My 15 Favourite books of my childhood

A Listmania! list by Kerry Martin
 
The Hobbit
1.  The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
The list author says:
  "An amazing, utterly compelling and spell binding book. Tolkien is a true storyteller and brings middle earth and bilbo baggins to life. My absolute favourite."
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Tom's Midnight Garden (Puffin Books)
2.  Tom's Midnight Garden (Puffin Books) by Philippa Pearce
The list author says:
  "Makes your dreams seem real. Pearce has a wonderful way of making you believe in Tom's world."
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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 2): 1/7
3.  The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 2): 1/7 by C. S. Lewis
The list author says:
  "A childhood must. Transports you into the world of Narnia. Fairy tales are made of this."
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Anne of Green Gables
4.  Anne of Green Gables by L. Montgomery
The list author says:
  "The start of a mischevious, imaginative girl's journey through life in Avonlea, touching and changing the lives of its inhabitents. Makes you chuckle."
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The Valley Of Adventure (Revised) (Piper)
5.  The Valley Of Adventure (Revised) (Piper) by Enid Blyton
The list author says:
  "Blyton's third book in the series and in my opinion the most adventurous and exciting."
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Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH (Puffin Books)
6.  Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH (Puffin Books) by Robert C. O'Brien
The list author says:
  "A lovely tale as fieldmouse Mrs Frisby searches for help to aid her ailing son, she discovers the truth about her dead husband."
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Charlotte Sometimes (Red Fox Classics)
7.  Charlotte Sometimes (Red Fox Classics) by Penelope Farmer
The list author says:
  "Charlotte is transported back in time. Follow her story as she tries to get home. Requires real imagination."
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Little Women (Puffin Classics)
8.  Little Women (Puffin Classics) by Louisa May Alcott
The list author says:
  "A story for anyone. It will touch your heart as you follow the lives of the four March sisters through their hardships and their happy times."
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Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
9.  Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
The list author says:
  "An hilarious Judy Blume story as Peter struggles to accept that his four year old brother Fudge is just a child and will humilate him. For all those with younger siblings."
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Ballet Shoes: A Story of Three Children on the Stage (Puffin Books)
10.  Ballet Shoes: A Story of Three Children on the Stage (Puffin Books) by Noel Streatfeild
The list author says:
  "A compelling tale about the three fossil sisters who are left parentless and take up ballet dancing."
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Five Children and It
11.  Five Children and It by Edith Nesbit
The list author says:
  "A story that will make you think twice before voicing your wishes to a magical being discovered in the sand."
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The Family from One End Street (Puffin Classics)
12.  The Family from One End Street (Puffin Classics) by Eve Garnett
The list author says:
  "Being a member of the Ruggles family is hard. As one of seven children it is difficult to show your individuality. A comic tale of the fight to be noticed."
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A Little Princess (Children's Classics)
13.  A Little Princess (Children's Classics) by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The list author says:
  "A gripping tale of how Sara Crewe belives all girls to be princesses even if they are reduced to rags. A story that will tou ch your heart and change it forever."
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The Secret Garden (Puffin Classics)
14.  The Secret Garden (Puffin Classics) by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The list author says:
  "Mary Lennox is an orphan and is sent to live with her hunchback uncle. What's the story behind the hidden garden? An unmissable story."
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What Katy Did (Children's Classics)
15.  What Katy Did (Children's Classics) by Susan Coolidge
The list author says:
  "Katy Carr is the eldest of a big family and is always getting into scrapes. A lovely story and the first of a brilliant trilogy."
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