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10 May 2010

Puffin's Top 70 Children's Books

Puffin recently celebrated its 70th birthday and released a list of its top 70 books, highlighting Puffin’s place in children’s publishing. They have so many amazing titles. I stumbled across this list when I was looking for something else. I thought I would share it as it contains a lot of books that were my childhood favourites (The BFG, Anne of Green Gables, the Moomintroll series, Little Women, Peter Pan, Hairy Maclary, The Borrowers, Alice in Wonderland and The Wizard of Oz etc). I have italicised the ones I have definitely read. There are a few others that I think I have read, but without googling them I cannot say for sure. Which books have you read? And does this list contain any childhood favourites?

The Puffin Top 70:

The Best Mischief and Mayhem
  • The Twits by Roald Dahl
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
  • The Hundred-Mile-An-Hour Dog by Jeremy Strong
  • The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole by Sue Townsend
The Best Weepies
  • Watership Down by Richard Adams
  • The Truth about Leo by David Yelland
  • Two Weeks with the Queen by Morris Gleitzman
  • Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
The Best to Cuddle-Up With
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
  • The Bog Baby by Jeanne Willis & Gwen Millward
  • Peepo! by Janet and Allan Ahlberg
  • Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy by Lynley Dodd
The Best Blood and Guts
  • The Enemy by Charlie Higson
  • Dracula by Bram Stoker
  • Being by Kevin Brooks
  • The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Best Swashbucklers and Derring-Do
  • Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs by Giles Andreae & Russell Ayto
  • Young Samurai: The Way of the Warrior by Chris Bradford
  • Robin Hood by Roger Lancelyn Green
The Best Heroes
  • Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
  • Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
  • Young Bond: SilverFin by Charlie Higson
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
The Best Characters
  • Charlie and Lola: Excuse Me But That is My Book by Lauren Child
  • Meg and Mog by Helen Nicoll & Jan Pienkowski
  • Angelina Ballerina by Katharine Holabird & Helen Craig
  • Fungus the Bogeyman by Raymond Briggs
The Best Sugar and Spice
  • Milly-Molly-Mandy Stories by Joyce Lankester Brisley
  • The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy
  • The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
  • The Princess and the Pea by Lauren Child & Polly Borland
The Best Animals
  • Spy Dog by Andrew Cope
  • The Sheep-Pig by Dick King-Smith
  • My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell
  • Lionboy by Zizou Corder
The Best Friends and Family
  • Dizzy by Cathy Cassidy
  • The Borrowers by Mary Norton
  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  • The Family From One End Street by Eve Garnett
  • Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild
The Best Phizzwhizzers
  • The BFG by Roald Dahl
  • Matilda by Roald Dahl
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
  • Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl
The Best War and Conflict
  • The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  • Once by Morris Gleitzman
  • Goodnight Mr Tom by Michelle Magorian
  • Carrie's War by Nina Bawden
The Best BEST BEST BEST!
  • Stig of the Dump by Clive King
  • Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
  • Finn Family Moomintroll by Tove Jansson
  • How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff
  • Junk by Melvin Burgess
The Best Fantasy and Adventure
  • TimeRiders by Alex Scarrow
  • Dot Robot by Jason Bradbury
  • Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne
  • A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula Le Guin
The Best Weird and Wonderful
  • Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • Five Children and It by E Nesbitt
  • The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
  • Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
The Best Rhymes and Verse
  • Please Mrs Butler by Allan Ahlberg
  • Michael Rosen's A-Z The best children's poetry from Agard to Zephaniah
  • Talking Turkeys by Benjamin Zephaniah
  • Bad Bad Cats by Roger McGough
The Best Alternatives to Twilight
  • Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
  • Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
  • The Luxe by Anna Godbersen
  • Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen

3 comments:

Deb K said...

Hi~

I am now following you from Book Blogs :-)

You can find me here~

http://debshere.blogspot.com/

Book-eater Ivan said...

Just followed you!

Yohoo!!! I loved the Artemis Fowl Series, so happy it's at the top 70.

Check out some of my reviews at my blog

at

http://ieatbook.blogspot.com/

obsidiantears83 said...

Thank you. I'll check out your book blogs :)

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