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*Results* - Your 'Top 5' Childrens'/Young Adult books

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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?

 

2009 RESULTS!

 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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'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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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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'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

 

:lol:

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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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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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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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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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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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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 Littleir?t=zenhab-20&l=as2&o=1&a=0064400565 by E.B. White

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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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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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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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Yes I was thinking that earlier. Some I remember from my childhood are The Very Hungry Caterpillar, the Day the Tiger came to tea, The Pippo books, Shirley Hughes books- especially Alfie and Annie Rose and My Naughty Little Sister. Not Now Bernard. That's just off the top of my head I'm sure there are more

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Shirley Hughes books- especially Alfie and Annie Rose

Love the Alfie stories and the art work is brilliant.

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Yes, I would hang the artwork on my wall! I would love Alfie with his blanket!

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A favourite bed time book for my son, many many moons ago, was 'The Monster Bed' by Jeanne Willis. My son will be 24 this year, but I still know most of the story. :welcome: I wonder if he does! Mmmm

 

Never go down to the Withering Wood

The Goblins and ghoulies are up to no good

The gnomes are all nasty, the trolls are all hairy

And even the pixies and fairies are scary...................................:smile2:

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I read Forensic Science books as a child and books on Biology so I don't have any cute child books on my list !

 

I did however read all of the Point Horror books - My fav being Prom Night and the Vampires Kiss ! I also had the Chronicals of Narnia Loved em but only read them once !

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