Celebrating World Book Day 2020

To celebrate this year’s World Book Day, we have taken a walk down memory lane to revisit some of our favourite stories from our childhoods. At Sovereign Early Years Collection, we understand how important it is to encourage reading from an early age, so we have compiled a list of our favourite children’s stories that every generation will love!


Funnybones by Janet and Allan Ahlberg

“I loved the Funnybones books as a kid, I would ask my Mum to read them over and over to me. I would take a Funnybones book with me whenever we left the house. My favourite character was the Dog Skeleton!”

Jade, age 27


Owl Babies by Martin Waddell and Patrick Benson

“My Mum used to read Owl Babies to me every night before I went to sleep, it was my favourite bedtime story! I loved the illustrations and how cute the baby owls were, I think that’s why I loved the book so much!”

Leona, age 19


Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

“Rainbow Fish was my favourite book to read when I was little. I remember my parents reading it to me and my sisters and we would all want to look at the shiny scales! It helped us learn to share with one another as Rainbow Fish shared his scales with the other fish. ”

Ria, age 18


Six Dinner Sid by Inga Moore

“I remember this book vividly as it reminded my family of our own cat, Rodney. He used to visit multiple houses where he knew he would get fed and nobody minded! It got to the point where we nicknamed him ‘Six Dinner Sid’ after the cat in this book!”

Paul, age 26


The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr

“Tigers were my favourite animal when I was little and I still love them now, so I remember loving this book. I used to find it really funny when the tiger ate all of the food! Now I read it to my Nephew every time he visits and he loves it just as much as I do!”

Louisa, age 34


Thomas the Tank Engine based on ‘The Railway Series’ by Rev. W. Awdry

“Thomas was my favourite character, I loved hearing about his adventures! He was mischievous and I was always excited to see what he would get up to next. I used to watch the TV show with my family and my Mum would read us the stories.”

Lewis, age 28 and a half


We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury

“I have lots of fond memories of reading this as a kid, I still remember the rhyme and actions. I think this was one of the first books I learnt to read on my own and it’s amazing to see it again. The illustrations are so detailed – I definitely appreciate those more now.”

Olly, age 33


We really enjoyed being able to look back and share fond memories with each other. What were your favourite books as a child? We would love to hear from you!