Reading Friends – Memories of Childhood Stories – Part Two

Are your favourites included?

Our Reading Friends group recently shared their memories of favourite childhood books, stories and poems. They meet at Central Library on the second Friday of the month from 2pm to 3pm for a cuppa and chat. New members are welcome!

The discussion on childhood reads covered everything from board books for babies to novels, books for teenagers to classic comics. Here are just are few of the authors, titles and series they remembered enjoying.

BB – Brendan Chase

Enid Blyton – Faraway Tree series

Elinor Brent – Dyer – Chalet School series

Raymond Briggs – The Snowman

Charlotte Bronte – Jane Eyre

Eric Carle – The very hungry caterpillar

Ian Fleming – Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Shirley Hughes – Dogger

Judith Kerr – The tiger who came to tea and the Mog the cat series

Helen Oxenbury – Pig Tale

Arthur Ransome – Swallows and Amazons

Sue Townsend – Adrian Mole series

EB White – Charlotte’s Web

Jacqueline Wilson – Tracey Beaker


Interested in coming to a meeting but want to know more? Ring 01204 332853 and ask for Vivian or Charlotte or email

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