10 Books We All Read In The 80s!

4. Mr Men


Mr. Men is a series of 49 children’s books by British author Roger Hargreaves commencing in 1971. From 1981, an accompanying series of 42 Little Miss books by the same author, but with female characters were published. After Hargreaves’s death in 1988, his son Adam Hargreavesbegan writing and illustrating new stories like Mr. Good and Mr. Cool. Each book in the original Mr. Men and Little Miss series introduced a different title character and his/her single dominant personality to convey a simple moral lesson. The Mr. Men and Little Miss characters frequently reappeared in other characters’ books. As of 2015, a total of 85 Mr. Men and Little Miss characters had been featured in series. The books’ simple stories, with brightly coloured, boldly drawn illustrations, made them very popular, with sales of over 100 million worldwide across 28 countries.

5. Meg and Mog


Meg and Mog is a series of children’s books written by Helen Nicoll and illustrated by Jan Pieńkowski. First published in the 1970s, the books are about Meg, a witch whose spells always seem to go wrong, her striped cat Mog, and their friend Owl.[1] The first book was published in January 1972. It was also made into an animated comedy series based on the books. Fifty two 5 minute episodes were produced by Absolutely Productions and first broadcast in the UK on CITV in 2003 Tiny Pop. It was produced by Carl Gorham and directed by Roger Mainwood, featuring the voices of Alan Bennett as Owl, Fay Ripley as Meg, Phil Cornwell as Mog.

A successful stage play also ran in London in the 1980s starring Maureen Lipman as Meg

6. The Magic Faraway Tree


The Faraway Tree is a series of popular novels for children by British author Enid Blyton. The titles in the series are The Enchanted Wood (1939), The Magic Faraway Tree (1943), The Folk of the Faraway Tree (1946) and Up the Faraway Tree (1951). The stories take place in an enchanted forest in which a gigantic magical tree grows – the eponymous “Faraway Tree”. The tree is so tall that its topmost branches reach into the clouds and it is wide enough to contain small houses carved into its trunk. The forest and the tree are discovered by three children named Jo, Bessie and Fanny, who move into a house nearby. It is then that they embark on adventures to the top of the tree.


7. Please Mrs Butler

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This witty collection of school poems by Allan Ahlberg, re-jacketed for its 30th anniversary and for a whole new generation of school children to fall in love with, is full of typical classroom events that will be recognized and enjoyed by everyone. From never-ending projects, reading tests, quarreling, making-up, excuses and ‘Please, Sir, it isn’t fair.’
Read more at https://www.penguin.co.uk/puffin/books/28262/please-mrs-butler/#bgMIbgQQVlvLpyWJ.99