What’s your favourite ever children’s book? We're reminiscing because it's World Book Day – you never know, you might find a new classic for your own kids!
It’s no secret that we’re huge bookworms here at HoneyKids HQ. So much so, that we’ve even created our own Book Club – have you checked it out yet, parents? And we’re also trying our darndest to pass down that love of reading to our wee people. Well, today being World Book Day and all (every year on April 23rd), we’ve rounded up our all-time favourite reads that we love to read to our own sproglets. How many have you read?
Our favourite ever books to read on World Book Day!
Elephant and Piggie by Mo Willems and Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin
“The Elephant & Piggie series of books is really funny and teaches kids important lessons like waiting your turn and appreciating the small things. I’m also a big fan of Dragons Love Tacos – my boys love it because of all the sound effects.” – Jana
There’s An Alien In Your Book by Tom Fletcher
“I love There’s An Alien In Your Book, and it’s a firm fave for my toddler, Jess, too. It’s really interactive; you need to bounce and turn the book to try and get your little alien friend back into space. It’s also got a lovely story too which celebrates our differences. Fun with a meaningful message – always a winner!” – Kate
The Tiger Who Came To Tea by Judith Kerr
“I LOVED The Tiger Who Came to Tea so much when I was a kid. So much, in fact, that I bought it for my own little tykes. I think the possibility of having a potential BFF tiger pop around for a cuppa blew my mind. Still does, to be fair.” – Amy
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“I loved reading the adventures of The Little Prince when I was younger. The lesson of the story, which is to look beneath the surface to find the real truth of something, is something I can relate to, especially as I was growing up. And who could forget the boa constrictor eating an elephant?” – Lord
The Sneetches by Dr. Seuss
“When I was little, I used to have my older siblings read me The Sneetches by Dr. Seuss over and over again! In typical Dr. Seuss style, it has loads of great rhyming and funny words, plus the sneetches are adorable. It’s a great lesson about the green-eyed monster, too.” – Sophie
Ratburger by David Walliams
Malory Towers by Enid Blyton
“Definitely the Malory Towers series by Enid Blyton. My mum read those as a kid, and eventually I did too, as growing up I always wanted to go to a boarding school. I didn’t get to, but maybe studying abroad for uni kind of counts? Also, special shoutout to The Secret Seven and the Famous Five series. A group of kids get up to adventures… what’s not to love? Pretty sure that’s what inspired me to love adventure and the outdoors, too.” – Mel
The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton and Goosebumps by R. L. Stine
“I always wanted to find my own version of the magic faraway tree in Singapore that could serve as an escape from real life (before you ask, yes, I had a healthy childhood). I loved the characters, especially Moon-Face. I even wanted to be him (again, I had a very healthy childhood). Alas, my face wasn’t round enough. But the book was really great for my imagination. Goosebumps by R. L. Stine was great as well. The different kinds of monsters were pretty cool.” – Ryan
The Mr Men & Little Miss Series by Roger Hargreaves
“These were favourites for me, as were The Twits by Roald Dahl, The Magic Brush by Enid Blyton and Totto-chan: The Little Girl at the Window by Tetsuko Kuroyanagi. I love how all these books were able to take everyday items or situations and add a touch of fantasy to make the stories that little bit more exciting. I also read a lot of True Singapore Ghost Stories books when I was a kid but is that appropriate? Still, I enjoyed reading them all!” – Natasha
Blue Hat, Green Hat by Sandra Boynton
“Such cute illustrations! Sandra Boynton’s books are ideal for kids just learning to talk and walk; there is so much humour between the pages of those board books. Other personal faves of ours are Barnyard Dance and The Going To Bed Book.” – Dawn
So there you have it: our recommendations for World Book Day! Happy reading…