Children's book club

Children's books round up

Spring Books

Spring is here, and with the change in weather comes a whole host of great new books to enjoy with your children. Whether it's a new bedtime story to share with toddlers or chapter books to challenge early readers, we've got books to suit all literary appetites. Watch out next week for our list of best new books for older readers and teens.  

Tell us your literary sins to win Puffin Classics


Shame is a powerful thing - but we're giving you the chance to 'fess up! Tell us which Puffin Classic you have never actually read, and you'll be in the running to win the entire set.

Calling all aspiring writers!

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. 


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 suggestions of new authors and titles. 

Tips for reluctant readers


If you've spent more time pleading, bargaining and bribing your kids to read than they've actually spent with a book, Mumsnetters have got 11 top tips for you...

Best books set in Paris


It’s almost time to pack away those winter clothes, roll back the curtains and venture outdoors again. Spring is on its way, and what city comes more alive in the spring than Paris? To celebrate, we’ve rounded up a list of our favourite books set in the city of lights. 

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.

Book giveaway: Julius Zebra

Julius Zebra: Rumble with the Romans

Madagascar meets Gladiator in Julius Zebra: Rumble with the Romans! – an action-packed illustrated chapter book series, set in Roman times. Enter now for a chance to win one of 25 copies.

Book giveaway: You Can't Take an Elephant on the Bus

You Can't Take an Elephant on a Bus

This week we're giving away 50 copies of You Can't Take an Elephant on the Bus, the hilarious new rhyming book by Patricia Cleveland-Peck and David Tazzyman - guaranteed to result in peals of giggles.





Last updated: 23-Apr-2015 at 4:45 PM