Enid Blyton is an iconic children’s writer – a kid’s childhood is virtually incomplete if he or she has never touched any of her books. Here are 9 best books by Enid Blyton for children of all ages. The first three are for younger children while the others are for older children. Among the latter, there are dormitory centred books and detective stories, while the former are short story collections.
9 Best Books By Enid Blyton For Children Of All Ages:
The House With Six Legs and Other Stories
This is a collection of fanciful, whimsical and fantastic stories for young readers. The titular story follows a couple of siblings who find in the midst of a forest a house that can walk. Here there are charming stories about goblins, talking dogs, old men and lazy boys.
Mister Meddle’s Bicycle and Other Stories
Like the previous book, this is also a collection of short stories written for children that interest students like no other. Again, there are stories about goblins, peddlers, vanishing nuts and little girls who stumble across the most magical of adventures.
Peter and the Magic Shadow and Other Stories
This third collection of short stories for children who have just begun reading has an eclectic bunch of magical stories. We follow Peter, who has changing shadows, including the shadow of a dog. We also see stories of geese who manipulate nature, a village where everyone is messy and untidy and vanishing potatoes.
Malory Towers Series
This series describes the adventures of a girl, Darrell Rivers, at a seaside boarding school called Malory Towers. With her short temper and adjustment problems, she struggles to fit in and find her place at the school. But soon, she socializes and creates the most beautiful and lasting memories for herself.
St Clare’s Series
This book follows a pair of identical twins, the O’Sullivan twins, as they embark on a new journey in their life by joining a boarding school. Now, as they transition from an older elite school to this hostel where they have to do everything by themselves, they despise it for its banality. But soon, through midnight feasts and lacrosse, they grow to love the school.
The Naughtiest Girl in School Series
This is another book of Blyton’s in the boarding school setting. This time, our protagonist is the selfish and spoilt brat Elizabeth Allen. Here, she must learn to become a nicer person if she is to survive. When she makes up her mind to be the naughtiest girl, she soon realizes that being good is far more fulfilling and perhaps the only way to stay happy there.
Famous Five series
This is one of Blyton’s most loved series of all times, and it follows five friends – Julian, Dick, Anne, Georgina and their dog Tommy. The five children play detective and transform their boring school holidays into days and nights of wild adventure. Throughout the series, Blyton introduces us to a host of eccentric characters as well.
Secret Seven Series
Akin to the Famous Five are the Secret Seven – seven children who form a secret detective club and take up the momentous task to rid the world of crime. Peter, Janet, Jack, Barbara, George, Pam and Colin hold secret meetings in decrepit locations, sip marmalade and have passwords and badges for protection.
The Find Outers series
This series has its centre a young and intelligent boy called Fatty, who with his friends solves the mysteries in the city. Along with Larry, Daisy, Pip and Bets, Fatty goes around fishing for clues and hints to solve the latest mystery in town. In the process, the Five Find Outers outdo the local policeman, Mr Goon every single time.
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9 Best Books By Enid Blyton For Children Of All Ages