Favourite childhood books for World Book Day

generations-665x719Blimey, I’m a bit overdue an update round here, aren’t I? I can only hope having an image of Christmas tree on your blog in March doesn’t count the same as leaving the decorations up after twelfth night…

I’ve been horribly – by which I mean wonderfully – busy, with readings at Summerhall and Flora Stevenson Primary, a couple of short story commissions, and I’m also deeply embroiled in two Secret Projects – which I’ll tell you about as soon as I can…

And next week, I’m at Aye Write! book festival!

Today though is World Book Day, and inspired by Paul Magrs’ blog, I’d like to share with you some of my favourite books as a kid. I think this mix of wild adventure, mad fantasy & science-fiction, strange eccentric characters and silly humour had a huge impact on me growing up, and also on the type of writer I am (and hope to be). All of these stand up to re-reading as an adult, so whatever age you are, you might want to take a closer look at some of these classic tales…

What were your favourite novels? Leave me a comment – and a link to your blog too, if you like – below.

Happy World Book Day!