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Best Ever Books For Kids and Early Teens

A Listmania! list by able baker
 
7 Books in 1: The Railway Children, Five Children and It, The Phoenix and the Carpet, The Story of the Amulet, The Story of the Treasure-Seekers, The Would-Be-Goods, and The Enchanted Castle
1.  7 Books in 1: The Railway Children, Five Children and It, The Phoenix and the Carpet, The Story of the Amulet, The Story of the Treasure-Seekers, The Would-Be-Goods, and The Enchanted Castle by E Nesbit
The list author says:
  "Really good value - 7 books published as 1 volume. The favourite children's author of J. K. Rowling (who writes the Harry Potter books). Give it a try for the school holidays!"
14.99   Used & New from: 1.99
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

Swallows and Amazons
2.  Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome
The list author says:
  "Strangely this has dated faster than the E. Nesbit books - but who cares when the stories are this good?"
12.79   Used & New from: 2.12
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (144 customer reviews)

Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince: Children's Edition (Harry Potter 6)
3.  Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince: Children's Edition (Harry Potter 6) by J. K. Rowling
The list author says:
  "I couldn't leave out the new Harry Potter."
12.79   Used & New from: 0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,232 customer reviews) | 6 customer discussions

The Secret Garden (Puffin Classics)
4.  The Secret Garden (Puffin Classics) by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The list author says:
  "Better for girls than boys, this one."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (517 customer reviews)

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Goodnight Mr Tom
5.  Goodnight Mr Tom by Michelle Magorian
The list author says:
  "Great book - high tension towards the end. Serious theme (neglect) but by no means a miserable book."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (343 customer reviews)

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The Day of the Triffids
6.  The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham
The list author says:
  "Technically an adult novel, but I read and enjoyed it as a child."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (158 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Dogger (Red Fox picture books)
7.  Dogger (Red Fox picture books) by Shirley Hughes
The list author says:
  "Only the BEST BOOK EVER WRITTEN for really small children (3 or 4 yrs old)."
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4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews)

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The Chronicles of Narnia Boxed Set
8.  The Chronicles of Narnia Boxed Set by C. S. Lewis
The list author says:
  "Can't ignore C. S. Lewis."
Used & New from: 8.38
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (308 customer reviews)

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Danny the Champion of the World (Puffin Fiction)
9.  Danny the Champion of the World (Puffin Fiction) by Roald Dahl
The list author says:
  "Roald Dahl should definitely not be left out of a list like this - and Danny the Champion of the World is his best."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (103 customer reviews)

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The Dark is Rising Sequence: Over Sea, Under Stone, The Dark Is Rising, Greenwitch, The Grey King, and Silver on the Tree (Puffin Books)
10.  The Dark is Rising Sequence: Over Sea, Under Stone, The Dark Is Rising, Greenwitch, The Grey King, and Silver on the Tree (Puffin Books) by Susan Cooper
The list author says:
  "For around 10 or 12 year-olds upwards - a bit like Harry Potter, but more mystical."
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4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (122 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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The Hobbit
11.  The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
The list author says:
  "Personally, I liked The Hobbit a lot more than Lord of the Rings - perhaps because it's not as long!"
5.98   Used & New from: 0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,806 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH (Puffin Books)
12.  Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH (Puffin Books) by Robert O'Brien
4.99   Used & New from: 0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)

To Kill A Mockingbird
13.  To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The list author says:
  "Ideal for early teenage years."
5.03   Used & New from: 0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (636 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

The Famous Five 4 in 1: "Five Go Adventuring Again", "Five on a Treasure Island", "Five on Finniston Farm", "Five Go to Demon's Rocks"
14.  The Famous Five 4 in 1: "Five Go Adventuring Again", "Five on a Treasure Island", "Five on Finniston Farm", "Five Go to Demon's Rocks" by Enid Blyton
The list author says:
  "Couldn't leave out Enid Blyton from a list of childrens books! Not great literature maybe, but started most of the country on reading."
Used & New from: 17.19
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
15.  The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
The list author says:
  "Here's one to get your teenage son (if they don't have it already)."
Used & New from: 3.23
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (143 customer reviews)

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The Bromeliad Trilogy: Truckers - Diggers - Wings
16.  The Bromeliad Trilogy: Truckers - Diggers - Wings by Sir Terry Pratchett
The list author says:
  ""In the Beginning there was Arnold Bros (est 1905), the great department store....""
Used & New from: 0.36
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Ender's Game (Ender Saga)
17.  Ender's Game (Ender Saga) by Orson Scott Card
The list author says:
  "A bit self-indulgent maybe, but a good introduction to sci-fi."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (436 customer reviews)

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Charlotte's Web (Puffin Modern Classics)
18.  Charlotte's Web (Puffin Modern Classics) by E. B. White
The list author says:
  "For the youngish reader (under 10)."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)

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The Wind in the Willows (Wordsworth Classics)
19.  The Wind in the Willows (Wordsworth Classics) by Kenneth Grahame
1.99   Used & New from: 0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (198 customer reviews)

The Story of Dr. Dolittle: Being the History of His Peculiar Life at Home and Astonishing Adventures in Foreign Parts
20.  The Story of Dr. Dolittle: Being the History of His Peculiar Life at Home and Astonishing Adventures in Foreign Parts by Hugh Lofting
10.24   Used & New from: 2.43

Professor Branestawm Stories (Red Fox Summer Reading Collections)
21.  Professor Branestawm Stories (Red Fox Summer Reading Collections) by Norman Hunter
6.13   Used & New from: 0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Winnie-the-Pooh - The Complete Collection of Stories and Poems
22.  Winnie-the-Pooh - The Complete Collection of Stories and Poems by A. A. Milne
20.09
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (187 customer reviews)

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Puffin Fiction)
23.  Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Puffin Fiction) by Roald Dahl
The list author says:
  "OK, this is the second Roald Dahl on the list, but it's a good one."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (169 customer reviews)

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Beatrix Potter Complete Tales: The 23 Original Peter Rabbit Books and 4 Unpublished Works
24.  Beatrix Potter Complete Tales: The 23 Original Peter Rabbit Books and 4 Unpublished Works by Beatrix Potter
The list author says:
  "For the smallish reader."
Used & New from: 4.16
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (186 customer reviews)

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The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition (Penguin Modern Classics)
25.  The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition (Penguin Modern Classics) by Anne Frank
The list author says:
  "A essential book, but the subject matter couldn't be more serious, so make sure they're old enough to cope."
6.29   Used & New from: 0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (271 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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