The top 20 books to read before you reach 16

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According to a poll to celebrate World Book Day, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is the number one book for kids – chosen by parents that is.


The survey by Sainsbury's asked 2,000 parents to name a book they would like their child to have read by the time he or she turns 16.


Roald Dahl's sugary number topped the list, closely followed by Alice in Wonderland, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and Winnie The Pooh. The Harry Potter titles make several entries in the list, along with more from Dahl and Beatrix Potter.  


Do you agree by what was chosen?


The top 20 books to read before 16:

1. Charlie and The Chocolate Factory- Roald Dahl

2. Alice in Wonderland- Lewis Carroll

3. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe- C.S. Lewis

4. Winnie The Pooh- A.A.Milne

5. Black Beauty- Anna Sewell

6. James and The Giant Peach- Roald Dahl

7. The BFG-Roald Dahl

8. A Bear Called Paddington- Michael Bond

9. Treasure Island- Robert Louis Stevenson

10. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn- Mark Twain

11. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone – J.K. Rowling

12. Matilda- Roald Dahl 13.

The Railway Children- E. Nesbit

14. Oliver Twist- Charles Dickens

15. Five on a Treasure Island- Enid Blyton

16. The Wind in the Willows- Kenneth Grahame

17. The Very Hungry Caterpillar- Eric Carle

18. The Jungle Book- Rudyard Kipling

19. Charlotte's Web- EB White

20. The Tale of Peter Rabbit- Beatrix Potter