My Top: Children’s Series

My Top is back again! If you didn’t see my first post which was about My Top: Series, then head over here.

This week I will be highlighting My Top: Children’s Series – a host of books that I really enjoyed reading as a child heading into my teenage years and that I believe need some more credit for their writing, and the overall context of their stories.

I’ve been thinking about this one for some time and did find it hard to think up some of the books that I read as a child. I hope you enjoy!

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The Inkheart Series by Cornelia Funke

Twelve-year-old Meggie learns that her father, who repairs and binds books for a living, can “read” fictional characters to life when one of those characters abducts them and tries to force him into service.

Characters from books literally leap off the page in this engrossing fantasy. Meggie has had her father to herself since her mother went away when she was young. Mo taught her to read when she was five, and the two share a mutual love of books. He can “read” characters out of books. When she was three, he read aloud from a book called Inkheart and released characters into the real world. At the same time, Meggie’s mother disappeared into the story. This “story within a story” will delight not just fantasy fans, but all readers who like an exciting plot with larger-than-life characters.

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Malory Towers by Enid Blyton

Darrell and her friends grow together as they share their school days. There are new students to induct, sporting matches to be won, tempers to control and tricks to play on teachers. This work presents stories about life at boarding school as readers follow the girls’ lives through 6 years at Malory Towers.

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St Clare’s by Enid Blyton

Pat and Isabel, the O’Sullivan twins, find life at St Clare’s is not at all as easy as at their old school. They have several shocks and arguments before they realise the difficulties are of their own making, and settle down and make friends.

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The Faraway Tree Stories by Enid Blyton

When Joe, Beth and Frannie move to a new home, an Enchanted Wood is on their doorstep. And when they discover the Faraway Tree, it proves to be the beginning of many magical adventures! Join them and their friends Moonface, Saucepan Man and Silky the fairy as they discover which new land is at the top of the Faraway Tree. Will it be the Land of Spells, the Land of Treats, or the Land of Do-As-You-Please? Come on an amazing adventure – there’ll be adventures waiting whatever happens.

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