The bestselling classic children's books of the moment

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How many of these classic kids books have you read?

The hobbit book
World Book Day is here and it's celebrating everything that is fantastic about a good book. A main aim of the campaign in UK is to get children everywhere to explore the pleasure that can be found in reading.

But how many of the current top 5 classic children's bestseller list, according to Amazon, have you read?

1. The Hobbit
by J. R. R. Tolkien (£4.99, Kindle edition, Amazon)

The fantasy adventures of naive Hobbit Bilbo Baggins. The exciting prequel to the Lord of the Rings books and has recently been made into a blockbuster adaption.

2. The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time
By Mark Haddon (£4.78, Kindle edition, Amazon)

Autistic Christopher turns detective to discover what caused next door's dog to be killed with a garden fork. An ingenious look at life through the eyes of a boy who doesn't quite understand his surroundings.

3. Captain Pugwash
By John Ryan (£6.00, Kindle edition, Amazon)

Coddling catfish! The high seas capers of this classic picture book sees a reworking for it's first e-book. It follows the adventures of portly Captain Pugwash, cabin boy Tom and his enemy Cut-throat Jake.

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4. The Hunger Games trilogy
By Suzanne Collins (£13.18, paperback boxed trilogy, Amazon)

As we're all gearing up for the second film instalment starring our wanna-be bestie Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen – the books remain a constant on bestseller lists.

If you don't the plot already, where have you been? The Hunger Games is a brutal televised competition in the future where selected contestants have to fight to the death as only one will survive. Brutal and brilliant.

Of mice and men


5. Of mice and men
by John Steinbeck (£8.08, Hardcover, Amazon)

This school reading list favourite follows the powerful relationship and moving story of companions George and Lennie, migrant American labourers, as they try and find stability in the Great Depression.

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