Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly blogging prompt, created by Lainey at Gingerreadslainey, and now hosted by Sam from ThoughtsOnTomes. The topics are mostly related to books, but some of the questions are open to be answered using TV, films, graphic novels, or any other entertainment medium. If you want to find out more about the prompt and see the upcoming topics, then check out the Goodreads group here.
This week’s Top 5 Wednesday topic is favourite children’s books. I’m mostly going to be focusing on “middle-grade” books/books aimed at 8-12 year olds for this, since these are the children’s books that are the most memorable to me. So here are my choices!
A Series of Unfortunate Events
I loved how unique these books were. They were so much darker than anything else I’d read, and they were one of the few non-fantasy books I really loved when I was younger. The characters were also a highlight.
Inkheart (Inkworld #1)
I’m not sure I ever finished the full series, but I remember loving the plot of this first book. Simply by being a story in which fictional characters can be “read out of” their books, this was a fantastic read for a young bookworm like me.
It would be wrong to leave Roald Dahl off this list. Books of his that I particularly loved were The Witches, Matilda, The BFG and Esio Trot. There’s a reason his books are still so popular after all these years.
Chronicles of Narnia
C. S. Lewis
This series is another classic, and one that I really loved. I loved the characters in this series, and the vibrant and magical setting.
The Edge Chronicles
Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell
This series was incredible. It was so inventive and unusual, and filled with bizarre and often creepy characters. I don’t think I’ve ever read anything quite this imaginative, and I loved the illustrations.
What are your favourite children’s books?