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1. Where the Wild Things Are
A 1963 childrens picture book by American writer and illustrator Maurice Sendak, originally published by Harper & Row. The book has been adapted into other media several times, including an animated short, a 1980 opera, and, in 2009, a live-action feature film adaptation directed by Spike Jonze.
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2. Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone
The first novel in the Harry Potter series written by J. K. Rowling and featuring Harry Potter, a young wizard. It describes how Harry discovers he is a wizard, makes close friends and a few enemies at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
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3. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
The second novel in the Harry Potter series written by J. K. Rowling. The plot follows Harrys second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, during which a series of messages on the walls on the schools corridors warn that the "Chamber of Secrets" has been opened and that the "heir of Slytherin" will kill all pupils who do not come from all-magical families.
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4. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
The third novel in the Harry Potter series written by J. K. Rowling. The book was published on 8 July 1999. This is the only novel in the series that does not feature Lord Voldemort in some form.
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5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
The fifth in the Harry Potter series written by J. K. Rowling, and was published on 21 June 2003 by Bloomsbury in the United Kingdom, Scholastic in the United States, and Raincoast in Canada. The novel features Harry Potters struggles through his fifth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
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6. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
The sixth of seven novels in the Harry Potter series by British author J. K. Rowling. Set during Harry Potters sixth year at Hogwarts, the novel explores Lord Voldemorts past, and Harrys preparations for the final battle amidst emerging romantic relationships and the emotional confusions and conflict resolutions characteristic of mid-adolescence.
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7. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
A fantasy novel for children by C. S. Lewis. Published in 1950 and set circa 1940, it is the first-published book of The Chronicles of Narnia and is the best known book of the series.
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8. A Little Princess
a 1905 childrens novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. It is a revised and expanded version of Burnetts 1888 serialized novel entitled Sara Crewe: or, What happened at Miss Minchins boarding school, which was published in St. Nicholas Magazine.
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9. The Neverending Story
A German fantasy novel by Michael Ende, first published in 1979. The standard English translation, by Ralph Manheim, was first published in 1983. The novel was later adapted into several films.
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10. Coraline
A fantasy/horror novella by British author Neil Gaiman, published in 2002 by Bloomsbury and Harper Collins. It was awarded the 2003 Hugo Award for Best Novella, the 2003 Nebula Award for Best Novella, and the 2002 Bram Stoker Award for Best Work for Young Readers. It has been compared to Lewis Carrolls Alices Adventures in Wonderland and has been adapted into a 2009 stop-motion film directed by Henry Selick.
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11. Matilda
A childrens novel by British author Roald Dahl. It was published in 1988 by Jonathan Cape in London, with illustrations by Quentin Blake.
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12. Alice_s Adventures in Wonderland
An 1865 novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells of a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures.
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13. Black Beauty
An 1877 novel by English author Anna Sewell. It was composed in the last years of her life, during which she was confined to her house as an invalid. The novel became an immediate bestseller, with Sewell dying just five months after its publication, long enough to see her first and only novel become a success.
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14. Bridge to Terabithia
A work of childrens literature about two lonely children who create a magical forest kingdom. It was written by Katherine Paterson and was published in 1977 by HarperCollins.
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15. The Cat in the Hat
A childrens book by Dr. Seuss and perhaps the most famous, featuring a tall, anthropomorphic, mischievous cat, wearing a tall, red and white-striped hat and a red bow tie. He also carries a pale blue umbrella.
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16. How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
A childrens story by Dr. Seuss written in rhymed verse with illustrations by the author. It was published as a book by Random House in 1957, and at approximately the same time in an issue of Redbook. The book criticizes the commercialization of Christmas and satirizes those who profit from exploiting the holiday.
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17. Horton Hears a Who!
A 1954 book by Theodor Seuss Geisel, under the name Dr. Seuss. It is the second Seuss book to feature Horton the Elephant, the first being Horton Hatches the Egg. The Whos would later make a reappearance in How the Grinch Stole Christmas!.
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18. The Secret Garden
A novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. It was initially published in serial format starting in autumn 1910; the book was first published in its entirety in 1911.
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19. Spiderwick
A series of childrens books by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black. They chronicle the adventures of the Grace children, twins Simon and Jared and their older sister Mallory, after they move into Spiderwick Estate and discover a world of fairies that they never knew existed.
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20. Ella Enchanted
A Newbery Honor book written by Gail Carson Levine and published in 1997. The story is a retelling of Cinderella featuring various mythical creatures including fairies, elves, ogres, gnomes, and giants.
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21. The Indian in the Cupboard
A childrenss book by British author Lynne Reid Banks, and illustrated by Brock Cole - it was first published in 1980, and has received numerous awards, as well as being made into a film in 1995.
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22. Mary Poppins
A series of childrens books written by P. L. Travers and originally illustrated by Mary Shepard. The books centre on a mysterious, vain and acerbic magical English nanny, Mary Poppins.
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23. Inkheart
An interesting young adult-child fantasy novel by Cornelia Funke, and the first book of the Inkworld trilogy.
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24. The Hundred and One Dalmatians
A 1956 childrens novel by Dodie Smith. A sequel entitled The Starlight Barking continues from the end of the first novel.
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25. How to train your dragon
A series of nine books set in a fictional Viking world. The books were published in 2003 as childrens novels written by British author Cressida Cowell and published by Hodder Childrens Books. In the United States, the series is published by Little, Brown and Company.
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26. The Golden Compass
The first novel in English novelist Philip Pullmans His Dark Materials trilogy. Published in 1995, the fantasy novel is set in a universe parallel to our own and tells of Lyra Belacquas journey north in search of her missing friend, Roger Parslow, and her imprisoned uncle, Lord Asriel, who has been conducting experiments with a mysterious substance known as Dust.
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27. Eragon
The first book in the Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini, who began writing the book at the age of 15. After writing the first draft for a year, he spent a second year rewriting it and fleshing out the story and characters. Paolinis parents saw the final manuscript and decided to self-publish Eragon. Paolini spent a year traveling around the United States promoting the novel. By chance, the book was discovered by Carl Hiaasen, who got it re-published by Alfred A. Knopf. The re-published version was released on August 26, 2003.
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28. Ballet Shoes
A classic 1936 childrens novel by Noel Streatfeild. Ballet Shoes and the other "Shoes books" have been popular worldwide, since their initial publications from 1936 to 1962.
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29. The Iron Man
A 1968 novel written by Ted Hughes and illustrated by Andrew Davidson. Described by some as a modern fairy tale and others as science fiction, it describes the unexpected arrival in England of a giant "metal man" of unknown origin who rains destruction on the countryside by attacking industrial farm equipment, before befriending a small boy and defending the world from an apparent dragon from outer space.
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30. Alias Madame Doubtfire
A 1987 novel for young adults, about a family with divorced parents. It was adapted into the film Mrs. Doubtfire, starring Robin Williams, in 1993.
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31. The Polar Express
A 1985 childrens book written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg, a former professor at the Rhode Island School of Design. It was adapted as an Oscar-nominated motion-capture film in 2004.
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32. Prince Caspian
A novel for children by C. S. Lewis, written in late 1949 and first published in 1951. It is the second-published book in the Chronicles of Narnia series, although in the overall chronological sequence it comes fourth.
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33. Stuart Little
A 1945 childrens novel by E. B. White, his first book for children, and is widely recognized as a classic in childrens literature. Stuart Little was illustrated by the subsequently award-winning artist Garth Williams, also his first work for children. It is a realistic fantasy about a talking mouse, Stuart Little, born to human parents in New York.
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34. Winnie-the-Pooh and The House of Pooh Corner
The first volume of stories about Winnie-the-Pooh, by A. A. Milne. It is followed by The House at Pooh Corner. The book focuses on the adventures of a teddy bear called Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends Piglet, a small toy pig; Eeyore, a toy donkey; Owl, a live owl; and Rabbit, a live rabbit.
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35. Zathura
An illustrated childrens book by the American author Chris Van Allsburg as well as a film that was based on the book. Two boys are drawn into an intergalactic adventure when their house is magically hurled through space.
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36. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
A fantasy novel for children by C. S. Lewis. Written in 1950, it was published in 1952 as the third book of The Chronicles of Narnia. Current editions of the series are numbered using the internal chronological order making Voyage of the Dawn Treader the fifth book.
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37. The Sheep Pig
A novel by British author Dick King-Smith. It was first published in 1983, retitled Babe The Gallant Pig in the U.S., and adapted for the screen as the 1995 film Babe.
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38. Little Dracula
Little Dracula is a British series of childres books and an American animated television series that originally aired on FOX. Little Dracula revolves around a green-skinned, child vampire who aspires to be like his father, Big Dracula, yet also enjoys rock n roll and surfing. Little Dracula also has a monstrous friend named Werebunny, and his Transylvanian family of strange characters is often threatened by the villainous Garlic Man.
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