World Book Day 2018 - Books That Defined Our Love For Reading.
Thursday 1st March is World Book Day! Dedicated to promoting the importance of reading and encouraging people to read a little more - a pretty great day in our books... (bad pun, but worth it).
For the parents among you, it might evoke a slightly different feeling… That last minute panic as you realise you’ve completely forgotten to sort / design / think up a costume for your little ones to wear the following day. Nevertheless once that situation (hopefully!) resolves itself, we are all able to appreciate what a brilliant event it is - encouraging children to read more is such a good thing.
This got us thinking, what books defined our love of reading? Following on from a good conversation in the office, and we’ve managed to put together a list of some of our favourite childhood books. It was actually really lovely revisiting these stories and pinpointing them to a specific time in our lives. So, have a read, embrace the nostalgia, and let us know what you’d add to the list.
Roald Dahl. Anything by Roald Dahl. Matilda, The Twits, The BFG, George's Marvellous Medicine... The list goes on!
Harry Potter by J.K Rowling. Demonstrating just how powerful our imagination can be, and how important it is to use it.
Enid Blyton. Her many, many wonderful stories. The Magic Faraway Tree, The Famous Five, Mallory Towers, The Night The Toys Came To Life.
Anne Frank's Diary. So poignant, and so important.
A Little Princess and The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
Swallows & Amazons by Arthur Ransome. For the element of adventure.
The Diary of Adrian Mole by Sue Townsend.
Alex Rider Series by Anthony Horowitz.
Jacqueline Wilson. So many of her books. The Story of Tracy Beaker, The Lottie Project, Sleepovers, The Illustrated Mum, The Suitcase Kid...
Anything by Dr Seuss and Beatrix Potter.
Dark Materials Trilogy by Philip Pullman.
The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame.