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100 Children's Books to read in a lifetime

So many books, so little time. Having compiled our 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime we wanted to extend our list-making fun to children’s books. Our aim is to feature books which will inspire children to devour them--they might be funny, or exciting, or thought-provoking, or all of the above. These books will evoke a passion for reading which will last a lifetime: beginning when children have stories read to them, seeing them through their first chapter books, and beyond on their journey to adulthood. Our list features classic and modern titles and many of our selections are one of a wider series which we think children should explore. Hopefully our children will read many more than 100 books during their childhood-- but we nominated and debated and here is our list of favourites.

We have also compiled a list of the UK's favourite children's books -- as voted for by children themselves. To celebrate the books that children themselves love reading, and to help parents choose the best book for their child, we’re excited to share with you the UK’s favourite 100 kid’s books, voted for by tens of thousands of children. Click here to find out more and explore the full list.

What do you think? What would you change? Tell us on Goodreads, where you can vote and add your own selections.