World Book Day – What was your favourite book as a child?

In case you had managed to avoid it, today is World Book Day! Sophie’s love of books is showing no signs of waning and this is great news for me – I was also a book-worm as a child (and in fact I still am when I get time!) So I got thinking about the books I read when I was little, and I realised that books are one of the most transferable things across generations aren’t they?

I can’t imagine Sophie being interested in the TV shows I watched or the toys I played with – but she loves the books I used to read.

When I was younger I loved the Peter Rabbit books, and this box set of books was the first thing I bought for Sophie when I was pregnant. She really enjoys reading them and the illustrations are so sweet – it’s so nice to see her enjoying the same things I used to.

When I was older I loved The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe series of books, and again, I hope that when Sophie is older she will enjoy them too.

I asked a few blogging friends which books they enjoyed as children and if they read those books to their own children. How about you??

As a child my favourites were Enid Blyton Malory Tower’s books. LMC is too young for them still, but I’m busy collecting lots of vintage copies of all Enid Blyton books for when she’s old

I remember being read Dogger by Shirley Hughes as a child so when I was pregnant I bought copy to read to my baby and i have read it to the boys a lot now. It isn’t a favourite of mine but it is one I associate with being read stories to me by my mum. My favs were The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe and the Little House on The Pararie Books by Laura Ingalls Wilder – I would read those every year.

My favourite as a tween was the Anne of Green Gables books but no I haven’t read them to Chloe as she doesn’t like that type. Maybe Erin when she is older.

I loved books when I was younger and used to be at the library at least twice a week. I loved anything by Enid Blyton and Roald Dahl when I was younger and as an older child, I loved the Sweet Valley Twins and Sweet Valley High books.

The Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse & Gobolino the Witches Cat – read to death as a child and did it all over again with my babies!

I loved the Very Hungry Caterpillar and yes, it was one of the first books i bought…

Enid Blyton & Roald Dahl for me too, been collecting Roald Dahl books and reading them at bedtimes. My favourite story as a child was one about a hedgehog that helped a park keeper collect all the leaves – it was one straight out of my Dad’s head!

I love the poem the owl and the pussycat and I have read it to them so much both kids know it off by heart…

The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton was my favourite book – great for the imagination. I’m planning on reading it with my son when he’s a little older

I loved The Worst Witch books by Jill Murphy. I bought the book set for Roo for Christmas so that we can enjoy them together

One Comment:

  1. Noël Streatfield’s Ballet Shoes for me. And yes I still have it somewhere, perhaps I should dig it out and re-read it…

    Or Milly Molly Mandy – I had to look up who that was by – it was written and illustrated by Joyce Lankester Brisley. I loved the simple line drawings and the “silly” name.

    Oh, happy days…

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