Books The Best Maurice Sendak Books  

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List of the best Maurice Sendak books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. With commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that Maurice Sendak is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years. He is known for his excellent children's books, and his classic Where the Wild Things Are was a Newberry Medal winner and arguably one of the most beloved kid's books of all time. If you're a huge fan of his work, then vote on your favorite novels below and make your opinion count. This poll is also a great resource for new fans of Maurice Sendak who want to know which novels they should start reading first. With memorable characters and excellent storytelling, there's no reason why you shouldn't check out his work if you're a big reader.

Books on this list include Where the Wild Things Are, In the Night Kitchen, and many more. What are Maurice Sendak's best novels? Vote on this list and help us definitively answer that question.
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Where the Wild Things Are is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Maurice Sendak Books
Maurice Sendak

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Higglety Pigglety Pop! is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Maurice Sendak Books
Maurice Sendak

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In the Night Kitchen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Maurice Sendak Books
Maurice Sendak

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Outside Over There is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Maurice Sendak Books
Jeanyee Wong, Maurice Sendak

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Nutshell Library is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Maurice Sendak Books
Maurice Sendak

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The Sign on Rosie's Door is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Maurice Sendak Books
Maurice Sendak

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Chicken Soup with Rice is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Maurice Sendak Books
Maurice Sendak

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Bumble Ardy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Maurice Sendak Books
Maurice Sendak

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We are all in the dumps with J... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Maurice Sendak Books

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Alligators All Around is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Maurice Sendak Books
Maurice Sendak

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The Wonderful Farm is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Maurice Sendak Books
Marcel Aymé, Maurice Sendak

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Pierre: a cautionary tale .. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Maurice Sendak Books

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A Very Special House is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Maurice Sendak Books
Maurice Sendak, Ruth Krauss

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Very Far Away is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Maurice Sendak Books
Maurice Sendak

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One Was Johnny is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Maurice Sendak Books
Maurice Sendak

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Kenny's Window is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Maurice Sendak Books
Maurice Sendak

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Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's Farm is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Maurice Sendak Books
Maurice Sendak

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Nutcracker is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Maurice Sendak Books
Maurice Sendak, E.T.A. Hoffmann

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Sarah's Room is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Maurice Sendak Books
Doris Orgel, Maurice Sendak

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Monsters in Space is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Maurice Sendak Books
Arthur Yorinks, Maurice Sendak

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But the Giraffe, a Curtain Rai... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Maurice Sendak Books

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Birthday Party is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Maurice Sendak Books
Ruth Krauss, Maurice Sendak

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Caldecott and Co is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Maurice Sendak Books
Maurice Sendak

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Seven Little Monsters is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Maurice Sendak Books
Maurice Sendak

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Maurice Sendak's Really Rosie ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Maurice Sendak Books

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Hector Protector and As I Went... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Maurice Sendak Books

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Some swell pup is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Maurice Sendak Books
Maurice Sendak

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Mommy? is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Maurice Sendak Books
Maurice Sendak

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MJ4 is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Maurice Sendak Books
Maurice Sendak

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Sendak in Asia is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Maurice Sendak Books
Maurice Sendak