Thursday 11 August 2016

Lauren Child's 14 Favourite Children's Books

Lauren Child knows a thing or two about how to write Children's books. She is the megabestselling author of the Charlie and Lola picture books and the Clarice Bean and Ruby Redfort books. So I think she should have some excellent favourite books.

Cockatoos - Quentin Blake

The Shrinking of Treehorn - Florence Parry Heide

Grimble - Clement Freud

Eloise at the Plaza - Kay Thompson 

John Patrick Norman McHennessy: The  Boy Who Was Always Late - John Burningham

Pippi Longstocking - Astrid Lindgren (see my review)

Marshall Armstrong is New To Our School - David Mackintosh (see my review)

Mythological Monsters - Sara Fanelli

Whistle for Willie - Ezra Jack Keats

What Pete Ate: From A-Z - Maira Kalman

The Eighteenth Emergency - Betsy Byars

Emily Brown and the Thing - Cressida Cowell

The Tiger Who Came To Tea - Judith Kerr

Melrose and Croc - Emma Chichester Clark


Such an intriguing list, even if it is from 2014. So many books (and authors) that I've never heard of, let alone never read. Sadly my library only has one of these titles (Melrose and Croc) so it won't be an easy thing to read this list. 


Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I wonder at this list. Lots of my favorites here including Treehorn, Eloise, Pippi, Eighteenth Emergency, and Maira Kalman. You do know Maira Kalman, do you, Louise?

All of these books have stories where people are intuitive rather than rational, I think. I like that about them, too.

I will try to see what I can find over here in the US.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I've read 8, and I've just now requested 4 at the library. Happy.

Louise said...

I do know of Maira Kalman Deb-because of you actually.... I've never managed to read any of her books. Which 4 were you able to request at your library? I'd love to hear what you think of them when you get to read them.

I ordered a few online because otherwise I had no access to them - Treehorn, Emily Brown and the Thing and Whistle for Willie I think. My library has Melrose and Croc I've requested that.