Top 10 Big Family Stories March 24, 2018 – Posted in: Top 10s

Children’s stories that feature big, rowdy families have always been popular. The children in these books don’t go on fantastical adventures, sometimes not even real-life adventures, and yet there is something about them and the descriptions of their day-to-day exploits (always without adult supervision!) that have enticed readers for decades.

Here are our top 10 stories with big families:

1. Seacrow Island by Astrid Lindgren

2. Five on a Treasure Island (Famous Five) by Enid Blyton

3. The Lotterys Plus One by Emma Donoghue

4. The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall

5. Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild

6. Katy by Jacqueline Wilson

7. One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

8. The Family from One End Street by Eve Garnett

9. Five Children and It by E. Nesbit

10. Ordinary Jack (The Bagthorpe Saga) by Helen Cresswell

Honorable mentions also go to:

Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

The Bell Family by Noel Streatfeild

The Railway Children by E. Nesbit

Christmas with the Savages by Mary Clive

The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

« 60 Book Ideas for Kids Who’d Rather Be Gaming
Egg-cellent Easter Books for Your Little Bunny’s Easter Basket »