Top Five… Childhood Books
January 20, 2015 Article
I’m cheating a little with this one as some aren’t from my childhood as such, but ones I read to my little sisters when they were babies and I was 9/10ish.
This is one that I’d read to my sisters. I used to do silly accents for everyone afraid of the spider and we’d laugh so much. And pretend we weren’t afraid of spiders for a while.
This is another I used to read to my sisters and we all adored it. It’s such a perfect bedtime read, and other books by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler never fail to amuse and entertain.
I definitely couldn’t leave this book out. I think I remember it as one of the first books I read on my own and I could still read it today and enjoy it. It’s a simple but beautiful story and the illustrations really bring it to life. I loved recounting everything he ate!
An amazing ‘I don’t need no man’ independent princess book. We didn’t have our own copy but my Aunt and Uncle had a ‘library room’ in their house with a kids sections and this was always the first book I read.
And the winner is…
It took me a while to find that picture. I’m not sure where my copy of this is (my older sister may have claimed it for herself). This tells the story of Kate, who becomes Splodger and does lots of naughty things and when she gets in trouble she reverts to being Kate again. I remember loving this one an awful lot, although in my own Splodger moment I ripped out one of the pages so we could never read the whole thing.
Do you have any childhood books that really stick in your mind? I’d love to hear what you loved as a kid!