The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson BurnettRead about another book on the list.
One of the best-loved children’s books of all time. Bad-tempered, ugly orphan Mary Lennox is sent to her uncle’s spooky house on the Yorkshire moors. She discovers a locked, forgotten garden, and, shut up in one of the bedrooms, her cousin Colin, a spoilt, hypochondriac invalid. As they restore the garden, Mary becomes a loving, giving girl; Colin an engaging, active boy. I don’t know of any child who doesn’t like this book.