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The 50 best children's books

Enid Blyton's The Famous Five has just been voted the nation's favourite children's book according to research from charity Plan UK - in a move that has reignited the debate over childhood literature in the Stylist office. The books we remember reading as a child stay with us for life and every reader has their own strong allegiances to a particular childhood classic. The Famous Five may be genius, but there are plenty of other works of fiction, from picture books to pre-teen classics, that we hold dear. Read on to find out about our selection of the top 50 children's books (decided on after hours of debate and sulking)...

Which of our 50 is your favourite? Or did we miss your ultimate childhood read off our list? Either way, share your thoughts on Twitter or in the comments section below.

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