I’ve always loved a good story and growing up I spent literally all my time either with my nose stuck in a book, eyes glued to the tv, ears attentively listening or simply my head in the clouds. When our littlest lady turned one, instead of other presents or money, we asked our guests to bring a copy of their favourite childhood book.
The result was a wonderful collection of diverse books with many stories we never heard of before. Therefore as a way of extending the request: I would love for you to add your favourite childhood read in the comments! Might this one day become a catalogue of inspiring reads for anyone to browse.
Below you’ll find nine of my favourite reads. As a child born in the 1980s in West-Berlin, many of my favourite stories have actually not been translated into English, therefore this is a somewhat limited but certainly not lesser loved list.
One. Heidi by Johanna Spyri
Two. Ronia, the Robber’s Daughter by Astrid Lindgren
Three. Momo by Michael Ende
Four. The Little Vampire by Angela Sommer-Bodenburg
Five. The Children of Noisy Village by Astrid Lindgren
Six. The Little Witch by Ottfried Preußler
Seven. Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
Eight. The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
Nine. The Flying Classroom by Erich Kästner