Sunday, 20 October 2013

Win a Selection of Books from the Booktrust

Booktrust has announced the definitive list of 100 books to read before you're 14 - and to celebrate Missing Sleep are giving away five books from the list.


Drawing from over 90 years' experience recommending children’s books; Booktrust experts selected the final 100 from an initial list of 500 books and are now asking everyone to join the debate and vote online for their favourites on the list (www.booktrust.org.uk/cbw). 


The nation’s top books will be announced on November 25th so pick up a book, get reading and tell Booktrust what you think!

Booktrust are giving you the chance to win five books of your choice from the final list in its entirety from the eclectic mix of traditional classics and modern greats that Booktrust believe are must-reads to fire children’s imaginations and turn them into life-long readers.

To be in with a chance of winning five of these fantastic books, all you have to do to enter is complete the rafflecopter below by the 5th of November.

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233 comments:

  1. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by C S Lewis

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  2. Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler

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  3. The Hobby by JRR Tolkein!

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  4. Jacqueline ConNjaksmum Buist20 October 2013 at 14:01

    The Witches

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  5. The worst witch remember reading it when I was little

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  6. Not necessarily my favourite, but I definitely remember reading Forever by Judy Blume!

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  7. Five On a Treasure Island

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  8. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

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  9. The BFG by Roald Dahl

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  10. Beky Austerberry20 October 2013 at 15:48

    The boy in the striped pajamas

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  11. Louise Fairweather20 October 2013 at 15:54

    Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J K Rowling

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  12. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by C S Lewis

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  13. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

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  14. The Elephant and the Bad Baby

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  15. My 9 year old loves Matilda

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  16. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

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  17. Hilda Hazel Wright20 October 2013 at 17:27

    I love The Arrival by Shaun Tan. His illustrations are fantastic even with no child around to read the book with!

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  18. The Snowman by Raymond Briggs

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  19. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

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  20. Room on the broom

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  21. Ballet Shoes

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  22. The Enchanted Wood

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  23. The Tiger Who Came to Tea.

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  24. Sharlene McFarlane20 October 2013 at 18:54

    The Jolly Postman
    Sharlene McFarlane

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  25. Stacey Tripconey20 October 2013 at 19:00

    Has to be Matilda

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  26. Tiffany Ann Wills20 October 2013 at 19:00

    the tiger who came for tea and Dear Zoo

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  27. the enchanted wood

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  28. I love books by Ali Sparkes and Jayne Johnson

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  29. The Story of Tracy Beaker by Jacqueline Wilson & Nick Sharratt, My daughter is loving anything by Jacqueline Wilson at the moment

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  30. Definately Room On The Broom

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  31. The Lion,The Witch and The Wardrobe.

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  32. J R RTolkien - The Hobbit. I absolutely love it!

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  33. Sarah Bavington-Smith21 October 2013 at 00:46

    hmm,tough decision, there are some really good books in that list, but think I'd have to say Northern Lights - Philip Pullman, it's very clever and thought provoking. I've now got it for my daughter, although she's still abit young!

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  34. Attachment Mummy21 October 2013 at 09:33

    The Wolves of Willoughby Chase

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  35. Would You Rather? I had that as a child, I loved it!!

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  36. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

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  37. michelle muirhead21 October 2013 at 15:20

    Watership Down

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  38. Victoria Ann Entwistle21 October 2013 at 19:15

    The Snowman by Raymond Briggs

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  39. Stephanie Tsaang22 October 2013 at 10:19

    My favourite is I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato by Lauren Child

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  40. The Enchanted Wood - by Enid Blyton

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  41. The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe :)

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  42. I've read most of them and they're all fabulous - If I had to pick one, maybe The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

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  43. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

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  44. Id have to pick skellig.Fantastic book

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  45. Oh there are so many wonderful ones to choose from. The BFG will always have a special place in my heart though :)

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  46. Charlie and The Chocolate Factory

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  47. Definitely The Hobbit.

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  48. The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr

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  49. Rita King Davies23 October 2013 at 10:59

    The Hobbit

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  50. Finn Family Moomintroll.

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  51. Rebecca Huish Matthews23 October 2013 at 14:23

    we're going on a bear hunt

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  52. Laura Mse Costello23 October 2013 at 17:20

    The queens nose <3

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  53. The tiger who came to tea! My fav when i was little.

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  54. Goodnight Mister Tom - amazing book!

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  55. THe enchanted wood, enid blyton. I can't wait to read them to Rosie

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  56. The tiger who came to tea

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  57. The Snowman by Raymond Briggs

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  58. omg I was obsessed with Finn Family Moomintroll and all it's follow up stories. so glad to see it made the list

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  59. Where The Wild Things Are, I can recite it word perfect

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  60. So hard to choose! I'd go for The Very Hungry Caterpillar as it's currently my youngest's favourite and one I remember fondly from my childhood. SO many great books though.

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  61. The little Prince

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  62. The tiger who came to tea

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  63. Ooo yes pls. So many to choose from.

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  64. the snowman, had it as a child now reading it to all my children :)

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  65. Would You Rather? by John Burningham. My little granddaughter would love this - big book fan!

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  66. Jennifer Carroll24 October 2013 at 00:02

    0-5 years old
    The Snowman by Raymond Briggs
    The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
    Where's Spot? by Eric Hill

    6-8 years old
    Charlotte's Web by E B White
    The BFG by Roald Dahl
    The Enchanted Wood by Enid Blyton


    I'm not going to go on as there are too many to name lol

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  67. The BFG by Roald Dahl, an amazing writer x

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  68. a lot of my favourites are on this list but of all of them i'd have to go with Dear Zoo

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  69. Life: An Exploded Diagram

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  70. Hard 1 too many great reads has to be Charlottes web

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  71. Harry Potter

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  72. Katharine Bourne-Francis24 October 2013 at 10:15

    Dear Zoo

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  73. The very hungy caterpillar

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  74. The snowman..my fave story

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  75. the enchanted wood by enid blyton x

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  76. The Snowman

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  77. The Enchanted wood

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  78. bridgetteosullivan24 October 2013 at 12:53

    The Fellowship of the Ring by J R R Tolkien

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  79. we have 3 different versions of the hungry caterpillar

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  80. Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz

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  81. Glenn Marvell-James24 October 2013 at 16:49

    I Want My Hat Back

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  82. The Snowman

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  83. The very hungry caterpillar

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  84. I really love Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy by Lynley Dodd

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  85. We love reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar - again and again !

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  86. Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears

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  87. The Snowman

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  88. stormbreaker

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  89. Where the Wild Things Are, because it's the first book I ever read at nursery school. :)

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  90. The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy

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  91. The very hungry caterpillar

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  92. Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo

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  93. The Very Hungry Caterpillar

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  94. Samantha Stevens26 October 2013 at 10:14

    it has to be the Snowman

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  95. The Very Hungry Catapillar

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  96. Dogger is great!

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  97. The Tiger Who Came To Tea x

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  98. I really loved I Capture The Castle!

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  99. very hungry caterpillar

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  100. Harley Richardson28 October 2013 at 12:16

    Tiger who came to tea

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  101. The Tiger who came to Tea

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  102. The very hungry caterpillar. Its such a classic read

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  103. Goodnight Mr Tom

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  104. The Snowman

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  105. Charlotte's Web <3

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  106. Stig of the Dump

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  107. Goodnight Mister Tom - I must have read it about 10 times as a kid

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  108. Robyn Logan Clarke1 November 2013 at 12:10

    Each Peach Pear Plum

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  109. Rowena Griffiths1 November 2013 at 20:56

    The tiger who came to tea

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  110. Ann Skamarauskas2 November 2013 at 06:34

    The curious incident of the dog in the night-time

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  111. Each Peach Pear Plum - I've read it so many times to my son I don't even need to look at the book anymore I know it off by heart.

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  112. Charlotte's Web

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  113. The Boy in The Striped Pyjamas - an acceptable way to approach a horrendous reality and one which every child must be made aware of .

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  114. Matilda is a fab book, remember loving it as a young girl :)

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  115. Asterix the Gaul funny for all ages

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  116. The Little Prince!!!

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  117. The very hungry caterpillar. It's such a classic. I loved it as a child. & my daughter loves it too :)

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  118. Goodnight Mr Tom

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  119. Matilda is my favourite and my eldest loves it too

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  120. charlottes web

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  121. Watership Down

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  122. Katherine Coldicott3 November 2013 at 14:24

    The Hobbit by J R R Tolkien

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  123. The Jolly Postman by Janet & Allan Ahlberg

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  124. The Hobbit :D

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  125. Forever by Judy Blume

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  126. Miranda Laraine Holman3 November 2013 at 15:56

    The worst witch brings back lots of fond childhood memories :)

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  127. Kristy Leanne Brown3 November 2013 at 17:34

    The Witches by Roald Dahl

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  128. forever by judy blume

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  129. The Jolly Postman by Janet & Allan Ahlberg. I'm a primary school teacher and love reading this to my class.

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  130. Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz

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  131. Mary-Ann Pollard3 November 2013 at 18:47

    Watership Down by Richard Adams

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  132. The BFG by Roald Dahl

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  133. The very hungry caterpillar

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  134. katrina day-reilly3 November 2013 at 23:18

    Watership Down

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  135. Shirley Anne Adams4 November 2013 at 00:06

    the worst witch :)

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  136. Karen M Colquhoun4 November 2013 at 00:31

    the BFG

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  137. The Story of Tracey Beaker

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  138. The True Story of the Three Little Pigs

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  139. The Hobbit is my all-time favourite.

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  140. The Tiger who Came to Tea

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  141. Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman

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  142. The Very Hungry Caterpillar

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  143. The Cat in the Hat by Dr Seuss

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  144. The Famous Five by Enid Blyton

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  145. Dogger by Shirley Hughes

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  146. The Very Hungry Caterpillar

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  147. Picking one for my 10 year old, I would go for 'FLour Babies' by Anne Fine :-)

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  148. The Witches by Roald Dahl

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  149. Picking for my daughter it would have to be The Story of Tracy Beaker

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  150. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night time. Fab insight.

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    The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

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  152. Watership down my favourite x

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  153. The Hobbit :)

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  154. Room on the Broom is great for reading to younger kids. Also, I started reading Hunger Games on my Kindle and it is a modern classic in my opinion.

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  155. stephanie lovatt4 November 2013 at 19:50

    Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo

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  156. Charlotte's Web by E B White

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  157. SO many amazing books on that list, I grew up on Enid Blyton so it would have to be one of hers.

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  158. The witches by Roald Dahl - its a classic!

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  159. The Very Hungry Caterpillar

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  160. The Very Hungry Caterpillar

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  161. The Jolly Postman or Other People's letters

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  162. Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers

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  163. The Curious Incident of A Dog in the Night-Time

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  164. The Very Hungry Caterpillar

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  165. forever by judy blume

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  166. I LOVE the Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time

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  167. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, for it's insight.

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  168. So many good reads on the list but The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy was my fav growing up.

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  169. Several books there that bring back happy memories but my all-time favourite has to be The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

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  170. Kirsty KJaybaby Caffrey4 November 2013 at 22:24

    For me its got to be 'The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe' x

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  171. The Witches by Roald Dahl

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  172. Junk by Melvin Burgess, I read it a good few times growing up. Definately not for young kids

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