2. Mrs Pepperpot by Alf Prøysen
The Mrs Pepperpot Stories are all about a woman who could shrink to the size of a pepperpot and go on loads of different adventures. She could talk to animals and all sorts. The ideal children's book!
3. Not Now, Bernard by David McKee
I loved this book as a kid! It's about a little boy called Bernard who keeps trying to tell his parents about a monster at the bottom of the garden that wants to eat him. They ignore him, and when he eventually does get eaten, they don't even notice the difference!
4. Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
I went through a horse crazy stage as a kid, complete with riding lessons and Pony in my Pockets. I fell in love with Black Beauty and became obsessed with the book and the TV show. I can still remember the theme tune (to anyone else that now has said theme tune stuck in their head - sorry!)
5. Silver Brumby by Elyne Mitchell
I adored the entire Silver Brumby series not only for the horses but also for the setting in the Australian outback. It was really vivid and totally captured my imagination, and I still love books with that setting today (like John Marden's Tomorrow series).
6. The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge
This I've mentioned several times before on the blog, but basically it was a book I read over and over as a child, returned to the library, forgot about and then rediscovered a couple of years ago as an adult. My opinions on some of the characters have changed but it's still a favourite :)
7. My Friend Flicka by Mary O'Hara
The last horse book I promise! Of all the horse books I read and all the horses I rode, there was only one that I desperately wanted to own and that was Flicka. I even named most of my toy horses Flicka!
I loved the Nancy Drew books when I hit my tween years (and finally got over the horse thing). I couldn't find any of the cover's I had but I do remember the stories in the pictured collection. I think I read the modernized versions, although there's no guarentee I'd have noticed if they were the originals.
9. The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore
My Mum pointed out this had to be on this list because she's read it to me every Christmas Eve since I was a bump! It's just not Christmas without it.
10. Point Horror Series
Cue my teenage years and my attention (in my early teens at least) was captured by the Point Horror series. I used to borrow them from the library and read them constantly. I loved them :)