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Explore BBC Culture's Top 100 Kids' Books in the Reading Eggs Library

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Embarking on a magical journey through the pages of a captivating book is an experience that ignites the imagination of children around the world. BBC Culture's list of the 100 Greatest Children's Books is a testament to the timeless tales that have enchanted generations. Reading Eggs has delved into this literary treasure trove, bringing together an impressive collection of these enchanting stories.

Join us as we explore some of the most cherished books from the list, that can be found within the Reading Eggs Library!

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1. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll, 1865)


Step into the whimsical world of Alice as she tumbles down the rabbit hole. Lewis Carroll's masterpiece, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," takes readers on a surreal and imaginative journey. Thanks to Reading Eggs, children can follow Alice's adventures and encounter the Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter and the Queen of Hearts, all within the digital pages of this classic story.

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With over 3,500 leveled books to choose from, spanning alphabet to chapter books, decodable readers, plays and non-fiction, there's something for every young reader. Plus, unique features like our end-of-book quizzes which help build comprehension skills. Experience it all for free!

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2. Winnie the Pooh (A. A Milne and E. H Shepard, 1926)


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Join the lovable bear with a honey obsession, Winnie the Pooh, and his friends in the Hundred Acre Wood. A. A Milne's delightful tales, beautifully illustrated by E. H Shepard, capture the essence of childhood innocence and the value of friendship. Reading Eggs provides young readers with the opportunity to dive into the adventures of Pooh, Piglet, Tigger and Eeyore and discover the timeless charm of this endearing series.

3. Fairy Tales (Hans Christian Andersen, 1827)


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Hans Christian Andersen's classic fairy tales have fascinated readers for centuries. Within the Reading Eggs Library, children can immerse themselves in a selection of these magical tales. From "The Emperor's New Clothes" to "The Red Shoes," "The Little Match Girl" and "The Snow Queen," these captivating stories invite young imaginations to roam freely through Andersen's enchanting worlds.

4. The Adventures of Pinocchio (Carlo Collodi, 1883)


Discover the enchanting tale of a wooden puppet who longs to become a real boy. Carlo Collodi's "The Adventures of Pinocchio" has captivated readers with its timeless moral lessons. Reading Eggs offers an abridged version of Pinocchio, told in both English and Spanish, allowing children to follow Pinocchio's transformational journey in multiple languages.

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5. The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett, 1911)


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Escape into the hidden corners of a forgotten garden and uncover the power of nature's healing touch. Frances Hodgson Burnett's "The Secret Garden," tells the story of young Mary Lennox as she explores the mysteries of a walled garden and its transformative effect on her life. Within the Reading Eggs Library, children can lose themselves in the magic and beauty of this cherished tale.

6. The Water of Life (Brothers Grimm, 1812)


The Brothers Grimm, with their timeless collection of fairy tales, have enthralled readers for generations. Within the Reading Eggs Library, children can delight in the adventures of well-known characters such as The Water of Life, Hansel and Gretel, Cinderella, The Frog Prince, Rumpelstiltskin, Snow White and many more. With 25 books by the Brothers Grimm available, Reading Eggs ensures a wealth of enchantment for young readers.

7. The Tale of Peter Rabbit (Beatrix Potter, 1902)


Join Peter Rabbit on his mischievous escapades in Mr. McGregor's garden. Beatrix Potter's beloved character has captured the hearts of children worldwide. The Reading Eggs Library proudly offers the complete collection of Beatrix Potter's tales, allowing children to follow Peter Rabbit and his furry friends on their delightful adventures.

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8. The Railway Children (Edith Nesbit, 1906)


Hop aboard the literary train and journey with the Waterbury siblings in Edith Nesbit's "The Railway Children." This heartwarming story follows the lives of three children as they adapt to their new rural surroundings. Within the Reading Eggs Library, children can experience the thrill of this timeless tale and join in the adventures of Bobbie, Peter and Phyllis.

9. The Wind in the Willows (Kenneth Grahame, 1908)


Embark on a riverbank adventure with Kenneth Grahame's beloved characters in "The Wind in the Willows." Join Mole, Rat, Badger and the irascible Mr. Toad as they encounter exciting escapades and learn valuable lessons along the way. Within the Reading Eggs Library, children can journey into the heart of this classic tale and immerse themselves in its timeless charm.

10. Black Beauty (Anna Sewell, 1877)


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Anna Sewell's enduring tale of the majestic horse, "Black Beauty," has left an indelible mark on children's literature. Reading Eggs invites young readers to experience the emotional journey of Beauty, a horse with an unyielding spirit, as he faces adversity and champions kindness and compassion.

11. The Velveteen Rabbit (Margery Williams, 1921)


Discover the profound message of love and loyalty in Margery Williams' "The Velveteen Rabbit." This heartwarming tale follows the journey of a stuffed rabbit as he yearns to become real. Within the Reading Eggs Library, children can witness the transformative power of love as they embark on an unforgettable adventure with the Velveteen Rabbit.

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Reading Eggs, with its impressive collection of BBC Culture's 100 Greatest Children's Books, ensures that young readers can experience the magic of these timeless tales. From Lewis Carroll's whimsical wonderland to A. A Milne's endearing stories, the Reading Eggs Library offers a captivating journey through literature's most cherished treasures.

So, dive into the digital pages of Reading Eggs and embark on an adventure that will ignite the love of reading in your child's heart, opening doors to boundless imagination and creativity.

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