Enid Blyton Children’s Fiction Books
Enid Blyton is one of the world’s best-selling children’s authors and her books are still enjoyed by children today. She was extremely prolific, writing a vast number of books for children of all ages.Enid Blyton
Enid Blyton was an English author of the early and mid 20th century. In total she wrote 186 novels and novelettes, as well as over 1000 short stories, with essentially her entire bibliography aimed at children. Owing in part to this extreme output, she is one of the best-selling children’s authors of all time, estimated to have sold a minimum of 300 million books in total. Many paperback Enid Blyton books and hardcover Enid Blyton books are still in print today, half a century after her death.Mystery Stories
Some of the best known Enid Blyton children’s fiction books are her mystery and adventure series. The most famous of these is The Famous Five, in which four children and a dog solve dastardly crimes with ingenuity and lashings of ginger beer. The series began in 1952 with Five on a Treasure Island and continued for a further 20 titles. However, the Famous Five are far from Enid Blyton’s only young detectives. The Secret Seven also starred in 15 adventures of their own, as did the Five Find-Outers. She also wrote several shorter adventure and mystery series such as the Mystery Series and the Adventure Series.Younger Children
As well as her mystery series, Enid Blyton also wrote a large number of books for younger children. The most famous of these is the Noddy series, which Enid Blyton began writing in 1949 and which continued into the early 1960’s. The combination of simple writing and Harmsen van der Beek’s illustrations made Noddy a huge hit with younger children, to the point that television adaptations based on its characters are still being made. Other books aimed at younger children include the three-book Faraway Tree series and the Caravan Family books.Other Classic Children’s Books
With such a large back catalogue, it should be no surprise that Enid Blyton also has other famous series, such as the Malory Towers boarding school stories. However, she is far from the only children’s author whose books have stood the test of time. Laura Ingalls Wilder’s children’s fiction books are still widely read today, especially the Little House series. Other classic authors that children enjoy even today include Roald Dahl, E.B. White and Dr Seuss.