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Summer Reads 2014


Summer is well and truly here so we've put together a marvellous selection of summer reads to help you choose the precious books that will make it into your suitcase. Do have a good browse and let us know if you think we've missed any must-reads off the list. 

Webchat with Tanya Byron


Tuesday 8 July, 1-2pm: Tanya Byron will be answering your questions about The Skeleton Cupboard, our June non-fiction book choice. Recounting her years spent as a trainee clinical psychologist it's a fascinating read. Post your questions in advance or join us on the day.

Webchat with Karen Joy Fowler


There are many unusual families, but few are quite as unusual as Rosemary's. Rosemary is the bright and quirky narrator of Karen Joy Fowler's award winning novel We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves. Fowler explores ideas of love and family with great warmth in this novel. Join her for a webchat on Tues 29 July.

Book giveaway

Spare Brides

We're giving away 50 copies of Spare Brides, the richly compelling and emotional new novel by Sunday Times bestselling author by Adele Parks. Set in the 1920’s, Spare Brides is the powerful story of four women rebuilding their lives from the wreckage of WW1. 

Design a potato head competition


It's time to get creative...with a potato! To celebrate the publication of Sue Hendra's Supertato, Simon & Schuster are offering you some fabulous prizes. Help your children create their own Supertato inspired potato head and upload a photo to our thread for a chance to win. 

Book giveaway


When there's an evil pea on the loose, who do you turn to to the save the day? Supertato of course! This week we’re also giving away 50 copies of Supertato, the hilarious new picture book by Sue Hendra. 

Independent Booksellers Week

the winding stair

From the 28 June - 5 July independent bookshops up and down the country will host a variety of activities to celebrate Independent Booksellers WeekOur Local editors have rounded up the best of the independent bookshops near you so that you can join in on the fun...

Best football books for kids


To kick off the Brazil World Cup 2014 celebrations, we've rounded up the best football books for kids. From the terraces of Seaburn City to the dusty streets of a Brazilian favela, these sporty stories will delight and entertain young football fanatics.

Top tips from debut authors


'Everyone has a book in them,' as the saying goes. If you're waiting to unleash your own story, we've tapped into the wisdom of some of the debut novelists whose creations have been featured on Mumsnet, and asked them to come up with their top 10 tips for budding authors

Mumsnet guides

Mumsnet Book of Bedtime Stories

Did you know that in addition to the vast repository of wisdom that is Mumsnet Talk, you can also get some of the best bits in book form? Find out more about our Mumsnet guides, including the Book of Bedtime Stories written by Mumsnetters. 

Join book club

Book club giveaway

If Goodnight Moon was the last book you finished and your brain is starting to atrophy, it's high time you joined Mumsnet book club. Brain-stimulating banter guaranteed. And free copies of our chosen books up for grabs, too.





Last updated: 07-Jul-2014 at 5:14 PM