The True Story of the Three Little Pigs Author: Jon Scieszka Illustrator: Lane Smith Publisher: Penguin What really happened to the three little pigs and the big bad wolf? Find out the truth in this hilarious picture book.
The BFG Author: Roald Dahl Illustrator: Quentin Blake Publisher: Puffin The BFG stands for Big Friendly Giant, who unexpectedly spirits a little girl named Sophie out of bed, and into the land of the child-eating giants.
The Story of Babar Author: Jean De Brunhoff Translator: Merle S. Haas Publisher: Egmont ‘ In the great forest, a litle elephant was born. His name was Babar…’
That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown Author: Cressida Cowell Illustrator: Neal Layton Publisher: Hachette Emily and her toy rabbit, Stanley, love to go on adventures together.
The Enchanted Wood Author: Enid Blyton Publisher: Egmont When Joe, Beth and Frannie move into a new home, they discover a mysterious wood on their very doorstep.
Mister Magnolia Author: Quentin Blake Publisher: Random House Mr Magnolia has many things – but only one boot.
A Bear Called Paddington Author: Michael Bond Illustrator: Peggy Fortnum Publisher: HarperCollins Children’s Books Paddington, the brown bear from darkest Peru, is found by the Brown family on Paddington Station with his hat, duffel coat and marmalade sandwiches.
Flat Stanley Author: Jeff Brown Illustrator: Scott Nash Publisher: Egmont Stanley Lambchop wakes up one morning to find he is only half an inch thick
Little House in the Big Woods Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder Publisher: Egmont Inside the little house live the Ingalls family: Ma, Pa, Mary, Laura and baby Carrie
Charlotte’s Web Author: E B White Illustrator: Garth Williams Publisher: Puffin This is the tale of how a little girl named Fern – with the help of a friendly talking spider called Charlotte – saved her pig, Wilbur, from the usual fate of nice fat little pigs.
The Sheep-Pig Author: Dick King-Smith Illustrator: Mike Terry Publisher: Penguin When Farmer Hogget wins a piglet at the fair, he is amazed that Fly, his sheep-dog, welcomes him as one of her own pups.
Asterix the Gaul Author: Renné Goscinny Illustrator: Albert Uderzo Translator: Anthea Bell and Derek Hockridge Publisher: Orion In a tiny corner of Brittany, one small village of indomitable Gauls hold out against the almighty, all-conquering Romans.
Horrid Henry Author: Francesca Simon Illustrator: Tony Ross Publisher: Orion Children’s Books Stories about naughty characters have been told for centuries, and Horrid Henry is a modern-day rogue in the tradition of Dennis the Menace and Just William.
The Arrival Author: Shaun Tan Publisher: Hachette In this unusual book, we follow a young man as he packs his bags and leaves his family to go and start a new life in another country
Pippi Longstocking Author: Astrid Lindgren Translator: Tiina Nunnally Illustrator: Lauren Child Publisher: Oxford University Press Follow Pippi Longstocking on her amazing adventures as she moves into Villa Villekulla with a horse, a monkey, and a big suitcase of gold coins.
Amazing Grace Author: Mary Hoffman Illustrator: Caroline Binch Publisher: Frances Lincoln This classic story clearly communicates an inspiring message that anything is possible
Finn Family Moomintroll Author: Tove Jansson Translator: Elizabeth Portch Publisher: Puffin Books Moomintroll is cheerful and chubby and lives in the magical Moominvalley with his mother, Moominmamma, his father, Moominpappa and all of their friends.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Author: Jeff Kinney Publisher: Puffin Greg Heffley is a normal American kid, albeit one with a habit of getting into (and out of) trouble.
The Queen’s Nose Author: Dick KingSmith Publisher: Puffin Harmony’s Uncle Ginger sends her on a treasure trail – which ends in finding a 50p piece.
The Worst Witch Author: Jill Murphy Publisher: Puffin Long before Harry Potter first went to Hogwarts, trainee witch Mildred Hubble embarked on life at Miss Cackle’s Academy for Witches…
My Naughty Little Sister Author: Dorothy Edwards Illustrator: Shirley Hughes Publisher: Egmont This affectionate portrait of family life is the story of a naughty three-year-old sister who is obstinate, inquisitive and full of mischief.
The Milly-Molly-Mandy Storybook Author: Joyce Lankester Brisley Publisher: Macmillan Milly-Molly-Mandy lives with her mother, father, uncle, aunt, grandmother and grandfather in a ‘nice white cottage with a thatched roof’.
Clarice Bean, That’s Me Author: Lauren Child Publisher: Orchard Books Clarice Bean gives us a snapshot of her life and family in the book that launched a bestselling series.
Winnie-the-Pooh Author: A A Milne Illustrator: E H Shepherd Publisher: Egmont Books No child’s library could be complete without A A Milne’s stories about Pooh, Christopher Robin and their friends in the Hundred Acre Wood.