5 Of My Favourite Children’s Books for World Book Day

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!

  1. 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?

Book Reviews: Dark Touch Series by Amy Meredith

I thought I’d do a review of 4 books in 1 post! So this series is called the Dark Touch series and its by author Amy Mereith. Set in Deepdene, a town on the American east coast, the series follows three teenagers, Eve, Jess and Luke, as they battle demons and Eve learns of her new powers of the Deepdene Witch.

If you don’t want to read all of the reviews below, here’s a quick one. I gave each book three stars (but I enjoyed The Hunt and Fever the most) because although they were interesting and entertaining, they weren’t the best things I’ve ever read and some things did annoy me, like the constant name-dropping of products like iPhones etc. It was humorous in places, sad in places, scary in places. I quite liked them, though, and read all four in a day each. They’re not long reads, and perfect for 11+ year old girls (well, that’s who they’re clearly aimed at!). Recommended.

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