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5 of the Best Children’s Books of all time

Ultimate Library’s booklist this week centres on some of the best children’s books of all time. From timeless classics like Alice in Wonderland and Fantastic Mr Fox, to contemporary stories that have become part of our children’s canon, these literary treasures are the ideal package for any budding bibliophile!


1. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

In this piece of Classic British fiction, Alice falls into a world of white rabbits, Cheshire cats and Mad Hatters. The whole host of familiar characters are certain to excite the interests of any child, as they delve into the beautifully,
strange and sprawling wonderland with one of literature’s most iconic protagonists.

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland


2. Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman

Malorie Blackman’s tale of two star-crossed young lovers is one of the most celebrated series of children’s fiction. The collection of books is popular amongst children all over the world for its wonderful romance, but it also speaks to important political messages, examining the implications of a world torn apart by racism.

Noughts and Crosses


3. Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl

Our favourite wily friend seeks revenge on a trio of gruesomely greedy farmers who are plotting to put an end to him. Stereotypically cunning and razor-sharp with wit and ingenuity, Mr Fox elicits one of the ultimate food heists in order to feed both his family and also his array of animal friends who burrow beneath the surface.

Fantastic Mr. Fox


4. The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton

From one of the most renowned children’s authors of all time, this is the wonderful story of children who find a fantasy world. When Joe, Beth and Fannie move to the countryside, they discover and enchanted wood, hidden in which in the Magic Faraway Tree – a beautiful portal to a new world of adventures!

The Magic Faraway Tree


5. One Snowy Night by Nick Butterworth

Percy the Park Keeper is one of the UK’s most loved literary figures and in this stunningly illustrated picture book, Percy, generously invites the animals of the park into his cosy house during a snow storm!

One Snowy Night

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