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

The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit

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.

  • Dogger

    Author: Shirley Hughes

    Interest level: 0+

    Reading age: 5+

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  • Dogger

    Author: Shirley Hughes

    Interest level: 0+

    Reading age: 5+

    When Dave loses his favourite toy, Dogger, he is desolate.

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  • The Story of Tracy Beaker

    Author: Jacqueline Wilson Illustrator: Nick Sharratt

    Interest level: 8+

    Reading age: 8+

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  • The Story of Tracy Beaker

    Author: Jacqueline Wilson Illustrator: Nick Sharratt

    Interest level: 8+

    Reading age: 8+

    Tracy lives in a children's home but constantly hopes that her absent, glamorous Mum will come and take her away.

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  • The Gruffalo

    Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler

    Interest level: 3-7

    Reading age: 5+

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  • The Gruffalo

    Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler

    Interest level: 3-7

    Reading age: 5+

    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

    Interest level: 10+

    Reading age: 10+

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  • Kensuke's Kingdom

    Author: Michael Morpurgo Illustrator: Michael Foreman

    Interest level: 10+

    Reading age: 10+

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

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  • A Bear Called Paddington

    Author: Michael Bond Illustrator: Peggy Fortnum

    Interest level: 6+

    Reading age: 8+

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  • A Bear Called Paddington

    Author: Michael Bond Illustrator: Peggy Fortnum

    Interest level: 6+

    Reading age: 8+

    Paddington, the brown bear from darkest Peru, is found by the Brown family on Paddington Station with his hat, duffel coat and mar…

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  • Goodnight Mister Tom

    Author: Michelle Magorian

    Interest level: 9+

    Reading age: 10+

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  • Goodnight Mister Tom

    Author: Michelle Magorian

    Interest level: 9+

    Reading age: 10+

    Willie Beech, a lonely and deprived child, is evacuated to a tiny English village just before the  Second World War, and find…

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  • Finn Family Moomintroll

    Author: Tove Jansson Translator: Elizabeth Portch

    Interest level: 4+

    Reading age: 6+

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  • Finn Family Moomintroll

    Author: Tove Jansson Translator: Elizabeth Portch

    Interest level: 4+

    Reading age: 6+

    Moomintroll is cheerful and chubby and lives in the magical Moominvalley with his mother, Moominmamma, his father, Moominpappa and…

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  • Pippi Longstocking

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

    Interest level: 6+

    Reading age: 8+

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  • Pippi Longstocking

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

    Interest level: 6+

    Reading age: 8+

    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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  • The Wind in the Willows

    Author: Kenneth Graeme Illustrator: David Roberts

    Interest level: 6+

    Reading age: 8+

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  • The Wind in the Willows

    Author: Kenneth Graeme Illustrator: David Roberts

    Interest level: 6+

    Reading age: 8+

    Follow the adventures of Mole, Ratty and Toad in this beautiful new edition of a much-loved classic, illustrated by David Roberts.…

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  • The Hobbit

    Author: JRR Tolkein

    Interest level: 8+

    Reading age: 10+

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  • The Hobbit

    Author: JRR Tolkein

    Interest level: 8+

    Reading age: 10+

    This well-loved fantasy story has delighed readers ever since its first publication in 1937.

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  • Rooftoppers

    Author: Katherine Rundell

    Interest level: 9+

    Reading age: 11+

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  • Rooftoppers

    Author: Katherine Rundell

    Interest level: 9+

    Reading age: 11+

    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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  • The Cat in the Hat

    Author: Dr Seuss

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 6+

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  • The Cat in the Hat

    Author: Dr Seuss

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 6+

    When Sally and her brother are left alone on a rainy day, they think they are in for a dull time - but then the Cat in the Hat app…

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  • Winnie-the-Pooh

    Author: A A Milne Illustrator: E H Shepherd

    Interest level: 4+

    Reading age: 7+

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  • Winnie-the-Pooh

    Author: A A Milne Illustrator: E H Shepherd

    Interest level: 4+

    Reading age: 7+

    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

    Interest level: 13+

    Reading age: 12+

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  • Little Women

    Author: Louisa May Alcott

    Interest level: 13+

    Reading age: 12+

    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

    Interest level: 11+

    Reading age: 10+

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  • A Monster Calls

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

    Interest level: 11+

    Reading age: 10+

    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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