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#1 Janet

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 09:49 AM

A list of the 35 top Children's Classics named by the five "childrens' laureates" has just been released.
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Which five books would you choose?

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Roald Dahl was by far the most nominated author, having had 8 different titles nominated. 11 authors had two different titles nominated.

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 11:13 AM

My personal choice of 5 would be:

The Chronicles of Narnia by C S Lewis
The Twits by Roald Dahl
Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
The Snow Spider Trilogy by Jenny Nimmo
The Tiffany Aching books by Terry Pratchett

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 11:34 AM

My five favourite children's books:
The Twits - Roald Dahl (Still one of my favourite books).
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl.
Charlotte's Web - EB White
Alice's Adventures In Wonderland - Lewis Carroll.
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis.

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 11:56 AM

My choices would be (in no order):

The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales, by Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm
Your Favorite Seuss: A Baker's Dozen from the One and Only Dr. Seuss, by Dr. Seuss
Peter Pan, by J. M. Barrie
Coraline, by Neil Gaiman

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 12:01 PM

Green Eggs and Ham by Dr Seuss
The House At Pooh Corner by AA Milne
How Tom Beat Captain Najork and his Hired Sportsmen by Russel Hoban and Quentin Blake
James and the Giant Peach by Roahd Dahl
Treasure Islands by RL Stevenson

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 12:01 PM

I think the wording may be a little confusing here. From what I can see, the laureates were asked to name their all time favourite children's books.. and mainly went for classics, and didn't include the likes of Harry Potter or Northern Lights.

So the question would be, what are your all time favourites.. would they also be classics, or would you include recent books? Plus, if you would include recent books, do you think the laureants didn't because they are of an older generation, and hence have fond memories of older books?

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 12:06 PM

That's right, Michelle. As it happens, my top Childrens' books are mostly ones I read as a child, and generally the ones that have stuck with me are classics, the same as the lists above. As someone (Michael Morpurgo, perhaps?) on the radio this morning, ask the next set of Childrens' laureates and you'd certainly get Potter and Pullman included, but none of the current lot had read them as kids, so don't have that warm, lovely association with them that I have with books I read as a child. A sort of nostalgia feeling.

Incidentally, if I could think of a particular Blyton book or Biggles book, rather than of them as a large coherent whole, I'd probably have slipped one of them in into my lists. But they all merge into each other and as such no single one of them is really stuck in my mind.

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 12:09 PM

'Dark Materials Trilogy' by Philip Pullman
'Chronicles Of Narnia' by CS Lewis
'Stig Of The Dump' by Clive King
'The Silver Sword' by Ian Serraillier
'Tiffany Aching' series by Terry Pratchett

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 12:37 PM

Is it sad to say that I've only read 3 books out of all those listed by the childrens' laureates?? Even more sad that some of them I've never heard of?!

Here would be my pick:

Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
Charlotte's Web - EB White
Little Women - Louisa May Alcott
A Wrinkle in Time - Madeleine L'Engle
The Little Match Girl - Hans Christian Andersen

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 01:55 PM

'Charlotte's Web' by E.B White
'When Hitler stole Pink Rabbit' by Judith Kerr
'Elidor' by Alan Garner
'Green Eggs and Ham' by Dr. Seuss
'Gumble's Yard' by John Rowe Townsend


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Posted 28 April 2009 - 03:13 PM

The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupery;
The Chronicles of Narnia, by C.S. Lewis;
The witches, by Roald Dahl;
The eye of the wolf, by Daniel Pennac;
Hello? Is anybody there?, by Jostein Gaarder.

That's it. These books shuld be read by grown-ups too :lol: !

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 05:21 PM

I think the wording may be a little confusing here. From what I can see, the laureates were asked to name their all time favourite children's books.. and mainly went for classics, and didn't include the likes of Harry Potter or Northern Lights.

That's a good point. I've amended the title - if anyone wants to resubmit then feel free. If there is enough interest, I might compile a 'top however-many' like Roxi has with the other thread. :)

I must get my thinking cap on and choose mine...

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 12:22 AM

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery
Peter Pan by JM Barrie
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl (tough to choose just one by Dahl)
Tomorrow series by John Marsden

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 08:36 PM

Fantastic Mr.Fox-Roald Dahl
George's Marvellous Medicine - Roald Dahl
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
The Lion,The Wich and the Wardrobe - C.S Lewis
Superfudge- Judy Blume

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 08:39 PM

Oh hard one

Harry Potter series
His Dark Materials
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
The Shouting Wind Trilogy by Linda Newberry
Eva by Peter Dickson

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 02:06 AM

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S.Lewis
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maude Montgomery
Stuart Littlehttp://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=zenhab-20&l=as2&o=1&a=0064400565 by E.B. White

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 03:07 AM

That is so hard, oui, there are too many that are dear to my heart.
But for me:
Mrs. TittleMouse-Beatrix Potter
A Little Princess-Frances Hodgson Burnett
JustSo stories -Rudyard Kipling
The Hobbit-JRR Tolkien
Nancy Drew series originals, Carolyn Keene

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Posted 16 May 2009 - 02:51 PM

Ummm I would pick although I like Twilight I wont pick it! Hehe
Interview with A Vampire-Anne Rice
Rats- James Herbert
Inkheart- Corneilia Funke
Hurricane Gold- Charlie Higson
Angels and Demons- Dan Brown

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Posted 16 May 2009 - 02:54 PM

James Herbert and Dan Brown for children?

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Posted 17 May 2009 - 06:45 PM

What about for the little people though?

Anything by these authors in our house were always popular

Mairi Hedderwick - Katie Morag Stories
Nick Butterworth - Percy the Park Keeper Stories
Mick Inkpen - Kipper the Dog Stories




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