Thursday, 12 March 2015

100 Best Children's Books Ever

Quality book lists just keep coming! This one from The Telegraph in the UK, their selection of the 100 best children's books of all time. Irresistible.

1. Curious George - H.A Rey 1941


2. Where The Wild Things Are - Maurice Sendak 1963


3. Father Christmas - Raymond Briggs 1973


4. Gorilla - Anthony Browne 1983


5. The Mick Inkpen Collection - Mick Inkpen 2009


6. There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly - Pam Adams 1972


7. The Barbar Collection - Jean de Brushoff (from 1931; this collection published in 2008)


8. Jim, Who Ran Away From His Nurse And Was Eaten by a Lion 1907





9. Polar Bear, Polar Bear What do you Hear? - Eric Carle 1991


10. What Do People Do All Day? - Richard Scarry 1968


11. The Story of the Little Mole Who Knew that it was None of His Business - Werner Holzworth and Wolf Erlbruch 1989


12. Green Eggs and Ham - Dr Seuss 1960


13. Lost and Found - Oliver Jeffers 2005


14. Adventures of Mrs Pepperpot - Alf Proysen 1956


15. The Gruffalo - Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler 1999


16. Monkey And Me - Emily Gravett 2007


17. Goodnight Moon - Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd 1947


18. Time for Bed - Mem Fox and Jane Dyer 1993


19. Operation Alphabet - Al MacCluish and Luciano Lozanno 2011


20. Hippos Go Beserk - Sandra Boynton 2011


21. The Tiger Who Came To Tea - Judith Kerr 1968


22. Funny Bones - Janet and Allan Ahlberg 1980


23. Elmer - David McKee 1968


24. I Love You Blue Kangaroo - Emma Chichester Clark 1998


25. Little Tim And The Brave Sea Captain - Edward Ardizzone 1936


26. Bread And Jam For Frances - Russell Hoban 1964


27. The Princess And The Pea - Lauren Child 2006


28. The Velveteen Rabbit - Margery Williams and William Nicholson 1922


29. This Is Not My Hat - Jon Klassen 2012


30. Maps - Aleksandra and Daniel Mizielinska 2013


31. A Little History Of The World - E.H. Gombrich 2005


32. Tales From Shakespeare - Charles and Mary Lamb 1807


33. Our Island Story - H.E. Marshall 1905


34. The Diary Of A Young Girl - Anne Frank 1952 (see my review)


35. The Oxford Nursery Rhyme Book - Iona and Julian 1951


36. Tales of Hans Christian Andersen - Translated by Naomi Lewis, illustrated by Joel Stewart 2009


37. The Complete Nonsense of Edward Lear - Collected by Faber 2001


38. The Hutchinson Treasury of Children's Literature - Edited by Alison Sage, Foreward by Quentin Blake 1995


39. Horrible Histories: Rotten Romans - Terry Dreary 1994


40. The Way Things Work - David Macaulay 2004


41. Carrie's War - Nina Bawden 1973 (see my review)


42. Pinocchio - Michael Morpurgo, Emma Chichester Clark 2013


43. Stig Of The Dump - Clive King 1963


44. The Wolves Of Willougby Chase - Joan Aiken 1962 (see my review)





45. The Magician's Nephew - C.S. Lewis 1955


46. Five Children On The Western Front - Kate Saunders 2014


47. Charlotte's Web - E.B. White 1952


48. How To Train Your Dragon - Cressida Cowell 2010


49. South Sea Adventure - Willard Price 1952


50. Goodnight Mister Tom - Michelle Magorian 1981


51. Taffy's Angel - Hilary McKay 2001


52. Charmed Life - Diana Wynne Jones 1978


53. Dead Man's Cove - Lauren St John 2011


54. Noble Conflict - Malorie Blackman 2014


55. The Abominables - Eva Ibbotson


56. Ballet Shoes - Noel Streatfeild 1936 (see my 
review)

57. The Little White Horse - Elizabeth Gouge 1946


58. A Wrinkle in Time - Madeleine L'Engle 1962 (see my review)


59. Skellig - David Almond 1998





60. Harry Potter - J.K. Rowling 1997-2007 (read 1/7)


61. His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman 1995-2000


62. Storm Breaker - Anthony Horowitz 2000 (see my review)


63. Keeper - Mal Peet 2003


64. Watership Down - Richard Adams 1972 (see my review)


65. The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien 1937 (see my review)


66. Emil And The Detectives - Eric Kästner (see my review)


67. James And The Giant Peach - Roald Dahl 1961


68. A Little Princess - Frances Hodgson Burnett 1905


69. Just So Stories - Rudyard Kipling 1902


70. Journey To The Centre Of The Earth - Jules Verne 1864 (see my review)


71. The Doll Party - Ann M Martin and Laura Godwin 2000


72. The Sword In The Stone - T.H. White 1938


73. The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett 1911 (see my review)


74. Heidi - Johanna Spyri 1880 (see my review)


75. Sophie's Adventures - Dick King-Smith 1991


76. Paddington Races Ahead - Michael Bond 2012


77. How The Whale Became - Ted Hughes 1963


78. A Boy And A Bear In A Boat - Dave Shelton 2012


79. Beatrix Potter: The Complete Tales - Beatrix Potter 1902-30


80. The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn - Hergé 1943


81. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll 1865


82. The Phantom Tollbooth - Norton Juster 1970


83. The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz - L. Frank Baum 1900


84. The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry 1943


85. The Winnie-the-Pooh Collection - A.A. Milne 1926


86. Pippi Longstocking - Astrid Lindgren, illustrated Lauren Child 1945 (see my review)


87. Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome 1930  (see my review)


88. Five On A Treasure Island - Enid Blyton 1951


89. Jo Of The Chalet School - Elinor M Brent-Dyer


90. The Railway Children - E. Nesbit 1906


91. The Wind In The Willows - Kenneth Grahame 1908  (see my review)


92. The Story Of Doctor Dolittle - Hugh Lofting 1920


93. The BFG - Roald Dahl 1982


94. Fattypuffs And Thinifers - Andre Maurois 1930 (see my review)


95. Anne Of Green Gables - L.M. Montgomery 1908


96. Little Women - Louisa May Alcott 1868


97. The Greengage Summer - Rumer Godden 1958





98. The Knife Of Never Letting Go - Patrick Ness 2008


99. How I Live Now - Meg Rosoff 2004  (see my review)


100. The Summer Book - Tove Jansson 1972  (see my review)


42/100


May 2015 43/100


June 2015 44/100


October 2015 45/100


December 2015 46/100

June 2017 47/100

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