Your favourite childhood books to share with the family for National Storytelling Week
When the evenings are cold and dark, there are few things better than settling down with a good book.
And as the UK marks National Storytelling Week for 2021, we wanted to take you back to your younger days to remember your favourite books from childhood.
Hundreds of you got in touch on our social media pages to recommend your most treasured stories – with Enid Blyton and Roald Dahl coming through as firm favourites for all generations.
If you’re looking forward to introducing your children to something new as Lockdown 3 continues, here are some of the most-recommended stories by our readers.
Is one of your favourites included? These are your top picks.
Little Women - Louisa May Alcott
The Malory Towers series
The St Clare’s series
The Famous Five series
The Secret Seven series
The Wishing Chair
The Magic Faraway Tree
What Katy Did - Sarah Chauncey Woolsey
Danny, Champion of the World
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
Stig of the Dump - Clive King
Milly-Molly-Mandy - Joyce Lankester Brisley
The Narnia series - CS Lewis
Goodnight Mister Tom - Michelle Magorian
The Worst Witch - Jill Murphy
The Railway Children - Edith Nesbit
The Silver Sword - Ian Serraillier
Black Beauty - Anna Sewell
Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson
Ballet Shoes - Noel Streatfeild
Heidi - Johanna Spyri
The Hobbit - J R. R. Tolkien
The Story of Tracy Beaker - Jacqueline Wilson