My Childhood Favourites

And now for a Quick List of my favourite reads.

These are the books that changed my life, spoke to some deep need inside of me, made me laugh or cry or both.

These books haunted me, inspired me and they have stood the test of time.

Some of them I read as a child over and over again; some came to me later in life. But all of them have been well loved by me.

I Taught Myself to Read with:

Dr Seuss – One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
Inside, Outside, Upside Down
Ten Apples Up on Top

As a Young Person I loved & reread:

Rose Red and Snow White | Tenggren
Baby Island | Carol Ryrie Brink
Famous Five, The Secret Island & Adventurous Four series | Enid Blyton
Two Are Better Than One | Carol Ryrie Brink
I Am David | Ann Holm
Silver Sword | Ian Serralier
Little Women series | Louisa May Alcott
Trixie Belden series | Julie Campbell & Kathryn Kenny
The Railway Children | Edith Nesbit
Seven Little Australians | Ethel Turner
When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit | Judith Kerr
Anne of Green Gables | L M Montgomery
The Wheel on the School |  Meindert DeJong
What Katy Did series | Susan Coolidge
Climb A Lonely Hill | Lilith Norman
Tintin series | Hergé
The Diary of Young Girl | Anne Frank
Flambards series | K.M. Peyton
The Hobbit | J R R Tolkien
Sadie & Kevin series | Joan Lingard
Pastures of the Blue Crane | H F Brinsmead
Picnic at Hanging Rock | Joan Lindsay
Flowers in the Attic | Virginia Andrews
Sara Dane and Fiona | Catherine Gaskin
Pretty much everything my library had by Agatha Christie

These books came to me later in life

Koala Lou & Hattie and the Fox | Mem Fox
The Deep | Tim Winton
Harry the Dirty Dog | Gene Zion
The Story of Ping | Marjorie Flack
Make Way for the Ducklings | Robert McCloskey
The Giving Tree | Shel Silverstein
Winnie the Pooh | A.A. Milne
Coraline | Neil Gaiman
Looking For Alabrandi | Marlena Marchetta
Bridge to Terebithia | Katherine Paterson
Harry Potter | J K Rowling (of course)
Wonder | R.J. Palacio

What are some of your favourites?

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