Join the webchat with Kazuo Ishiguro


Book of the Month: We're delighted that Kazuo Ishiguro OBE, author of our chosen book for March: The Buried Giant, will be joining us for a webchat to discuss this and all his books, including the Booker Award-winning Remains of the Day. Join us on Thursday 9 April, 9-10pm.

Catch up on our webchat with Jon Ronson


The peerless Jon Ronson joined us for a webchat where he talked about his new book, So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed, detailing his experiences of - and involvement in - various Twitterstorms.  

Competition: Make your pet a literary star!


Do your animals do the funniest things? Share your pet stories on our thread and your pet could star in a short story by Holly Webb, author of The Secret Kitten.

Best new books for older children

Teen reading

In need of some new reading material for the DC this Easter? Take a look at our favourite new books for 9-12 year-olds and teens. Visit our Children's Book Club for more comps and giveaways.

Book giveaway: The First Slodge

The First Slodge

Looking for a new picture book to read with your DC? A quirky story and dreamlike illustrations make The First Slodge a top choice, and we have 50 copies to giveaway. 

Book giveaway: I'll Give You the Sun

I'll Give You the Sun

We're giving away 50 copies of I'll Give You the Sun this week. As featured in our top books for teens this spring, it tells the story of twins Jude and Noah, who were incredibly close – until a tragedy drove them apart.

Post your questions to Anthony Horowitz

Post your questions to Anthony Horowitz, author of the Alex Rider series, for a chance to win a signed copy of Stormbreaker. For those who haven't discovered the adventures of this reluctant boy spy yet, we have 50 free copies to give away. 

10 ways to get your kids to enjoy the outdoors

Girl outdoors

To celebrate the release of 100 Family Adventures we asked Mumsnetters to share their top tips for getting children to explore the great outdoors. Here's a selection of our favourites. 

"Don was inspired by many people I knew who felt misunderstood"


The Rosie Project was undoubtedly one of the most talked about books on the boards last year, and we're thrilled that author Graeme Simsion joined us and answered questions about both The Rosie Project and sequel, The Rosie Effect.

Your stories published!

The Mumsnet Book of Animal Stories

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.

"Amsterdam was a perfect city to explore a secretive world"


Jessie Burton joined us to answer your questions about her debut novel, The Miniaturist. During the webchat she talked about 17th Century merchant life, the dolls house that inspired the novel and the 17 drafts she penned before settling on the final manuscript.

"I think it's important to leave something to be discovered"


Author Emma Healey answered your questions about her Costa Award winning novel, Elizabeth is Missing. She talked about her own experience of dementia, finding inspiration from her grandmothers - and also gave us a glimpse of her next novel.

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 cookbook: Top Bananas!

top bananas

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! 

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: 31-Mar-2015 at 4:52 PM