Our Favourite Children’s Books
This week is the Bologna Children’s Book Fair! We’re not attending this event (we’re still not over the London Book Fair) but we’re keeping up to date with all the exciting deals and news on the latest books.
In honour of the Bologna Book Fair, and it’s speciality towards children’s books, we thought we would share some of our teams favourite children’s books!
Lucy Slater, Recruitment Consultant:
Lucy’s favourite childhood books include a sweet story about family life, the tale of a cuddly bear and another book on an odorous witch with Goblins for next door neighbours.
- Alfie and Annie Rose by Shirley Hughes (1990)
- Old Bear and Friends by Jane Hissey
- The Pongwiffy series by Kaye Umansky
Michael Lawlor, Temps Team Administrator:
Michael’s favourite childhood book is all about two amphibious friends who go on lots of adventures!
- Frog and Toad by Arnold Lobel (1971)
Ellie Pilcher, Administrator & Social Media Coordinator:
Ellie’s favourite stories are big childhood classics, about family, fantasy worlds and lots of magic!
- We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen & Helen Oxenbury
- The Magic Key series by Roderick Hunt & Alex Brychta
- Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
Claire Louise Kemp, Senior Recruitment Consultant:
Claire Louise’s favourite childhood book is a story about a Guinea Pig, called Olga da Polga, and her animal friends.
- Olga Da Polga by Michael Bond & Catherine Rayner
Alison Redfearn, Recruitment Consultant:
Alison’s favourite books are classics about a friendly dog called Hairy, a Witch who really isn’t very good at magic and a little girl with special powers and a love of reading.
Olivia Constantinides, Senior Recruitment Consultant
Olivia couldn’t get enough Jacqueline Wilson when she was younger, she thinks she must have read them all!
Helen Speedy, Associate Director
Helen’s favourite books include a story about a boy and his toy dog, a tale about a horrible, smelly couple who are tricked by monkeys, and a series of books about four best friends and a pair of travelling pants (jeans).
- Dogger by Shirley Hughes
- The Twits by Roald Dahl
- The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares
Karine Nicpon, Senior Recruitment Consultant:
Karine’s favourite books are a mix of French and English novels. A very funny picture book about a masked chick called Blaise, a series of books about five children solving mysteries, and a revised children’s version of an English classic (which she was later very pleased to find she could read for the first time all over again when she got the original copy!)
- Le Jour du Mange-Poussin (translates to The Day of the Chick-Eaters) by Claude Ponti
- The Famous Five Series by Enid Blyton
- Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
David Martin, Recruitment Consultant
David’s favourite books are both Roald Dahl classics! One’s about a group of evil witches who hate children, and the other’s about a young boy who gets his revenge on an evil landowner.
What are some of your favourite children’s books?