Favourite childhood books

There’s so many incredible MG books out there today. So many. Looking at my bookshelves there’s a brilliant mix of old and new books. Books from my childhood, books that shaped me as a reader, as the reader I am today. 

I’ve always loved reading. I can’t remember a time when I didn’t love reading. A lot of the stories I have of growing up there’s lots of books, lots of trips to the library. I hung about in the local library a lot as a kid. In fact one of my first kisses was in the little park outside a library – beat that. 

I thought I would share with you 5 books from MY childhood, that I reread even now. 

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Matilda – Roald Dahl

One of the greatest kids stories ever. The power of stories. The power of books. As an adult I still love Matilda. 

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The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – C.S.Lewis

Absolutely brilliant. I still recommend this to kids today. Everything about me loved Aslan. I was SO SAD. Kids being brave and fearless.

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Charlotte’s Web – E.B.White

The first story I remember being read TO me at school. 

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The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett

I remember reading this in awe and wanting so badly to visit The Secret Garden.

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The Hobbit – J.R.R.Tolkein

I read this at quite a young age and was often scared. It’s brilliance hasn’t worn off yet.

What were your favourite books as a child?
Can you remember the first book read to you?
Do you reread your favourites often?

I could be here ALL DAY recommending books to you from my childhood. I would love to know what books sit firmly in your memory. Let me know in the comments or on twitter! 

S x