As a kid I absolutely loved reading – and I still do. I was and am very lucky to have a mum who values reading, and she fed me book after book when I was a kid. I appreciated it then, and I still appreciate it now. Here are 5 of my favourite children’s books to celebrate World Book Day!
- Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson
This book evokes me straight back in time to my childhood – and to the 1930s. I think it’s a wondrous story of adventure and friendship.
2. Peter Pan by JM Barrie
The actual story of Peter Pan is really rather horrifying, but the book is just a wonderful tale of fighting and pirates and fairies and mermaids. I read this book over and over when I was a kid.
3. Winnie the Pooh by AA Milne
Winnie the Pooh is such a classic! I grew up with the TV show, the magazine, and the books themselves. Pooh bear accompanied me throughout my childhood.
4. Wreck of the Zanzibar by Michael Morpurgo
I adored this book when I was younger! It’s one of my most prized possessions as my copy is actually signed by Michael Morpurgo when I had the exciting opportunity to meet him when I was in Year 5 at school. This story just absolutely captured me, but all of his work is amazing.
5. Malory Towers by Enid Blyton
School stories were a staple of mine! Malory Towers held my heart! I was so protective about these books – my mum asked me if I could lend them to someone and I actually refused because I loved them so much.
I wish there were World Book Day books for adults, but I’ve almost always buy a World Book Day book anyway. You can find these books in your local bookshop and sometimes in the supermarket. They cost £1/€1.50 or are free with a book token which are given out at schools or are sometimes in newspapers. McDonalds also have them printed on their Happy Meals!
What are you reading this World Book Day?