To find this market is growing and gaining recognition doesn't surprise me. Although it's only natural as a children's author I am surrounded by adults who read children's literature, I have also been sneaking my favourite children's books into my friend reading stacks without them realising. Often they get offended if I am am caught (I'm not reading a children's book! they say)but so often, they can't tell the difference. Not a hope if it's YA and often not for certain junior books as well! And who could ever argue The Chronicle of Narnia were children's books only for kids!
So I thought I would make a list of my personal favourite children's books I think adults will enjoy. In no order. Just my favourite five.
1 The Chronicles of Narnia series - C S Lewis
2 The Tale of Despereaux - Kate DiCamillo
3 The Chronicles of Ancient Darkness series - Michelle Paver
4 A Certain Music - Celeste Walters
5 The Dragonkeeper series - Carole Wilkinson