What are the best books by classic children's authors?

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    First published in 1988, Matilda is a children's book by acclaimed author, Roald Dahl. It tells the story of Matilda, an intelligent little girl with superpowers, as she faces off with the school principal, the cruel Mrs. Trunchbull.

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    Ralph Lane
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "Oh, Matilda. What more needs to be said? One of the first books I ever read."
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    #2James and the Giant Peach

    James and the Giant Peach
    One of Roald Dahl's earliest works, James and the Giant Peach is a classic children's book first published in 1961. It tells the story of James Henry Trotter, who goes on an adventure inside a peach that is as big as a house.

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    Julio Durán
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "Many of you probably read "James and the Giant Peach" as a child - and I wanted to let you know that this is still a FANTASTIC book. I recently read the book again and I found the book just as fascinating as before. The entire premise of this book opens up the imagination part of your brain and makes you start to feel like a child again. I felt like I was 10 years old again and had just finished immersing myself in this book. My own children also read the book and they also thoroughly enjoyed the book. "
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    #3Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl is a humor and fantasy fiction novel first published in 1964. This book tells the story of Mr. Willy Wonka's chocolate factory and five lucky children who got an entry ticket for a tour.


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    Nicholas Oliver
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a classic novel it's a humorous and fantasy driven book about a candy factory and luck. The book is very rewarding and really draws the reader in with the mysterious details and fascination of the factories. The book explores an almost fantasy world without leaving your room all packed in a book. "
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    #4The BFG

    The BFG

    The BFG, or the Big Friendly Giant, is Roald Dahl's 1982 classic about a young girl named Sophie and a gentle giant. One evening, the BFG picked Sophie up from her orphanage, and the unlikely friends had the most colorful experiences together. 


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    Marilyn Guerrero
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "This brings back memories. I read this book so long ago. I think my kids will love it."
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    #5Pippi Longstocking

    Pippi Longstocking
    Pippi Longstocking is a children's book by the Swedish writer Asterid Lingren. It tells the adventurous story of the titular Pippi, a nine-year-old girl with freckles, red hair in pigtails, and superhuman strength.

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    Amanda Davis
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "This is a pure classic. It's enjoyable for various age ranges and just really well written overall. Definitely will be passing down to my children."
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    #6The Witches

    The Witches

    The Grand High Witch follows the story of the strongest witch in the whole world as she gathers other witches in England for an annual conference. Their ultimate agenda is to eliminate and punish all the children. Will they succeed?

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    Keith Richards
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "The Witches is a classic children's book about witches gathering together to get rid of the country of children. It's a great story and perfect for children to own. With over 200 pages, it keeps kids interested and engaged."
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    #7The Chronicles of Narnia

    The Chronicles of Narnia

    This set contains all seven tales of C. S. Lewis' classic The Chronicles of Narnia. The series brings you to Narnia, the magical world filled with talking animals and powerful beasts that is connected to the real world through an unlikely portal.


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    Patrick Castro
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "The Chronicle of Narnia is one of my all-time favorite book collections. I can remember my imagination running wild as a kid as a read about the exploits of the characters in Narnia. I couldn't put the books down. I was excited to begin each text anew and recommend these books to anyone who, both young and adult. C.S. Lewis' writing style will enchant anyone who gives seeks to visit Narnia."
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    #8Five On A Treasure Island (Famous Five)

    Five On A Treasure Island (Famous Five)

    Five On A Treasure Island is the first book in the Famous Five series written by Enid Blyton. First written in 1942, this children's fiction adventure book classic is republished in 2001 by Hodder.


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    Jerry Banks
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "THis looks like a solid pick by someone who writes quite a lot of children's books. It also has a very good rating on amazon. "
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    Inside Redwall Abbey, mice live peacefully with any stranger coming to see their place. But a terrible army of rats is planning to attack them, so Matthias, a little but brave mouse, is ready to defend his home at any cost. 


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    Judy Silva
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "Both of my kids love when I read to them from this book. A fun book with a lot of action! "
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    #10The Story of Doctor Dolittle

    The Story of Doctor Dolittle

    The Story of Doctor Dolittle is a classic fantasy book for children that features animals. Written by Hugh Lofting and Michael Hague, this book was published on May 31, 2005 by HarperCollins.


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    Ralph Sims
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "I think "The Story of Doctor Doolittle" is a great choice to read with your child. Classic tales like these stimulate a child's creativity and brighten up any afternoon. The story has been repurposed for other mediums time and time again, but going back to the original novel will be a treat for parents and children alike. I can recall being read this story by my grandmother many years ago and would definitely do the same for my grandchild."
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    #11The Borrowers

    The Borrowers
    'The Borrowers' is a fantasy novel written by Mary Norton originally published in 1952. It tells the story of a tiny-sized family who live underneath the kitchen floor of an old English country house.

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    Shreya Sengupta
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "This looks like an extremely interesting book for any teen or tween to read. This seems like a clean novel of a tiny sized family, living underneath a kitchen floor. It has a really inexpensive price for paperback and even for hardback and even charges nothing for a kindle unlimited. I will add this to the collection of my teenager for her to read."
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    #12The Phantom Tollbooth

    The Phantom Tollbooth
    Boredom, curiosity, and a phantom tollbooth led Milo to the Lands Beyond, where the boy found out that life is more exciting than it seems. In Phantom Tollbooth, Milo goes on an adventure that he did not think was possible.

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    Julio César Colín
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "First published in 1961, this is a long time favorite of many children and adults who have read it again. It's a strange and amusing child's fantasy is based on word play, figures of speech and puns. The story is simple enough for children and fun for their parents as well."
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    #13Little Miss Wise

    Little Miss Wise

    Little Miss Wise is the twenty-fourth book in the Little Miss series. It is a children's book written by Roger Hargreaves that tells the story of Little Miss Wise. She is always thinking about what is right and not.


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    #14Mr. Impossible

    Mr. Impossible

    Mr. Impossible is the twenty-fifth book in the Mr. Men series written by Roger Hargreaves. This is a children's book that tells a story about Mr. Impossible who can do almost anything, but it seemed not everything.


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    Elizabeth Jordan
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "One of the best books from a classic children's author is Mr. Impossible by Roger Hargreaves. I just love that book and so does my 8 year old daughter. She has me read it to her a couple times a week and any book that keeps her wanting to hear a story or reading it herself is great in my eyes. "
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    #15Mr. Bounce

    Mr. Bounce

    Mr. Bounce is the twenty-second book in the Mr. Men series written by Roger Hargreaves that tells the story of Mr. Bounce. He is in low spirit because of the spring that is coming in.


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    Tyler Mills
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "I have mixed feelings about this book. On the one hand, more books are always better, but I don't feel this one is up to snuff. The illustrations are too simple and bland, the writing mixes simple and more complex words together."


Best What are the best books by classic children's authors
1MatildaBooks 27 Paid
2James and the Giant PeachBooks 24 Paid
3Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryBooks 23 Paid
4The BFGBooks 22 Paid
5Pippi LongstockingBooks 19 Paid
6The WitchesBooks 18 Paid
7The Chronicles of NarniaBooks 17 Paid
8Five On A Treasure Island (Famous Five)Books 17 Paid
9RedwallBooks 15 Paid
10The Story of Doctor DolittleBooks 13 Paid

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