This year is a celebration of what would have been Roald Dahl’s 100th Birthday, 13th September marks the official Roald Dahl Day. So whilst we’re talking about our favourite childhood books we thought we’d tie it all in with the celebrations. With the BFG hitting cinemas in the UK back in July you may have noticed an increase in Roald Dahl merchandise and books in the shops. Also as you may have seen in our post last week – 2016 also marks what would have been Beatrix Potter’s 150th birthday.
It got us thinking about what books will be passed onto our own children and grand-children – the classic childhood books. Which then led us on to pose the question. What is your favourite childhood book?
We asked some of our friends who have previously helped us with blogposts for their favourite children’s books and here’s what they came up with.
Mark the Medic – THE BFG by Roald Dahl
Kathryn from Nana’s Manners – The Sneetches & Other Stories by Dr. Seuss
Steph from Chalk Kids – They All Saw a Cat by Brendan Wenzel, The Storm Whale by Benji Davies, How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers and My Dad Used to Be So Cool by Keith Negley who also wrote Tough Guys (Have feelings Too) which we reviewed here.
Kate from Alegre Media – Jacqueline Wilson
Claire Burgess – Commotion in the Ocean by Giles Andreae, We’re going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl, Chicken Licken and Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney
Kate from Hello Mums –We’re going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen
Elspeth Pitman- Little Tuppen by Paul Galdon.
Sue Purkiss – Peace at Last by Jill Murphy.
It’s amazing how the list of books above is so varied – we’ve found out about some lovely new titles both new and old.
So, what’s your favourite book?