Tuesday, 23 November 2010

The 25 best children's books?

At least according to the Daily Telegraph which says "From classics to modern day tales of magic, here are 25 stories that have delighted young readers for more than a century". The list starts in 1883 with Treasure Island and ends in 1999 with The Gruffalo (though the 2000s are represented by Harry Potter which is included as a series from 1997-2007). Some are unarguable - The very hungry caterpillar has to be a landmark in innovative picture books - but The Mr Men? Really? It also seems a little predictable and anyone who knows anything about children's books will have come across all of these before.

What do you think?

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