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Many of us can think back to our childhoods and remember a favorite book. Perhaps we have some special books from when we were kids that we dust off to read to our own children.

Of course, what we read as kids is going to be different than others. However, there are some common favorites and they’re different in each country!

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TheToyZone created a map of the most popular children’s book by country and it’s truly fascinating.

They pored over the world of Goodreads and tried their best to isolate the favorite children’s books of each country. Once they were able to find the top-rated book from each country, they put their very own map together. It is fascinating to look at and we have been learning so much about everyone’s faves!

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Of course, some of the titles that were chosen are fairly predictable, once you stop to consider where the authors are actually from. For example, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was the clear winner in the United Kingdom. We are going to go out on a huge limb and say that no one is surprised by that one.

By the same token, we were not the least bit shocked when Denmark chose Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales as their top children’s book.

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Meanwhile, many of our readers are probably wondering which book was most commonly chosen in the United States. R.J. Palacio’s Wonder received that prestigious honor. There are some who may remember the Hollywood movie adaptation from 2017 that starred Jacob Tremblay, Owen Wilson, and the one and only Julia Roberts.

There are lots of other recognizable names on the list. Did you know that actress Lupita Nyong’o is a children’s book author now? We had no idea that her picture book Sulwe was this beloved, as it has become the most popular selection in Mexico.

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Be sure to take a closer look at this map and learn more about the awesome children’s books that are popular across the world:

Photo: The Toy Zone
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