Join the webchat with Kazuo Ishiguro


March book of the month: We're delighted that Kazuo Ishiguro OBE is author of our March book of the month, The Buried Giant and will be joining us for a webchat to chat about all his books, including Booker award winning Remains of the Day, on Thursday 9 April, 9-10pm.

Read the webchat with Jon Ronson


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

Best new books for young children

Spring Books

In need of some bedtime story inspiration? We've rounded up a list of our favourite new books for younger children, watch out for our list of best new books for older readers and teens coming next week.  

Book giveaway: A Whisper of Wolves

Guardians of the Wild

We've got 20 copies of Whisper of Wolves to giveaway this week. Two young whisperers and their animal companions are put to the test when Narlaw demons threaten their village, a great read for thrill-seeking pre-teens.

Competition: Win a Peter Rabbit book bundle


Competition: Share your top outdoor games from your childhood to win a Peter Rabbit book bundle and more! All you need to do to enter is post your favourite classic game on our thread. Hopscotch anyone?

Competition: Share your treasured photos to win a Fujifilm Instax Camera

That Girl From Nowhere's heroine, Clem, is photo-mad. For the chance to win a gorgeously retro Fujifilm Instax Camera, join the competition by sharing your most treasured photo on our thread.

Five tips for cheering on young writers

Tips for young writers

Writing can open the door to creativity - but you need to have the confidence to try. Elen Caldecott, author of Diamonds and Daggers, suggests some fun activities to encourage a child's love of creative writing.

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


Webchat: 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 its 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, and our Book of the Month, The Miniaturist. During the webchat she talked about 17th Century merchant life, the dolls house at the Rijksmuseum that inspired the novel and how she penned a staggering 17 drafts 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: 26-Mar-2015 at 6:22 PM