70 YEARS AGO TODAY 8-APR-2019

70 YEARS AGO TODAY 8-APR-2019

jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG Monday 8th April 2019

I was born 70 years ago today on Friday 8th April 1949.Over the next few months I shall be looking at the world over the last 70 years.

To begin here is a list of 70 of my favourite Children’s books. It does not include them all for that I would probably 70,000. And they are not in order of likes. The first one is first because the First Noddy Book , Noddy Goes to Toyland was, ironically, published in 1949.

 

1              Noddy Books by Enid Blyton

2              Black Beauty – Anna Sewell

3              Bobby Brewster – H E Todd

4              Henry The Helicopter – Dora Thatcher

5              Thomas The Tank Engine Rev  W Awdry

6              Charlie & The Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl

7              The Tiger Who Came To Tea – Judith Kerr

8              Dogger – Shirley Hughes

9              James and The Giant Peach – Roald Dahl

10           Most Ladybird Books

11           The Christmas Eve Ghost – Shirley Hughes

12           Elmer – David McKee

13           The Last Polar Bears – Harry Horse

14           Peter Rabbit & Friends – Beatrix Potter

15           Snow Picnic – John Cunliffe

16           Postman Pat Stories – John Cunnliffe

17           Borrowers – Mary Norton

18           The Signposters – Helen Cresswell

19           The Secret World of Polly Flint – Helen Cresswell

20           Most Robert Westall Book

21           Badger on The Barge – Janni Howker

22           Railway Children – E Nesbit

23           The Slightly Annoying Elephant  – David Walliams

24           Gangster Granny – David Walliams

25           Kingdom By The Sea – Robert Westall

26           Going On a Bear Hunt – Michael Rosen

27           Gruffalo – Julia Donaldson

28           Percy The Park Keeper – Nick Butterworth

29           Topsy & Tim – Jean Adamson

30           Little Grey Rabbit Stories –  Alison Uttley and Margaret Tempest

31           Elephant In the Garden – Michael Morpurgo

32           Snowman – Raymond Briggs

33           Sheep Pig – Dick King Smith

34           Father Christmas – Raymond Briggs

35           The Patch Work Quilt  – Valerie Flournoy and Jerry Pinkney

36           Owl Who was Afraid Of The Dark – Jill Tomlinson and Paul Howard

37           Worzel Gummidge – Barbara Euphan Todd

38           Milly Molly Mandy – Joyce Lankester Brisley

39           Barbar The Elephant – Jean De Brunhoff

40           Humphrey – Sally Hunter

41           The Witches – Roald Dahl

42           Matilda – Roald Dahl

43           Butterfly Lion – Michael Morpurgo

44           Shadow – Michael Morpurgo

45           War Horse – Michael Morpurgo

46           Winnie the Pooh. (Books) Alan Alexander Milne,

47           Dave the Cat – Sue Hendra and Liz Pichon

48           Room on the Broom – Julia Donaldson

49           Wind In The Willows – Kenneth Graham

50           Shadow the Sheepdog – Enid Blyton

51           Lost and Found – Oliver Jeffers

52           Thomas The Tank Engine’s Big Lift and Look Book

53           Papa, Please Get Me The Moon – Eric Carle

54           A Bit Lost – Chris Haughton

55           Mr Wolf’s Pancakes – Jan Freanley

56           Dear Fairy Godmother – Nichael Rosen Nick Sharratt

57           Giraffes Can’t Dance – Giles Andraeae

58           Harper and the Scarlet Umbrella – Cerrie Burnell and Laura Ellen Anderson

59           Grandpa’s Great Escape – David Walliams

60           All Daisy Books & Oi Series by Kes Grey

61           Snowflakes – Cerrie Burnell and Laura Ellen Anderson

62           A Bear Called Paddington – Michael Bond

63           Peace At Last – Jill Murphy

64           Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer – R L May

65           The Jolly Postman – Janet & Allan Ahlberg

66           Where The Wild Things Are – Maurice Sendak

67           The Night Before Christmas – Clement Clarke Moore

68           The Very Hungry Caterpillar – Eric Carle

69           Where’s Spot? – Eric Hill

70           The Railway Cat  – Phylis Arkle, Phyllis

 

 

Can’t just have 70 lets go to 101…

71           The Worst Witch – Jill Murphy

72           Elmer – David McKee

73           Dear Zoo – Rod Campbell

74           The Complete Book of Farmyard Tales – Heather Amery

75           One Snowy Night – Nick Butterworth

76           Goodnight Mr Tom – Michelle Magorian

77           Phantom Car Wash – Chris Powling

78           Charlotte’s Web –  E. B. White

79           Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett

80           Hodgeheg – Dick King Smith

81           Saddlebottom – Dick King Smith

82           Brambley Hedge – Jill Barklem

83           Owl Babies – Martin Waddell

84           My Naughty Little Sister – Dorothy Edwards

85           The Church Mouse – Graham Oakley

86           Burglar Bill – Janet & Allan Ahlberg

87           Angelina Balleerina – Katherine Holabird & Helen Craig

88           Guess How Much I Love You – Sam McBratney & Anita Jeram

89           On The Night You Were Born – Nancy Tillman

90           Don’t Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus – Mo Williams

91           Just So Stories – Rudyard Kipling

92           Velveteen Rabbit – Margaret Williams & William Nicholson

93           Little Red Engine Stories – Diana Ross & Jan Lewitt & George Him

94           Mrs Pepperpot – Alf Proysen & Bjorn Berg

95           Gumdrop – Val Biro

96           Pinocchio – Carlo Collodi & Erico Mazzanti

97           Snowy – Berlie Doherty

98           Little Stars (Hetty Feather 7 all series)- Jacqueline Wilson and Nick Sharratt

99           Storm – Kevin Crossley

100         The Story of Tracy Beaker – Jacqueline Wilson

101         Goodnight Moon – Margaret Wise Brown

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY

Valuable information my dad gave me: Go for women you perceive to be “out of your

league.” You’ll surprise yourself.

HAPPINESS IS…

Happiness is…celebrating yet another birthday

 GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY

Humpty Dumpty had a great Fall and a pretty good Spring and Summer too.

LOVE IS…

Love is…when you both bring something to the relationship

TRACK OF THE DAY

SOUND OF SILENCE – DISTURBED

Highest Chart Position: No.29 21st April 2016

WHAT DAY IS IT?

Monday 8th April 2019

Grandad’s Birthday!

Zoo Lovers Day

Draw A Picture of A Bird Day

And as a Month:

Autism Awareness Month

Poetry Month

Couple Appreciation Month

Jazz Appreciation Month

Straw Hat Month

Garden Month

Adopt A Ferret Month

 

 

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