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

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