Top 10 Best Classic Books for 7-year-olds

Discover delightful classics that have captivated generations of children, featuring beloved characters such as Aslan the lion, Pippi Longstocking and Bilbo Baggins. For the very best classic books for 7-year-olds, just check out the list below.

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1. The Chronicles of Narnia

C. S. Lewis

Children have been enchanted by these exciting, action-packed stories for decades. Discover a magical land, inhabited by all sorts of curious creatures, as well as a witch who imposes an eternal winter. Be swept away by incredible quests, exhilarating battles and plenty of fantastical beasts, including centaurs, giants, fauns, and the wise, magnificent lion, Aslan.

2. Roald Dahl Collection

Roald Dahl

Discover the bizarre, hilarious and phizz-whizzing tales of the wonderful Roald Dahl, including The Twits, Matilda, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and more. Explore his wondrous world and quirky characters in his truly gloriumptious stories, featuring Roald Dahl's distinctive wit and spellbinding storytelling.

3. The Famous Five Series

Enid Blyton

Join Dick, Anne, Julian, George and Timmy the dog on all of their exciting escapades - in caves, castles, secret passageways and more! The gang must outsmart thieves, hunt for hidden treasure, and unravel all sorts of mysteries in these riveting classic tales.

4. Stig of the Dump

Clive King

First published in 1963, this classic children's novel features a truly enchanting adventure story. No-one believes Barney when he claims he's met a new friend. However, Stig is indeed real, but curiously lives in a dump. Together, the two boys embark on many enthralling journeys. With unforgettable characters and a wonderful plot, this timeless tale of friendship is a captivating read.

5. Pippi Longstocking

Astrid Lindgren

Discover the marvellous adventures of Pippi Longstocking, a red-haired, freckled little girl who is superhumanly strong and fiercely independent! She can cook and clean for herself, repair her house, care for her pets and otherwise manage her affairs all by herself. She absolutely loves animals; her best friends are a horse and a monkey. Join Pippi as she performs at the circus, takes her friends on a trip to the Canny Canny Islands, and lots more! Children will be gripped by these rip-roaring tales.

6. The Hobbit

J. R. R. Tolkien

Bilbo is a hobbit. He likes to keep himself to himself and enjoys a peaceful, uneventful life. But one day, a group of dwarves turns up at his door, and his life is changed forever. He must embark on an epic quest to help the dwarves reclaim their mountain and slay the malicious, miserly dragon, Smaug - all rather difficult for a homely hobbit! This riveting story features themes of courage, friendship, and action-packed adventure!

7. The Worst Witch

Jill Murphy

Kids will adore these spellbinding stories, which star the lovable, clumsy witch, Mildred. She's excited to be studying at Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches, but she keeps making silly mistakes, messing up spells and crashing her broomstick! As if things couldn't get any worse, she manages to make an enemy out of Ethel, the vindictive teacher's pet... Join Mildred on all her misadventures in these seven magical books.

8. Charlotte's Web

E. B. White

This much-loved tale features a girl named Fern. One spring morning, she rescues a little piglet and names him Wilbur. Wilbur is sent to live on a farm where he meets Charlotte: a very intelligent and beautiful spider. An unlikely bond forms between them, and they soon become the best of friends. But Wilbur is faced with a terrible doom... the butcher's axe! Charlotte must think of an ingenious way to save her new pig pal... This stunning story is perfect for sharing with all the family.

9. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll

Kids can immerse themselves in a dreamlike world with this exciting and magical book. Follow the white rabbit down the rabbit hole and topple into a world where all your normal worries disappear, and you must instead contend with the grinning Cheshire Cat, the nonsensical Mad Hatter and the cruel Queen of Hearts. Full of wonderful wordplay and perplexing puzzles, children will love this riveting read.

10. Little House on the Prairie

Laura Ingalls Wilder

Based on Wilder's real-life childhood adventures, this captivating book follows a family in Wisconsin, who set up their home amongst Indians and wild bears. The book describes the way the different groups learn to live together in harmony, as well as what happens once the family leaves the prairie and Mary and Laura start school...


These children classics are sure to be instant hits with your kids! We know you may well have read some of these when you were 7 too and we want to help you pass your love of reading down to your children with our range of terrific Hand-picked classics for kids. 

  • Roald Dahl Collection - 15 Books - Collection - 9780141371337 - Roald Dahl
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    There are no other authors quite like Roald Dahl. A supreme storyteller with a wicked sense of humour, his characters and stories are timeless and unforgettable.

    With striking new artwork to celebrate the Roald Dahl 100 celebrations and a keepsake slipcase featuring Quentin Blake's iconic illustrations, this 15-book collection brings together all Dahl's classic children's novels.

    From Mr. Hoppy and Mrs Silver to Mr & Mrs Twit; and from giant peaches to magic medicines; this is a collection bursting with unique characters, hilarious situations and unforgettable storylines - as well as Dahl's wicked sense of humour.

    An essential addition to any bookshelf, the likes of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The Witches and Fantastic Mr Fox have shocked, excited and entertained generations of children and now's your chance to own them all - whatever your age!

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  • Little House on the Prairie Collection - 7 Books - Collection - 9780603571688 - Laura Ingalls Wilder
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    This collection will be available from October. Click on the 'Notify me' button to receive an email when it comes back in stock.

    With fresh new covers from award-winning illustrator Jonathan Burton, this seven-book collection will introduce a whole new generation to the delights of Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House on the Prairie books.

    Timeless tales that have continued to grow in popularity ever since the 1970s' TV adaptation, the Little House on the Prairie book and continuing series were actually based on Wilder's real-life childhood adventures.

    Starting with the Ingalls family building their house in Wisconsin and setting up home amongst some wild bears and Indians, the books describe how the different groups learned to live together and even look at what happened after the family left the prairie and Mary and Laura started school...

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    Astrid Lindgren's Pippi Longstocking is a fabulously funny heroine who will delight young readers with her eccentric and outrageous adventures.

    The Best of Pippi Longstocking is a rib-tickling, unmissable collection of three books in one and is complemented by Tony Ross' brilliant black and white illustrations. Pippi lives all by herself with a horse, a monkey, a suitcase full of gold and no grown-ups to tell her what to do.

    In the three stories featured here, Pippi performs at the circus, is reunited with her long-lost father and takes her friends Tommy and Annika on a trip to the Canny Canny Islands.
  • The Famous Five Collection - 22 Books - Collection - 9781444936278 - Enid Blyton
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    With mysteries, adventure and lashings of ginger beer, The Famous Five have entertained generations of young readers. In fact, the books have never been out of print!

    Here, in a keepsake box, you can enjoy all 22 novels that follow Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog as they visit some thrilling places and explore and uncover all sorts of secrets. To complete the set, there's a book of short stories about our favourite would-be detectives.

    From Kirrin Island to the lighthouse at Demon's Rocks and farms, castles, caves and secret passages galore, the gang outwit thieves, seek hidden treasure and encounter spook trains in their exciting journeys. Illustrated by Eileen Soper, this complete set of books shows how courage and determination can always help children achieve great things.

    Book People and Enid Blyton - A Lifetime of Adventure
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    The Chronicles of Narnia have enchanted millions of readers over the last fifty years and the magical events described in C.S. Lewis's immortal prose have left many a lasting memory for adults and children alike. All seven Chronicles are bound together in this new paperback edition (rebranded with HarperCollins logo). The Chronicles of Narnia have enchanted millions of readers over the last fifty years and the magical events described in C.S. Lewis's immortal prose have left many a lasting memory. For here is a world where a witch decrees eternal winter; where there are more talking animals than people; and where battles are fought by Centaurs, Giants and Fauns.
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    Likeable and unassuming hero Bilbo Baggins is unwittingly caught up in an epic adventure in one of the most imaginative and captivating children's classics ever written.

    Although Bilbo sets out on his quest for a dragon's gold rather reluctantly, as he is a cautious hobbit who likes a quiet life, his journey helps him find courage, strength and hidden resources that are sure to inspire readers young and old.

    The Hobbit is a fantastic book for confident readers aged 9+, but it's also a great book for parents to read aloud to their child at bedtime, especially with the success of An Unexpected Journey and The Desolation of Smaug - the first two of Peter Jackson's award-winning trilogy of films based on The Hobbit starring Martin Freeman as Bilbo - bringing the story to a new audience.
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    A superb gift edition of Lewis Carroll's complete and unabridged text, beautifully typeset and laid out. The most fantastic new illustrations re-imagine the much-loved characters of Alice, the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter, the Red Queen, the Mock Turtle and the rest. An heirloom of the future, this beautiful book is richly produced to a standard this timeless classic deserves, with a padded hardback cover, a ribbon marker and traditional binding. The story of Lewis Carroll and how he came to write this much-loved tale is told at the back of the book.
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    Stig of the Dump is a true classic. Nobody believes Barney when he says he's met a new friend. Stig is a real boy living wild in a dump, and together the two boys embark on many journeys of discovery.

    This wonderfully appealing and classic adventure story is one that children of all ages will enjoy reading. With its timeless appeal, unforgettable characters and an endearing tale of friendship at its heart, Stig of the Dump is simply enchanting.

    Still as fresh and exciting after over 50 years, this is a classic story to be shared and enjoyed time and time again.
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    A much-loved story by Stuart Little author E. B. White, and beautifully illustrated by Garth Williams, Charlotte's Web is the ideal book to read aloud and share with all the family.

    One spring morning, a little girl called Fern rescues a piglet and names him Wilbur. But then Wilbur is sent to live on a farm where he meets Charlotte: a very clever and very beautiful large grey spider. They become the best of friends and, when Wilbur is faced with a dreadful fate - the butcher's chop! Charlotte must come up with a very clever way to try and save him...

    The perfect gift for young readers aged 7 and above, the poignant and touching tale continues to entertain and engross readers over 50 years since its original publication. Quite simply, a children's classic!
  • The Worst Witch Collection - 7 Books - Collection - 9780141376301 - Jill Murphy
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    As your children were left spellbound by CBBC's latest adaptation of The Worst Witch, we're sure they'll love reading Jill Murphy's series that originally introduced Mildred Hubble and Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches.

    Mildred is excited to be studying and training at the school but she's not leaving the best impression. She keeps making mistakes like getting spells wrong and crashing her broomstick...

    Despite her clumsy ways, everything is going well and she's enjoying the school but then she manages to turn Ethel, the teacher's pet, into her deadly enemy...

    Throughout these seven books, Mildred has to deal with a girl called Enid Nightshade who is not as placid as she looks; finds herself turned into a frog; and makes plans to ensure she will not be the worst witch in following years...

    Containing all seven books (complete with refreshed artwork) in the magical series from Jill Murphy, we guarantee your children will want to join Mildred and her friends at the Academy after reading these books.

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