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Recommended Reads for June

June’s theme is to read a children’s classic.


If you’re stuck for inspiration, why not try one of our staff recommended picks?


C.S. Lewis – The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe

L.M. Montgomery – Anne of Green Gables

P.L. Travers – Mary Poppins

J.R.R. Tolkien – The Hobbit

Michael Bond – A Bear Called Paddington

Roald Dahl – Matilda or The BFG or Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Rick Riordan – Percy Jackson & the Lightning Thief

Louisa May Alcott – Little Women

Philippa Pearce – Tom’s Midnight Garden

Enid Blyton – Five on a Treasure Island or The Enchanted Wood

Frances Hodgson Burnett – The Secret Garden or A Little Princess

Beatrix Potter – The Tale of Peter Rabbit

Dick King-Smith – The Hodgeheg or The Sheep-Pig

Rudyard Kipling – The Jungle Book or Just So Stories

Arthur Ransome – Swallows and Amazons

Astrid Lindgren – Pippi Longstocking

E. Nesbit – The Railway Children

Susan Coolidge – What Katy Did

Richard Adams – Watership Down

E.B. White – Charlotte’s Web

A.A. Milne – Winnie the Pooh

Lewis Carroll – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Kenneth Grahame – The Wind in the Willows

Eric Carle – The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Maurice Sendak – Where the Wild Things Are

Mark Twain – The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Joanna Spyri – Heidi

Robert Louis Stevenson – Treasure Island

L. Frank Baum – The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

J.M. Barrie – Peter Pan and Wendy

Margery Williams – The Velveteen Rabbit

Henry Williamson – Tarka the Otter

Noel Streatfeild – Ballet Shoes

Antoine de-Saint Exupery – The Little Prince

Clive King – Stig of the Dump

Michael Morpurgo – War Horse

Philip Pullman – Northern Lights

J.K Rowling – Harry Potter & The Philosopher’s Stone


Reserve your books to collect from your local library by visiting our library catalogue, or use our free Staff Select service if you’d like us to pick out some books for you!


Can you think of any books we’ve missed from our list? Get in touch by email or on Facebook!

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