100 fiction books all children should read before leaving primary school – according to teachers

TES and the National Association for the Teaching of English ran a survey to find teachers’ top 100 fiction books all children should read before leaving primary school. Here are the results.

1 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

2 Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian

3 Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

4 Matilda by Roald Dahl

5 The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson

6 The Chronicles of Narnia by C S Lewis

7 The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

8 We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen

9 Dogger by Shirley Hughes

10 Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

11 Stig of the Dump by Clive King

12= Black Beauty by Anna Sewell

12= The Iron Man by Ted Hughes

14 Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown

15 Winnie the Pooh by A A Milne

16 Funnybones by Allan and Janet Ahlberg

17= Owl Babies by Martin Waddell and Patrick Benson

17= The Hobbit by J R R Tolkien

19 Green Eggs and Ham by Dr Seuss

20 War Horse by Michael Morpurgo

21= Grimm’s Fairy Tales by The Brothers Grimm

21= The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr

23 Peace at Last by Jill Murphy

24 Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer

25 Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy by Lynley Dodd

26 Not Now Bernard by David Mckee

27 Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

28 The Twits by Roald Dahl

29 I am David by Anne Holm

30 The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes

31 The Paddington series by Michael Bond

32 Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman and Caroline Binch

33 Esio Trot by Roald Dahl

34 Five Children and It by E Nesbit

35 Clockwork by Phillip Pullman

36 The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

37 The Magic Far Away Tree by Enid Blyton

38 Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell and Helen Oxenbury

39 Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome

40 The Silver Sword by Ian Serraillier

41 The Worst Witch series by Jill Murphy

42 The Alfie and Annie Rose series by Shirley Hughes

43 Shakespeare Stories by Leon Garfield

44 Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson

45 Six Dinner Sid by Inga Moore

46 Sad Book by Michael Rosen

47 The Borrowers by Mary Norton

48= A Dark, Dark Tale by Ruth Brown

48= The Jolly Postman by Allan Ahlberg

50 Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

51 Coraline by Neil Gaiman

52 Zoo by Anthony Browne

53 Treasure Island by R L Stevenson

54 Voices in the Park by Anthony Browne

55 Cinderella by Charles Perrault, illustrated by Roberto Innocenti

56 Pig Heart Boy by Malorie Blackman

57 The Railway Children by E Nesbit

58 Cloud Busting by Malorie Blackman

59= Kidnapped by R L Stevenson

59= The Sheep Pig by Dick King-Smith

61= Beegu by Alexis Deacon

61= The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Graham

63= Eragon by Christopher Paolini

63= The Mr Men and Little Miss series by Roger Hargreaves

65= Gentle Giant by Michael Morpurgo

65= Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling

67 The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams

68 Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi, illustrated by Roberto Innocenti

69 Eagle of the Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliff

70 Theseus and the Minotaur by David Orme and Wendy Body

71= The Just William series by Richmal Crompton

71= On the Way Home by Jill Murphy

71= Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper

71= Street Child by Berlie Doherty

71= The Happy Prince and Other Stories by Oscar Wilde

76= Angelo by Quentin Blake

76= The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Draywalt and Oliver Jeffers

76= The Snowman by Raymond Briggs

79 My Mum by Anthony Browne

80= The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

80= The Tunnel by Anthony Browne

82= Face by Benjamin Zephaniah

82= The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tyler by Gene Kemp

84 The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

85= Click Clack Moo: cows that type by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin

85= The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

85= The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter

88= I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato by Lauren Child

88= The Skulduggery Pleasant series by Derek Landy

88= The Early Years at Malory Towers by Enid Blyton

88= Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver

92= Birds Beasts and Relatives by Gerald Durell

92= The Weirdstone of Brisingamen by Alan Garner

94 The Mrs Pepperpot series by Alf Proysen

95= The Asterix Series by Rene Goscinny and Albert Uderzo

95= The Fib and Other Stories by George Layton

97 The Giant’s Necklace by Michael Morpurgo

98 The Kipper series by Mick Inkpen

99= The Milly-Molly-Mandy series by Joyce Lankester Brisley

99= The Suitcase Kid by Jacqueline Wilson

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