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Wednesday, 1 June 2016

My All Time Favourite Children’s Books!


As a big book lover it wasn't long before I would produce a post of My All Time Favourite Children's Books! It's been something I have wanted to produce on this blog for a quite while now and I've loved reading other posts like it, especially the ones from bloodyhellbrennan  and Little Miss Katy. 

Even as a adult I still love children's stories and how authors captivate the imaginations of children. It must be more difficult to produce children's stories that grasps young people, especially with the rise of technology being all around them.

Hopefully they realise like a lot of my generation there is nothing better than a fresh book from a bookshop or going into your local library for your next read.

So I decided to visit my local library to help me source out those favourite books it reminded me of all the stories I've read in years gone by and what ones have stayed with me since. Here are my favourite all time favourite children's books, in no order. I really hope this brings back some reading memories for you too.


The BFG - Roald Dahl  

Who hasn't loved any of Roald Dahl's stories in their lifetime?

There's so many and I'm always drawn to the wonderful illustrations from Quentin Blake as much as I am to the stories he has created. The illustrations throughout the book help you imagine those characters in the book.

I enjoy most of the Roald Dahl books but I definitely have a particular soft spot for The BFG.

I think he's the most interesting and wonderful character that Roald Dahl created, so yeah the feature film being released next month is something I am really excited about. Plus, he the book includes words such as snozzcumber!


Harry Potter & The Chamber of Secret - J.K.Rowling

It wouldn't be a childhood book inspired post without mentioning Harry Potter right?

After all I grew up in all the excitement of Harry Potter and don't think I've outgrown it.

Out of all the books my absolute favourite growing up was always the Chamber of Secrets. My copy at home also has my form from Year 7 which shows how long I've had the book too, nice little keepsake!

I love the whole concept of the flying car and it's the first time we meet Dobby the House Elf, who doesn't love Dobby?! It's magic just felt on a whole different level compared to the first book.


Vicky Angel - Jacqueline Wilson

It surprises me when I know some people who have never read a book by Jacqueline Wilson in their lifetime?

I always find it hard to grasp which book of hers I enjoyed the most because growing up I felt like Jacqueline captivated and wrote about stories that related to a young person somewhere out there. There was stories of losing a friend, parents divorcing and so on. These are the stories I could read over and over and still enjoy at 24 years old.

I chose Vicky Angel for this post, I thought it was one of the strongest topics to write about for a young audience and Jacqueline captured it perfectly.


Peter Pan - J M Barrie

If there's one classic I absolutely loved and still love now then it's without a shadow of a doubt it's Peter Pan.

It's the most magical story I have ever possibly read and who didn't want to fly off to Neverland and fight Captain Hook after they read this book? You'll be surprised how many people have actually never read the book and only watched the film adaptions, you need to read it.

It has everything fairies, pirates, people flying and a bit of romance tucked under there for good measure.

I feel like the book is far better than movie adaption will ever create.


I would love to hear about your all time favourite Children's books too! I think mine are very typical favourites and there's plenty in the top blog image like Charlotte's Web I enjoy just as much too!

thanks for reading,

22 comments:

  1. I love Jacqueline Wilson books, i used to collect them =]

    emyii90.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. AH I wish I collected them too, they're amazing books! :)
      Emmie x

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  2. I was the biggest Jacqueline Wilson nerd ever haha, owned every one of them! Same with Roald Dahl, was a massive fan x

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    1. I am really enjoying seeing how many people loved these stories I've written about! They're so unforgettable! :D

      Emmie x

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  3. I love this idea! May have to borrow it ��... But some great choices! I loved jaquline Wilson growing up! I muss all her books. And childhood isn't right without mentioning HP! Haha chamber of secrets was one of my faves along with half blood prince :)

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    1. Ah course please do get inspired by it, love talking about books! I need to write a post about why Librares are so awesome! :D I know it wouldn't be a post about childhood without a mention of HP! Ah I loved the Half Blood Prince too, I always think there's one out of the series for everyone that sticks with them the most!

      Emmie x

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  4. This is such a cute post! I was a massive Jacqueline Wilson fan! I still have her books on my shelves she was a must read for me.

    H XX | Carpe Everything

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    1. I was so inspired by other bloggers so you have them to thank! Ah I think she had the most colourful and captivating stories for a young audience :)

      Emmie x

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  5. The Jacqueline Wilson books were pretty much my childhood. I always loved Midnight and The Cat Mummy :) xo

    Emily | emsalice.com

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    1. Oh yes The Cat Mummy I remember that one, I wish it was acceptable and I had time to reread everything all over again!

      Emmie x

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  6. Oh god, I used to love Jacqueline Wilson! What an author?! xxx

    Sam // What I Know Now

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    1. I know isn't she just the best?! I found it so hard to decide which one to talk about, there's so many!

      Emmie x

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  7. Such amazing picks! Harry Potter is still my number 1 favourite. I also like the Horrid Henry series.

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    Laila xo

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    1. Thanks for enjoying my post and the choices I wrote about! I never read the Horrid Henry series, I missed out on the Series of Unfortunate Events series too so put it on my list to read this year!

      Emmie x

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  8. I've never read Peter Pan and as an avid reader I feel quite ashamed! I'm actually collating a six month reading list right now so I'll add that to it! I loved Jacqueline Wilson books too and was only thinking about Vicky Angel the other day - I love the message of how you can love someone so much but also be a little trapped by them.
    One of my favourite childhood books is The Witches by Roald Dahl, it scared me as a kid but it was brilliant at the same time!
    Fab post :)
    Rebecca | Notes From September
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    1. Hi Rebecca!
      Thanks for your lovely comment. It's one of those books that isn't read as much as you thought! But yeah add it to the big reading list (I have the same problem don't worry!). Ah isn't it just the cutest book? it's a bit sad :(.
      Oh the film was terrifying though wasn't it? it was so tough to pick a Roald Dahl book I love them all! :D

      Emmie xx

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  9. Oh my god... Nostalgia alert!! Harry Potter and anything Roald Dahl or Jacqueline Wilson are just my fave childhood books!

    Robyn / Phases Of Robyn

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    1. I know I feel like this post is great for some nostalgia! They're just SO BLOODY GOOD! :D

      Emmie x

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  10. Oh Harry Potter. I feel like that has become a staple for children's literature. BFG will likely blow up a bit more with the new Disney movie coming out! Some of the newer children's literature books are fantastic too!

    Single Vegas Girl
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    1. I think it has too, it's one of my absolute favourite book series and I think it always will be! I can't wait to have children and read the books to them :). Yeah I think it'll become more popular which is good, I've been trying to hunt down a copy in charity shops!

      Emmie xx

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    1. Ah me too, It's really great how the UK summer reading challenge for children is really focused on Roald Dahl this year too! :D

      Emmie x

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