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  • Writer's pictureThe BZ Team


Everyone enjoys a good story. The last few weeks of the term were filled with book events. We had International Children's Book Day, World Book Day, World Book and Copyright Day, we got to see a play performed by our very own pupils and based on a famous children's book, and we got to dress up as our favourite book characters...

Reading is one of the most challenging academic skills because it helps think about the world around us and within us, it inspires our empathy, critical and creative thinking, it gives us insight into other cultures making us a better Cosmopolitan, and strengthens our ability to communicate our own ideas. This is why we were interested to hear which books our pupils found interesting...

Our two editors-in-chief made a poll for our pupils to vote for their best children's books, as well as some recommendations and honourable mentions. Here is what they had to say.


1. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 95

2. Harry Potter 56

3. Biff, Chip and Kipper 54

4. Matilda 51

5. The Chronicles of Narnia 33

6. Snow White 32

7. Cinderella 26

8. Magic Tree House 17

9. Hobbit 17

10. The Percy Jackson series 14


1. The Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

2. Tom Gates by Liz Pichon

3. Dog Man by Dav Pilkey

4. Gangsta Granny, Awful Auntie, Grandpa's Great Escape by David Walliams

5. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

6. The BFG by Roald Dahl

7. Autobiographies of sport players

8. Družba Pere Kvržice by Mato Lovrak

9. The LIttle Red Riding Hood

10. The Cat in the hat by Dr Seuss


  1. The Giver by Lois Lowry

  2. Secret Garden by F. H. Burnett

  3. The Babysitters' Club by Ann M. Martin

  4. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne

  5. Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl

Which books would you choose? How many of the listed books have you read? Which books would you recommend us?

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