I can’t remember a particular book that ‘got me into reading’ because even as a child, I was always such an avid reader. So today, I thought I’d share with you some of my favourite children’s books to a) reminisce, and b) suggest books for your TBR because you’re never too old to read a children’s book! I hope you enjoy and comment below some of your favourite books as a child.
A. A. Milne
If you haven’t heard of Winnie the Pooh, where have you been living for the last century? First published in 1926 and thanks to Disney, these stories have transformed into animation to bring Winnie and his friends into the twenty first century (as adorable as the animation is, the books are better!).
For as long as I can remember I have been in love with The World of Peter Rabbit. The beautiful stories combined with gorgeous watercolour illustrations by the author herself is what makes these tales timeless.
These books entertained me for HOURS as a kid, trying to find all the hidden things in the very elaborate illustrations and make these books to be enjoyed for a lifetime.
I’m sure everyone has heard of Roald Dahl, or if you haven’t, you will still know of his stories like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, The BFG, and Matilda. As it happens, I’m going to a themed 21st party next weekend where guests must dress as their favourite childhood book characters… I chose Matilda!
These books are for the older children with some pretty scary stuff and mature themes. Some of Paul Jennings’s short stories were even adapted to the famous (at least it is here) Australian television show, Around the Twist.
Eva Ibbotson’s books are most often coming of age stories for girls. These beautiful editions released in 2015 and I completed my collection just this week! I’ve read all of the books except for A Song for Summer, so I’m looking forward to reading Ibbotson’s wonderful stories for the first time as an adult.