Win a Selection of Books from the Ultimate List of 100 Books to Read Before You're 14 1

Win a Selection of Books from the Ultimate List of 100 Books to Read Before You’re 14

image image Booktrust has announced the definitive list of 100 books to read before you’re 14 – and to celebrate we are giving away five books from the list.

Drawing from over 90 years’ experience recommending children’s books; Booktrust experts selected the final 100 from an initial list of 500 books and are now asking everyone to join the debate and vote online for their favourites on the list ( The nation’s top books will be announced on November 25th so pick up a book, get reading and tell Booktrust what you think!

Booktrust are giving you the chance to win five books from the list in the (add age range or whole list) from the eclectic mix of traditional classics and modern greats that Booktrust believe are must-reads to fire children’s imaginations and turn them into life-long readers.


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To be in with a chance of winning one of these fantastic books, all you have to do to enter is complete the Rafflecopter entry form below – Good Luck!!!

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  • Tracy Nixon

    October 24 at 5:51 am

    I loved The BFG and all of the other Roald Dahl books – I have read several of them to my children and look forward to when they can read them themselves!

  • Emma walters (@emmav6)

    October 24 at 6:32 am

    love to read the topsy & tim books i had as a child to my boys 🙂

  • Karen Barrett

    October 24 at 7:59 am

    I used to love all things Enid Blyton, I know Ellie will love reading them as well.

  • pmstephensPaul Stephens

    October 24 at 8:25 am

    Danny The Champion Of The World by Roald Dahl. The perfect father/son book. Wonderful.

  • Rob Nickson

    October 24 at 8:31 am

    The famous five, you just can’t beat it

  • Rebecca maddocks

    October 24 at 8:39 am

    Charlie and the chocolate factory

  • Ilkem Mehmet

    October 24 at 8:39 am

    Meg and Mog! Completely forgot about that book until now.

  • laura banks

    October 24 at 8:43 am

    i loved the secret seven

  • lornakennedy

    October 24 at 8:44 am

    hungry catapiller x

  • Natasha Male

    October 24 at 8:47 am

    I used to love the goosebump books which are still a huge hit today so i cannot wait for my children to get a bit bigger 🙂

  • justine meyer

    October 24 at 8:49 am

    all of the enid blyton books

  • Paula Harvey

    October 24 at 9:01 am

    I loved My Naughty Little Sister books! My big Sister was convinced they were written about me!

  • Tara Newman

    October 24 at 9:23 am

    Hippo’s Go Berserk 🙂

  • Katrina Day-Reilly

    October 24 at 9:28 am

    the elves and the shormaker

    1. Katrina Day-Reilly

      October 24 at 9:29 am

      shoemaker even lol

  • Karen

    October 24 at 9:52 am

    Carrie’s War was one of my favourite books and I read it over and over again. It’s a book I’d love to share with my step-children because it’s from an era they know little about. I hope it fires their imaginations like it did mine.

  • Caroline

    October 24 at 10:00 am

    Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. I absolutely loved it and still do!

  • vandervaulk

    October 24 at 10:09 am


  • Laura H

    October 24 at 10:26 am

    Anything by Dr Seuss, and my son loves them too!

  • Katie Witherington

    October 24 at 10:29 am

    Jolly postman was my favourite

  • Lorraine Tinsley

    October 24 at 10:42 am

    I love Roald Dahl books, especially Matilda. Not quite from my childhood as I’m in my 30’s, but I also love Harry Potter and I can’t wait to read them to my daughter

  • Stephanie Cheung-Tsang

    October 24 at 10:43 am

    My favourite was the Magic Faraway Tree.

  • Kat Lucas

    October 24 at 10:57 am

    Horton hears a who

  • Leanne Wright

    October 24 at 11:47 am

    Me and my little boy love getting new books! Meg and mog was one of my favourites from preschool!

  • natalie

    October 24 at 11:53 am

    jeames and the giant peach

  • tanya hindes

    October 24 at 12:13 pm


  • Tracy Newton

    October 24 at 12:32 pm

    James and the giant peach is a big favourite in this house.

  • katie

    October 24 at 12:42 pm

    The tiger who came to tea:)

  • Hannah Oneill

    October 24 at 12:43 pm

    I used to love Old Bear!

  • Shelley Hawkins

    October 24 at 1:02 pm

    Fantastic Mr Fox

  • svetlana lemantovic

    October 24 at 1:12 pm


  • Victoria Fisher

    October 24 at 1:23 pm

    Got to be little women 🙂

  • Margaret

    October 24 at 1:59 pm

    The paper bag princess

  • Sarah Higgins

    October 24 at 5:03 pm

    The Tiger who came to tea

  • MumtoC

    October 24 at 6:37 pm

    Roald Dahl’s The Twits

  • ashleigh

    October 24 at 7:22 pm

    All the Roald Dahl books – just read Fantastic Mr Fox with my daughter!

  • Jo Jones

    October 24 at 7:27 pm

    Grimms Fairy Tales and love to share them now

  • Frances Sunshine Hopkins

    October 24 at 8:01 pm

    Adrain Mole

  • Jackie ONeill

    October 24 at 8:06 pm

    Loved the Famous Five books!

  • Sarah Robinson

    October 24 at 8:34 pm

    I loved Roald Dahl The Twits

  • Jo welsh

    October 24 at 8:44 pm

    The faraway tree

  • Nicola spence

    October 25 at 8:58 am

    Miss wizz

  • Hilda Wright

    October 25 at 11:16 am

    I’ve kept lots of books from my childhood, hard to pick a favourite, I was a total bookworm!

  • Tammy Tudor

    October 25 at 1:06 pm

    When you give a mouse a cookie 🙂

  • Mandy Waller

    October 25 at 2:56 pm

    Stick Man

  • Emma

    October 26 at 4:38 am

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar

  • mummyslittlepeeps

    October 26 at 7:20 am

    Charlie and the chocolate factory

  • Lynsey Buchanan

    October 27 at 2:12 am

    The Magic Faraway Tree Books

  • Sarah (@Segga86)

    October 27 at 10:56 am

    Not now bernard 🙂

  • Mickie Bull (@MorningPostie)

    October 27 at 5:21 pm

    Magic Faraway Tree

  • Laura

    October 27 at 10:43 pm

    The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe was magical!


    October 28 at 2:49 pm

    Hungry caterpilla

  • k walsh

    October 29 at 11:51 pm

    the bfg by roald dahl

  • Amy Ripley

    October 30 at 3:42 pm

    The TWITS by Roald Dahl!

  • Hannah P

    October 31 at 11:43 am

    Folk of the Faraway Tree – Enid Blyton – she’s just started it!

  • Starry (@Orangeblossom78)

    November 1 at 9:16 pm

    I like reading Beatrix Potter stories.

  • Annie Costa

    November 2 at 9:30 am

    the railway children

  • Danielle Graves

    November 4 at 9:37 am

    I’ve made a real point of buying my son copies of books I had as a child like Each Peach Pear Plum and Whatever Next! I can’t wait till he’s older and we can start enjoying Enid Blyton and Roald Dahl books together.

  • Solange

    November 7 at 7:09 pm

    Famous Five

  • esme mccrubb

    November 12 at 9:07 pm


  • Andrea MacLeod

    November 13 at 10:21 pm

    Anything by Enid Blyton!

  • Ben Audsley

    November 15 at 9:57 am

    secret seven by enid blyton – it was so much better than the famous five!

  • shell

    November 15 at 2:29 pm

    The BFG

  • Kirsten Barthy

    November 15 at 11:16 pm

    More my teenage years but it’s the Harry Potter series

  • Jayne T

    November 16 at 5:23 pm

    The magic faraway tree.

  • Lucy Robinson

    November 17 at 12:54 pm

    Enid BLYTON. X

  • Claire Wilkinson

    November 17 at 4:53 pm

    i have just bought my son the famous five boxset for xmas, cant wait as i loved it, my grandad used to read it to me

  • Clint Thompson

    November 17 at 7:10 pm

    I love Roald Dahl

  • Deborah Wheeler

    November 17 at 7:40 pm

    The Family from One End Street – my mum read this to me and I’ve read it to my nieces

  • Robyn Logan Clarke

    November 18 at 12:01 am

    Richard Scarrys Busy Busy World

  • Laura Farren

    November 18 at 12:06 am


  • Annemieke Troost

    November 18 at 8:29 am

    when i was little my mum bought my all the miffy books and i loved them , im reading them now to my daughter and she likes them too , when she is a bit older i might start reading roald dahl or astrid lindgren

  • rachael jess

    November 18 at 10:17 am

    Meg & Mog!
    I loved them when I was a child – I can’t believe she’s still around

  • Emily Nelson

    November 18 at 10:18 am

    The tooth fairy! 🙂


    November 18 at 1:38 pm

    The Wind in the Willows

  • Claire Appleton

    November 18 at 2:49 pm

    My favourite was The Jolly Postman, I also liked the Christmas special one too 🙂

  • Hayley Wynn

    November 18 at 3:29 pm

    I loved the Elves and the shoe maker i now read it to my son at bedtime who also loves it

  • alison c

    November 18 at 3:51 pm

    The night before christmas is the greatest of all time ……. roll on christmas eve!

  • Hello, I’m Helen (@TweetwithHelen)

    November 18 at 6:06 pm

    The Enchanted Wood by Enid Blyton was my favourite childhood book; I still have it somewhere to share with my grandchildren in the years to come.

  • leanne newsome

    November 18 at 7:45 pm

    The BFG

  • Kaley Redmond

    November 18 at 9:36 pm

    Enid Blyton brilliant author.

  • Leigh Larkin

    November 18 at 9:37 pm

    I love Fantastic Mr Fox! But not sure how long to wait as it is a bit scary?!

  • Joanna Sawka

    November 18 at 10:04 pm

    Winnie the pooh

  • Keeley Atkinson

    November 18 at 10:54 pm

    Anything by Enid Blyton, particularly the Faraway Tree stories.

  • Chris Bell

    November 19 at 6:18 am

    The first book I ever read for myself was Over sea under stone by Susan Cooper, which totally stunned my little mind back then and left me with a life long obsession with Cornwall!

  • kristy brown

    November 19 at 9:02 am

    I don’t have a favourite book but I loved the Secret Seven and The Chronicles of Narnia

  • leanne williams

    November 19 at 9:10 am

    i loved the secret seven

  • Jenny Rogers

    November 19 at 12:00 pm

    I loved all of the Enid Blyton books, but my big favourite has to be The Hobbit.

  • Elinor Bevan

    November 19 at 1:00 pm

    Cant wait to share the Mallopry Towers books with my daughter – she is 10 now, so about ready i think!!

  • Sarah Ballantyne

    November 19 at 3:19 pm

    My daughter has enjoyed the Meg and Mog books which I loved as a child and we have just moved on to chapter books. I have loved looking for books to read and they have brought back loads of great memories. We are reading The Worst Witch and have Pippi Longstocking, Milly Molly Mandy, My Naughty Little Sister and, my favourite Gobbolino, lined up ready to go.

  • helenthemadex

    November 19 at 3:45 pm

    the famous five – Enid Blyton my girls love her as well

  • Lisa Wilkinson

    November 19 at 4:19 pm

    The Jolly Postman

  • Gemma Snell

    November 19 at 6:11 pm

    I loved James and the Giant peach 🙂

  • jodie harvey

    November 19 at 6:58 pm

    the roald dahl books, i still have all the books from when i was younger 🙂

  • Kay Lou Smith

    November 19 at 7:08 pm

    I was obsessed with Enid Blyton and the Famous Five books!

  • louise e bennett

    November 19 at 8:32 pm

    i used to like the books goosebumps

  • Kirsty Greer

    November 19 at 8:37 pm

    All the Enid blytos x
    [email protected]

  • Mark Palmer

    November 19 at 8:56 pm

    Swallows and Amazons

  • Ellen Stafford

    November 19 at 9:08 pm

    The Enchanted Wood and Faraway Tree Stories by Enid Blyton

  • Gillian Hutchison

    November 19 at 9:15 pm

    I would have read the phone book as a child but my favourite was the witches by Roald Dahl

  • Natalie Henderson

    November 19 at 9:31 pm

    The Tiger Who Came To Tea

  • Rosalind Blight

    November 19 at 9:36 pm

    all roald dahl books and my 6 year old now reads them beautifully to me, although we are currently reading oliver twist

  • Scott Caldon

    November 19 at 9:37 pm

    Watership Down

  • omgitslani

    November 19 at 9:41 pm

    All of the Roald Dahl books

  • Wendy Tolhurst

    November 19 at 9:54 pm

    Lots of the series by Enid Blyton – ie Famous Five, Mallory Towers and Twins at St Clares – I loved all these books and hope to share them with my daughters and that they will enjoy them too.

  • Jayne B

    November 19 at 10:46 pm

    The Lion, the witch and the wardrobe

  • Jane Middleton

    November 19 at 10:59 pm


  • Diana

    November 19 at 11:15 pm

    Alice in Wonderland 🙂

  • megan davies

    November 19 at 11:26 pm

    I loved anything by roald dahl

  • David Jackson

    November 20 at 8:41 am

    charlie and the chocolate factory

  • Gary Topley

    November 20 at 11:40 am

    The wishing chair by Enid Blyton x

  • Karen R

    November 20 at 1:02 pm

    My favourtie book was Five go to Smuggler’s Top – which I have read to my daughter and we both loved it! We are reading all the Famous Five books and my dd loves them, although she always seems to solve the mystery quicker than the book!

  • Lindsey Jones

    November 20 at 6:49 pm

    I loved all the Roald Dahl books especially the twits

  • Anna Emslie

    November 20 at 7:32 pm

    The Twits by Roald Dahl

  • Helen Garner

    November 20 at 9:15 pm

    I love the Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton. Would have loved to have visited all the lands at the top of it.

  • Charlotte Jones

    November 20 at 11:24 pm

    Has to be the beatrix potter books – I had the whole collection, which is now my daughters 🙂

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