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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 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 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 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 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
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.
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.