10. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Quirky, fun and beautifully illustrated, especially the Tove Jansson edition. I love the book so much that I have three separate copies of it.
9. Old Bear by Jane Hissey
I used to adore these tales, and would read them with my Mum on a regular basis. The ITV adaptation of the stories was absolutely charming.
8. Matilda by Roald Dahl
What’s not to like about a story of a wonderfully bookish and intelligent little girl who finds happiness? Absolutely lovely.
7. The Folk of the Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton
I’ve yet to meet anyone who hasn’t enjoyed the Faraway Tree stories, and this is a particularly great collection. I adore the way in which the new lands come to the top of the tree, and the adventures which ensue along the way.
6. The Jolly Postman, Or Other People’s Letters by Janet Ahlberg
This book and its sequels kept me amused for hours. It is presented in such an exciting, lovely format.