Great Children’s Books For Lockdown Reading

Whilst we’re all still stuck at home with our little ones, it’s a great opportunity to catch up with some reading.  In this post, you’ll find 10 great suggestions to keep your little ones entertained – and to hopefully help them keep up with their reading and English development whilst the schools are closed.  Heads up – this post does contain affiliate links which means I may receive a small payment to help run Mother Distracted.

All our family are avid readers – and I have to confess that my Amazon wishlist is currently of epic proportions.  Thankfully, Caitlin and Ieuan take after their parents and, once removed from the Wi-Fi, will happily delve into the pages of a book – albeit now they are into young adult and adult fiction (carefully vetted of course).  They are great late night readers too.  I am a firm believer that a book at bedtime helps you sleep.

Here are my suggestions for younger children:

Gaspard the Fox by Zeb Soanes and James Mayhew

Meet Gaspard the Fox as he sets out one summer evening in search of adventure and something to eat. This charming and humorous picture book celebrates urban foxes and their relationship with the humans and animals they share the city with. With stunning original illustrations by award-winning children’s book author James Mayhew, this is the first in a series of collaborations between Zeb and James following the adventures of Gaspard and his friends.

The Very Silly Dog by Nick Cope

Loved by listeners around the UK and internationally, children’s singer-songwriter Nick Cope’s work takes on a new form in this series of illustrated books, with original artwork from Nick and his son, Burt.

The Very Silly Dog begins with an inevitable mishap by its titular character, with some very amusing consequences…

Includes song lyrics and guitar chords at the back of the book for children and adults to play and sing along

Why is the sky blue? by Nick Cope

Why is the Sky Blue? is an entertaining take on the inquisitiveness of young children, featuring Joe and his dad and all the weird and wonderful questions Joe has about the world.

No I don’t wanna do that! by Nick Cope

No I Don t Wanna Do That is the story of young Joe, who, put off all the range of activities his mum suggests, would rather have fun at home instead. How endearing a choice this is, in the end, is really down to any parents reading!

Thimble Holiday Havoc by Jon Blake

Jams lives with his mum, dad and his best friend Thimble, a hugely clever monkey who isn’t exactly one of Dad’s biggest fans. (Don’t tell anyone what Thimble did with the superglue…) When Mum organises a house-swap holiday to France, what can possibly go wrong? Then Thimble and Dad find the keys to a speedboat, a drill and a makeshift burglar outfit…

Thimble Monkey Superstar by Jon Blake

Life is never boring now that Jams and his family have a monkey to look after. Jams and his mum love Thimble, but Dad is determined to get rid of him – to a zoo, a school, even a demolition site. But when Jams and his dad are in mortal danger, Thimble proves once and for all why he is a Monkey Superstar! Thimble is very clever and very naughty – and just the best friend Jams has been waiting for.

Steve and the singing pirates by Dan Anthony

Life is tough for nine-year-old Steve and no one understands him, least of all his family or his piano teacher. But when the call comes from the Library of Dreams Steve takes charge of the baton in an eighteenth-century sing-off complete with pirates, wigs and a rascally cut-throat edge. Second in the Steve’s Dreams series about lovable loser Steve.

Steve’s Dreams – Steve and the sabre-toothed tiger by Dan Anthony

It’s the summer holidays, but for nine-year-old Steve life in his home town is full of hidden menace. He believes he must protect his family from a dangerous, unpredictable world. But he can’t solve all the problems on his own. He’s just not quite big enough.

Alex Sparrow And The Furry Fury by Jennifer Killick

Catching the school’s runaway guinea pigs is not giving Alex job satisfaction, but how can he find a bigger test for his and Jess’s awkward superpowers? Jess is more worried about the bullied new boy, whose Mum runs the animal sanctuary. She volunteers at the sanctuary, but soon realises that something is very wrong; the animals are terrified. People report strange events: things missing, property destroyed, and the local squirrels have turned mean. The police have no suspects. It looks more and more like a job for Agent Alex…

Pete and the Five-a-Side Vampires by Malachy Doyle

Pete and his faithful companion, Blob, love to go wandering in the pitch-dark night, then stumble over a van-load of vampires… And end up at the most frightful fancy dress party ever!

There are plenty of other children’s favourites of course, David Walliams and Roald Dahl, for example, or why not consider some real children’s classics?

Happy reading!

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  1. lynn neal
    26 July, 2020 / 7:37 pm

    Steve and the singing pirates looks fun!

  2. Tanya
    11 October, 2019 / 10:38 pm

    The Twits!

  3. Tammy Neal
    31 March, 2019 / 11:26 pm

    The famous five x

  4. Stef Acaster
    31 March, 2019 / 11:21 pm

    I loved Enid Blyton famous five and secret seven series

  5. Nikki Easton
    31 March, 2019 / 11:12 pm

    My mum always read me the lion the witch and the wardrobe . It was her favourite also.

  6. Hekna
    31 March, 2019 / 10:32 pm

    I always loved Not Now Bernard at school, or the jolly postman’s letters.

  7. Victoria Bazley
    31 March, 2019 / 10:12 pm

    Carrie’s War was my favourite as a child. It was the book cover that got me reading it. A girl holding a skull!

  8. Ash R
    31 March, 2019 / 9:49 pm

    The only books i remember reading and loving was the twilight books, but i was a teen then as opposed to a child! my favourite kids book now is the gruffalo (i have kids myself now) but i cant recall if i read this when i was a kid 🙂 x

  9. Mandy Doherty
    31 March, 2019 / 9:40 pm

    I loved reading the Dr Dolittle books by Hugh Lofting

  10. sharon martin
    31 March, 2019 / 9:29 pm

    my favourite book is The Velveteen Rabbit and in fact it still is

  11. Claudia Carroll
    31 March, 2019 / 9:17 pm

    I love the Tiger who came to tea. It was a story my Mum used to read to me as a child.

  12. Lara Latchem
    31 March, 2019 / 8:31 pm

    The far away tree by enid blyton my man used to always read it to me xx

  13. Natalie Gillham
    31 March, 2019 / 8:22 pm

    The Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton

  14. Charlotte Cauldwell
    31 March, 2019 / 7:18 pm

    I loved Enid blyton the secret island still my fave.

  15. Anthea Holloway
    31 March, 2019 / 7:12 pm

    I love Kurri Kurri the Kookaburra

  16. Gerri Tennant
    31 March, 2019 / 6:37 pm

    I still vividly remember an ABC board book that I loved, over 60 years ago and I can still remember every page.

  17. Allan Fullarton
    31 March, 2019 / 6:34 pm

    Love Roald Dahl.

  18. Charlotte Woodward
    31 March, 2019 / 5:12 pm

    As a child I loved reading everything but my favourites were enid blyton and Roald Dahl.

  19. lia sturman
    31 March, 2019 / 5:06 pm

    My favourite book as a child was The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe

  20. laura stewart
    31 March, 2019 / 4:57 pm

    loved the peter rabbit books x

  21. Caron Twyman
    31 March, 2019 / 3:46 pm

    I liked roald Dahl, especially Danny the Champion of the World.

  22. Kate Davies
    31 March, 2019 / 2:55 pm

    I loved (and still do) the Harry Potter series, especially prisoner of Azkaban.

  23. Victoria Thurgood
    31 March, 2019 / 2:42 pm

    I love the Twits so mean and horrible

  24. Thomas Perry
    31 March, 2019 / 12:49 pm

    My fave book was The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe. I loved the enchanting world of Narnia and I lost count of the number of Wardrobes I clambered into hoping one of them would transport me to Narnia.

  25. Pauline Black
    31 March, 2019 / 12:21 pm

    My favourite books were the Enid blyton magic faraway tree books. I loved them! Closely followed by the c s Lewis Narnia book set.

  26. paula cheadle
    31 March, 2019 / 12:02 pm

    I loved Tom Thumb as a child, I still love it as an adult

  27. 31 March, 2019 / 11:41 am

    My absolute favourite has to be the Jolly Postman. I loved opening all of the individual letters. Such a fantastic interactive book, I still have it now!

  28. 31 March, 2019 / 10:00 am

    My favourite book was Wanted a King by Maggie Browne.

  29. Jo Hutchings
    31 March, 2019 / 9:27 am

    I loved all of Enid Blyton’s books especially the Famous Five ones.

  30. Lauren Porter
    31 March, 2019 / 9:25 am

    I have so many! Probably Funnybones when I was younger & then any of the Roald Dahl books 🙂

  31. Jenny Rogers
    31 March, 2019 / 9:14 am

    At first, I loved any and all Enid Blyton books, but then my favourite became The Hobbit.

  32. astrid c
    31 March, 2019 / 5:44 am

    i loved mog and the baby, actually i still do, such a lovely funny story x

  33. jacqui rushton
    30 March, 2019 / 11:32 pm

    I loved When Hitler stole Pink Rabbit by Judith Kerr

  34. Ashley Phillips
    30 March, 2019 / 10:23 pm

    The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton, I bought it this week at my daughters book fair for her to read

  35. Simone Griffin
    30 March, 2019 / 9:52 pm

    I used to love the Flat Stanley books – I think I still have them somewhere!

  36. Susan Bebbington
    30 March, 2019 / 7:48 pm

    I loved reading Malory Towers by Enid Blyton, there was a series of them that I couldn’t wait to read

  37. Alison
    30 March, 2019 / 6:19 pm

    Where the wild things are

  38. Kim Murray
    30 March, 2019 / 5:25 pm

    Loved Heidi x

    • Kim M
      30 March, 2019 / 5:27 pm

      Wanted to live in the mountains with the goats x

  39. Annette Oliver
    30 March, 2019 / 5:11 pm

    I loved the faraway tree by Enid Blyton

  40. carol boffey
    30 March, 2019 / 1:13 pm

    love the little miss books

  41. Sharon Freemantle
    30 March, 2019 / 12:06 pm

    My favourite book was The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton. I hated reading as a child. Then I went to a jumble sale and the lady behind the table gave me the book and said if I didn’t like it she would buy the book back. I was hooked from start to finished. I then search high and low for the other books in the series.

  42. 30 March, 2019 / 11:01 am

    I used to love the My Naughty Little Sister series of books.

  43. AnnaH
    30 March, 2019 / 8:22 am

    I loved The Tiger Who Came To Tea – and I still love it now!

  44. Lesley Bradley
    30 March, 2019 / 12:30 am

    I devoured everything by Enid Blyton, my favourites were the Malory Towers series

  45. Katie Skeoch
    29 March, 2019 / 10:25 pm

    The Tree that Sat Down, a wonderful book about a little girl who lived in a tree and helped any sick animals in her forest

  46. Rebecca Whatmore
    29 March, 2019 / 7:33 pm

    I love all Roald Dahl books, especially Matilda. The story-line and characters are brilliant!

  47. Debbie Burfoot
    29 March, 2019 / 6:13 pm

    i used to love the meg and mog stories

  48. HappyPanda
    29 March, 2019 / 5:19 pm

    I used to love “Simon’s Clean Hankerchief” by Enid Blyton – my older brother is called Simon so I always used to think it had been written about him!

  49. Angela L Paull
    28 March, 2019 / 9:34 pm

    I adored all the Brer Rabbit tales – so much fun

  50. donna l jones
    28 March, 2019 / 7:36 am

    enid blyton the famous five loved them

  51. Nadine Holland
    28 March, 2019 / 5:50 am

    Anything by Roald Dahl, I was obsessed with his books as a child and my daughter loves them now.

  52. John Tingay
    27 March, 2019 / 9:56 pm

    I would read anything I could get my hands on, but Rev. W. Awdry’s Thomas The Tank Engine series were my favourite.

  53. Emma Howard
    27 March, 2019 / 9:39 pm

    I loved the Enid Blyton series – Secret Seven, Famous Five and Mallory Towers

  54. Sheri Darby
    27 March, 2019 / 8:21 pm

    The Famous Five books

  55. Aimee Charbonnier
    27 March, 2019 / 7:59 pm

    I used to love The Twits and now my daughter loves it too.

  56. Marie Evans
    27 March, 2019 / 7:20 pm

    I loved Enid Blyton Famous Five books they were always going on some adventure or other kept me engrossed for hours.

  57. kimberley ryan
    27 March, 2019 / 9:51 am

    The Hobbit was my favourite childhood book, I love reading it to my children now

  58. C Black
    26 March, 2019 / 11:25 pm

    The Nick Cope books look great fun and would suit all the kiddos from 9, 8, 5 & 3

  59. Janine Phillips
    26 March, 2019 / 10:52 pm

    I loved all the Nancy drew mystery books when I was young x

  60. Pauline Burroughs
    26 March, 2019 / 7:58 pm

    I loved reading The Magic Faraway Tree when I was a child

  61. helen
    26 March, 2019 / 5:06 pm

    my favs were (are) the famous five

  62. Karen Watt
    26 March, 2019 / 1:22 am

    Famous Five

  63. Lydia Joy
    25 March, 2019 / 8:21 pm

    Moving Molly. I could relate to her and she seemed really cute and to have an interesting life. I was a lonely child and I wanted her as my friend

  64. Rebecca Townsend
    25 March, 2019 / 7:11 pm

    My favourite book when I was young (and still is) is The Wind in the Willows. I love the relationship between the different animals and their flaws.

  65. Farhana
    24 March, 2019 / 8:25 pm

    The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe has special memories from childhood

  66. Rosemary Tily
    24 March, 2019 / 4:48 pm

    Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome was a real favourite and my children too have grown up reading this series of books which I’m sure contributed to their love of sailing.

  67. Lisa Wilkinson
    23 March, 2019 / 10:59 pm

    I really love Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

  68. Lisa Wilkinson
    23 March, 2019 / 10:57 pm

    Little Women

  69. Kate Williams
    23 March, 2019 / 10:32 pm

    Burglar bill

  70. Jackie Howell
    23 March, 2019 / 11:05 am

    The Magic Faraway Tree

  71. Clare Hubbard
    23 March, 2019 / 7:16 am

    I loved reading flat Stanley as a child

  72. sarah clegg
    22 March, 2019 / 11:10 pm

    the hungry catippiler

  73. Tanya Deliyska
    22 March, 2019 / 1:28 pm

    My favourite book as a child was To Kill a Mockingbird.

  74. Jessica Quinn
    22 March, 2019 / 12:38 pm

    I loved Each peach pear plum – I could recite it from memory as a child, and can even do it now!

  75. Megan Williams
    22 March, 2019 / 8:35 am

    I had a book called Patch the Puppy, I think it was an RSPCA book and I must have read it daily!

  76. Shona J
    22 March, 2019 / 3:10 am

    For me it was Goosebumps books and also the Noughts & Crosses series by Malorie Blackman

  77. Catherine Gregory
    21 March, 2019 / 6:43 pm

    I used to love The Magic Faraway series of books

  78. Kerry H
    21 March, 2019 / 2:15 pm

    I loved The Rainbow Fish because it was so bright and colourful.

  79. Gary Topley
    21 March, 2019 / 1:47 pm

    The Wishing Chair by Enid Blyton.

  80. Karen Usher
    21 March, 2019 / 1:38 pm

    Loved so many books when I was younger, especially loved the Elves and the shoemaker when I was younger

  81. Louise Rugeroni
    20 March, 2019 / 4:59 pm

    I was a big fan of The Worst Witch, I’ve just re-read them to my daughter and still love them!

  82. Isabell Whitenstall
    19 March, 2019 / 9:39 pm

    Black Beauty.

  83. Derek Wilson
    19 March, 2019 / 7:30 pm

    I loved The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. Still love it as an adult!

  84. soozybee
    19 March, 2019 / 2:13 pm

    I loved most Enid Blyton books but especially the Famous Five

  85. Jackie Dawson
    19 March, 2019 / 11:49 am

    I always loved Mister Meddles Muddles by Enid Blyton

  86. JULIE WARD
    18 March, 2019 / 10:21 pm

    I loved the Bobbsey Twins books by Laura Lee Hope

  87. Jo
    18 March, 2019 / 2:06 pm

    I used to read a lot when I was a child so this is a hard choice, I enjoyed Enid Blyton and Roald Dahl, I think my favourite was the BFG, I remember thinking it was amazing and I couldn’t stop reading it

  88. amanda walsh
    18 March, 2019 / 12:44 pm

    I loved my Enid Blyton collection, The Magic Faraway Wishing tree was one of my favourites

  89. Michaela Turner
    17 March, 2019 / 4:58 pm

    I used to love Danny the champion of the world

  90. Laura Turner
    17 March, 2019 / 2:58 pm

    I loved Kit William’s Masquerade. I still have a copy somewhere.

  91. Sharon Hirst
    17 March, 2019 / 1:11 pm

    Enid Blyton’s Famous 5 books were my favourites as a child

  92. Rachael Mccadden
    17 March, 2019 / 12:16 pm

    loved the Narnia books

  93. Claire Woods
    17 March, 2019 / 10:18 am

    I loved all of the Narnia books, because they were magical and transported you to a different world.

  94. Yvonne Dimbleby
    16 March, 2019 / 4:25 pm

    As an older child I really enjoyed books by Enid Blyton, a habit formed, I think, from a Sunday School prize of a Noddy book (which I still have almost 60 years later). I think the Magic Faraway Tree was my favourite. I also remember avidly reading some of the Bobbsey Twins books.

  95. Ems
    16 March, 2019 / 4:10 pm

    Anne of Green Gables

  96. Christine Lockley
    16 March, 2019 / 3:58 pm

    As a child I loved reading (and still do) and loved Little Women, Heidi, Milly Molly Mandy but my absolute favourite was Wind in The Willows

  97. Danielle Pooley
    16 March, 2019 / 3:23 pm

    Matilda was my favourite book, used to wish I could do magic

  98. Ruth Harwood
    16 March, 2019 / 2:05 am

    I always loved the lion the witch and the wardrobe!

  99. katrina walsh
    15 March, 2019 / 11:48 pm

    The Magic Faraway Tree is my all time fave! I sill re read it occasionally as an adult

  100. Christopher Read
    15 March, 2019 / 10:43 pm

    My favourite book as a child was The Very Hungry Caterpillar – I liked the holes in the pages.

  101. Angela Muir
    15 March, 2019 / 6:38 pm

    I had a book of 365. Nursery Rhymes him I loved and still have

  102. Rachel Butterworth
    15 March, 2019 / 5:56 pm

    The Borrowers by Mary Norton. I loved imagining myself in their tiny world.

  103. Rich Tyler
    15 March, 2019 / 1:18 pm

    The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe

  104. Tammy Westrup
    14 March, 2019 / 10:01 pm

    As a child I used to love the Mallory Towers books by Enid Blyton

  105. Joyce W
    14 March, 2019 / 7:01 pm

    The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton – Miss Jones used to read us a chapter every afternoon and it sparked a lifetime love of reading

  106. Dp1
    14 March, 2019 / 4:28 pm

    Great prize guys

  107. Nicola Biven
    14 March, 2019 / 4:08 pm

    I loved naughty little amelia jane by Enid Blyton, she was always getting up to mischief !

  108. Michelle Ferguson
    13 March, 2019 / 4:07 pm

    I loved anything by Roald Dahl especially Matilda and the BFG

  109. Dominique Ralf
    13 March, 2019 / 1:18 pm

    The Mallory Towers series of books by Enid Blyton. I dreamed of going to a school like it and having lots of Japes and lashings of ginger beer.

  110. Claire Reavy
    13 March, 2019 / 11:58 am

    My favourite book as a child was the The Enchanted Wood by Enid Blyton.

  111. Colin S
    13 March, 2019 / 11:43 am

    I loved Mr Tickle when I was a child and I still do lol.

  112. Louise Cochran-Mason
    13 March, 2019 / 11:22 am

    The Hobbit or Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Mummy

  113. Caroline A
    13 March, 2019 / 11:10 am

    I loved Anne of Green Gables.

  114. lorraine kirk
    13 March, 2019 / 11:03 am

    I loved reading ‘The elves and the shoemaker’, I still have the book with all the beautiful little illustrations.

  115. Jesse Partington
    13 March, 2019 / 10:34 am

    One of the most valuable gifts a child can possess is the ability to read well and books such as these will help them on their way to achieving that gift.

  116. Penny H
    13 March, 2019 / 10:00 am

    I loved Alice in Wonderland – I had a beautiful pop-up book which really brought the story alive and sparked my very vivid imagination!

  117. Kelly Knowles
    13 March, 2019 / 8:37 am

    I adore the Narnia Classics books, taking you through that wardrobe into a magical world, took my mind to thay imaginary world, CS Lewis draws you in.

  118. Kay Taylor
    13 March, 2019 / 7:19 am

    It’s hard to say a favourite book as I was always reading as a child and still do now, if I had to choose I would say Enid Blyton the faraway tree series the characters felt like friends and I felt i was there in the story and this poem by Julia Donaldson sums reading up for me

    I opened a book and in I strode
    Now nobody can find me.
    I’ve left my chair, my house, my road,
    My town and my world behind me.

    I’m wearing the cloak, I’ve slipped on the ring,
    I’ve swallowed the magic potion.
    I’ve fought with a dragon, dined with a king
    And dived in a bottomless ocean.

    I opened a book and made some friends.
    I shared their tears and laughter
    And followed their road with its bumps and bends
    To the happily ever after.

    I finished my book and out I came.
    The cloak can no longer hide me.
    My chair and my house are just the same,
    But I have a book inside me.

    • linda
      Author
      13 March, 2019 / 7:47 am

      What a lovely poem. Thank you for sharing it with us x

  119. Steven Young
    13 March, 2019 / 6:00 am

    I loved the Mr Twiddle books written by Enid Blyton. I loved them so much that when my oldest daughter was born, I sourced them on Ebay and bought them to read to her.
    She loves them just as much as I did and I’ve just started reading them to her younger sister.

  120. Hanenbs
    13 March, 2019 / 1:22 am

    Would like to win this prize for my two little boys. Good luck everyone

  121. Charlie Fellows
    12 March, 2019 / 11:03 pm

    I will gift to my niece if I win them.

  122. Jade Jones
    12 March, 2019 / 10:48 pm

    i had this giant book of poems that i used to love reading every night

  123. Gavin Robertson
    12 March, 2019 / 9:23 pm

    I loved anything by Roald Dahl, specifically The BFG. I read it to my kids now 🙂

  124. kelly mobbs
    12 March, 2019 / 5:23 pm

    I loved the BFG and still do now.

  125. Sarah-Jane Carter
    12 March, 2019 / 4:46 pm

    I love and still do love James and the Giant Peach xx

  126. Carrie-Anne Brown
    12 March, 2019 / 2:17 pm

    I loved The SpiderWick Chronicles when I was younger, I still have all the books

  127. olivia Kirby
    12 March, 2019 / 1:16 pm

    I used to love the Mrs Pepperpot books as a child

  128. Kyomi Johnson
    12 March, 2019 / 12:31 pm

    Funny bones I still love the book to this day and read it to my little niece

  129. Amanda Baggott
    12 March, 2019 / 11:36 am

    I used to love Enid Blyton Books. I would spend hours reading them.

  130. Fiona Rennie
    12 March, 2019 / 10:41 am

    As a child I loved reading The Babysitters Club books, always had my nose in a book

  131. J Matcham
    12 March, 2019 / 10:22 am

    I loved Anne of Green Gables I read it to my kids now and they love it too . an oldie but still fresh and fabulous. I am really just a little girl at heart

  132. Amy Bondoc
    12 March, 2019 / 4:21 am

    my nan first read the lion the witch and the warbdrobe to me when i was about 6 or 7 ive read it many times since and its still my favourite book i love te magic of it!

  133. Tracy Hanley
    11 March, 2019 / 9:38 pm

    I used to love reading the sweet valley high books

  134. Andrew Hindley
    11 March, 2019 / 8:50 pm

    The Lion, The Witch and the wardrobe

  135. Sarah Swainsbury
    11 March, 2019 / 1:09 pm

    The demon head master. It was the first BIG Girl book that I read by choice.

  136. Lindsey Stuart
    11 March, 2019 / 1:05 pm

    I loved Beatrix Potter books, My favourite was the Tale of Peter rabbit, It’s a fantastic story and my daughter now loves it too.

  137. Jo Richards
    11 March, 2019 / 12:52 pm

    Used to love my Assops Fables book, a lovely big book with lots of lovely stories in.

  138. Karen R
    11 March, 2019 / 12:45 pm

    I love Five go to Smugglers Top by Enid Blyton xx

  139. Mark Sanderson
    11 March, 2019 / 12:42 pm

    I have a book called Rumples and Tumbles go to the country. It came from Mothercare in 1980 and was mine when I was little. My 3 year old daughter now loves it just as much as I did!

  140. Nyasha Mtutu
    11 March, 2019 / 12:15 pm

    My favourite books were anything by Beatrix Potter – I loved the beautiful illustrations

  141. Kate Mitchell
    11 March, 2019 / 10:55 am

    I was a little bookworm and totally devoyred Enid Blyton. Magic Faraway Tree was an absolute fave x

  142. Hilda Wright
    11 March, 2019 / 9:26 am

    I was a complete bookworm and loved lots of books. Dr Seuss, Enid Blyton and Rupert Bear Annuals!

  143. Danielle Spencer
    11 March, 2019 / 9:26 am

    When I was teeny I loved the Very Hungry Caterpillar, as I got older I loved anything Jacqueline Wilson and Roald Dahl.

  144. Bob Clark
    11 March, 2019 / 9:22 am

    Tales of Robin Hood and his Merry Men was my fav

  145. Emma Walters
    11 March, 2019 / 8:22 am

    the lion, the witch and the wardrobe was one of the first and favourite books i read x

  146. Kirsty A
    11 March, 2019 / 3:52 am

    My favourite book as a child and probably still to this day was/is Matilda (Roald Dahl).
    I reckon I could probably still recite it word for word! ??

  147. F Chowdhury
    11 March, 2019 / 1:00 am

    I loved the Narnia series by C S Lewis as a child, so it was so disappointing to later discover the racist undertones in the stories

  148. Tracy Clark
    11 March, 2019 / 12:41 am

    My fav book as a child was the Broons, it was about a cartoon family in Scotland

  149. NICOLA MACDONALD
    10 March, 2019 / 11:45 pm

    I loved The Worst Witch series of books by Jill Murphy.

  150. Fiona B
    10 March, 2019 / 10:15 pm

    I loved The Worst Witch when I was little.

  151. Kirsty Fox
    10 March, 2019 / 10:13 pm

    I loved reading Roald Dahl books and The Witches was my favourite.

  152. Laura Pyper
    10 March, 2019 / 9:51 pm

    Matilda

  153. Karen Von kriegsheim
    10 March, 2019 / 9:30 pm

    I loved the magic faraway tree books by Enid blyton

  154. Nikki Stewart
    10 March, 2019 / 9:10 pm

    I used to love the Katie Morag books, I was hooked on them since our teacher read us one of the stories on day 1 of primary school!

  155. Rachel pitts
    10 March, 2019 / 9:07 pm

    Enid blyton
    Roald Dahl
    JK Rowling

    Custard the dragon was my all time fave as a child and now my three year old has his own copy

  156. Corinne Henson
    10 March, 2019 / 8:38 pm

    I loved anything by Roald Dahl but the first book I bought with my pocket money was Fantastic Mr Fox so I would have to choose that one.

  157. Jo Carroll
    10 March, 2019 / 8:25 pm

    I have always loved Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland as it is pure escapism 🙂 x

  158. zoe brown
    10 March, 2019 / 8:17 pm

    Enid Blyton books! the magical far away tree

  159. Lynn Neal
    10 March, 2019 / 8:11 pm

    I loved to read the Paddington Bear books when I was a child!

  160. Corinne Peat
    10 March, 2019 / 7:38 pm

    I loved the book The lion, the witch and the wardrobe when I was little.

  161. Edward Guerreiro
    10 March, 2019 / 7:38 pm

    I used to love Funnybones.

  162. Kathryn
    10 March, 2019 / 7:35 pm

    Enid Blyton books!

  163. Chloe Billington
    10 March, 2019 / 7:28 pm

    I loved the Jacqueline Wilson books .. I used to read them all the time ?

  164. Sarah Lambert
    10 March, 2019 / 6:59 pm

    Charlotte’s web was my favourite book when I was growing up I absolutely loved it

  165. Lynda Lane
    10 March, 2019 / 6:56 pm

    For me the MalloreyvTowers series by Enid Blyton that kept me enthralled as a child.

  166. Jayne Townson
    10 March, 2019 / 6:51 pm

    I used to love reading the magic faraway tree and I’ve enjoyed reading it again to my children, it’s so magical.

  167. DAWN HULL
    10 March, 2019 / 6:46 pm

    Matilda by Roald Dahl was my favourite book as a child.

  168. Maxine Lewis-Enright
    10 March, 2019 / 6:27 pm

    My favourite book as a child was the cat in the hat by Dr Seuss.

  169. rachel B
    10 March, 2019 / 6:17 pm

    i loved enid blyton adventurous four!

  170. Katie
    10 March, 2019 / 6:06 pm

    As a child I loved anything Roald Dahl or Enid Blyton. Especially the famous five books!

  171. Suan Watts
    10 March, 2019 / 5:54 pm

    Peter Pan

  172. Pauline Hill
    10 March, 2019 / 5:49 pm

    any of the famous five

  173. Temi Immanuel
    10 March, 2019 / 5:45 pm

    Fantastic Mr Fox has always been my absolute fave! 🙂

  174. Lorraine Tinsley
    10 March, 2019 / 5:42 pm

    I can’t remember when I was really young, but I remember reading the Sweet Valley twins and high books.

  175. Lorraine Williams
    10 March, 2019 / 5:42 pm

    I loved The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe and the Narnia series

  176. Tania
    10 March, 2019 / 5:27 pm

    These are such classic books are deserve to be shared.

  177. Kara Harrison
    10 March, 2019 / 5:26 pm

    I loved Michael Rosen’s ‘Don’t Put Mustard in the Custard’ growing up.

  178. Mel Turner
    10 March, 2019 / 5:19 pm

    Mr Pink Whistle

  179. Steven Scrase
    10 March, 2019 / 5:17 pm

    For me as a child (a long time ago) I think my favourite was James and the Giant Peach.

  180. Keith embleton
    10 March, 2019 / 5:17 pm

    I started reading Denis Wheatley novels

  181. Jean Cassell
    10 March, 2019 / 5:14 pm

    I loved the Mallory Towers series by Enid Blyton. Later when I used to read to my children I loved Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome.

  182. Grace Stafford
    10 March, 2019 / 5:12 pm

    This would be fab for my kids x

  183. Kelly Morgan
    10 March, 2019 / 4:55 pm

    Anne of green gables

  184. Laura Pritchard
    10 March, 2019 / 3:26 pm

    I loved Carrie’s War by Nina Bawden as my mum read it to me and I loved watching her mouth move as she read the words.

  185. Jade Hewlett
    10 March, 2019 / 1:09 pm

    My favourite books were the Mr men and Little Miss books and I’d read them with my grandparents over and over again!

  186. Lauren Price
    10 March, 2019 / 11:51 am

    I was a huge bookworm as a child, I loved stories by Enid Blyton and Roald Dahl but my favourite was Little House on the Prairie

  187. Nicola Marshall
    10 March, 2019 / 10:52 am

    My favourite book as a child was funny bones , it’s now one of my kids favourite books.

  188. Jan Johnson
    10 March, 2019 / 9:48 am

    The Story of the Little Mole Who Knew It Was None of His Business, is my grandson’s favourite. When I was younger mine was Huckleberry Finn

  189. Michelle Clark
    10 March, 2019 / 4:48 am

    Enid Blyton- The Faraway Tree, it really captured my imagination as a child, I read it many many times, loved the idea of all these exciting different worlds the children could visit x

  190. Matthew Waterhouse
    9 March, 2019 / 11:45 pm

    When I was very young I loved The Hungry Caterpillar!

  191. 9 March, 2019 / 11:12 pm

    I loved the Faraway Tree and the Famous Five books! I read all the time growing up! x

  192. Catherine Bullas
    9 March, 2019 / 10:59 pm

    I loved reading The secret diary of Adrian Mole aged 13 3/4

  193. Natalie Crossan
    9 March, 2019 / 10:49 pm

    I loved anything by Jacqueline Wilson, in particular Tracy Beaker 🙂 xx

  194. Kay Broomfield
    9 March, 2019 / 10:35 pm

    I loved Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl

  195. TRACY JAMES
    9 March, 2019 / 9:24 pm

    enid blyton famous five was always my fav books as a child

  196. melanie stirling
    9 March, 2019 / 7:52 pm

    The Famous Five books were my favourite, I couldn’t get enough of them.

  197. Isabel O
    9 March, 2019 / 7:16 pm

    I remember it, it was called The Last Noo Noo by Jill Murphy!

  198. Susan B
    9 March, 2019 / 7:01 pm

    I remember enjoying all The Famous Five books and later loved the entire It Shouldn’t Happen to a Vet books.

  199. Angela treadway
    9 March, 2019 / 6:31 pm

    the jolly postman was mine, used to enjoy pulling reading all the letters x

  200. Emilia Nastaly-Howard
    9 March, 2019 / 4:42 pm

    It was Alice in Wonderland, just loved it

  201. Georgina Prince
    9 March, 2019 / 3:51 pm

    i love the twits by Roald Dahl – i always thank my mum for her encouraging my love of reading! x

  202. Jo F
    9 March, 2019 / 3:46 pm

    I used to like the worst witch series

  203. Sandra Fortune
    9 March, 2019 / 2:09 pm

    My all time favourite was Heidi I think because my grandma read it to me I also liked the famous five books

  204. Susie Wilkinson
    9 March, 2019 / 1:29 pm

    I always loved Enid Blyton’s The Magic Faraway Tree books, I wish she’d written more!

  205. Laura Jeffs
    9 March, 2019 / 12:43 pm

    My favourite book as a child is the Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

  206. Tony Metcalfe
    9 March, 2019 / 12:21 pm

    Possibly Black Beauty, or one of the Jennings books.

  207. abigail edkins
    9 March, 2019 / 11:55 am

    my fave book was called the wishing powder, closely followed by the merman

  208. Iris Tilley
    9 March, 2019 / 11:34 am

    I use to love the Ladybid books but my all time favourite is Little Red Riding hood

  209. Geri Gregg
    9 March, 2019 / 11:21 am

    My favourite book as a child was Matilda

  210. Sally Collingwood
    9 March, 2019 / 11:20 am

    I liked the treasure hunters by Enid Blyton, it was the first book I ever really read.

  211. Helen Thurston
    9 March, 2019 / 11:04 am

    I loved Enid Blyton, Roald Dahl, etc, but my favourite book would be ‘Little House in the Big Woods’ by Laura Ingalls Wilder, followed by ‘Island of the Blue Dolphins’ by Scott O’Dell.

  212. Mrs Nikki Cook
    9 March, 2019 / 10:36 am

    I loved brer rabbit

  213. Sarah Summers
    9 March, 2019 / 10:33 am

    My favourite books used to be the goosebumps ones

  214. Carolyn E
    9 March, 2019 / 10:26 am

    I was addicted to the Enid Blyton books as a child

  215. Martina Pichova
    9 March, 2019 / 10:25 am

    I always loved the Cinderella story, I used to dream that was my life…

  216. Paula Barker
    9 March, 2019 / 10:07 am

    Ballet shoes by Noel Streatfield

  217. Sara Straw
    9 March, 2019 / 9:48 am

    My favourite book when I was a child was Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

  218. Donna skelton
    9 March, 2019 / 9:26 am

    My favourite book was A little princess by frances hodgson burnett, dont know what happened to my original copy but have one now that my husband bought me as i still love the story.

  219. Sarah blythe
    9 March, 2019 / 9:22 am

    witches has always been my fav

  220. janine atkin
    9 March, 2019 / 9:22 am

    i always love Matilda, i loved that she was a reader like me

  221. Natalie Burgess
    9 March, 2019 / 8:21 am

    I loved the magic faraway tree. Such lovely childhood memories xx

  222. Adele
    9 March, 2019 / 7:53 am

    My favourite book as a child was Each Peach Pear Plum

  223. Margaret Clarkson
    9 March, 2019 / 6:56 am

    I loved Enid Blyton especially the Faraway Tree books “The Enchanted Wood” “The Magic Farawy Tree” and “The Folk of the Faraway Tree”

  224. Adrian Bold
    9 March, 2019 / 3:13 am

    My favourite book has always been The Hobbit since I was a child. I love the fantasy elements to it.

  225. Kayleigh Watkins
    8 March, 2019 / 11:55 pm

    I loved Roald Dahl’s books James and the giant peach and Boy, I also loved the famous five, nd secret seven books xx

  226. MARIA ROGERS
    8 March, 2019 / 11:11 pm

    Lion , witch and the Wardrobe my no 1 fav, I would sit in the wardrobe with my torch reading it hoping to find Narnia

  227. Anthony Harrington
    8 March, 2019 / 10:13 pm

    mine was a book called The Windy Day, about a family of rabbits going shopping with an umbrella that kept blowing inside out.

  228. Margaret GALLAGHER
    8 March, 2019 / 10:11 pm

    Ladybird books especially THE THREE LITTLE PIGS ….. still have the copy too

  229. Margaret Dixon
    8 March, 2019 / 10:04 pm

    Books sound amazing

    • linda
      Author
      9 March, 2019 / 10:17 am

      But which was your favourite as a child Margaret?

  230. Angie McDonald
    8 March, 2019 / 9:49 pm

    I always loved ELMER the patchwork Elephant!

  231. Sean Eccles
    8 March, 2019 / 9:49 pm

    The secret garden my mum used to read it to me

  232. Sean Eccles
    8 March, 2019 / 9:47 pm

    The secret garden

  233. Niki Marie Wardle
    8 March, 2019 / 9:01 pm

    I loved anything by Enid Blyton especially the famous 5 series, I’m so pleased all of our kids take joy in reading!

  234. Solange
    8 March, 2019 / 8:52 pm

    My favourite book as a child was The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.

  235. Chris Andrews
    8 March, 2019 / 6:52 pm

    What was your favourite book as a child? Black Beauty, though l definitely would NOT read it now

  236. Nuala R
    8 March, 2019 / 6:34 pm

    My favourite book was Danny the champion of the world

  237. SianiD
    8 March, 2019 / 6:09 pm

    Shadow the Sheepdag, by Enid Blyton. I re-read that over and over

  238. Emma Morgan
    8 March, 2019 / 5:39 pm

    I loved the secret seven books as a child ,

  239. Katrina Adams
    8 March, 2019 / 5:13 pm

    I was always an avid reader as a kid and I’m so glad that it has something that has carried on into my adult years. I had loads of favourite books as a kid but I would go with Matilda by Roald Dahl.

  240. Katie
    8 March, 2019 / 5:03 pm

    I used to love all the Topsy and Tim books. My sister and I knew all the stories off by heart, and I remember my sister telling my dad off for skipping a page!

  241. Kim Neville
    8 March, 2019 / 5:01 pm

    I loved reading Enid Blyton books especially Mallory Towers

  242. iain maciver
    8 March, 2019 / 4:55 pm

    the secret seven ,the hardy boys, famous five

  243. Claire Rees
    8 March, 2019 / 4:54 pm

    Ronald Dahl was and still is my favourite author, I love Matilda and it’s my Daughter’s favourite too

  244. Mark R
    8 March, 2019 / 4:50 pm

    I loved reading all the Willard Price Adventures series books.

  245. Peter Watson
    8 March, 2019 / 4:48 pm

    The News of the World Football Annual of 1966 when England won the World Cup was my favourite book as a child.

  246. Christina Palmer
    8 March, 2019 / 4:43 pm

    I over reading the Secret Seven Books and The Famous Five

  247. Tracy Nixon
    8 March, 2019 / 4:40 pm

    I loved Lady Bird books and one of my favourite stories was The Little Red Hen.