Thursday 2 April 2015

My Top 13 Children's Books

Today is Children's Book Day. Inspired by SF Said's list and the BBC's poll of the top 10 children's books of all time, I decided to do my own top 13. Here they are in no particular order.

by Louis Sachar (1997)

by Frank Cottrell Boyce (2005)

Watership Down
by Richard Adams (1972)

His Dark Materials
by Philip Pullman (1995-2000)

Chaos Walking
by Patrick Ness (2008-2010)

by Robert Cormier (1998)

Treasure Island
by Robert Louis Stevenson (1883)

The Giggler Treatment
by Roddy Doyle (2000)

Danny the Champion of the World
by Roald Dahl (1975)

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
by John Boyne (2006)

Artemis Fowl
by Eoin Colfer (2001)

Charlotte's Web
by EB White

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
by Kate DiCamillo


  1. I loved "Holes". And I read "The Chocolate Wars" by Cormier based upon your recommendation. It was great. I'll pick up "Fade" as soon as I can. K

    1. Thanks, K. THE BUMBLEBEE FLIES ANYWAY is another Cormier title worth checking out.

  2. Hmm, fade by Robert cormier? Never even heard of it. Saw the name and was expecting the chocolate war or I an the cheese. Must track it down