20 terrific kids books you didn't grow up with

One of the great joys of parenting is the chance to finally read our favourite childhood books to our own kids.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Green Eggs and Ham, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, and The Magic Faraway Tree are just a tiny sample.

But what about more recent children’s books?

Two of the new classics that can be found in your local library or bookshop.
Two of the new classics that can be found in your local library or bookshop. Photo: Scholastic /Random House

The children’s section of bookshops and libraries can be a bit overwhelming, so here’s a list of 20 sure-fire winners from the past 20 years to get you started.

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