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100 Children’s Books

that inspire our world

Colin Salter



ISBN: 9781911641087

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Publication date: 2 April 2020

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An amazing guide to some of the most beloved, original, inspiring, hysterical, heart-warming, compelling, rude and downright scary books that have enchanted children the world over.

In 100 Children’s Books That Inspired Our World, author Colin Salter surveys an exceptional collection of truly groundbreaking children’s books – from Mark Twain’s Tom Sawyer to the graphic novels of Dr. Seuss. All the classic children’s authors are represented with one stand-out book, plus mentions for their best-known works. Ordered chronologically, the book showcases favourite children’s books ranging from Victorian classics to modern day bestsellers.

Books featured include: Alice in Wonderland, Treasure Island, Charlotte’s Web, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Matilda, Watership Down, Tales of Hans Christian Anderson, Grimms Fairy Tales, Peter Pan, A Bear Called Paddington, The Snowman, The Secret Garden, How to Train Your Dragon, Anne of Green Gables, Harry Potter, James and the Giant Peach, The Gruffalo, Mr Men, Coraline, Herge’s Adventures of TinTin, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, Finn Family Moomintroll, Swiss Family Robinson, Heidi, The Hobbit, The Red Balloon, The Jungle Book, Mary Poppins, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, His Dark Materials, The Railway Children, Noddy, The House at Pooh Corner, The Sheep Pig, Stig of the Dump, Fungus the Bogeyman, Nancy Drew, The Hardy Boys, Secret Seven, Famous Five, Black Beauty, The Diary of a Young Girl, The Boy in Striped Pyjamas, Artemis Fowl and many more who lived happily ever after.


Edinburgh-based writer Colin Salter is the author of Jaguar: The Iconic Models That Defined The Marque (2017) and a man throughly at home on Scotland’s great scenic route The NorthWest 500′. He is the author of Remarkable Road Trips and Remarkable Bike Rides. Another of his recent books, Men on the Moon: A History of Space Exploration (2015) will be of no use to him as he tackles the earth’s epic treks.



'The is the most fantastic book - inspiring, interesting, reflective, nostalgic, informative and attractive.'

'Reveals how children’s literature has changed over time, from earnest instruction to playful adventure... includes bright covers and lively descriptions of beloved children’s books from 1697 to 2011.'

Alexandra Wolfe,

'Great for suggestions of books and extracts which would be worth using in the classroom; I want children in my class to see how brilliant some older texts can also be… This is an ideal book for any lover of children’s books and literature.'

'This is a lovely keepsake for book lovers who can look back on the stories that shaped their childhoods (and adulthood!). It is also a nice gift for children who can discover some “new” books, or learn about the authors who wrote some of their favourites.'


'A beautiful selection of old and new books ... A real keepsake book'

The Green Parent magazine