Children's book club

Children's books

The Mumsnet children's book club highlights four great children's books every month, gives you the chance to get free copies of the book and then share your thoughts (and your children's feedback), chat to authors and enter competitions. What could be better?

Counting by 7s

Counting by 7s

Holly Goldberg Sloan's Counting by 7s introduces Willow Chance, a twelve-year-old genius who finds it comforting to count by 7s.  A beautiful story about coping with loss and discovering the true meaning of family.

Maisie Mae: No Boys Allowed

Maisie Mae: No Boys Allowed
Eight-year-old Maisie holds her own in a boisterous family with five brothers. When the chance of a new bedroom arises, Maisie Mae is intent on making it her own. Will she manage to create her own 'no boy zone'? 

The Jolley-Rogers and the Ghostly Galleon

The Jolley-Rogers and the Ghostly Galleon

Ahoy there! Jonny Duddle's The Pirates Next Door won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2012 and he's back with a fab new series. Join Jim Lad and Matilda as they sail the seven seas (and the coast of Dull-on-Sea) in search of adventure and pirate loot.

Never Ask a Dinosaur to Dinner

Never Ask a Dinosaur to Dinner

Never Ask a Dinosaur to Dinner comes from dream team of The Disgusting Sandwich author Gareth Edwards, and Guy Parker-Rees, illustrator of Giraffes Can't Dance. It's a perfect bedtime story and cautionary tale about steering clear of wild animals during the night-time routine.

Win a signed, limited edition print by Eric Carle

What's your favourite animal

Everybody has a favourite animal, Eric Carle? He loves cats! To celebrate new picture book What's Your Favourite Animal?, we are offering Mumnsetters a chance to win a limited edition print signed by Eric Carle himself. Share a photo or drawing of your DC's favourite animal by Friday 18 April to enter.

Books I'd give my 10-year-old-self

girl reading book

To celebrate the 10th birthday of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize, we asked Mumsnetters what book they'd give to their 10-year-old self. The responses were many and varied; we've rounded up 20 of the most popular.

Children's books on Talk

Girl reading

Are the Hunger Games books too mature for Year 6 children? Struggling to find a children's book with a feisty female character? Share your thoughts and queries on children's books Talk topic.

Author Q&As


Read Q&As with host of children's authors including Lauren Child, Eric Carle, Malorie Blackman and Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney.

Picture and Chapter book round up

Picture and chapter books

Have a look at our favourite picture and chapter books, that have been selected as our children's book of the month.

Book club newsletter


Have you signed up for our book club newsletter yet? It's a veritable monthly treat, packed with free book giveaways, dates for your diary and the juiciest Talk threads. 

Children's book reviews

The Witches

Search our children's book reviews (arranged by age group) for inspiration when you've read The Gruffalo one too many times, or for inspiration about authors and titles. 

Join book club

A Perfectly Good Man book jacket

If Goodnight Moon was the last book you finished, it's high time you joined the grown-ups at Mumsnet book club. Brain-stimulating banter guaranteed. 



Last updated: 09-Apr-2014 at 6:05 PM