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Best Books for 6-8 year olds

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In 2015, we put together a list of the 100 best books for children from the last 100 years.

The books below are ones suitable for children aged 6-8.

Interested in seeing all 100 books across the different age groups?

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  • The Sheep-Pig

    Author: Dick King-Smith Illustrator: Mike Terry

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  • The Sheep-Pig

    Author: Dick King-Smith Illustrator: Mike Terry

    When Farmer Hogget wins a piglet at the fair, he is amazed that Fly, his sheep-dog, welcomes him as one of her own pups.

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  • Amazing Grace

    Author: Mary Hoffman Illustrator: Caroline Binch

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  • Amazing Grace

    Author: Mary Hoffman Illustrator: Caroline Binch

    This classic story clearly communicates an inspiring message that anything is possible

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  • The BFG

    Author: Roald Dahl Illustrator: Quentin Blake

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  • The BFG

    Author: Roald Dahl Illustrator: Quentin Blake

    The BFG stands for Big Friendly Giant, who unexpectedly spirits a little girl named Sophie out of bed, and into the land of the ch…

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  • Asterix the Gaul

    Author: Renné Goscinny Illustrator: Albert Uderzo Translator: Anthea Bell and Derek Hockridge

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  • Asterix the Gaul

    Author: Renné Goscinny Illustrator: Albert Uderzo Translator: Anthea Bell and Derek Hockridge

    In a tiny corner of Brittany, one small village of indomitable Gauls hold out against the almighty, all-conquering Romans.

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  • Pippi Longstocking

    Author: Astrid Lindgren Translator: Tiina Nunnally Illustrator: Lauren Child

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  • Pippi Longstocking

    Author: Astrid Lindgren Translator: Tiina Nunnally Illustrator: Lauren Child

    Follow Pippi Longstocking on her amazing adventures as she moves into Villa Villekulla with a horse, a monkey, and a big suitcase …

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  • Horrid Henry

    Author: Francesca Simon Illustrator: Tony Ross

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  • Horrid Henry

    Author: Francesca Simon Illustrator: Tony Ross

    Stories about naughty characters have been told for centuries, and Horrid Henry is a modern-day rogue in the tradition of Dennis t…

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  • Winnie-the-Pooh

    Author: A A Milne Illustrator: E H Shepherd

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  • Winnie-the-Pooh

    Author: A A Milne Illustrator: E H Shepherd

    No child's library could be complete without A A Milne's stories about Pooh, Christopher Robin and their friends in the Hundred Ac…

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  • Charlotte's Web

    Author: E B White Illustrator: Garth Williams

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  • Charlotte's Web

    Author: E B White Illustrator: Garth Williams

    This is the tale of how a little girl named Fern - with the help of a friendly talking spider called Charlotte - saved her pig, Wi…

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  • The Arrival

    Author: Shaun Tan

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  • The Arrival

    Author: Shaun Tan

    In this unusual book, we follow a young man as he packs his bags and leaves his family to go and start a new life in another count…

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