Thursday, 2 April 2009

Children's Book Day 2009

Today is Hans Christian Anderson’s birthday (, the day chosen by the International Board on Books for Young People to inspire young readers and to promote good quality books for children the world over.
In honour of International Children's Book Day -(
I have compiled a 'top ten' of favourite reads from my childhood - books which have branded themselves onto my consciousness and in some ways influenced my writing style and imagination.
I would recommend everyone get their hands on at least one of these books. Enjoy!
1. Mrs Pepperpot series by Alf Proysen
2. Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
3. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
4. Watership Down by Richard Adams
5. The Borrowers by Mary Norton
6. Charlotte's Web by E.B White
7. Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
8. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S Lewis
9. James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
10. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
In all good book shops August 11th 2009!)
Happy reading...

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