Every year, hundreds of children’s books are either challenged or banned. Usually, the reasons are that the books are sexually explicit, contain explicit language, or are exceptionally violent. Here’s a list of 25 such books that may just surprise you (and yes, that is a dictionary on the list!).

  1. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  2. Anne Frank: The Diary of a Girl by Anne Frank
  3. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you See? by Bill Martin Jr.
  4. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
  5. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
  6. Green Eggs and Ham by Dr Seuss
  7. Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
  8. Harry Potter by J.K Rowling
  9. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
  10. The Lorax by Dr Seuss
  11. And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson
  12. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
  13. Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne
  14. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
  15. Forever by Judy Blume
  16. The Witches by Roald Dahl
  17. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
  18. Blubber by Judy Blume
  19. Deenie by Judy Blume
  20. James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
  21. Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
  22. Mommy Laid an Egg by Babette Cole
  23. Where’s Waldo? by Martin Hanford
  24. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
  25. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Have you read any of these books? Leave a comment below telling us about your rebellious reading!

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