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Our favourite books growing up

Our Favourite Book Growing Up

By Rebecca Reed, CRM Executive.

Either in school or at home with your parents, you are taught to read from a very young age. There are some books from our childhoods that have stayed with us throughout our adult lives. Find out our favourite five books below.

Little Rabbit Foo Foo by Michael Rosen

Now, this was a favourite of ours when growing up, Little Rabbit Foo Foo is the tale of a hilarious biker bunny who is wild and wicked. He likes nothing better than riding through the forest and bopping everyone on the head. Worms, tigers, no one is safe. But the Good Fairy comes along and warns Little Rabbit Foo Foo as she is not impressed. Now, this was a go-to book for a child, the rhymes combined with the amazing illustrations had us laughing out loud and we are certain it will have your young ones giggling too. 

Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney

A modern classic in children’s literature. This is the story of Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown Hare who are trying to express how much they love each other. This story has captivated adults and children alike.

This was a perfect bedtime story for us here at World of Books and it will be an excellent story to read as your children wind down.

The Harry Potter Series by J.K Rowling

A clear winner of children’s fiction in the late 90’s and early 00’s. We all grew up and joined Harry’s journey to Hogwarts and his battle with Lord Voldemort. The books gave many children an escape from the real world to find a home in Hogwarts and J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world.

These books have now touched many generations and will continue to spread magic around the world.

Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket

These books were the next go to series after Harry Potter, or at the same time, if you read a lot like us.

They followed the unpleasant adventures of the Baudelaire orphans. We followed Violet, Klaus and Sunny as they deal with their exceptional bad luck. Count Olaf, is the dastardly villain in this 13 book series and will do anything to get his hands on the Baudelaire fortune. If your children love Roald Dahl then these books will certainly be their next read.

Goosebumps by R.L Stine.

This series of novella’s led many of us budding readers, slowly into the spooky world of horror fiction. We trembled in terror at the thought that inanimate objects would become possessed by supernatural entities and try to harm us in any way. From 1992 to 1997 R.L. Stine published 62 books under the Goosebumps title. Make sure you tuck those children up at night, they may be thinking those monsters under the bed are real.


Do you have a favourite children’s book that you have passed on down to your children? Tell us in the comments below.

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  • Reply Anthony Knights January 12, 2018 at 8:36 pm

    Winter Holiday by Arthur Ransome. A truly wonderful book that I still re read on an annual basis, despite my three score years and ten!

  • Reply Roger Bradbury April 12, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    An aunt and uncle used to give me The Rupert Bear Annual for Christmas every year, and I looked forward to it. Each one had several finely illustrated stories, and some sort of how to make article. There were also black and white magic painting pages; all I needed to do was to wet the page with a small paintbrush, and it amazingly turned into a colour picture.

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