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.  

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?

How do you get your kids to enjoy the great outdoors?


Competition: to help you enjoy the first whiffs of spring, we’re giving away prizes including one £100 North Face giftcard, as well as 5 copies of 100 Family Adventures. Enter our competition by posting your top tips for getting your kids up and out into the fresh air on our thread. The more inventive the better! 

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.

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.

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. 

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. 

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...

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.





Last updated: 23-Mar-2015 at 5:42 PM