International Children’s Book Day: Nostalgic Books That Will Take You Back To The 70s, 80s and 90s

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No matter how many books you read throughout your childhood and adult life, there’ll always be a few that stick out. In celebration of International Children’s Book Day, we’ve rounded up some of The Huffington Post UK’s favourite children’s books that’ll take you on a trip down memory lane through the decades. 


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The day is celebrated on Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday on 2 April every year and aims to inspire a love of reading and bring children’s books to the forefront. 
You never know, it might even inspire you to pull out a few old books to read to your kids. 
Have we missed any of the best books? Let us know in the comments below.


  • My Naughty Little Sister by Shirley Hughes (1959)
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    Egmont



  • The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster (1961)
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    HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks



  • Charlie and The Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl (1964)
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    Puffin



  • The Tiger Who Came To Tea by Judith Kerr (1968)
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    HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks



  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle (1969)
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    Puffin; New Ed edition



  • Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl (1970)
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    Puffin



  • Mog the Forgetful Cat by Judith Kerr (197
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    HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks



  • Mr Men Collection by Roger Hargreaves (starting from 1971)
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    Egmont



  • The Neverending Story by Michael Ende (1979)
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    Puffin Books



  • Willy Visits The Square World by Derek Matthews and Jeffrey Archer (1980)
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    Reed Dump



  • The Nancy Drew Files by Edward Stratemeyer (starting 1980)
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    Pocket Books



  • Where’s Spot? by Eric Hill (1983)
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    Puffin



  • Five Minutes’ Peace Jill Murphy (1986)
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    Walker; 25th Anniversary edition edition



  • The Market Square Dog by James Herriot (1989)
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    St Martins Pr



  • The Blue Balloon by Mick Inkpen (1989)
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    Hodder Children’s Books



  • Esio Trot by Roald Dahl (1990)
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    Puffin



  • I’ve Forgotten Edward by Susan Hill (1990)
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    Sainsbury/Walker Books



  • Oh, the Places You’ll Go by Dr Seuss (1994)
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    Random House



  • The Whales’ Song by Dyan Sheldon (1996)
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    Red Fox


http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/traditional-childrens-books-decades_uk_56fd4bebe4b069ef5c000392?utm_hp_ref=uk

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