The 70 Best Children's Books Of All Time: List Marks Puffin's 70th Anniversary

07/07/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Michelle Pauli The Guardian

Huckleberry Finn rubs shoulders with Artemis Fowl, Charlie and Lola with Fungus the Bogeyman, and Dick King Smith's Sheep-Pig with Gerald Durrell's Family and Other Animals. A reading list drawn up to celebrate 70 years of the children's publisher Puffin throws up some odd pairings, but highlights the rich heritage of the list that was founded in 1940 as a series of non-fiction picture books for children.

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