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Old 04-28-2009, 08:36 AM   #1
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Children's classics top book list

From the BBC web site .... Children's Books

No place for Harry Potter .....
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Old 04-28-2009, 08:42 AM   #2
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Tsk, 'Just William' is on the list - I hated the William books as a child. (I only later learnt that Richmal Crompton was a woman writer, with no idea what little boys are like .)
I was a 'Jennings and Derbyshire' fan.
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It's not really much of a "list"; it's just 5 peoples' personal opinion!
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for me, one of my all time favorites as a kid was "a wrinkle in time"
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Old 04-28-2009, 09:18 AM   #5
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I haven't heard of quite a few of these.
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Old 04-28-2009, 09:20 AM   #6
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It's not really much of a "list"; it's just 5 peoples' personal opinion!

true it's just a small review sample ....
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Old 04-28-2009, 09:31 AM   #7
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A disappointing lack of the actual list in that link. I eventually found it on the Manchester Evening News website:

:: Chosen by Quentin Blake:
1. Little Tim And The Brave Sea Captain by Edward Ardizzone (published 1936)
2. Queenie The Bantam by Bob Graham (1997)
3. The Box Of Delights by John Masefield (1935)
4. Rose Blanche by Ian McEwan and Roberto Innocenti (1985)
5. Five Children And It by E Nesbit (1902)
6. Snow White by Josephine Poole (1991)
7. Stuart Little by EB White (1945)

:: Chosen by Anne Fine:
8. The Wolves Of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken (1963)
9. Absolute Zero by Helen Cresswell (1978)
10. Just William by Richmal Crompton (1922)
11. Journey To The River Sea by Iva Ibbotson (2001)
12. Lavender's Blue by Kathleen Lines (1954)
13. A Child's Garden Of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson (1885)
14. The Sword In The Stone by TH White (1938)

:: Chosen by Michael Morpurgo:
15. Five Go To Smuggler's Top by Enid Blyton (1945)
16. Mike Mulligan And His Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton (1939)
17. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens (1838)
18. Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling (1902)
19. A Book Of Nonsense by Edward Lear (1846)
20. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson (1883)
21. The Happy Prince by Oscar Wilde (1888)

:: Chosen by Jacqueline Wilson:
22. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (1868/69)
23. A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett (1905)
24. What Katy Did by Susan Coolidge (1872)
25. The Family From One End Street by Eve Garnett (1937)
26. The Railway Children by E Nesbit (1906)
27. Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild (1936)
28. Mary Poppins by PL Travers (1934)

:: Chosen by Michael Rosen:
29. Clown by Quentin Blake (1995)
30. The Diary Of A Young Girl by Anne Frank (1947)
31. Emil And The Detectives by Erich Kastner (1928)
32. Not Now, Bernard by David McKee (1980)
33. Fairy Tales by Terry Jones (1981)
34. Mr Gum And The Dancing Bear by Andy Stanton (2008)
35. Daz 4 Zoe by Robert Swindells (1990)

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From the BBC web site .... Children's Books

No place for Harry Potter .....
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Old 04-28-2009, 09:35 AM   #8
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Old 04-28-2009, 09:40 AM   #9
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I'd love to see what Terry Pratchett's choices would be!
Speaking of which, why aren't any of his children's books on anyone's list? (cue the little blue men spouting faux Scottish blasphemies!)
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Old 04-28-2009, 09:42 AM   #10
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I'd love to see what Terry Pratchett's choices would be!
Speaking of which, why aren't any of his children's books on anyone's list? (cue the little blue men spouting faux Scottish blasphemies!)

Roald Dahl is missing too ....
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That is blasphemous.


Loved the BFG as a kid.
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Not many of my favourites on the list.

Jennings, Stig of the Dump, Agaton Sax, Uncle the Elephant, Horatio Hornblower, Tripods .....
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I like the list - and Just William best of all!
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I'd love to see what Terry Pratchett's choices would be!
Speaking of which, why aren't any of his children's books on anyone's list? (cue the little blue men spouting faux Scottish blasphemies!)
FYI again, it's his birthday today.
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