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International Children’s Book Day: Nostalgic Books That Will Take You Back To The 70s, 80s and 90s

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No matter how many books you read throughout your childhood and adult life, there’ll always be a few that stick out.

In celebration of International Children’s Book Day, we’ve rounded up some of The Huffington Post UK’s favourite children’s books that’ll take you on a trip down memory lane through the decades. 

Puffin

The day is celebrated on Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday on 2 April every year and aims to inspire a love of reading and bring children’s books to the forefront. 

You never know, it might even inspire you to pull out a few old books to read to your kids. 

Have we missed any of the best books? Let us know in the comments below.

  • My Naughty Little Sister by Shirley Hughes (1959)
    Egmont
  • The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster (1961)
    HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks
  • Charlie and The Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl (1964)
    Puffin
  • The Tiger Who Came To Tea by Judith Kerr (1968)
    HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle (1969)
    Puffin; New Ed edition
  • Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl (1970)
    Puffin
  • Mog the Forgetful Cat by Judith Kerr (197
    HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks
  • Mr Men Collection by Roger Hargreaves (starting from 1971)
    Egmont
  • The Neverending Story by Michael Ende (1979)
    Puffin Books
  • Willy Visits The Square World by Derek Matthews and Jeffrey Archer (1980)
    Reed Dump
  • The Nancy Drew Files by Edward Stratemeyer (starting 1980)
    Pocket Books
  • Where’s Spot? by Eric Hill (1983)
    Puffin
  • Five Minutes’ Peace Jill Murphy (1986)
    Walker; 25th Anniversary edition edition
  • The Market Square Dog by James Herriot (1989)
    St Martins Pr
  • The Blue Balloon by Mick Inkpen (1989)
    Hodder Children’s Books
  • Esio Trot by Roald Dahl (1990)
    Puffin
  • I’ve Forgotten Edward by Susan Hill (1990)
    Sainsbury/Walker Books
  • Oh, the Places You’ll Go by Dr Seuss (1994)
    Random House
  • The Whales’ Song by Dyan Sheldon (1996)
    Red Fox
 
 
 
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