Celebrate Classic Children’s Books on Beatrix Potter’s 150th Birthday

Posted on 28 Jul 2016 by Anna Scott
Yes, today marks would have been the 150th birthday of children’s author and illustrator Beatrix Potter and we don’t think there were too many of you who grew up without a copy of The Tale of Peter Rabbit on your bookshelf. She has become one of a select group of children’s authors that are now deemed essential classic, but as well as the Beatrix Potter collection, what other classic children’s literature should always be on any bookshelf?


Beatrix Potter

The Tale of Peter Rabbit and Beatrix Potter (Potter 2016 Anniversary edition)Seeing as it is her birthday, we can’t not mention the amazing Beatrix Potter! There are so many different editions of her books available (including the classic box set that we all had as youngsters), but we particularly love The Peter Rabbit Library 10 Book Collection with Beatrix Potter Collectors Bookmark Set (£14 from The Works) and The Tale of Peter Rabbit and Beatrix Potter (£5.99 with WH Smith discount codes).


Enid Blyton

Enid Blyton Mysteries Collection - 15 Books - Collection - 9780603571633 - Enid BlytonSome may think them a little old-fashioned these days, but Enid Blyton stories can still transport children and adults alike to time of coastal adventures, picnics and mysteries that weren’t too life threatening. When it comes to Enid Blyton collections there’s so much to choose from but it’s easy to find them at a great price online. Using The Book People promo codes you can order The Enid Blyton Mysteries Collection (£14.99), or order The Famous Five Collection Books 1-3 (£6.29 from WH Smith).


Harry Potter

The Complete Harry Potter Collection - 7-Book Box Set - Collection - 9781408856772 - J.K. RowlingThe most modern classic on this list, children and adults will still be reading J.K. Rowling’s books for many, many years to come. If you’re anything like us you’ll have various copies of different editions adorning your shelves, but you can take your pick from many different boxed collections if you want some slightly more pristine copies. One of the best prices for The Complete Harry Potter Collection can be found on The Book People site for £29.99, but there are other collections available including those in hardback or with the original cover designs.


The Chronicles of Narnia

The Chronicles Of Narnia - 7 Book Box SetMany people have only read the most famous title in C.S. Lewis’s collection, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, but if you have the time, or want to encourage your own children, it’s well-worth buying the complete set and starting from the very beginning with The Magician’s Nephew. The Works promotional codes can help you purchase this at a great price, with The Chronicles of Narnia 7 Book Set selling for only £10 right now.


The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings

The Hobbit / The Lord of the Rings Box Set - Paperback - 9780261103566 - J. R. R. TolkienThere’s a good chance most of us have seen the films by now, but reading Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings tomes can be just as rewarding, if not more so. So for your next classic book purchase, consider The Hobbit/The Lord of the Rings Box Set to add to your own collection (£24 from The Book People).


Michael Morpurgo

Michael Morpurgo Collection - 7 BooksThe author of classics such as War Horse, it’s well worth investing in a collection of Michael Morpurgo stories as not only are they all present or future classics, but they are perfect for younger avid readers. The Works have a special price available of their Michael Morpurgo 7 Book Collection that can gets you titles including War Horse and Why the Whales Came for just £12.




Classic children’s literature will always be relevant, whether to new readers or adults, so let’s celebrate Beatrix Potter’s 150th birthday by treating ourselves to a few collections and titles that will last for generations to come.







































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