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Roald Dahl tops list of teachers' favourite authors, while Julia Donaldson's The Gruffalo wins best children's book

The BFG was one of my favourite books to read as a child. The way it was written and the way the characters are made are hard to copy which makes it a great book. The illustrations are amazing and the colour choice are appropriate too.

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"Sometimes Matilda longed for a friend, someone like the kind courageous people in her books. It occurred to her that, like talking dragons and princesses with hair long enough to climb, such people might only exist in storybooks."

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10 Best Books for Girls and Young Women

This was my favourite book for years and years and this is exactly the cover from my copy. This was another great book by Quentin blake as with the illustrations.

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Page to Screen - James and the Giant Peach. Lily and I read the book a few months ago as a bedtime story and then we watched the Disney movie last night. See what we thought.

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Love the freedom in the brush marks and the brilliant creations of Roald Dahl, not confined by reality, i'd love to see a giant peach flying through the sky! Quentin Blake James and the giant peach

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