With the help of booksellers and librarians from around the world, we’ve created this collection of 200 iconic HarperCollins titles—beloved books that have inspired, informed, entertained, and endured.
Whether they are prizewinners, runaway bestsellers, groundbreaking nonfiction, or simply a favorite novel, these books have all had a singular influence on our literary culture.
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Where the Wild Things Are
Though many parents and librarians thought the book too scary, it won the 1964 Caldecott Medal and has become a beloved classic that has sold more than 19 million copies worldwide. It was one of the first “books for kids” to address the poignancy and complexity of parent/child relationships head-on.
Maurice Sendak came up with the concept for Where the Wild Things Are while living in a Greenwich Village duplex in the 1960s—click here to listen to an audio excerpt from the HarperCollins NYC Author Audio Tour about how he created this transformative children’s book.