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Best Books For Kids: Pupils Nominate Their Favourite Books For Duchess Of Cornwall’s 70th Birthday

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11/07/2017 9:01 AM AEST | Updated 11/07/2017 9:01 AM AEST

If you’re struggling to get your child to read, you might want to take a look at this list of 70 books that kids love, as voted for by children themselves.

Literacy charities celebrated the Duchess of Cornwall’s 70th birthday by giving 70 primary schools across the UK the set of 70 children’s books.

The titles were chosen by pupils from schools across the country who nominated the books they loved. The list includes a wide range to suit all ages and interests - with some all-time classics and a few recent arrivals. 

Jonathan Douglas, director of the National Literacy Trust, said: ”We hope pupils at the 70 schools who receive the bookshelves will be inspired to enjoy reading and read more widely, which our research shows has a significant impact on their attainment.” 

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Take a look at the list of 70 favourite books below:

1. Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone by J K Rowling

2. Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World by Kate Pankhurst

3. You’re a Bad Man, Mr Gum by Andy Stanton

4. War Horse by Michael Morpurgo

5. Why Can’t I Tickle Myself? By Gemma Elwin Harris, Bear Grylls, Miranda Hart, Sir David Attenborough

6. Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell

7. The Iron Man by Ted Hughes

8. Beautiful Birds Colouring Book by Emmanuelle Walker

9. How To Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell

10. Bake Me A Story by Nadiya Hussain

11. The Arrival by Shaun Tan

12. Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae

13. I Will Not Ever Never Eat A Tomato by Lauren Child

14. Horrid Henry by Francesca Simon

15. Asterix The Gaul by Rene Goscinny

16. The Boy In The Dress by David Walliams 

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17. Gangsta Granny by David Walliams

18. The Cat In The Hat by Dr Seuss

19. The Day The Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt

20. A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond

21. Dirty Bertie: Rats by Alan MacDonald

22. Animal Journeys by Patricia Hegarty

23. The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin

24. 78 Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths

25. Goth Girl And The Ghost Of A Mouse by Chris Riddell

26. Journey To The River Sea by Eva Ibbotson

27. Peace At Last by Jill Murphy

28. The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson/Axel Scheffler

29. Fun Science by Charlie McDonnell

30. There’s A Bear On My Chair by Ross Collins

31. Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren

32. A Tale Dark And Grimm by Adam Gidwitz

33. Elmer by David McKee 

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34. Grk And The Pelotti Gang by Joshua Doder

35. The Terrible Thing That Happened To Barnaby Brocket by John Boyne

36. Wonder by R. J. Palacio

37. Itch - The Explosive Adventures Of The Element Hunter by Simon Mayo

38. The Book With No Pictures by B J Novak

39. Jeremy Strong’s Laugh-Your-Socks-Off Joke Book by Jeremy Strong

40. Once by Morris Gleitzman

41. Silverfin: The Graphic Novel by Charlie Higson

42. Charlotte’s Web by E B White

43. Diary Of A Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

44. Pig Heart Boy by Malorie Blackman

45. Quick, Let’s Get Out Of Here by Michael Rosen and Quentin Blake

46. Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild

47. The Twits by Roald Dahl

48. Matilda by Roald Dahl

49. The Suitcase Kid by Jacqueline Wilson 

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50. Make It Grow by Debbie Powell

51. Ella Queen Of Jazz by Helen Hancocks

52. Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman

53. Day Of The Dinosaurs by Steve Brusatte

54. 100 Most Feared Creatures by Anna Claybourne

55. A Journey Through: Space by Steve Parker

56. Goldfish Boy by Lisa Thompson

57. The Brilliant World Of Tom Gates by Liz Pichon

58. The Disgusting Sandwich by Gareth Edwards

59. The Dreamsnatcher by Abi Elphinstone

60. Grandad’s Island by Benji Davies 

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61. SUPERTATO: Veggies Assemble by Sue Hendra

62. Coding For Beginners Using Scratch by Jonathan Melmoth, Rosie Dickins

63. Cogheart by Peter Bunzl

64. The Usborne Children’s Picture Atlas by Ruth Brocklehurst

65. Return by Aaron Becker

66. Henry Finch by Alexis Deacon

67. Gorilla by Anthony Browne

68. I Know What You Did Last Wednesday by Anthony Horowitz

69. The Boy Who Swam With Piranhas by David Almond

70. Julius Zebra: Rumble With The Romans! by Gary Northfield

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