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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.

April 1 2014
Aussie April
Ursula Dubosarsky The Red Shoe (183)
Jenny Wagner John Brown, Rose and the Midnight Cat

April 15 2014
Steven Herrick By The River (232)
Jeannie Baker Window

May 1 2014
Jack London Call of the Wild (111)

May 15 2014
Gary Paulsen Hatchet (192)

June 1 2014
George MacDonald The Princess and the Goblin (192)

June 15 2014
Lauren Child Clarice Bean, That's Me
Lauren Child Utterly Me, Clarice Bean (208)

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  • Dec 27, 2009
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