and the Purple Crayon (Crockett Johnson, 1955)
6. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (Bill Martin Jr, John Archambault and Lois Ehlert, 1989)
7. The Story of Ferdinand (Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson, 1936)
8. Where the Sidewalk Ends (Shel Silverstein, 1974)
9. The True Story of the Three Little Pigs (Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith, 1989)
10. Winnie-the-Pooh (AA Milne and EH Shepard, 1926)

Eleanor Marie Rose – Bonnier Books, United Kingdom
1. The Colour Monster (Anna Llenas, 2015)
2. Egyptology (Dugald Steer, 2004)
3. Gigantosaurus (Jonny Duddle, 2015)
4. The Colour Monster Goes to School (Anna Llenas, 2018)
5. Dragonology (Dugald Steer, 2003)
6. The Pirates Next Door (Jonny Duddle, 2011)
7. I Say Oh, You say No (John Kane, 2023)
8. Paper World: Human Body (The Templar Company Ltd and Gail Armstrong, 2023)
9. Five Little Chicks (Lily Murray and Holly Surplice, 2022)
10. The Incredible Pop-up Mummy (Moira Butterfield, Phung Nguyen Quang and Huynh Thi Kim Lien, 2022)

Maribel Rufino Rodríguez – Coordinator at the Bunko Xochimilco, IBBY México, Mexico
1. La peor señora del mundo (Francisco Hinojosa, 1992)
2. Padres padrísimos, SA (Jaime Alfonso Sandoval, 2005)
3. La ciudad de las esfinges (Jaime Alfonso Sandoval, 2009)
4. La armónica (Antonio Malpica and Aitana Carrasco, 2008)
5. Ella trae la lluvia (Martha Riva Palacio Obón, 2016)
6. Tigres de la otra noche (María García Esperón and Alejandro Magallanes, 2006)
7. Diente de león (María Baranda and Isidro R Esquivel, 2012)
8. Lunática (Martha Riva Palacio Obón and Mercè López, 2015)
9. El libro de las cochinadas (Julieta Fierro and Juan Tonda, 2005)
10. Fernanda y los mundos secretos (Ricardo Chávez Castañeda, 2004)

Anthony de Sa – Administrator, writer and poet, India
1. The Curious Case of the Nandikote Nawab (Tino de Sa, 2021)
2. The Secret Seven (Enid Blyton, 1949)
3. Just William (Richmal Crompton, 1922)
4. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll, 1865)
5. Treasure Island (Robert Louis Stevenson, 1883)
6. Robinson Crusoe (Daniel Defoe, 1719)
7. Black Beauty (Anna Sewell, 1877)
8. Heidi (Johanna Spyri, 1880)
9. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Roald Dahl, 1964)
10. Gulliver’s Travels (Jonathan Swift, 1726)

Lisa Sainsbury – University of Roehampton, United Kingdom
1. The Tale of Peter Rabbit (Beatrix Potter, 1902)
2. Watership Down (Richard Adams, 1972)
3. Comet in Moominland (Tove Jansson, 1946)
4. The Story of Tracy Beaker (Jacqueline Wilson, 1991)
5. Brown Girl Dreaming (Jacqueline Woodson, 2014)
6. Tales from the Inner City (Shaun Tan, 2008)
7. Charlotte Sometimes (Penelope Farmer, 1969)
8. Tuck Everlasting (Natalie Babbitt, 1975)
9. The Snowman (Raymond Briggs, 1978)
10. Northern Lights (Philip Pullman, 1995)

Rafael Salmerón – Children’s and young adult author, Spain
1. Le petit prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, 1943)
2. Palabras de caramelo (Gonzalo Moure, 2002)
3. Where the Wild Things Are (Maurice Sendak, 1963)
4. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Roald Dahl, 1964)
5. Memorias de una gallina (Concha López Narváez and Juan Ramón Alonso Díaz-Toledo, 2005)
6. Ojo de Nube (Ricardo Gómez, 2006)
7. Barro de Medellín (Alfredo Gómez Cerdá and Xan López Domínguez, 2008)
8. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (JK Rowling, 1997)
9. Algunos niños, tres perros y más cosas (Juan Farias, 1980)
10. Elmer (David McKee, 1989)

Dr Ira Saxena – Child psychologist, author and children’s book critic, India
1. The Panchatantra (Anonymous / folk, -200)
2. Idgah (Munshi Premchand, 1938)
3. Kabuliwala (Rabindranath Tagore, 1892)
4. The Kaziranga Trail (Arup Kumar Dutta, 1978)
5. The Man-Eater of Malgudi (RK Narayan, 1961)
6. The Angry River (Ruskin Bond, 1993)
7. Adventure Before Midnight (Nilima Sinha, 1987)
8. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll, 1865)

Stefanie Scharnberg – Children’s books illustrator, Germany
1. Inkheart (Cornelia Funke, 2003)
2. In einem tiefen, dunklen Wald (Paul Maar, 1999)
3. Grandpa’s Angel (Jutta Bauer, 2003)
4. The Princess Knight (Cornelia Funke and Kerstin Meyer, 2001)
5. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (JK Rowling, 1999)
6. Dealing with Dragons (Patricia C Wrede, 1990)
7. No Kiss for Mother (Tomi Ungerer, 1973)
8. Where is the Cake? (Thé Tjong-Khing, 2004)
9. Eloise (Kay Thompson, 1955)
10. Bridget and the Grey Wolves (Pija Lindenbaum, 2000)

Monica Sever – London Borough of Hackney Libraries, United Kingdom
1. The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, 1943)
2. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (L Frank Baum, 1900)
3. Northern Lights (Philip Pullman, 1995)
4. Kim (Rudyard Kipling, 1901)
5. Not Now, Bernard (David McKee, 1980)
6. Horton Hears a Who! (Dr Seuss, 1954)
7. Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy (Lynley Dodd, 1983)
8. Kidnapped (Robert Louis Stevenson, 1886)
9. Rocket Says Look Up! (Nathan Bryon and Dapo Adeola, 2019)
10. Wed Wabbit (Lissa Evans, 2017)

Zohar Shavit – Professor Emerita at the School for Cultural Studies, editor of children’s books series, Israel
1. Charlotte’s Web (EB White and Garth Williams, 1952)
2. Danny, the Champion of the World (Roald Dahl, 1975)
3. Peter and Wendy (JM Barrie, 1911)
4. Pippi Långstrump (Astrid Lindgren, 1945)
5. The Paul Street Boys (Ferenc Molnár, 1906)
6. Wir pfeifen auf den Gurkenkönig (Christine Nöstlinger and Werner Maurer, 1972)
7. Mary Poppins (PL Travers, 1934)
8. Anne of Green Gables (LM Montgomery, 1908)
9. Ramona and Her Father (Beverly Cleary, 1977)
10. Le petit Nicolas (René Goscinny and Jean-Jacques Sempé, 1959)

Amanda Shaw – Hardie Grant Children’s Publishing, Australia
1. The Twits (Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake, 1980)
2. George’s Marvellous Medicine (Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake, 1981)
3. Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret (Judy Blume, 1970)
4. Flat Stanley (Jeff Brown, 1964)
5. Follow That Bus (Pat Hutchins, 1987)
6. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (CS Lewis, 1950)
7. The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13¾ (Sue Townsend, 1982)
8. Five on a Treasure Island (Enid Blyton, 1942)
9. The Wind in the WIllows (Kenneth Grahame, 1908)
10. The Secret of the Old Clock (Carolyn Keene, 1930)

Dana Sheridan – Cotsen Children’s Library, Princeton University, United States
1. The Rabbits (John Marsden and Shaun Tan, 1998)
2. A Wrinkle in Time (Madeleine L’Engle, 1962)
3. The Phantom Tollbooth (Norton Juster, 1961)
4. The Book of Mean People (Toni Morrison, Slade Morrison and Pascal Lemaître, 2002)
5. Masquerade (Kit Willams, 1979)
6. Julián Is a Mermaid (Jessica Love, 2018)
7. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll, 1865)
8. Tar Beach (Faith Ringgold, 1991)
9. Front Desk (Kelly Yang, 2018)
10. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (JK Rowling, 1997)

Shim Hyang-Boon – Former president of IBBY Korea, South Korea
1. Muscle Man and Fake Lady: The Lake (Jo Won-hee, 2022)
2. Wanini the Green Lioness (Yi Hyeon and Oh Yun-hwa, 2015)
3. I Am a Dog (Baek Heena, 2019)
4. I’m a Lion (Kyung Hyewon)
5. Dream of Becoming Water (Lucid Fall and Suzy Lee, 2020)
6. Border (Gudol and Haerang, 2021)
7. Who Am I? (Kim Hee-kyung, 2019)
8. Just a Frog (Jang Hyun-Jung, 2020)
9. It’s So Cool! (Kim Gyeong-deug, 2020)
10. Hello! Alien (Park Yeon-cheol, 2019)

Nilima Sinha – Author, President of Association of Writers and Illustrators for Children, India
1. The Panchatantra (Anonymous / folk, -200)
2. Five Go to Smuggler’s Top (Enid Blyton, 1945)
3. Treasure Island (Robert Louis Stevenson, 1883)
4. Swami and Friends (RK Narayan, 1935)
5. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll, 1865)
6. David Copperfield (Charles Dickens, 1850)
7. Fairy Tales (Hans Christian Andersen, 1827)
8. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Roald Dahl, 1964)
9. Pippi Longstocking (Astrid Lindgren, 1945)
10. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (JK Rowling, 1997)

Chris Smith – Children’s author and broadcaster, United Kingdom
1. The Hobbit (JRR Tolkien, 1937)
2. The Island at the End of Everything (Kiran Millwood Hargrave, 2016)
3. How to Train Your Dragon (Cressida Cowell, 2003)
4. The Warlock of Firetop Mountain (Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone, 1982)
5. Father Christmas (Raymond Briggs, 1973)
6. High-Rise Mystery (Sharna Jackson, 2019)
7. Five on a Treasure Island (Enid Blyton, 1942)
8. Tilly and the Bookwanderers (Anna James, 2018)
9. A Squash and a Squeeze (Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, 1993)
10. The Brilliant World of Tom Gates (Liz Pichon, 2014)

Petr Stančík – Children’s author, Czech Republic
1. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll, 1865)
2. Záhada hlavolamu (Jaroslav Foglar, 1941)
3. Die unendliche Geschichte (Michael Ende, 1979)
4. Lichožrouti (Pavel Šrut, 2008)
5. Velké putování Vlase a Brady (František Skála, 2007)
6. Cesta slepých ptáků (Ludvík Souček, 1987)
7. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Roald Dahl, 1964)
8. L’Île mystérieuse (Jules Verne, 1875)
9. Broučci (Jan Karafiát, 1876)
10. V sedmém nebi (Jiří Kolář, 1964)

John Stephens – Emeritus Professor, Macquarie University, Australia
1. The Graveyard Book (Neil Gaiman, 2008)
2. Goldengrove (Jill Paton Walsh, 1972)
3. The Wee Free Men (Terry Pratchett, 2003)
4. Charlotte Sometimes (Penelope Farmer, 1969)
5. Tom’s Midnight Garden (Philippa Pearce, 1958)
6. Tuesday (David Wiesner, 1991)
7. Outside Over There (Maurice Sendak, 1981)
8. The Red Shoe (Ursula Dubosarsky, 2006)
9. Paper Towns (John Green, 2008)
10. The Wreck of the Zephyr (Chris van Allsburg, 1983)

Robin Stevens – Children’s author, United Kingdom
1. Howl’s Moving Castle (Diana Wynne Jones, 1986)
2. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs Basil E Frankweiler (EL Konigsburg, 1967)
3. The Secret of Platform 13 (Eva Ibbotson, 1994)
4. The Hundred and One Dalmatians (Dodie Smith, 1956)
5. Finn Family Moomintroll (Tove Jansson, 1948)
6. Noughts and Crosses (Malorie Blackman, 2001)
7. White Boots (Noel Streatfeild, 1951)
8. Ella Enchanted (Gail Carson Levine, 1997)
9. A Kind of Spark (Elle McNicoll, 2020)
10. High-Rise Mystery (Sharna Jackson, 2019)

Ilze Stikāne – University of Latvia, Latvia
1. Brāļi Lauvassirdis (Astrid Lindgren, 1973)
2. Kaķīša dzirnavas (Kārlis Skalbe, 1913)
3. Krāsainas pasakas (Imants Ziedonis, 1973)
4. Sprīdītis (Anna Brigadere, 1903)
5. Vilki velk malku (Janis Baltvilks and Anita Paegle, 2003)
6. Lekšiņa un āriņa (Inese Zandere and Ūna Laukmane, 2002)
7. Raibajā pasaulē (Pēters Brūveris and Ieva Maurīte, 2010)
8. Princese Aurēlija un kokspoki (Mara Cielēna and Aleksejs Naumovs, 2011)
9. Ente, Tod und Tulpe (Wolf Erlbruch, 2007)
10. Ak, skaistā Panama (Janosch, 1978)

Dusanka Stojakovic – Publisher, New Africa Books, South Africa
1. The Adventures of Pinocchio (Carlo Collodi, 1883)
2. Daddy-Long-Legs (Jean Webster, 1912)
3. Farmer Duck (Martin Waddell and Helen Oxenbury, 1992)
4. Zoo (Anthony Browne, 1992)
5. Ouma Ruby’s Secret (Chris van Wyk and Anneliese Voigt-Peters, 2006)
6. The Man with the Violin (Kathy Stinson and Dušan Petričić, 2013)
7. Soweto Tea Party (Nokuthula Mazibuko Msimang and Samantha van Riet, 2022)
8. The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett, 1911)
9. The Velveteen Rabbit (Margery Williams, 1921)
10. The Giving Tree (Shel Silverstein, 1964)

Cat Strawberry – Children’s book reviewer, United Kingdom
1. The Patchwork Cat (Nicola Bayley and William Mayne, 1981)
2. The Little Red Hen and the Grains of Wheat (Vera Southgate, 1966)
3. Winter Story (Jill Barklem, 1980)
4. Julius Zebra: Entangled with the Egyptians! (Gary Northfield, 2018)
5. The Tale of Mrs Tiggy-Winkle (Beatrix Potter, 1905)
6. Star of Nimrod (Graham Whitlock, 2021)
7. I Want My Hat Back (Jon Klassen, 2011)
8. Batpig: When Pigs Fly (Rob Harrell, 2021)
9. The Midnight Fair (Gideon Sterer and Mariachiara Di Giorgio, 2021)
10. The Frost Fair (Natasha Hastings, 2022)

Kalpana Sunder – Journalist, India
1. Charlotte’s Web (EB White and Garth Williams, 1952)
2. Heidi (Johanna Spyri, 1880)
3. Little Women (Louisa May Alcott, 1868)
4. Black Beauty (Anna Sewell, 1877)
5. The Diary of a Young Girl (Anne Frank, 1947)
6. The Secret Island (Enid Blyton, 1938)
7. The Magic Faraway Tree (Enid Blyton, 1943)
8. Anne of Green Gables (LM Montgomery, 1908)
9. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Roald Dahl, 1964)
10. What Katy Did (Susan Coolidge, 1872)

Joe Sutliff Sanders – University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
1. Emily of New Moon (LM Montgomery, 1923)
2. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (Mildred D Taylor, 1976)
3. The Thief (Megan Whalen Turner, 1996)
4. A New Year’s Reunion (Yu Li-Qiong and Zhu Cheng-Liang, 2011)
5. Sal and Gabi Break the Universe (Carlos Hernandez, 2019)
6. Goodnight Moon (Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd, 1947)
7. Crongton Knights (Alex Wheatle, 2016)
8. When You Trap a Tiger (Tae Keller, 2020)
9. Michael Rosen’s Sad Book (Michael Rosen and Quentin Blake, 2004)
10. This One Summer (Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki, 2014)

Nikoletta Szekeres – Editor, critic and president of HUBBY, the Hungarian IBBY, Hungary
1. The Arrival (Shaun Tan, 2006)
2. Garmann’s Summer (Stian Hole, 2006)
3. Les riches heures de Jacominus Gainsborough (Rébecca Dautremer, 2018)
4. Arnica, The Duck Princess (Ervin Lázár and Jacqueline Molnár, 1981)
5. Samu sejti (Tamás Tékiss, 2017)
6. Milyen madár (Árpád Kollár, 2014)
7. Momo (Michael Ende, 1973)
8. Le petit Nicolas (René Goscinny and Jean-Jacques Sempé, 1959)
9. The Little Man (Erich Kästner, 1963)
10. The Death Book (Pernilla Stafelt, 1999)

Nadia Terranova – Writer, Italy
1. The Witches (Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake, 1983)
2. Little Women (Louisa May Alcott, 1868)
3. Mary Poppins (PL Travers, 1934)
4. Il giardino segreto (Frances Hodgson Burnett, 1911)
5. Speciale Violante (Bianca Pitzorno, 1989)
6. Violetta la timida (Giana Anguissola, 1963)
7. Skellig (David Almond, 1998)
8. Nel paese dei mostri selvaggi (Maurice Sendak, 1963)
9. Coraline (Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean, 2002)
10. Il giardino di mezzanotte (Philippa Pearce, 1958)

Marcella Terrusi – Department of Quality Life Studies, University of Bologna, Italy
1. Pippi Calzelunghe (Astrid Lindgren, 1945)
2. The Adventures of Pinocchio (Carlo Collodi, 1883)
3. Primavera (Rotraut Susanne Berner, 2004)
4. Il palloncino rosso (Iela Mari, 1967)
5. Oh, wie schön ist Panama: Die Geschichte, wie der kleine Tiger und der kleine Bär nach Panama reisen (Janosch, 1978)
6. Poka et Mine au musée (Kitty Crowther, 2013)
7. The Gruffalo (Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, 1999)
8. Pimpa e l’orsacchiotto Gigetto (Francesco T Altan, 2021)
9. Buon viaggio, piccolino! (Beatrice Alemagna, 2013)
10. We’re Going on a Bear Hunt (Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury, 1989)

Leo Timmers – Picture book maker, Belgium
1. Where the Wild Things Are (Maurice Sendak, 1963)
2. Fish is Fish (Leo Lionni, 1970)
3. Frog is Frightened (Max Velthuijs, 1994)
4. The Three Robbers (Tomi Ungerer, 1961)
5. Leonard (Wolf Erlbruch, 1991)
6. Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! (Mo Willems, 2003)
7. Milo’s Hat Trick (Jon Agee, 2001)
8. The Bear That Wasn’t (Frank Tashlin, 1946)
9. Frog and Toad are Friends (Arnold Lobel, 1970)
10. The Snowman (Raymond Briggs, 1978)

Duncan Tonatiuh – Author and illustrator, United States
1. Where the Wild Things Are (Maurice Sendak, 1963)
2. Just a Minute!: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book (Yuyi Morales, 2003)
3. Where the Mountain Meets the Moon (Grace Lin, 2009)
4. El Deafo (Cece Bell, 2014)
5. The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish (Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean, 1997)
6. Lampião & Lancelote (Fernando Vilela, 2006)
7. Jaguar, “Corazón de la Montaña” (Ana Paula Ojeda and Juan Palomino, 2014)
8. Me and My Cat? (Satoshi Kitamura, 1996)
9. Macario (B Traven, 1950)
10. It Jes’ Happened (Don Tate and R Gregory Christie, 2010)

Ruzan Tonoyan – President of the Armenian National Section of IBBY, Armenia
1. Fairy Tales by Hovhannes Tumanyan (Hovhannes Tumanyan, 1930)
2. The Magic Buttons (Nouneh Sarkissian, 2015)
3. The Blue Fox (Lilit Altunyan, 2016)
4. Manyunya (Narine Abgaryan, 2010)
5. The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, 1943)
6. Pippi Longstocking (Astrid Lindgren, 1945)
7. Bunny the Fourth (Yuri Sahakyan and Narine Gevorgyan, 2011)
8. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (JK Rowling, 1997)
9. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Roald Dahl, 1964)
10. Fables (Khnko Aper)

Margaretha Ullström – President of IBBY Sweden, PHD in Comparative Literature, Sweden
1. Ronja, rövardotter (Astrid Lindgren, 1981)
2. Pappa Långben (Jean Webster, 1912)
3. Sotarpojken (Lisa Tetzner, 1940)
4. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (CS Lewis, 1950)
5. Det osynliga barnet (Tove Jansson, 1962)
6. Kejsarens nya kläder / The Emperor’s New Clothes (Hans Christian Andersen, 1837)
7. Snäll (Gro Dahle and Svein Nyhus, 2002)
8. Momo (Michael Ende, 1973)
9. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll, 1865)
10. Anne of Green Gables (LM Montgomery, 1908)

Teshabayeva Umida – Director of the National Library of Uzbekistan named after Alisher Navoi, Uzbekistan
1. Shum bola (Gafur Gulоm, 1936)
2. Le avventure di Cipollino (Gianni Rodari, 1951)
3. White Bim Black Ear (Gavriil Troepolsky, 1971)
4. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll, 1865)
5. Karlsson-on-the-Roof (Astrid Lindgren, 1955)
6. In Search of the Castaways; or the Children of Captain Grant (Jules Verne, 1867)
7. Town Musicians of Bremen (Brothers Grimm, 1819)
8. The Snow Queen (Hans Christian Andersen, 1844)
9. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Mark Twain, 1876)
10. Gulliver’s Travels (Jonathan Swift, 1726)

Maryna Vardanian – Researcher in children’s literature, Kryvyi Rih Pedagogical University, Ukraine
1. Zemlia svitliachkiv (Viktor Blyznets, 1979)
2. Boh vohniu Trilogy (Olha Mak, 1955)
3. Malyi Kobzar (Taras Shevchenko, 1840)
4. Tyhrolovy (Ivan Bahrianyi, 1944)
5. Fedko-Khalamydnyk (Volodymyr Vynnychenko, 1969)
6. Tsar Plaksii i Loskoton (Vasyl Symonenko, 1982)
7. Sontsebory (Ivan Smoliy, 1970)
8. Chy Ziide Zavtra Sontse (Leonid Poltava, 1955)
9. Pluto (Valentyna Vzdulska and Inna Chernyak, 2016)
10. Volya – The Will (Vyacheslav Bugaiov, Denys Fadeev, Oleksandr Filypovych and Oleksiy Bondarenko, 2017)

Rahul Verma – Deputy editor, The Week Junior, United Kingdom
1. Noughts and Crosses (Malorie Blackman, 2001)
2. Where the Wild Things Are (Maurice Sendak, 1963)
3. Dinosaurs and All That Rubbish (Michael Foreman, 1972)
4. The Hate U Give (Angie Thomas, 2017)
5. The Hobbit (JRR Tolkien, 1937)
6. Northern Lights (Philip Pullman, 1995)
7. Animal Farm (George Orwell, 1945)
8. Gajapati Kulapati (Ashok Rajagopalan, 2010)
9. A Kestrel for a Knave (Barry Hines, 1968)
10. Haroun and the Sea of Stories (Salman Rushdie, 1990)

Jolanta Vitkute – Writer, Lithuania
1. Time and Again Stories (Donald Bisset, 1970)
2. Trollkarlens hatt (Tove Jansson, 1948)
3. Winnie-the-Pooh (AA Milne and EH Shepard, 1926)
4. Rudnosiuko istorijos (Vytautas V Landsbergis, 1993)
5. Karlsson-on-the-Roof (Astrid Lindgren, 1955)
6. Vaikas su žvaigžde kaktoje (Neringa Dangvydė, 2016)
7. Baltoji varnelė (Sigitas Geda, 1985)
8. The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, 1943)
9. Leche del sueño (Leonora Carrington, 2013)
10. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll, 1865)

Marie Wabbes – President, Belgian Francophone section of IBBY, Belgium
1. Ernest et Célestine ont perdu Siméon (Gabrielle Vincent, 1981)
2. Max et les maximonstres (Maurice Sendak, 1963)
3. Hulul (Arnold Lobel, 1975)
4. Chien Bleu (Nadja, 1989)
5. Scritch scratch dip clapote! (Kitty Crowther, 2002)
6. Les aventuriers du soir (Anne Brouillard, 2015)
7. Petit-Bleu et Petit-Jaune (Leo Lionni, 1959)
8. Okilélé (Claude Ponti, 1993)
9. Le voyage d’Oregon (Rascal, 1993)
10. Quand Hadda reviendra-t-elle? (Anne Herbauts, 2021)

Courtney Weikle-Mills – University of Pittsburgh, United States
1. Anne of Green Gables (LM Montgomery, 1908)
2. When You Reach Me (Rebecca Stead, 2009)
3. The Owl Service (Alan Garner, 1967)
4. American Born Chinese (Gene Luen Yang and Lark Pien, 2006)
5. Witch Week (Diana Wynne Jones, 1982)
6. Pet (Akwaeke Emezi, 2019)
7. The Raconteur’s Commonplace Book (Kate Milford, 2021)
8. Sayantani Dasgupta (Sayantani Dasgupta, 2018)
9. A Bit of Earth (Karuna Riazi, 2023)
10. They Threw Us Away (Daniel Kraus, 2020)

Sheena Wilkinson – Author, Ireland
1. Ballet Shoes (Noel Streatfeild, 1936)
2. Watership Down (Richard Adams, 1972)
3. When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit (Judith Kerr, 1971)
4. The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett, 1911)
5. Little Women (Louisa May Alcott, 1868)
6. Anne of Green Gables (LM Montgomery, 1908)
7. Flambards (KM Peyton, 1967)
8. The Railway Children (Edith Nesbit, 1906)
9. End of Term (Antonia Forest, 1959)
10. Carrie’s War (Nina Bawden, 1973)

Holly Williams – Author and arts journalist, United Kingdom
1. Northern Lights (Philip Pullman, 1995)
2. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (CS Lewis, 1950)
3. Matilda (Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake, 1988)
4. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll, 1865)
5. The Wolves of Willoughby Chase (Joan Aiken, 1962)
6. Ballet Shoes (Noel Streatfeild, 1936)
7. Where the Wild Things Are (Maurice Sendak, 1963)
8. The Worst Witch (Jill Murphy, 1974)
9. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (JK Rowling, 1997)
10. Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret (Judy Blume, 1970)

Imogen Russell Williams – Children’s book reviewer, United Kingdom
1. The Hounds of the Mórrígan (Pat O’Shea, 1985)
2. Howl’s Moving Castle (Diana Wynne Jones, 1986)
3. Julián Is a Mermaid (Jessica Love, 2018)
4. The Dark is Rising (Susan Cooper, 1973)
5. Winter Story (Jill Barklem, 1980)
6. The Wheel of Surya (Jamila Gavin, 1992)
7. A Face Like Glass (Frances Hardinge, 2012)
8. Hey You!: An Empowering Celebration of Growing Up Black (Dapo Adeola, Nicole Miles and others, 2022)
9. Loki: A Bad God’s Guide to Being Good (Louie Stowell, 2022)
10. Danny Chung Does Not Do Maths (Maisie Chan, 2021)

Gemma Wright – Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom
1. Northern Lights (Philip Pullman, 1995)
2. The Lie Tree (Frances Hardinge, 2015)
3. Salt to the Sea (Ruta Sepetys, 2016)
4. The Lost Words (Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris, 2017)
5. The Hobbit (JRR Tolkien, 1937)
6. The BFG (Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake, 1982)
7. Lark (Anthony McGowan, 2019)
8. Mortal Engines (Philip Reeve, 2001)
9. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (JK Rowling, 1997)
10. October, October (Katya Balen and Angela Harding, 2020)

Anna Zobel – Children’s author and illustrator, Australia
1. The Journey Home (Alison Lester, 1989)
2. The Dark is Rising (Susan Cooper, 1973)
3. Fire and Hemlock (Diana Wynne Jones, 1985)
4. The Tombs of Atuan (Ursula K Le Guin, 1970)
5. The Boy from the Mish (Gary Lonesborough, 2021)
6. Clown (Quentin Blake, 1995)
7. Witch Hat Atelier, Volume1 (Kamome Shirahama, 2017)
8. Coraline (Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean, 2002)
9. Sorry Day (Coral Vass and Dub Leffler, 2018)
10. Leo: A Ghost Story (Mac Barnett and Christian Robinson, 2015)

Katie Zondlo – Cotsen Children’s Library, Princeton University, United States
1. The Story of Ferdinand (Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson, 1936)
2. The Velveteen Rabbit (Margery Williams, 1921)
3. Where the Wild Things Are (Maurice Sendak, 1963)
4. The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Eric Carle, 1969)
5. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (JK Rowling, 1997)
6. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll, 1865)
7. The Snowy Day (Ezra Jack Keats, 1962)
8. Charlotte’s Web (EB White and Garth Williams, 1952)
9. Little Women (Louisa May Alcott, 1868)
10. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs Basil E Frankweiler (EL Konigsburg, 1967)

Flavia Zorrilla Drago – Illustrator and author, Mexico
1. I Want My Hat Back (Jon Klassen, 2011)
2. My Grandpa (Marta Altés, 2012)
3. Beautiful Griselda (Isol, 2010)
4. The Three Robbers (Tomi Ungerer, 1961)
5. The Book About Moomin, Mymble and Little My (Tove Jansson, 1952)
6. Not Now, Bernard (David McKee, 1980)
7. The Beastly Baby (Edward Gorey, 1995)
8. Du Iz Tak? (Carson Ellis, 2016)
9. To the Other Side (Erika Meza, 2023)
10. Duck, Death and the Tulip (Wolf Erlbruch, 2007)

Source: https://www.bbc.com/culture/article/20230522-the-100-greatest-childrens-books-who-voted?ocid=global_culture_rss