Welcome back to another Top 5 Wednesday, the Goodreads group dedicated to sharing our five favourite books or book-related information based on different topics each week!
As you can see from the title, today’s topic is Children’s Books!
And as it is such a wide-ranging topic, it is one of those that you could interpret a few different ways.
- your favourite children/middle grade books
- those you want to read
- those you didn’t read when you were younger etc
- those you read as adults
I already did my own post on my favourite children’s books back in January, so I will link that here if you are interested. So for this post, I’ll focus on those books that I read as adults!
With that out of the way, let’s get to it…
Anne of Green Gables by L.M.Montgomery – I don’t know why this children’s classic passed me by when I was younger, but it did, and I wish it hadn’t. It is such a great book and one I enjoyed a lot when I read it a couple of years ago. I need to re-read it at some point, and possibly continue on with the sequels.
Cogheart by Peter Bunzl – Victorian London, Steampunk, adventure, mystery, and friendship is something I am certainly going to read. This book was really fun and the main characters, Lily and Robert make an amazing team! I wrote a review for this back in March so if you want to read that and check it out, feel free to do so.
Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian – This is one book I have often talked about on the blog before because it is one of my all-time favourites, and one that I rediscovered a few years ago. I did initially read this at primary school but I forgot all about it until it popped back up on my radar whilst I was at university. I love the story, the characters, and I have a greater appreciation for it now than I did when I was younger.
Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry – This is one of those children’s book that I believe people get more out of the older they get. It’s very poetic, metaphorical and thought-provoking. It’s one I need to re-read, whether in the original French or English.
Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter – This is one book where I watched the film adaptations beforehand (Disney, and ITV) and when I did finally pick it up, it made me dislike the Disney film due to a change they made in one of the major plot points! What I love about it is Pollyanna as a character, because of her outlook on life and how she is able to help others find that same beauty and joy. She has an infectious personality and it is really fun and refreshing! Going back to the subject of adaptations, the ITV film is fantastic and has a great cast of British actors! I highly recommend watching it!
And that is that.
What are your favourite children/middle grade books?
Which ones have you read as adults?
Have you read any of these? What do you think?
Thanks for reading and have a good day!