Top 5 Wednesday

T5W: Favourite Children’s Books

Ah! A new topic that I absolutely love! Some of these will be no surprise, some a bit for younger readers, but all great! Let’s go!


Sharing a Shell by Julia Donaldson – For younger readers

Ah, I love this book. Anything by Julia Donaldson is a win, but this was one of my favourites and I love sharing this one with my classes! All those good things like friendship and fun and love in this read!

Chu’s First Day of School by Neil Gaiman – For younger readers

Because who doesn’t want to get over those first day at school jitters with the adorable sneezing panda?! I’m sorry, I couldn’t resist adding this one in!

Anne of Green Gables by L M Montgomery

Probably my favourite children’s classic of all time. See my review for all the reasons why!

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

This was my first ever venture into Gaiman’s world and it was wonderful. Funny, dark, but a lovely tale. If you are wondering where to start with this author, this might not be too bad a place.

Wonder by R J Palacio

So, this is sometimes categorised as middle grade and sometimes as YA, but I’ve always thought of it as the former. This is such a wonderful book and it deserved every ounce of praise it gets. It tackles some really big issues with ease, honesty and friendliness, which is exactly how these topics should be dealt. I’d really love to re-read this book soon, I think.


There we have it: five of my favourite children’s books. If you haven’t got to any of these yet, I really suggest you do. After all, you never have to be a child still to enjoy this genre! In fact, I think I actually enjoy it more as an adult!



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