1. The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr
2. The Worst Witch by Jill Muphy
3. The Famous Five by Enid Blyton.
4. The Chrestomanci series by Diana Wynne Jones
5. Each Peach Pear Plum by Janet and Allan Ahlberg
6. Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson
This was probably the book that started your love affair with Eva Ibbotson – once you'd gone with Maia down to the Amazon, there was The Secret Countess and The Star of Kazan waiting for you.
7. The Mr Men and Little Miss stories by Roger Hargreaves.
8. The Winnie the Pooh Collection by AA Milne.
9. Matilda by Roald Dahl.
AKA the book that made everyone secretly try to tip over glasses of water with their mind.
10. The Tales of Beatrix Potter by Beatrix Potter.
11. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame.
12. The Wind Singer by William Nicholson.
13. Malory Towers by Enid Blyton.
14. The Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis.
15. The Paddington books by Michael Bond.
16. Milly Molly Mandy by Joyce Lankester Brisley.
17. Elmer the Patchwork Elephant by David McKee.
18. The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton.
19. Funnybones by Janet and Allan Ahlberg.
In a dark dark cellar of a dark dark house on a dark dark hill on a dark dark street lived your favourite childhood skeletons.