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Great children's books

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Watership Down
Watership Down
"A brilliant book - with a subtle message - and it will make you cry"
The Little White Horse
The Little White Horse
"A wonderful, wonderful book - with beautiful descriptions, which bring Moonacre so alive you can feel the fresh air."
The Hundred and One Dalmatians (Classic Mammoth)
The Hundred and One Dalmatians (Classic Mammoth)
"A gem of a book.  I love the use of phrases like 'the splendid vet' and the 'rather good hotels'."
The Chrysalids
The Chrysalids
"A book I read for school work and still adore."
Pride and Prejudice (Oxford World's Classics)
Pride and Prejudice (Oxford World's Classics)
"Mr Darcy should be every young girl's first crush!"
The Chronicles of Narnia Boxed Set
The Chronicles of Narnia Boxed Set
"A classic series - it may be heavy on the religious allergory, but it's still wonderful."
The Wind in the Willows (Penguin Popular Classics)
The Wind in the Willows (Penguin Popular Classics)
"An evocative classic."
The Secret of Moon Castle
The Secret of Moon Castle
"So many to choose from, but this is my favourite 'Secrets' story"
Adventure Series: Island & Castle Bind-up: "The Castle of Adventure" , "The Island of Adventure"
Adventure Series: Island & Castle Bind-up: "The Castle of Adventure" , "The Island of Adventure"
"Two classics in the 'Adventure' series - read as a novel of its time, Blyton's books actually cemented my conviction that women should be treated equally at age 8."
The Children of the New Forest (Children's Classics)
The Children of the New Forest (Children's Classics)
"A wonderful historical classic - it even has a passionate romance!"
James and the Giant Peach
James and the Giant Peach
"Welcome to Roald Dahl's world of the strange, yet uplifting."
Danny the Champion of the World (Puffin Fiction)
Danny the Champion of the World (Puffin Fiction)
"A touching story of a father/son relationship"
The Dark is Rising Sequence: Over Sea, Under Stone, The Dark Is Rising, Greenwitch, The Grey King, and Silver on the Tree (Puffin Books)
The Dark is Rising Sequence: Over Sea, Under Stone, The Dark Is Rising, Greenwitch, The Grey King, and Silver on the Tree (Puffin Books)
"Classic fantasy"
Beatrix Potter Complete Tales: The 23 Original Peter Rabbit Books and 4 Unpublished Works
Beatrix Potter Complete Tales: The 23 Original Peter Rabbit Books and 4 Unpublished Works
"For the illustrations"
Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH (Puffin Modern Classics)
Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH (Puffin Modern Classics)
"I defy you not to cry!"
The Hobbit
The Hobbit
"It's a classic (but LOTR is not a children's book!!!!)"