Last week I posted my favourite childhood TV shows which then got me thinking about my favourite childhood books. I’ve always been a big reader and there are some books that really stood out to me as a child that I loved to read over and over. Some of these books hold a very special place in my heart, so much so I still read them occasionally today. I think there are a couple of obscure books on this list so I’d love to know if you’ve heard of/read them too!
If you were a British kid that didn’t read anything by Jaqueline Wilson then you missed out! I adored her books and would happily still read them now. My favourites were Tracey Beaker, Double Act, The Suitcase Kid, Lola Rose, Dustbin Baby and The Bed and Breakfast Star.
I feel like the only person who remembers these books but surely there are more of you out there! These were books we used to take home from school to read and I loved them. Mr Big Has A Party was my favourite as well as Mr Big Goes to the Park. Please let me know if you read these books too!
Mr Men and Little Miss
At one point I had the entire collection of Mr Men and Little Miss books, which is something I was very proud of. On the spines, if you’d collected them all it would spell out ‘My Mr Men Library’. I was obsessed with these books as a child and would spend so long reading them all in bed.
The Rainbow Fish
The Rainbow Fish had the most beautiful cover and every single kid would fight over it during wet play or reading time at school. Of course, we only had the one copy so you felt extremely privileged if it was your turn to hold and read the glorious Rainbow Fish book.
These books were so gruesome and funny and I loved them! They were really interesting and engaging to read with great illustrations. I can’t remember how many of them I read but I know it was a lot. The ones I remember the most were the Terrible Tudors and Awesome Egyptians.
Spike Milligan A Children’s Treasury of Milligan
If you’d managed to get your hands on A Children’s Treasury of Milligan then you were definitely one of the cool kids at my primary school. I remember begging my parents for this book! The poems and short stories in this book were funny, strange and kept me entertained for hours.
Of course, I was also a Dr Seuss fan as a child, honestly who wasn’t? He wrote and illustrated such weird and wonderful books. I absolutely adored The Cat in the Hat (I also loved the film which had me laughing all the way through) and Green Eggs and Ham.
I wasn’t a huge Roald Dahl fanatic, I’d never read classics such as Matilda or The BFG, even though I loved the film adaptations, but there were a couple that I read over and over. George’s Marvellous Medicine was definitely my favourite one, I found it so funny, and I also really enjoyed The Twits.
My Big Christmas Book
It should come as no surprise that there is a Christmas book on this list. I was obsessed with this book and looked forward to getting it out every December to read in bed at night. It was full of Christmas carols, stories, recipes and really pretty pictures. I still have this book now, held together by sellotape haha, and like to get it out every now and then around Christmas for a bit of nostalgia.
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