Finn Family Moomintroll by Tove Jansson
for younger children.
A few years ago I took part in a crowd funding to publish the Complete Uncle . They are a wonderful secret that almost no-one has heard of. Out of print for decades. Now fortunately available on Kindle.And adults! I only found them a few years ago and they are glorious.
I would add The Uncle Books by J P Martin
And The Changes Trilogy by Peter Dickinson. The Weathermonger (1968) and its sequels, Heartsease (1969) and The Devil’s Children (1970) which I remember reading back to back almost in one sitting on a particularly wet summer holiday back in the 70s.
A lot of books I would have recommended have already been mentioned. But also:
Half Magic and Knight's Castle, by Edward Eager (His other books are good, but I think these two were the best.)
Most all of Leon Garfield's children's books (he wrote a few for adults), particularly Smith and Black Jack
The Wolves of Willoughby Chase and a long list of sequels, by Joan Aitken
Midnight is a Place, also Joan Aitken but not part of that series
The Little White Horse and Linnets and Valerians, by Elizabeth Goudge
Howl's Moving Castle, by Diana Wynne Jones, and also her Dalemark series
The Sword in the Stone, by T. H. White
Kidnapped, by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Dark Frigate, by Charles Boardman Hawes
The Wicked Enchantment, by Margot Benary-Isbert
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