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?

Starting school reads


What did you read to your children when they were about to embark on their schooling adventure? We've rounded-up Mumsnetters' favourite books about starting school.


Rory and the Monstersitter


Rory loves to cook. He's always inventing scrumptious recipes like blue pancakes, cheese bats and hairy cakes. One evening, when his mum and dad go out to dinner leaving Rory and his siblings with the babysitter, he decides to experiment a little further in the kitchen…

Skills from Brazil

Jamie is the top player at his school but there’s something missing from his game. He needs that bit of extra flair. He wants that touch of magic. Can the once-in-a-lifetime chance to train on the beaches of Brazil give Jamie the skills he needs to become a legend?

The Pilot and the Little Prince

the pilot and the little prince

The Pilot and the Little Prince celebrates the remarkable story of Antoine De Saint-Exupéry, the author of the children's classic The Little Prince and pilot of the skies, who mysteriously disappeared on July 31 1994...


When a family is torn apart, everything is fractured: memories, identities, relationships. What can be salvaged? Aidan Jones is a survivor. He's survived an abusive step-father and an uncaring mother. He's survived crowded foster homes and empty bedsits. He's survived to find Cass.

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: 08-Aug-2014 at 4:00 PM