I am slowly running out of books from my childhood but have been on the phone to my mum to send me some more that she has on her shelf. I love looking back at books that I have enjoyed as a child and I am finding so many of you also have enjoyed them as children too and have shared your fond memories.
Enid Blyton has never strayed far from children’s bookshelves, and her books are still so very popular today. One thing I see as a Librarian is that parents trust the content in Enid Blyton books because they read them as a child, they know the content and understand them to be a safe read for their child.
Another book gifted to me as a child but this time from my nana, she was known for cooking delicious food especially her scones which she could whip up in minutes. So it was not surprising when she gifted me this cookbook which was probably considered quite cool in the 80’s.
This is another precious book that my God Mother Aunty Kerry gave me (treasured even more now she has passed away). She has always nurtured my faith, and this book she gifted me at my christening taught me the Lord’s Prayer.
Each time I do a Throwback Thursday post, I am always reminded how very blessed I am to have been exposed to the wonderful world of literacy from such an early age. I am sure most of us have grown up with the Little Golden Books, I know that they were a staple book in our house and we had many. I still have Heidi that was gifted to me from my nanny and poppy just before I turned 1.
In the jungle one day, in a land far away, the king was collecting his rent, all the animals came, rich or poor, just the same, from wherever the message was sent…
I cannot remember why I loved these books so much, other than I loved reading them. I have always loved reading books that support my faith, I guess that started when I was younger than I thought.
I remember this cover well, except I am fairly sure in Australia they were titled Story Time Books. My mum collected this book and cassette set for us and I would listen to them as I went to sleep of a night.
Titch needed new pants. His Brother pete said, “You can have my old pants, they’re too small for me.”They’re still a bit big for me,” said Titch. “You’ll soon grow into them,” said Pete.