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Roald Dahl's classics top best children's books list

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Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain | 11:14 UK time, Friday, 7 May 2010

As part of their 70th birthday celebrations, publishers Puffin has revealed their 70 top children's books list, and Welsh author Roald Dahl has his own dedicated section of must-reads.

The books are separated into different categories on the list, and in an homage to Dahl's unique literary style, four of his works are in the brilliantly-named group The Best Phizzbangers. They include The BFG, Matilda, Charlie And The Chocolate Factory and Fantastic Mr Fox.

Roald Dahl pictured with two dogs

My personal favourite from childhood, The Twits, falls under another category of books - The Best Mayhem and Mischief. And it's little wonder so many of Dahl's titles make Puffin's list: sales of his books jumped by 35% in 2009, showing he remains a firm favourite with both children and adults alike.

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