My favourite children's/ teens books

A Listmania! list by Polly Harvey "Polstar" (London, UK)
 
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Penguin Popular Classics)
1.  Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Penguin Popular Classics) by Lewis Carroll
The list author says:
  "This is the first book I remember being read to me as a kid - you can't fault it"
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His Dark Materials Gift Set: "Northern Lights", "The Subtle Knife", "The Amber Spyglass"
2.  His Dark Materials Gift Set: "Northern Lights", "The Subtle Knife", "The Amber Spyglass" by Philip Pullman
The list author says:
  "Kids books?  Deep metaphors, stunning plot arc - essential"
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The Little Prince
3.  The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupery
The list author says:
  "'It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye'"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Holes
4.  Holes by Louis Sachar
The list author says:
  "A book that exists on so many levels, not only fantastic for teaching at KS3 but every adult I've handed this to has been unable to put it down"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (814 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Stone Cold (Puffin Teenage Fiction)
5.  Stone Cold (Puffin Teenage Fiction) by Robert Swindells
The list author says:
  "A children's book about a serial killer and a homeless boy?  Again, a fantastic writer."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (212 customer reviews)

I am David (World Mammoth)
6.  I am David (World Mammoth) by Anne Holm
The list author says:
  "essential"
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4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Puffin Fiction)
7.  Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Puffin Fiction) by Roald Dahl
The list author says:
  "It was so difficult to pick just one, but this is every kids dream (well, of my generation anyway!)"
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Collins Modern Classics - The Changeover
8.  Collins Modern Classics - The Changeover by Margaret Mahy
The list author says:
  "A beautifully written and underrated book"
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The Chocolate War (Puffin Teenage Books)
9.  The Chocolate War (Puffin Teenage Books) by Robert Cormier
The list author says:
  "Robert Cormier gripped me as a teenager, and this book was read time and time again.  Pity the film is so awful!"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

Dance On My Grave (Red Fox young adult books)
10.  Dance On My Grave (Red Fox young adult books) by Aidan Chambers
The list author says:
  "Like Robert Cormier, Aiden Chambers is another writer who I've returned to as an adult.  A daring theme.  Stunning prose"
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4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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Charlotte Sometimes (Red Fox Classics)
11.  Charlotte Sometimes (Red Fox Classics) by Penelope Farmer
The list author says:
  "I only picked up this book because of The Cure song, but it is a wonderful supernatural tale"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

The Supernaturalist
12.  The Supernaturalist by Eoin Colfer
The list author says:
  "The Matrix meets ... well ... who can say.  A wonderfully futuristic book with environmental undertones"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)

The Peppermint Pig (Puffin Books)
13.  The Peppermint Pig (Puffin Books) by Nina Bawden
The list author says:
  "Of course this has to be included!"
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Wave (Puffin Teenage Fiction)
14.  The Wave (Puffin Teenage Fiction) by Morton Rhue
The list author says:
  "I loved this book so much that I once tried to write a screenplay for it!"
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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I Never Loved Your Mind (Lions)
15.  I Never Loved Your Mind (Lions) by Paul Zindel
The list author says:
  "So difficult to pick a Paul Zindel book - I chose this one because the title is the best title I've ever seen on a kid's book"
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Last updated: 23/07/2005
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