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Anne Sofie's top 14 children's books of all time - 11/10/2012 2:51:10 PM   
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I absolutely LOVE children's literature. I still read it, i'll never get to old for the worlds of Lions, abandoned children, dragons, teddy bears, hobbits and witches with button eyes.

Here's My personal top 14 children's books of all time:


14. Jules Verne - Around the World in 80 Days




13. Astrid Lindgren - Brothers Lionheart




12. Roald Dahl - Matilda




11. Lene Kaaberbøl - Serpent's Gift (The Shamer Chronicles #3)




10. Roald Dahl - The Witches




9. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia #1)




8. J. R. R. Tolkien - The Hobbit




7. Lena Anderson & Christina Björk - Linnea in Monet's Garden




6. Jostein Gaarder - Sophie's World




5. Astrid Lindgren - Pippi Longstocking




4. Neil Gaiman - Coraline




3. A. A. Milne - Winnie the Pooh & The House at Pooh Corner




2. J. K. Rowling - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix






Number 1 is coming up ;)



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RE: Anne Sofie's top 14 children's books of all time - 12/10/2012 6:07:17 AM   
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The Hobbit is one of my favourite books, I love it. Matilda and The Witches are two of Roald Dahl's very best (George's Marvellous Medicine is probably my favourite), Phoenix is a great book until the Ministry battle, it seems to go one for ever. I'd have it 4th in the list of Potter books. Winnie the Pooh is just lovely.

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RE: Anne Sofie's top 14 children's books of all time - 12/10/2012 8:23:43 AM   
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I really enjoyed Around the World in 80 Days

Both Dahl books are wonderful, but if pressed for a favourite it's a toss-up between James and the Giant Peach and The BFG

Narnia is hit and miss, but TLTWATW is my second-favourite (Dawn Treader is my fave)

The Hobbit is amazing

So is Coraline

Winnie the Pooh is always a pleasure to read

Why've you picked the worst Potter book? Harry spends half the book talking in BLOCK CAPITALS, the middle section is horrendously bloated and by the time I'd got to the big climactic battle I didn't give a shit anymore. On the other hand, Umbridge and Luna both make it worth persevering through.

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RE: Anne Sofie's top 14 children's books of all time - 12/10/2012 8:43:58 AM   
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I really enjoyed Around the World in 80 Days

Both Dahl books are wonderful, but if pressed for a favourite it's a toss-up between James and the Giant Peach and The BFG

Narnia is hit and miss, but TLTWATW is my second-favourite (Dawn Treader is my fave)

The Hobbit is amazing

So is Coraline

Winnie the Pooh is always a pleasure to read

Why've you picked the worst Potter book? Harry spends half the book talking in BLOCK CAPITALS, the middle section is horrendously bloated and by the time I'd got to the big climactic battle I didn't give a shit anymore. On the other hand, Umbridge and Luna both make it worth persevering through.


I picked Harry Potter and the order of the phoenix because of the Development of Harry and his world around him in this book.. It's in this book he grows up to become a young adult instead of a child. I know it's a bit to long and sometimes some of it seems unnecessary, but still it's the most important of them all (except from deathly Hallows, wich i liked, but still the ending, i mean the very ending was kinda bad, however understandable from J. K. Rowling's point of view).


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RE: Anne Sofie's top 14 children's books of all time - 12/10/2012 8:49:40 AM   
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And finally number 1:



1. Lewis Carrol - Alice in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass






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RE: Anne Sofie's top 14 children's books of all time - 12/10/2012 8:52:07 AM   
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I can see where you're coming from in terms of it developing Harry, but my issue is that it decides to do that by making him SPEAK LIKE THIS for most of the book. In terms of his becoming a young adult, I'd argue that starts to happen during book 4, since then he starts noticing girls (The Yule Ball) and experiences death (Cedric). The transition was handled much better in that book.

As far as developing the world around him, I think you learn more about it with every book. Stone introduces the world; Chamber hints at the Ministry and Azkaban, providing a wider scope; Azkaban fills us in more on those two; Goblet shows us the Quidditch World Cup and introduces the concept of international wizardry; Phoenix takes us inside the Ministry and St. Mungos; and the other two look at the interaction of wizards and Muggles since Voldemort gets bolder.

I'd argue that Stone, Goblet and Hallows are the two most important regarding the things you mentioned, but I also think that Phoenix is a great 400-page book stuck in an 800-page one.

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RE: Anne Sofie's top 14 children's books of all time - 12/10/2012 8:53:27 AM   
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Alice in Wonderland's a great pick for #1 though

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RE: Anne Sofie's top 14 children's books of all time - 12/10/2012 8:58:11 AM   
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It's been so long since I read Alice In Wonderland, but I remember liking it an awful lot.

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