Top Ten...Childhood Books

June 17, 2015

 Top Ten childhood Books! The ones that got you so addicted to reading that your parents worried about how you would interact at school. I was one of those children. I read every book I could get my hands on. It was a great way for me to escape reality.


1. The Faraway Tree - Enid Blyton: Who didn't want to find a different land at the top of the faraway tree?


2. The Babysitters Club -Ann M Martin: My first taste of American fiction.


3. Night World - L J Smith: More YA than childrens but I had my hands on them early. My first foray into a world of vampires, witches and werewolves.


4. Point Horror - Various: I didn't really love horror, but these books were perfect in creating a bit of tension.


5. Winnie the Pooh - A.A Milne: I live 20 minutes away from the forest that Pooh Bear lived! (Ashdown forest).


6. Charlie and the chocolate factory - Roald Darl: No explination needed. Chocolate...


7. The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame: My year six teacher (who only had one hand, but was an amazing artist!) adored this book and we studied it in depth. I still love it to this day.


8. The Lion, the witch and the wardrobe - C.S Lewis: A complete classic that I couldn't put down when I was a child.


9. Anne of Green Gables  - Lucy Maud Montgomery: There was something about Anne that I related too. I wasn't anything like her as a child (I was timid and hardly said a word!) but something about her plight really spoke to me.


10. The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett: Both the book and film were my favourite as a child. I now have a nearby real secret garden at the back of a local manor house. I often visit!


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