Last Saturday saw the second #ChatClassics take over Twitter and it was all about children’s classics!

YA blogger extraordinaire Stacey, who runs the gorgeous Pretty Books Tumblr and blog, has been hosting an amazing reading challenge for the past few years. The 2016 Classics Challenge is encouraging YA fans to branch out into reading classics by attempting to read one classic a month throughout 2016.

To keep everyone in the loop, get recommendations and encourage people to join in with the challenge, Stacey hosted the second #ChatClassics last Saturday. It was lots of fun and focused on children’s classics so we’re going to give you the lowdown!


Stacey started us off by getting everyone to introduce themselves. There were bloggers, readers and authors all joining in and throwing some amazing recs around.

Q1: We kicked off with what everyone’s reading for their April classic:

Q2: What makes a children’s classic?

Q3: A tricky one came next: picking your 3 must read children’s classics!

Q4: Everybody always wants to know what other readers have on their TBR pile. Stacey has just a few…

Q5: And finally, what children’s books do we think will become classics?

And because Stacey’s amazing, she also launched a fab giveaway!

Sign up to the newsletter to be the first know when July’s #ChatClassics is happening and follow Stacey on Twitter @theprettybooks for all sorts of bookish goodness!

Do you have a favourite children’s classic? Tell us all about it at @maximumpopbooks!

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Written by Sophie Waters

Sophie is the Head of Commercial at Maximum Pop! Having studied English Lit and Creative Writing at Bath Spa University, she came to MP! to satisfy her passion for books. Sophie is a diehard Hufflepuff and feminist. She's also a huge cat lover, and can often be found rocking her socks off at a gig.

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