Riti Jagoorie
Hatchette India

As a child I surrounded myself with books, they were my best friends and constant companions. My parents would marvel at the speed at which my moods and ambition changed – one moment I fancied myself an intrepid reporter à la Tintin and the next a writer of adventure stories for kids … Enid Blyton herself! I am lucky to have had a lifelong affair with books – I work in publishing and discover new voices, new stories every day and help others discover them too. I would urge kids to read, to delve into new worlds…and never let the journey end.


    1. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
    2. No, David  by David Shannon
    3. Fox in Socks by Dr Seuss
    4. The Arrival and The Rules of Summer by Shaun Tan
    5. Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae & Guy Parker-Rees
    6. Tiger on the Tree by Anushkha Ravishankar
    7. Oi Frog! by Kes Gray
    8. Charlotte’s Web by E. B White
    9. Mr Popper’s Penguins by Florence and Richard Atwater
    10. Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
    11. Matilda by Road Dahl
    12. The Firework Maker’s Daughter by Philip Pullman
    13. Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
    14. Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
    15. War Horse by Michael Morpurgo
    16. Coraline by Neil Gaiman
    17. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Chamber of Secrets and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling
    18. The Five Find-Outers and the Famous Five by Enid Blyton
    19. Emil and the Detectives by Erich Kästner
    20. The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
    21. His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
    22. Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie
    23. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
    24. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
    25. No Guns At My Son’s Funeral by Paro Anand
    26. Tintin by Hergé
    27. Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson
    28. Asterix by Rene Goscinny & Albert Uderzo
    29. Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey