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Julia Eccleshare's 1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up is the perfect introduction to the very best books of childhood: those books that lie behind the making of every reader.

There is little that is more influential than the stories we read in childhood. From their meaning and their language come a welter of emotional experiences- and the words with which to express them- that cannot be easily reached in any other way. On revisiting, many of these turn out to be even better than remembered. It is often the illustrations, absorbed in early childhood, that will rekindle the strongest and warmest memories. Stories and the images that accompany them have a rare capacity for taking even the oldest reader straight back to the essence of their own childhood. Alongside enduring classics, there are also books highlighting the most successful, contemporary illustration and writing.

Join us as we read some of these great books every month.

Feb 1 2016
The Adventures of Maya The Bee - Waldemar Bonsels
The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch- Ronda and David Armitage

Feb 15 2016
Platero and I (Platero y yo) - Juan Ramon Jimenez

March 1 2016
What Katy Did - Susan Coolidge (182)

March 15 2016
Why The Whales Came - Michael Morpurgo (176)
When The Wind Blows - Raymond Briggs

April 1 2016, Aussie April
Pagan’s Crusade - Catherine Jinks (246)

April 15 2016
45 + 47 Stella Street and everything that happened - Elizabeth Honey (174)
The Great Escape from City Zoo - Tohby Riddle

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  • Dec 27, 2009
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