Your favourite childhood books to share with family for National Storytelling Week

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Thursday, 4th February 2021, 5:19 pm
Some of the childhood books mentioned by our readers

To mark National Storytelling Week we asked readers on our social media pages what their favourite childhood books were and have compiled a list of some of your favourites.

Coming out on top was anything by Enid Blyton, C.S. Lewis, Louisa May Alcott, and Roald Dahl, with Black Beauty also a firm favourite among readers.

If you are looking to introduce new books to your children during Lockdown 3 then here are some of the most recommended books by our readers.

circa 1870: US writer Louisa May Alcott, (1832 - 1888), born in Philadelphia. Her books include 'Little Women' (1868), which drew on her own experiences. Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Enid Blyton

* The Famous Five series

* The Faraway Tree series

* The Secret Seven series

British novelist Roald Dahl (1916 - 1990), UK, 10th December 1971. Photo by Ronald Dumont/Daily Express/Getty Images

C.S Lewis

* The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

* The Chronicles of Narnia

Roald Dahl

Children's writer Enid Blyton (1897 - 1968) sitting in her garden in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire. Photo by George Konig/Getty Images

* Danny the Champion of the World

*The Twits

* Fantastic Mr Fox

Louisa May Alcott

* Little Women

* Little Women and Good Wives

* Jo's Boys

* Black Beauty by Anna Sewell

* The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

* Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

* The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

* Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

* The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

* Children of the New Forest by Frederick Marryat

* Heidi by Johanna Spyri

* The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr

* Nancy Drew Mysteries by Carolyn Keene

* Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

* Water Babies by Charles Kingsley

* The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter

* Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian

* What Katy Did series by Susan Coolidge

* The Chalet School series by Elinor Brent-Dyer

* Anne of Green Gables series Lucy Maud Montgomery

* Watership Down by Richard Adams

* The Animals of Farthing Wood by Colin Dann

* Janet and John series by Mabel O'Donnell and Rona Munro

* Stig of the Dump by Clive King

* Robin Hood and his Merrie Men by Anon

* The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickins

* Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

* Little Rabbit Foo Foo by Michael Rosen

* Moominland Midwinter by Tove Jansson

* The Wonkey Donkey by Craig Smith

* The House That Sailed Away by Pat Hutchins

* Bunty published by D.C. Thompson

* Pookie by Ivy Wallace

* Barney Blue Eyes by Mabel Marlowe

* The Magic Cottage by James Herbert

* Dogsbody by Diana Wynne Jones

* The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford

* Little O’s Naughty Day by Edith Unnerstad

* Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald

* The Tree That Sat Down by Beverley Nichols

* Which Witch? by Eva Ibbotson

* Bobby Brewster by H.E.Todd