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.

Tuesday, 2nd February 2021, 11:00 am

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.

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You have been sharing your favourite books from childhood for National Storytelling Week. Picture: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

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

Enid Blyton

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

Roald Dahl

Danny, Champion of the World

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

The Twits

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

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