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The Children’s Books that Inspired Writers

October 13, 2015

Where does the inspiration to be a writer come from? Often, it begins with the books we read and love.

Our Kids’ team regularly pull together lists of recommended books for specific age groups, or about popular themes.

Recently we created a slightly different list, by asking six children’s authors – some with long careers behind them, others just starting out – about the books they remember from their childhoods. There are plenty of classics in their lists, but also a few surprises – Tim Winton, the Ahlbergs,The Rabbits’ Wedding, and Socrates!

View our Childhood Inspiration: Six Children’s Writers Tell Us About the Books They Loved as Kids article here, or visit our ‘Book Lists’ page to browse this and many other lists for both kids and adults.

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