PollsIt's Bedtime!HelloGiggles Team

Most of us have fond memories of bedtime stories and often parents pass on their favourites to their children to enjoy together.  In celebration of Winnie-The-Pooh Day (which, by the way, was undoubtedly one of my favourites as a child), we would like to acknowledge some of the all-time best classic children’s books. I’ve gotta say, though – most of these classic stories are so good that you don’t have to be a child to enjoy them.  Which books remind you of your childhood and sparked your imagination to run wild?  Pick your favourite classic from some of the suggestions in this poll, or tell us your own choice (and why!) in the comments section below.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/evelyn.minaise Evelyn Minaise

    The Little Princess!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=636186651 Clare Bamford

    I also love Alligator Soup. The poems in that book are both disturbing and entertaining, I used to love them as a kid.

  • http://www.facebook.com/eilisedmonds Eilis Edmonds

    The Faraway Tree series. Classic Enid Blyton.

  • http://www.stilljennifer.com Jennifer Still

    I liked Corduroy, even though it was kinda sad. I was also a massive fan of (and still have a copy of) Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein – they’re so silly and fun and I have lots of good memories of reading them. I voted for ‘The Secret Garden’ and ‘Alice in Wonderland’ (with the latter being, probably predictably, the latter) but I lived across the street from our small town library as a kid so the list could theoretically be as long as my arm :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002905090066 Christy Berg

    A Porcupine Named Fluffy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sarah.welsch Sarah Welsch

    The Velveteen Rabbit

  • http://www.facebook.com/wackyfacedme Angel Fernandez

    The Swiss Family Robinson. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=511826480 Sarah Gollhofer

    Uh, Bearnstein Bears anyone?!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9018747 Lindsay Ann

    The Redwall series by Brian Jacques, Harry Potter (when I was older), anything by Susan Cooper (she is way underrated but I love pretty much everything she’s written), A Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madeleine L’Engle and all the other books in that series, Anne of Green Gables, Pippi Longstocking, A Little Princess, the Dear America books, The Little House on the Prairie books, a bunch of Roald Dahl books, The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis…the list goes on. When I was younger, I was very into the Boxcar Children series, so I’ll always have a spot in my heart for those books.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9018747 Lindsay Ann

      Can you tell I liked to read?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=683271408 Maria Garcia Valle Tristan

    MATILDA, by Roald Dahl

  • http://www.facebook.com/lisrmiller Elisabeth Miller

    The Little House books and The Borrowers.

  • http://www.facebook.com/BenInBrooklyn Ben Smith

    I loved Tales of the Fourth Grade Nothing. It was the first time I read about pooping… shocking.

  • http://www.facebook.com/maryarosch Mary Rosch

    Jennifer, Hecate, MacBeth, William McKinley and Me, Elizabeth by E.L. Koingsburg. Also From the Mixed of Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by her.

  • http://www.facebook.com/peya4 Liropeya De La Cruz

    The Giving Tree :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1501540819 Marci Peterson

    Oh, The Places You’ll Go

  • http://www.facebook.com/kaliska47 Erin Miuccio

    Don’t forget The Chronicles of Narnia! I was 2 years old when my dad started reading them to me. :) Also loved the Laura Ingles Wilder books and so, so, so many more!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jennieswilliams Jennie Williams

    The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.
    It’s such a fantastic story with an inspiring message to remember the things in life that are important to you. It’s a story for anyone of any age, and it provokes an insight that opens the eyes of grown-ups. I definitely recommend it :) I love it!

    Also. any Shel Silverstein book!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002383497625 Krista Mk

    My grandpa used read me and my sister the whole Lion Witch and the Wardrobe series, my mom read me The Very Bad Bunny, and I read my little sister If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and the hobbit, so be very well prepared for life ;)- love those books

  • http://www.facebook.com/lindsey.ramsey Lindsey Ramsey

    The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales. I remember my dad reading that to me and am confident it is where I first started to appreciate humor.

  • http://www.facebook.com/gea.marin Victoria Marin

    Pappy (which is how I call my grandpa) used to read me the Odyssey and Anna Karenina (Tolstoy) -yeah, I know they’re not what you usually read as a bedtime story, but it’s nice. Mammy (which is how I call my grandma) was more classical so she read me Grimm’s Fairy Tales.

    • http://www.facebook.com/ColinMontyPowell Colin Monty Powell

      TMI much

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