Britain’s Top Loved Books

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Winnie the Pooh tops the list of Britain’s best loved children’s books.  Here is the entire list and you can check out more information on the Telegraph website. You will note the entire list if dominated by classic reads rather than more modern titles.  Don’t expect to see Harry Potter on the list!

1.  Winnie the Pooh by AA Milne

2.  Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

3.  The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

4.  The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien

5.  The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson

6.  Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

7.  Black Beauty by Anna Sewell

8.  Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

9.  The BFG by Roald Dahl

10.  The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis

Barbro Lindgren Wins Lindgren Prize

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The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Prize is the largest monetary prize in children’s literature.  This year’s prize when to Swedish author, Barbro Lindgren.  Here is more information from the New York Times article:

In its citation, the 12-member prize jury called her “a literary pioneer” and praised her adventurous use of language and the psychological nuance of her writing. “She has reinvented not only the picture book for the very young,” the citation reads, “but also the absurd prose story, the existential children’s poem, and realistic fiction for young adults. With perfect pitch, she presents to us both playful shenanigans and moments of bright joy, the inscrutable nature of life and the nearness of death.”