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50 Books Every Child Should Read by Age 16

Roald Dahl is the author that people would most like their children to read, according to a new survey to find 50 books that children should read by the time they are 16.
A survey of 2,000 readers by Sainsbury's to celebrate World Book Day also found that nostalgia reigns supreme, with six in ten parents choosing to read stories to their children that their own parents once read to them.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is the list's most-recommended book, and Dahl its most popular author.
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from telegraph.co.uk · made by Ronda
avg. score: 21 of 50 (43%)
required scores: 1, 13, 18, 23, 30 

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Roald Dahl)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Roald Dahl)
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Alice in Wonderland
Alice in Wonderland
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The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (C.S. Lewis)
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (C.S. Lewis)
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Winnie-The-Pooh (A. A. Milne)
Winnie-The-Pooh (A. A. Milne)
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5
Black Beauty
Black Beauty
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James and the Giant Peach
James and the Giant Peach
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The BFG
The BFG
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A Bear Called Paddington
A Bear Called Paddington
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Treasure Island (Robert Louis Stevenson)
Treasure Island (Robert Louis Stevenson)
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain)
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain)
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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
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Matilda
Matilda
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13
The Railway Children
The Railway Children
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Oliver Twist
Oliver Twist
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Five on a Treasure Island
Five on a Treasure Island
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The Wind in the Willows (Kenneth Grahame)
The Wind in the Willows (Kenneth Grahame)
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
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The Jungle Book
The Jungle Book
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Charlotte's Web
Charlotte's Web
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The Tale of Peter Rabbit
The Tale of Peter Rabbit
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21
Watership Down
Watership Down
22
The Hobbit (J.R.R. Tolkien)
The Hobbit (J.R.R. Tolkien)
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
24
Lord of the Flies (William Golding)
Lord of the Flies (William Golding)
25
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4
26
Great Expectations
Great Expectations
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The Cat in the Hat (Dr. Seuss)
The Cat in the Hat (Dr. Seuss)
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The Secret Garden
The Secret Garden
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29
The Diary of a Young Girl
The Diary of a Young Girl
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The Twits
The Twits
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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (John Boyne)
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (John Boyne)
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Anne of Green Gables
Anne of Green Gables
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The Tiger Who Came to Tea
The Tiger Who Came to Tea
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Green Eggs and Ham (Dr. Seuss)
Green Eggs and Ham (Dr. Seuss)
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The Day of the Triffids
The Day of the Triffids
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Bambi
Bambi
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Tom's Midnight Garden
Tom's Midnight Garden
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Little House on the Prairie
Little House on the Prairie
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Funny Bones (Janet and Allan Ahlberg)
Funny Bones (Janet and Allan Ahlberg)
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