10 Top Reads for Children

A Listmania! list by Lancelot
 
Tom's Midnight Garden
1.  Tom's Midnight Garden by Philippa Pearce
The list author says:
  "A magical read. Tom is sent to stay at his aunt's house - a house where the grandfather clock strikes 13! This draws Tom into a garden which shouldn't exist and an adventure you won't forget."
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The London Eye Mystery
2.  The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd
The list author says:
  "What better setting for a modern day mystery than the London Eye? Trying to guess what happened to Salim makes this book a real page-turner."
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The Unravellers
3.  The Unravellers by Tracey Morley
The list author says:
  "Fantastic adventure about how Danny and Sam are drawn into the mystical world of Beachcombers - tiny pebble-shelled creatures that live on a Cornish beach. Full of humour and excitement."
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Journey to the River Sea
4.  Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson
The list author says:
  "Set in the early 1900s, this story tells of orphaned Maia and her journey to South America. Full of colourful characters and richly-described landscapes."
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Clockwork
5.  Clockwork by Philip Pullman
The list author says:
  "This has the feel of a Brothers Grimm fairytale, full of suspense and horror and the theme of good versus evil."
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The Borrowers (Puffin Modern Classics)
6.  The Borrowers (Puffin Modern Classics) by Judith Elkin
The list author says:
  "A wonderful story about a family of tiny people who live under the floorboards and 'borrow' from 'human beans'. Another must read."
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Kensuke's Kingdom
7.  Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo
The list author says:
  "When Michael falls from a yacht and is washed up on a desert island, he fears for his survival. But then he meets Kensuke. A story of trust and friendship."
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The Iron Man: A Children's Story in Five Nights
8.  The Iron Man: A Children's Story in Five Nights by Ted Hughes
The list author says:
  "A modern day fairytale about a boy called Hogarth and a great iron man. What makes this book stand out is its lyrical prose."
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Frozen in Time
9.  Frozen in Time by Ali Sparkes
The list author says:
  "Two children are happy to help their father with one of his experiments and agree to become cryonically frozen for a couple of hours. However, they wake up in 2009, some 50 years later..."
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The Hobbit
10.  The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
The list author says:
  "The quest of little furry-footed hobbit Bilbo Baggins will transport you to weird and wonderful lands. The sly, riddle-speaking Gollum is one of literatures top baddies,"
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