Emily of Emily's Reading Room
I love to read children's books. Even now I still like to pick up the books I enjoyed in my childhood and re-read them. Some of the more regular visitors of my blog have seen a few of my favorite titles already.
HARRY POTTER.. I am pretty sure Harry is going to be on everyones list today. I did a re-read of the whole series in February and enjoyed it so much that I felt like starting over as soon as I was done with the last book.
Practically everything by THEA BECKMAN. She is a Dutch author and unfortunately not a lot of her work has been translated. This is sad because she writes very interesting books on various topics. Her best known work is Crusade in Jeans which has been translated but I really love her series on De Toekomsttrilogie (The Future trilogy) and the De Honderdjarige Oorlog (The Hundred Years' war). Both are series of three books for age 11 - 14 and they address several serious issues that people can run into in their lives. Plus the stories are very good. I think I am going to re-read these soon.
Another favorite author ROALD DAHL. I love Matilda (obviously), Charlie and the BFG. These where books read to me by teachers in class at first. They where always gone from the library too. If you wanted to read them you had to ask the librarian.
As you can see I do not list a lot of YA books. I am not much of a YA reader. Occasionally one comes to my attention and I read them but I often notice I do not enjoy them that much. Truth to be told. I picked up a few of them combined with supernatural or dystopian theme which is not really my thing either.
Please leave me the title of your favorite children's or YA book in the comments and if you are not English I'd like to get to know a favorite book in your first language, thanks!