Top 5 Wednesday: Children’s Books

Hey guys! I’m back with another Top 5 Wednesday post! This week we are talking about children’s books and I’m excited to share with you some of my favourite children’s books! I read all of these when I was little and I loved them! So lets get into it!

This group was created by Lainey (Gingerreadslainey) and is hosted by Sam (ThoughtsOnTomes). If you want to participate, check out the link on Goodreads here.

1) Private Peaceful & War Horse by Michael Morpurgo

I probably read Michael Morpurgo’s books when I was eleven or twelve and they are so, so, so incredibly sad. They are great for introducing children into the horrors of the war, War Horse especially. It’s told from the point of view of a horse who sees the best and worst of humanity but also has an incredibly powerful friendship with his owner. It’s very sad and it did make me cry but it’s worth it because it’s a really touching story. I liked how it shed some light on the millions of horses who died in the war and how they were also impacted by the horrors of the war. Private Peaceful is another truly sad story but it’s very powerful and compelling. It gripped me from start to finish and I really impacted me. They are two very captivating stories and they make great children’s books despite the tragic horrors of the war that is at the core of the story.

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Books I Read in High School!

Hey guys! Since it was recently World Book Day (yay!), I thought it would be fun to look back on some of my favourite books I read in high school! It will be interesting to see how I progressed from children’s books to young adult books! You can see as the list goes on how the covers go from being really light and girly to being dark and filled to the brim with fantasy!

1) Jacqueline Wilson books

I first started reading Jacqueline Wilson’s books in primary school and carried on when I started Year 7! It was absolute heaven seeing all her books in stock in the school library! I’d grab one of a shelf and spend my lunch hour just getting lost in her books! It was very sad reaching that point where I no longer had the same interest or enthusiasm for her books but I would love to thank her for all the wonderful stories she wrote! I think I stopped reading them in Year 8 but I’m not too sure. It was so hard to pick which ones to include in this post because I love so many of them!

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