Lauren Child's top five children's books
The Clarice Bean, That’s Me and the Charlie And Lola author picks her favourite reads
Eloise by Kay Thompson and Hilary Knight (Simon & Schuster, £6.99)
This book is just beautiful. Written in 1955, yet it feels thoroughly modern. I first found Eloise after I couldn’t get my first Clarice Bean book published. I was told that you couldn’t write picture books in the first person, but Eloise disproved that and gave me hope.
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