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David Walliams's Britain’s Favourite Children’s Book

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Over the Christmas period David Walliams looked at Britain's Favourite Children's Books.

Set in Hogwarts, The Grandpa's Great Escape author spoke to a host of celebrities about their favourite stories; books featured on the list included tales by BookTrust President Michael Morpurgo and Letterbox Club Ambassador Dame Jacqueline Wilson.

If you missed the show, or if you want to revisit the list, we've compiled the top 25 books featured on the TV show.

  • The Gruffalo

    Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler

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  • The Gruffalo

    Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler

    In this much-loved picture book, a little mouse walks through the woods and encounters a fox, an owl and a snake.

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  • Kensuke's Kingdom

    Author: Michael Morpurgo Illustrator: Michael Foreman

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  • Kensuke's Kingdom

    Author: Michael Morpurgo Illustrator: Michael Foreman

    This is a beautifully written tale of an exceptional friendship which survives beyond the boundaries of culture and language.

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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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  • Rooftoppers

    Author: Katherine Rundell

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  • Rooftoppers

    Author: Katherine Rundell

    Following an elusive cello melody over the rooftops of Paris, Sophie is determined to find her long lost mother, before it is too …

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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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  • Little Women

    Author: Louisa May Alcott

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  • Little Women

    Author: Louisa May Alcott

    The novel follows the lives of four sisters—Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March—detailing their passage from childhood to wom…

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  • A Monster Calls

    Author: Patrick Ness From an idea by Siobhan Dowd Illustrator: Jim Kay

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  • A Monster Calls

    Author: Patrick Ness From an idea by Siobhan Dowd Illustrator: Jim Kay

    Connor's mum has cancer and life is changing. There is the nightmare, then there is school, where people avoid him, or persecute h…

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