Reading lists

The 100 best-ever children’s books, as chosen by our readers

From the fantastical gobblefunk of Roald Dahl to Malorie Blackman's game-changing dystopias, we asked you to share the stories that inspired your love of reading as a child.

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Books ranked in no particular order. Some answers edited for clarity and style.

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