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Favourite children's books

Ekaterina Alexandrovna "kitty"
 
Apricots at Midnight
Apricots at Midnight
"Stories within a story abound!"
The Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse
The Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse
"A wonderfully emotive story, more suited to girls than boys as it can leave the more sensitive reader in tears."
Skellig
Skellig
"It is a thriller of the most addictive kind and will appeal to both boys and girls alike, which is an achievement for any children's book."
Carrie's War (Puffin Modern Classics)
Carrie's War (Puffin Modern Classics)
"Definitely a modern classic and a must for every child.  Not only is this a gripping story, it also portrays the hardships facing WWII evacuees very acurately."
Complete Hans Christian Anderson Fairy Tales
Complete Hans Christian Anderson Fairy Tales
"There is nothing more absorbing and compelling than reading classic fairy tales in their original (albeit translated) format."
The Happy Prince and Other Tales
The Happy Prince and Other Tales
"These stories are absolutely captivating for children of any age, and adults will identify a clear political strain running through a number of them."
A Child's Garden Of Verses (Everyman's Library CHILDREN'S CLASSICS)
A Child's Garden Of Verses (Everyman's Library CHILDREN'S CLASSICS)
"A very accessible book of poems.  Not everyone's cup of tea, but to me absolutely brilliant!"
The Chronicles of Narnia Boxed Set
The Chronicles of Narnia Boxed Set
"Probably familiar territory to most people, as it is a staple component of anyones book collection."
A Little Princess: The Story of Sara Crewe (Penguin Popular Classics)
A Little Princess: The Story of Sara Crewe (Penguin Popular Classics)
"A brilliant story that goes against the classic 'rags to riches' format, instead opting for a less traditional 'riches to rags to riches (again)' format."
Miss Happiness and Miss Flower
Miss Happiness and Miss Flower
"A very unusual but utterly compelling story detailing the efforts of a young girl attempting to construct a dolls house for two traditional Japanese dolls (told from the dolls perspective too)."
Grimm's Fairy Tales
Grimm's Fairy Tales
"Rapunzel, Snow White, Hansel and Gretal...the list goes on..!"
The Squirrel, the Hare and Little Grey Rabbit. Book & Cassette. (The Tales of Little Grey Rabbit)
The Squirrel, the Hare and Little Grey Rabbit. Book & Cassette. (The Tales of Little Grey Rabbit)
"A very absorbing story for very young children. (One of my first books!)"
The Story Of Doctor Dolittle (Red Fox Classics)
The Story Of Doctor Dolittle (Red Fox Classics)
"A great book for both boys and girls, but has been sadly misrepresented in countless films."
Stig of the Dump (Puffin Modern Classics)
Stig of the Dump (Puffin Modern Classics)
"Although I assume this book is essentially aimed at boys, I think it is the book I read the most as a child, even now I know it off by heart(!). Really original and timeless."
Worzel Gummidge
Worzel Gummidge
"In hindsight this book is quite strange, but as I remember, also quite absorbing."
Finn Family Moomintroll (Puffin Books)
Finn Family Moomintroll (Puffin Books)
"Another really strange concept, but is thoroughly entertaining (as most strange concepts are)."
Mary Poppins Comes Back
Mary Poppins Comes Back
"Everyones favourite nanny! Much better than the film."