Leeds recommends: Children’s books

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The children are back at school, and hopefully their book bags are stocked with exciting new reads. The #Leedsrecommends community have suggested their top books for kids.

Martin Walker. ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ by Michael Rosen and ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’ by Judith Kerr

Mark Ramsdale. Revolting Rhymes by Roald Dahl. Was a bit naughty for a child and kids love that. Quentin Blake illustrations too!

James Fitchett. Eagle of the Ninth, Rosemary Sutcliff. Everything a boy needs to know about what it is to be a man.

Rebecca Johnson. Anything by JD and the books by Tom Fletcher and Dougie Pointon are my boys’ favorites.

Lisa Sandiforth. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory .... any by Mr Dahl.

Emily Rachel. Hairy McClary and anything by Julia Donaldson.

Sarah Cree. ‘Peace at Last’.

Patricia Pickles. Ooh - Gruffalo & His Child, without a doubt.

Mandy Causier. Lets have a vintage one.... Gingerbread Man!

Graeme Curran. Stig of the Dump.

Nola Art. Each Peach Pear Plum!

Janet Conner. Stickman.

Melanie Howarth. The Very Hungry Caterpillar and any Mr Men book.

Lisa Backhouse. Room on the Broom.

Jonathon Lahive. Peepo all day long.

Sue Gaunt. Five Minutes Peace.

Mickey Fish. Bill of Brook Bay ....by me... when it gets published!

Louise Anley. The Tiger Who Came To Tea.

Allison Cliff. Blueberry Girl by Neil Gaiman.

David Jones. The Magic Faraway Tree.

Susie Hill. Circus Adventure by Enid Blyton.

Ange Sayers. My favourite for reading at story time has to be the Gruffalo! I just love it.

Karen Smith, The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Michael Canny. Elephant Elephant - A Book of Opposites by Pittau and Gervais.

Eva Mackey. Any of the Mog books by Judith Kerr. Mog herself is adorable, but the books carry a serious message, and many of Kerr’s stories have a metaphor in them based on her own experiences.