Ian McEwan will be joining us for a webchat on Monday 1 June, 9-10pm to discuss The Children Act as well as his extensive back catalogue.
The Children Act is our May Book of the Month - a deeply involving read about a female high court judge whose crumbling personal life begins to bleed into her work. Join us on Monday or post your question to Ian on the thread now.
We're giving away 50 copies of the dazzling new biography of Sophia Duleep Singh. Apply for yours now, and read about how author Anita Anand came to write the amazing true-life tale of the dispossessed Princess turned revolutionary.
Inspired by RJ Palacio's brilliant book Wonder, we're asking you to share your ideas on how to instill the value of kindness in your children. Post your tips for a chance to win £50 of John Lewis vouchers and more goodies.
We're delighted to have Carys Bray as our featured debut author this month with her remarkable first novel, A Song For Issy Bradley. Carys has also shared her writing tips for budding authors which we've added to our index of tips from debut authors.
Do you live in the town you grew up in? If not, do you still go back and visit? Join the discussion and you'll be entered into a competition to win signed books and a fantastic collection of Penguin goodies.
Is there anything more satisfying than watching children develop a love of reading? Whether yours are already book worms or in need of a little encouragement, visit our Children's Book Club for recommendations, giveaways and loads more.
Video: To celebrate the 15th anniversary of Stormbreaker - the first novel from the hugely popular Alex Rider series - we caught up with author Anthony Horowitz and found out his top five tips for putting pen to paper.
"Do I want to be a writer? Do I want to write? It sometimes takes people a long time to understand the difference." Kazuo Ishiguro, author of our March Book Of The Month: The Buried Giant and the Booker Award-winning Remains Of The Day, joined us for a webchat.
The Mumsnet Book of Animal Stories - ten stories chosen from 600 entries by a panel chaired by former Children’s Laureate Anthony Browne - is out NOW. We've 25 free copies up for grabs - find out more.
Top Bananas! is Mumsnet's first cook book and it's loaded with 120 tried-and-tested recipes (by Mumsnetters), there's breakfasts, Sunday lunches, cooking with kids and heaps more. Interested? Watch the video for our three-minute sponge cake!
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.