Thursday 22 September 2016

15 Best Children's Books of All Time

A list from 2014 but still an interesting list from Britain's Telegraph. Who then provided a list of 100 Best Children's Books in 2015, which includes some, but not all, of these books. 

Watership Down - Richard Adams 1972 (see my review)

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

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe 1950

Charlotte's Web - E.B. White 1952

The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry 1943

Pippi Longstocking - Astrid Lindgren 1945 (see my review)

Emil and the Detectives - Erich Kästner 1929 (see my review)

James and the Giant Peach - Roald Dahl 1961 (see my review)

Winnie the Pooh - A.A. Milne 1926

A Little Princess - Frances Hodgson Burnett 1905

The Just So Stories - Rudyard Kipling 1902

A Journey to the Centre of the Earth - Jules Verne 1864 (see my review)

The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame 1908 (see my review)

The Doll People - Ann M Martin and Laura Godwin 2000

The Child that Books Built - Francis Spufford 2002


Other Contenders:

The Sword in the Stone - T.H. White 1938

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

Sting of the Dump - Clive King 1963

Heidi - Johanna Spyri 1880 (see my review)

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - J.K. Rowling 1997

How the Whale Became - Ted Hughes 1963

The Velveteen Rabbit - Margery Williams 1922

The Phantom Tollbooth - Norton Juster 1961 

A Boy and a Bear in a Boat - Dave Shelton 2012

The Little White Horse - Elizabeth Goudge 1946


I always like a list that gives you a spare list. Although why not just make it the 25 Best Children's Books of All Time?

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