Posted 28 April 2009 - 12:06 PM
That's right, Michelle. As it happens, my top Childrens' books are mostly ones I read as a child, and generally the ones that have stuck with me are classics, the same as the lists above. As someone (Michael Morpurgo, perhaps?) on the radio this morning, ask the next set of Childrens' laureates and you'd certainly get Potter and Pullman included, but none of the current lot had read them as kids, so don't have that warm, lovely association with them that I have with books I read as a child. A sort of nostalgia feeling.
Incidentally, if I could think of a particular Blyton book or Biggles book, rather than of them as a large coherent whole, I'd probably have slipped one of them in into my lists. But they all merge into each other and as such no single one of them is really stuck in my mind.