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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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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

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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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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

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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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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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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!

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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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