Win a Selection of Books from the Ultimate List of 100 Books to Read Before You’re 14

Booktrust is one of those amazing organisations which really does make a difference to children’s lives. It certainly changed the way my children think about books and they have aways been thrilled each time they received their free books.
Now Booktrust has announced the definitive list of 100 books to read before you’re 14. I’m quite pleased to say I’ve read lots of them! This is a great list and one which is actually really helpful especially with Christmas coming up and people asking for suggestions. 
Booktrust experts selected the final 100 from an initial 500 books, drawing from over 90 years’ experience recommending children’s books. They are now asking everyone to join the debate and vote online for their favourites on the list. The nation’s top books will be announced on November 25th so pick up a book, get reading and tell Booktrust what you think!
To celebrate Booktrust are giving you the chance to win five books from the whole list. Remember, these book represent and reflect the eclectic mix of traditional classics and modern greats that Booktrust believe are must-reads to fire children’s imaginations and turn them into life-long readers. So its a prize well worth winning!

To be in with a chance of winning these fantastic books, all you have to do to enter is leave me a comment telling me your favourite book from the list. There are options for additional entry on the Rafflecopter widget.
Terms and Conditions
  • Competition closes:  28th October 2013 midday GMT
  • Open to UK residents only.
  • The prize for one winner is a random selection of 5 books from the list
  • There is no cash or other alternative to the prize stated and the prize is not transferable and no part or parts of the prize may be substituted for other benefits, items or additions
  • If any item listed above is unavailable, we reserve the right to substitute with an alternative item of similar value
  • Winner will be selected from all valid and correct entries and notified by email or phone
  • Winner’s details will be passed to a third party for prize fulfilment
  • The prize will be delivered to the winner within 28 days of confirmation of delivery address
  • The Editor’s decision is final and binding on the entrants. No correspondence will be entered into
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  1. Emma Walters 21st October 2013 / 6:22 pm

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  2. Isabel 21st October 2013 / 6:47 pm

    The one that most reminds me of being a child is Watership Down. It really freaked me out!

  3. mummy24 21st October 2013 / 6:47 pm

    The Milly-Molly-Mandy Storybook<br /><br />Ashleigh

  4. MuseumMummy 21st October 2013 / 6:57 pm

    I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith. Amazing teen book and still in my top 5

  5. Jayne T 22nd October 2013 / 11:30 am

    The witches

  6. Naomi 22nd October 2013 / 12:58 pm

    Dogger – I remember my brother reading it to me when I was little.

  7. MabelWood 24th October 2013 / 7:04 pm

    It has to be My Naughty Little Sister by Dorothy Edwards. My aunt gave me a copy when my own sister was born and I think it helped develop a real bond with my own sibling. Great stories.

  8. Helen Dickinson 24th October 2013 / 9:31 pm

    We are huge fans of the hungry caterpillar! My son has read it since he was little.

  9. Gina 24th October 2013 / 9:37 pm

    Junk by Melvin Burgess<br /><br />Used to love this when I was in secondary school.

  10. liveotherwise 25th October 2013 / 4:14 pm

    Struggling to choose one favourite, there are so many fabulous titles. Today I think I&#39;m going Little Prince.

  11. Laura @ Kneadwhine 25th October 2013 / 4:15 pm

    Has to be Matilda for me. Named a hamster Matilda thanks to loving reading it as a child.

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