The Puffin of Puffins

7 MODERN CLASSICS - one from each decade of Puffin's spectacular 70 years'
have been hand-picked as the most entertaining and inspirational children's books
of all time. But we wanted to know, which was YOUR favourite Puffin from this list?

Over 10,000 people voted and we can now announce, that the UK's all-time favourite Puffin is Artemis Fowl!

Read more about the Puffin of Puffins results here.

Read more about each of the seven
hand-picked books.

The Family from One End Street

The Family from One End Street

There's The Family from One End Street for the 1940s, a gentler classic of life in a simpler time, at home with the Ruggles family where there is never a dull moment.

Charlotte's Web

Charlotte's Web

Charlotte's Web for the 1950s is one of the sweetest and best-loved stories ever written, a true classic that's been spinning its spell on generations of children.

Stig of the Dump

Stig of the Dump

Stig of the Dump is an unforgettable classic from the 1960s that still fires children's imaginations and Stig has starred in more than one TV series.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is, of course, the star of the 1970s. This timeless classic from the World's No1 storyteller has been adapted twice for the big screen and continues to delight boys and girls around the world.

Goodnight Mr Tom

Goodnight Mister Tom

Goodnight Mister Tom for the 1980s was Michelle Magorian's smash-hit first novel, the marvellous story of young Second World War evacuee Willie Beech and grumpy but kind Mr Tom.

The Hundred-Mile-an-Hour Dog

The Hundred-Mile-an-Hour Dog

Jeremy Strong is the King of Comedy and his award-winning The Hundred-Mile-an-Hour Dog is the 1990s Puffin Modern Classic. Jeremy has been writing children's books since 1978 and his laugh-out-loud humour makes him an extremely popular choice for children, parents and librarians.

Artemis Fowl

Artemis Fowl

Last but certainly not least is Artemis Fowl for the years 2000. The Artemis Fowl series is an explosive blend of action, comedy and fast-paced adventure. It's Die Hard with fairies and the series has sold over 18 million copies worldwide.