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Wednesday, 27 November 2013 - 18:55
Harry Potter named 'nation's favourite' children's book
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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone has been named the 'nation's favourite' children's book.

The first novel in JK Rowling's series beat The Hunger Games and Roald Dahl's BFG in the Booktrust vote.

Readers of all ages cast some 24,000 votes for the ultimate book to read before the age of 14.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Winnie-the-Pooh rounded out the top five, with JRR Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring at number seven.

Dr Seuss's The Cat in the Hat, Charlotte's Web by US author EB White and CS Lewis's Narnia fantasy classic The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe also featured in the top 10.
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