Favourite children's books

A Listmania! list by Benregis (Cambridgeshire)
 
Ring Out Bow Bells! (Puffin Books)
1.  Ring Out Bow Bells! (Puffin Books) by Cynthia Harnett
The list author says:
  "Great historical story, a wonderful sense of what London was like in the fifteenth century."
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Young Detectives (Puffin Books)
2.  Young Detectives (Puffin Books) by R.J. McGregor
The list author says:
  "Old fashioned detective story, definitely a summer holiday read."
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The Midnight Folk
3.  The Midnight Folk by John Masefield
The list author says:
  "The magical forerunner to the Box of Delights, and just like Box of Delights it completely enfolds you in another world where fantasy becomes reality, and the edges of reality and fantasy are blurred."
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Chalet School in Exile (Armada S.)
4.  Chalet School in Exile (Armada S.) by Elinor M. Brent-Dyer
The list author says:
  "OK I'm a chalet school fan but this one is special. Even reading it many years later it's description of the rise of Nazism in Austria and it's effect on a small community is stunning."
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The Wind on the Moon
5.  The Wind on the Moon by Eric Linklater
The list author says:
  "Another great fantasy book that moves from humour to adventure to tragedy effortlessly. You'll never look at a zoo in the same way again!"
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A Little Princess: The Story of Sara Crewe (Penguin Popular Classics)
6.  A Little Princess: The Story of Sara Crewe (Penguin Popular Classics) by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The list author says:
  "It's now a classic, but this story of a child's determination to rise above cruelty should melt the stoniest of hearts - even if the ending does stretch coincidence too far."
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Little House in the Big Woods (Classic Mammoth)
7.  Little House in the Big Woods (Classic Mammoth) by Laura Ingalls Wilder
The list author says:
  "Not a sentimental story of life in the USA, but rather a story of the tenacity and hardships that settlers endured. Wonderful."
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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Book 3) Paperback
8.  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Book 3) Paperback by J. K. Rowling
The list author says:
  "Yes, I know it's Harry Potter, but this is a great story, and the Dementors must be the best baddies since the Daleks."
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Kim (Penguin Popular Classics)
9.  Kim (Penguin Popular Classics) by Rudyard Kipling
The list author says:
  "Again, a real sense of place, India comes alive through the travels of Kim, it's a journey on which Kim finds himself and his lama searches for enlightenment."
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The Railway Children (Penguin Popular Classics)
10.  The Railway Children (Penguin Popular Classics) by E. Nesbit
The list author says:
  "Another much loved story, with humour, adventure, and a delightfully well-drawn family."
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