World Book Day – My top 10 childhood books

Today is ‘World Book Day’, when lots of children go to school dressed as their favourite character from a book. This got me thinking about my own childhood, and my top 10 childhood books.

My top 10 childhood booksMy top 10 childhood books - milly molly mandy

  • Milly Molly Mandy by Joyce Lankester Brisley
  • Squirrel Nutkins by Beatrix Potter
  • Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
  • Rupert Bear by Mary Tourtel
  • Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White
  • Famous Five by Enid Blyton
  • Mallory Towers by Enid Blyton
  • The Secret Seven by Enid Blyton
  • The Fourth Key by Malcom Saville
  • Black Beauty by Anna Sewell

My trip to our village library every Saturday morning was always followed by a visit to the local news agent where I collected my favourite comic.  I progressed from: Bunty and Judy to School Friend and Diane. Later when I felt very grown up I read Jackie and Boyfriend.

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