Back in 2012 when my children were still tiny, I set up the Junior Book Club linky on my blog – It was a place for people to link up their children book reviews and blog posts, to share the love of their favourite books. After a while, it fizzled out as I was swamped with newborn baby life and there weren’t enough hours in the day.

Now the kids are in full time school and massive bookworms, I thought it would be a great linky to bring back.

Junior Book Club

With that in mind, I am going to do a Monthly linky, and books aimed at readers 0-15 can be linked up. To find out more, check out this post from way back in 2012…

Junior Book Club - Danny, Champion of the World book cover

So without further ado, I am going to delve into what Syd and I have been reading recently…..

Junior Book Club – Danny the Champion of the World

Danny the Champion of the World is of course written by Roald Dahl. I bought the kids the entire world of Roald Dahl before they could even walk. I read some of the stories to them as babies. (More for my enjoyment than theirs, admittedly). One of the stories I saved to read together was Danny, Champion of the World.

Syd is almost 6 now, and we are slowly but surely working our way through the collection. We have just finished, Danny the Champion of the World, and it was nothing at all like I expected.

The back of the book says…

“Danny thinks his Dad is the most marvellous and exciting Father a boy could ever wish for. Life is happy and peaceful in their Gypsy caravan, until one day Danny discovers his Dad has been breaking the law.What’s more, soon Danny has to join his father as they attempt to pull off a daring and devilish plot against horrible, red faced Mr Victor Hazell…”

Considering this is a children’s book, I found myself excited about bedtime for reasons other than a bit of peace and quiet while we were reading this story. It’s definitely one worth reading. Syd is almost 6 and had no trouble understanding what was going on. I had to explain the meaning of a couple of words to her. She still loved the story though, and was keen for us to read her 2 chapters a night from beginning to end. It’s a brilliant Children’s book club story!

The edition we have (pictured) features illustrations by Quentin Blake. Syd in particular loved these doodles which popped up throughout the book. They definitely helped to bring the story to life, without filling in all of the blanks.

junior book club - Danny champion illustration.

Join In

If, like me you’ve read some Roald Dahl, but not every story… I’d highly recommend grabbing the 15 book set we have. It’s from The Book People and it’s £21.99 at the moment! (rrp £98.99)!

If you’d like to link up your own children’s book review, you can do so below!

Finally, why not add our badge to your blog post too? So your readers can find more Junior Book Club posts to read?

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EDIT: After publishing this post, I realised there was already a kids book review Linky, so I canned this and would instead direct people here to join in with the kids love to read linky!

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