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

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I'm a teacher and love to read aloud to my students books that are engaging:

Holes

The Chronicles of Narnia

Where the Red Fern Grows

The Witches

Gooney Bird Greene

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Jacqueline Wilson had to pick 7 all time favourite childrens books...it was a perfect opportunity for self promotion! :friends0:

 

I'll have to think on this because there are loads I love from my childhood that I can't quite think of right now.

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The Tale of Peter Rabbit Beatrix Potter

 

The Railway Children E. Nesbit

 

The Secret Garden Frances Hodgson Burnett

 

Follyfoot Monica Dickens

 

The Water Babies Charles Kingsley

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The Enchanted Wood by Enid Blyton

Watership Down by Richard Adams

Charlotte's Web by E B White

The Lion, the witch and the wardrobe by C S Lewis

The Mouse and his child by Russell Hoban

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Matilda - Roald Dahl

The BFG - Roald Dahl

The tomorrow series - John Marsden

Brother night - Victor Kelleher

Robin Hood - Howard Pyle

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In no particular order -

 

The Tiger Who Came to Tea - Judith Kerr

 

The Witches - Roald Dahl

 

Matilda - Roald Dahl

 

Nancy Drew Series - Carolyn Keene

 

Charlotte's Web - EB White

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I must confess that I'd forgotten about this until Mollie posted a few days ago. :D I'm currently trying to get them into some sort of order in Excel so that I can let you know how it's going!

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A personal top five:

 

Just William - Richmal Crompton

Coot Club - Arthur Ransome

Watership Down - Richard Adams

The House at Pooh Corner - A. A. Milne

The Otterbury Incident - C. Day Lewis

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Kasper in the Glitter - Philip Ridley

Goodnight Mister Tom - Michelle Magorian

The Ghost of Thomas Kempe - Penelope Lively

Watership Down - Richard Adams

The Snow Spider - Jenny Nimmo

 

All of these have stuck with me for various reasons. Kasper in the Glitter has a special place in my heart. I can still here my year 6 teacher playing out the voices of all of the different characters everytime I read it. Never was there a room full of kids more animated than when he was reading to us. And I still crease up :irked:

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My childhood favorites:

 

Anne of Green Gables - Lucy Maud Montgomery

Nancy Drew Series

It All Began with Jane Eyre - Sheila Greenwald

Rascal - Sterling North

Rumpelstiltskin - retold by Edith H. Tarcov and illustrated by Edward Gorey

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Mine would have to be...

 

Little Women

Nancy Drew series

The Hobbit

Harry Potter (present day classics)

Chronicles of Narnia

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In no particular order ~

 

Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery

Are You There God? It's Me Margaret ~ Judy Blume

Tuck Everlasting - Natalie Babbitt

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain

The Incredible Journey - Sheila Burnford

Edited by NovaLee
Revised List

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When Marnie Was There - Joan Robinson

Anne Of Green Gables - L M Montgomery

Little Women - Louisa M Alcott

Ballet Shoes - Noel Streatfeild

What Katy Did - Susan Coolidge

 

I could probably add at least another 20 titles to that list - I found it really hard to narrow it down :blush:

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Swallows and Amazons-Arthur Ransome

The Tale of Peter Rabbit-Beatrix Potter

The Hungry Caterpillar-Eric Carle

Milly Molly Mandy-Joyce Lankester

Dr.Dolittle-Hugh Lofting

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The BFG - Roald Dahl

Tommorrow When The War Ends - John Marsden

So Much To Tell You - John Marsden

Half Way Across The Galaxy Turn Left (not sure of author)

Charlotte's Web

Edited by Nollaig
Put in capitals.

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Joan Aiken- The Wolves of Willoughby Chase

Clive King- Stig of the Dump

Michelle Magorian- Just Henry

Jonathan Stroud- The Golem's Eye

Richard Adams- Watership Down

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Joan Aiken - The Wolves of Willoughby Chase

Laura Ingells Wilder - The Little House series

Robert O'Brien - Mrs Frisby and the Rats of Nimh

Penelope Lively - The Ghost of Thomas Kempe

Phillipa Pearce - A Dog So Small

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Robert O'Brien - Mrs Frisby and the Rats of Nimh

 

I have this book sitting right next to me as it's an upcoming read. I read it in primary school many years ago but I can't remember anything about it. :D

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Robert O'Brien - Mrs Frisby and the Rats of Nimh

 

 

Oh yeah ....I totally forgot about Mrs Frisby and the Rats of Nimh. This was an excellent book. :eek2:

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I appear never to have posted in this thread!

 

In no order:

 

Gerard Whelan - Out Of Nowhere

Elizabeth Winthrop - Castle In The Attic and Battle For The Castle (they go together)

Colin Dann - A Legacy Of Ghosts

Chris Wooding - Catchman (Point Horror Unleashed)

Victor Kelleher - Del Del

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In no particular order:

 

Anne of Green Gables

Little House on the Prairie ( series )

Jane Eyre

Time at the Top - Ormandryod

Secret Garden

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I forgot all about this, but I'm just compiling the results and will post them shortly. :)

 

ETA: I haven't even listed mine! :)

 

Winnie-The-Pooh - A A Milne

The Ghosts - Antonia Barber

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll

Tom's Midnight Garden - Phillippa Pearce

The 'Magic Woodland' trilogy - Beverley Nichols

 

It was hard to choose - so many good titles I could have also chosen!

Edited by Janet

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2009 RESULTS!

 

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Although C S Lewis won with 8 votes, it was for a series of books. I decided to lump series together because many people just wrote 'Narnia' or 'Harry Potter'.

 

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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Thanks for tallying the results, Janet!

 

I'm thrilled to see John Marsden as equal 5th, considering there are only a few of us who seem to have read this series. :roll:

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I think I'd choose Roald Dahl books as my 5 favourites. I love Enid Blyton, but somehow Dahl's books stick in my mind as more meaningful reads. I love Charlie And The Chocolate Factory and Matilda, definitely.

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