24 February 2008

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe voted best children's book

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe has been voted the best children's book of all time, according to a new survey from Booktrust. The book is available in three different formats at Audible: unabridged, abridged and dramatised.

The poll of 4,000 people was conducted by Booktrust to support its Bookstart initiative, which gives free books to children in the UK. Other favourites included Winnie the Pooh, The Wind in the Willows, Alice in Wonderland and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Viv Bird, director of Booktrust, said: "It's wonderful to see the enduring popularity of these books which are loved by generation after generation. At Booktrust we want everyone to enjoy reading, whether it be returning to old favourites or encouraging people to try something new."

The poll also showed that four out of five parents read their children a bedtime story every night, for an average of 22 minutes a time.

It would have been interesting to find out how many children listen to audio books at bedtime as I know an increasing number of parents who read a bedtime story to their children before saying good night and then putting on an audio book which the youngsters listen to until they fall asleep.

For the complete list of children's favourites go here.

1 comment:

Lord of the rings audio books said...

Audio books are here to stay . I am in love with them . Not only its interesting to hear voices , you can enjoy them while moving. I hear audio books all the time in my car . One of my friend is so crazy about audio books . He takes long routes to get back to his home . You can find some cheaper audio book library online .