Parents and teachers recommended books that particularly sparked their imagination in their younger days. The most popular title was The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton and her other books, namely The Famous Five series also featured.
We hope that this list might inspire family and friends to share a well-loved story with your children and spark their imagination too.
Favourite books for imagination
Agaton Sax by Nils-Olof Franzen Amazon Adventure by Willard Price Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery Bad Boyes by Jim Eldridge Beyond the Deepwoods by Chris Riddell The BFG by Roald Dahl Black Beauty by Anna Sewell Brambly Hedge by Jill Barklem The Cat in the Hat by Dr Seuss Charlie and Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl Choose Your Own Adventure by Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone Danny Champion of the World by Roald Dahl Duncton Wood by William Horwood The Elves and the Shoemaker The Enchanted Wood by Enid Blyton The Famous Five by Enid Blyton The Animals of Farthing Wood by Colin Dann Fungus the Bogeyman by Raymond Briggs George's Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl Goosebumps by RL Stine Granny by Anthony Horowitz Green Eggs and Ham by Dr Seuss Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh Harry Potter by JK Rowling Heidi by Johanna Spyri The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien Island of Adventure by Enid Blyton James and The Giant Peach by Roald Dahl Jeremiah and The Dark Woods by Janet and Allan Ahlberg The Last Legionary by Douglas Hill The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by CS Lewis The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton Tom's Midnight Garden by Philippa Pearce The Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore The Owl Who Was Afraid Of The Dark by Jill Tomlinson Owl Babies by Martin Waddell The Secret Garden by Anna Sewell Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome The Queen's Nose by Dick King-Smith The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister The Twits by Roald Dahl The Tale of Mrs Tiggy Winkle by Beatrix Potter Two Hoots Go To Sea by Helen Cresswell What do people do all day by Richard Scarry The Wishing Chair by Enid Blyton The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy