Childhood Books

Sarah Ban Breathnach in her book Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy suggests rediscovering the books you loved as a child in August to help bring more harmony to your everyday life.

She suggests to head off to a good library the older the better and wander into the children’s section, with or without your own little ones. Sit in the child sized chair and recall the moments of contentment curled up with a good book. She suggests the following books:

  • Little Women
  • Black Beauty
  • Anne of Green Gables
  • The Bobbsey Twins
  • The Little House On The Prairie
  • Nancy Drew: Secret in The Old Attic
  • Nancy Drew: Mystery At The Moss Covered Manson
  • The Betsy Tacy Series

Remember its never too late to have a happy childhood.

Trinny & Susannah in their book The Survival Guide: A Woman’s Secret Weapon For Getting Through The Year recommend the following classic children’s and teenagers books as the perfect collection.

  • Ha Ha Maisy by Lucy Cousins
  • Kipper by Mark Inkpen
  • Pants by Giles Andreae & Nick Sharratt
  • Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney & Anita Jeram
  • Thomas The Tank Engine by W Awdry
  • Babar by Laurent de Brunhoff
  • Winnie The Pooh by A A Milne
  • A Year Full Of Stories by Georgie Adams & Selina Young
  • The Cat In The Hat by Dr Seuss
  • A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond
  • Horrid Henry’s Nits by Francesca Simon & Tony Ross
  • The Three Little Witches Storybook by Georgie Adams & Emily Bolam
  • The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy
  • The Chronicles Of Narnia by C S Lewis
  • Alice In Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild
  • Wind In The Willows by Kenneth Grahame
  • Arthur Trilogy by Kevin Crossley-Holland
  • Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver
  • The Roman Mysteries Series by Caroline Lawrence
  • Shadow Of The Minotaur by Alan Gibbons
  • The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  • Lord Of The Rings by J R Tolkien
  • Watership Down by Richard Adams
  • The Scarecrows by Robert Westall
  • Harry Potter Series by J K Rowling
  • Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder
  • Little Woman by Louisa May Alcott
  • Junk by Melvin Burgess
  • Asterix by Albert Uderzo & Rene Goscinny
  • Catcher In The Rye by J D Salinger
  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  • Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
  • The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time by Mark Haddon
  • Fat Is A Feminist Issue By Susie Orbach
  •  Beloved by Toni Morrison.

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