Today is the day we wish a very happy birthday (or a very happy un-un-birthday...) to the fabulous Lewis Carroll, and offer up our thanks for the literary legacy he left behind - a legacy which remains ever strong and influential. Over one hundred and fifty years have passed since the publication of his 1856 classic novel Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (more commonly shortened to Alice in Wonderland), and yet the story continues to touch the hearts of the masses who read it to this day. It's hard to not be moved by the brilliant and colourful madness of such a zany and memorable tale, which is why we're using this special day to explore Carroll's many wacky and wonderful characters - characters which make Wonderland worthy of its name, a world which would not be the same without each and every one of its unique inhabitants.
A talking pig, a friendly spider, five children who live in a surprisingly high-crime area, and of course a toad with an exceptionally nice house – the books we love as children stay with us forever, and when thinking about them it’s impossible not to feel a little warm and nostalgic.
So whichever decade you were born in – from the forties to the eighties - here are just a few of the most iconic and unforgettable children’s books of all time, just waiting to be discovered or rediscovered.