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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.

March 1 2015
The Dutch Twins - Lucy Perkins (188)
The Cow Who Fell in the Canal - Phyllis Krasilovsky

March 15 2015
Bilgewater - Jane Gardam (208)

April 1 2015 Aussie April
Looking for Alibrandi - Melina Marchetta (276)
Fox - Margaret Wild

April 15 2015
Mister Monday - Garth Nix (361)
Old Tom - Leigh Hobbs

May 1 2015
Alex Rider: Stormbreaker - Anthony Horowitz (240)

May 15 2015
Uncle - JP Martin (160)

June 1 2015
The Ghost of Thomas Kempe - Penelope Lively (157)

June 15 2015
Carrie’s War - Nina Bawden (192)

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  • Dec 27, 2009
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