Celebrating it's 75TH BIRTHDAY this year, publisher, PUFFIN, the children's division of the company, which has just celebrated its 70TH BIRTHDAY, has compiled a list of its 70 best books of all time for children.
FROM The Very Hungry Caterpillar to gothic horror Dracula, publisher Puffin compiled a hot list of its 70 best books of all time for children.
Fantasy classics Peter Pan and Alice In Wonderland, pirate adventure Treasure Island, and the tear-jerking Watership Down also make the line-up for young people aged from babies to their teens, marking Puffin's 70th anniversary.
The books are split into categories including best mischief and mayhem, weird and wonderful, sugar and spice, best swashbucklers and derring-do, as well as books to cuddle up with.
There is also a section on the "best alternatives" to Stephenie Meyer's massively successful Twilight books, which were turned into a series of films starring Robert Pattinson.
Suggestions include Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl and Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead.
Roald Dahl has his own entire "phizzwhizzers" category, with his classic tales The BFG, Matilda, Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, and Fantastic Mr Fox.
Dahl sells more books every year than any other Penguin author in both the adults and children's categories - and his sales rocketed by 35 per cent in 2009.
Watership Down and Charlotte's Web are among the best weepies, The Borrowers is included in best friends and family, and Alice In Wonderland and Peter Pan are among the best weird and wonderful books.
The poignant Diary Of A Young Girl by Anne Frank is in the best war and conflict category.
Charlie Higson's thriller The Enemy is also named among the best blood and guts - along with Bram Stoker's classic horror Dracula and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Hound Of The Baskervilles.
- The Twits by Roald Dahl
- Diary Of A Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
- The Hundred-Mile-An-Hour Dog by Jeremy Strong
- The Secret Diary Of Adrian Mole by Sue Townsend
- Watership Down by Richard Adams
- The Truth About Leo by David Yelland
- Two Weeks With The Queen by Morris Gleitzman
- Charlotte's Web by EB White
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
- The Bog Baby by Jeanne Willis & Gwen Millward
- Peepo! by Janet and Allan Ahlberg
- Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy by Lynley Dodd
- The Enemy by Charlie Higson
- Dracula by Bram Stoker
- Being by Kevin Brooks
- Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
- Captain Flinn And The Pirate Dinosaurs by Giles Andreae & Russell Ayto
- Young Samurai: The Way Of The Warrior by Chris Bradford
- Robin Hood by Roger Lancelyn Green
- The Hound Of The Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
- Marked in red = Have a copy on our shelves, I've read this book.
- Marked in blue = We do not have a copy but I have read the book.
- To see the complete list of 70 books, click HERE.