Planner Girls Collective // Favourite Childhood Book

Welcome to another edition of Planner Girls Collective. If you missed a previous edition, you can find them all here.

This week’s topic is Favourite Childhood book. When I was growing up, I used to hate reading. See English was my least favourite subject, you wouldn’t think that now though. When I was in Year 3, my favourite teacher understood my problem and was on hand to help me to improve.

She gave me a list of different children’s authors that she felt would help me. Now, there’s only one author from this list that I have continued reading into my adulthood. That particular author is Jacqueline Wilson, who has written over 70 children’s books focusing on adoption, divorce and mental illness.

I really enjoy reading her books, I feel they are perfect for people of all ages. I have not stopped reading her books despite the age I am, I think she’s an author like Roald Dahl. I also love the illustrations by Nick Sharratt. He is very talented, he has illustrated all of Jacqueline’s books. Some books include little illustrations to describe what’s going on.

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Whereas other books include a full page illustration. I feel these bring the story to life, as well as feeling like the books you read as a child. I know books are to allow your imagination to go wild but I think these fit right in. My all-time favourite book is The Story of Tracy Beaker, this was the first book that I read from her.

Other books I’ve enjoyed the most from Jacqueline are Best Friends, Candyfloss, Hetty Feather, Sapphire Battersea and The Worst Thing About My Sister. A couple of years ago, I had the opportunity to meet Jacqueline when she visited my local Waterstones. I adore meeting authors, so this was an amazing opportunity.

This made the child in me jump for joy. I was able to get my books signed by her and personalised, which is really nice and a good addiction to my collection. She is a lovely person and it was a pleasure meeting her! I will never forget it and the queue that wrapped the whole way around the store and outside into Drake Circus!

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Suzanne Tench

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I suppose not many of you would know Jacqueline, or you might all surprise me and know her! She’s the only author I remember from my childhood. Let me know in the comments your favourite book from your childhood and why.

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