Waterstones The Nation's Favourite Children's Books

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On September 1, 1997 the results of a poll to find the nation's favourite children's book were announced. The poll, sponsored by Waterstone's and the BBC, found Roald Dahl's Matilda to be the

show more favorite. The top ten books from the poll are shown in the following table.

More details for it: "Over 10,000 children voted for more than

700 different titles by phoning or emailing

the BBC poll or voting at their local

Waterstone’s bookshop. The poll closed at

midnight on 27th August after a month’s

voting, the results were as follows:" show less

Years:
All, 1997 (97)
WorkOrder LabelYear
Matilda by Roald Dahl
11997
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
21997
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
31997
Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne
41997
The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
51997
Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome
71997
The BFG by Roald Dahl
81997
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
91997
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
101997
James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
111997
The Witches by Roald Dahl
121997
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
131997
The House at Pooh Corner by A. A. Milne
141997
George's Marvelous Medicine by Roald Dahl
151997
The Twits by Roald Dahl
161997
The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
171997
Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian
181997
Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl
191997
Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
201997
Charlotte's Web by E. B. White
211997
Double Act by Jacqueline Wilson
221997
Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl
231997
Mystery at Witchend by Malcolm Saville
241997
The Dark Is Rising by Susan Cooper
251997
The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton
261997
Watership Down by Richard Adams
271997
Northern Lights by Philip Pullman
281997
Mariel of Redwall by Brian Jacques
291997
Black Beauty: The Autobiography of a Horse by Anna Sewell
301997
Tom's Midnight Garden by Philippa Pearce
311997
Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild
321997
Five Go Adventuring Again by Enid Blyton
331997
The Silver Sword by Ian Serraillier
341997
The Borrowers by Mary Norton
351997
Babe: The Gallant Pig by Dick King-Smith
361997
Redwall by Brian Jacques
371997
The Weirdstone of Brisingamen by Alan Garner
381997
Boy: Tales of Childhood by Roald Dahl
391997
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
401997
The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
411997
Stig of the Dump by Clive King
421997
Bad Girls by Jacqueline Wilson
431997
Pigeon Post by Arthur Ransome
441997
Dolphin Boy Blue by Felice Arena
451997
We Didn't Mean to Go to Sea by Arthur Ransome
461997
The Eagle of the Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliff
471997
The Folk of the Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton
481997
The Story of Tracy Beaker by Jacqueline Wilson
491997
Winter Holiday by Arthur Ransome
501997
The Enchanted Wood by Enid Blyton
511997
The Children of the New Forest by Captain Frederick Marryat
521997
The Water Babies by Charles Kingsley
531997
The Bed and Breakfast Star by Jacqueline Wilson
541997
A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
551997
Dogger by Shirley Hughes
561997
Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There by Lewis Carroll
571997
Where's Waldo? by Martin Handford
581997
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
591997
The Borrowers Afloat by Mary Norton
601997
Heidi by Johanna Spyri
611997
Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie
621997
Malory Towers: First Term at Malory Towers / Second Form at Malory Towers / Third Year at Malory Towers by Enid Blyton
631997
The Railway Children by E. Nesbit
641997
The Suitcase Kid by Jacqueline Wilson
651997
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J. K. Rowling
661997
The Box of Delights by John Masefield
671997
The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy
681997
Just William by Richmal Crompton
691997
The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge
701997
Five on a Treasure Island by Enid Blyton
711997
Thomas the Tank Engine by Rev. W. Awdry
731997
Say Cheese and Die! by R. L. Stine
741997
Going Solo by Roald Dahl
751997
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
761997
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾ by Sue Townsend
771997
One Day at Horrorland by R. L. Stine
781997
The Secret Seven by Enid Blyton
791997
Coot Club by Arthur Ransome
801997
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
811997
Five Children and It by E. Nesbit
821997
The Girl Who Cried Monster by R. L. Stine
831997
What Katy Did by Susan Coolidge
841997
Mossflower by Brian Jacques
851997
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
861997
When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit by Judith Kerr
871997
Smack by Melvin Burgess
881997
Five Go to Demon's Rocks by Enid Blyton
891997
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator by Roald Dahl
901997
The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
911997
One Hundred and One Dalmatians by Dodie Smith
921997
The Milly-Molly-Mandy Storybook by Joyce Lankester Brisley
941997
The Owl Service by Alan Garner
951997
The Pearls of Lutra by Brian Jacques
961997
The Demon Headmaster by Gillian Cross
971997
The School at the Chalet by Elinor M. Brent-Dyer
981997
How I Got My Shrunken Head by R. L. Stine
991997
Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling
1001997

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On September 1, 1997 the results of a poll to find the nation's favourite children's book were announced. The poll, sponsored by Waterstone's and the BBC, found Roald Dahl's Matilda to be the favorite. The top ten books from the poll are shown in the following table.

More details for it: "Over 10,000 children voted for more than

700 different titles by phoning or emailing

the BBC poll or voting at their local

Waterstone’s bookshop. The poll closed at

midnight on 27th August after a month’s

voting, the results were as follows:"

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