Children's book club

It's never too early to begin sharing stories with your children.

From old favourites to exciting new debuts, this is the place to find books to inspire and delight children of all ages. Look out for webchats with your favourite children's authors, book giveaways, competitions and more.


Fun craft ideas to do with your children this half-term

To celebrate Elmer Day on 28 May, there will be all sorts of activities happening in libraries around the UK. Keep up the creative momentum over the school holidays with these fantastically easy craft activities for kids

Live from Hay Festival: Webchat with Julia Donaldson

The Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson joins us in a live webchat from Hay Festival at Saturday 28 May from 4pm. Come and chat to Julia about all her much-loved children's books, including new The Detective Dog. Or post your question in advance!

The Best Baby Books - as recommended by parents

Reading a book with your baby is a special time to bond together – these books are tried and tested by Mumsnetters, perfect for the very youngest of readers

The ultimate bookshelf for three-year-olds

Looking to spice up your little one's bookshelf? Find out which books Mumsnetters recommended as the absolute best for three-year-olds in this fantastic round-up!

Mumsnet Bookfest Kids' Events

We're delighted to announce exciting new events for kids at Mumsnet Bookfest on Saturday 25 June at King's Cross. Meet best-selling authors including Tom Gates creator Liz Pichon, Holly Webb and Mr Gum's Andy Stanton and join the fun with Wimpy Kid and Harry Potter shows. Tickets start at just £7.

Share child's fave fairy tale to win 1 of 10 sets of books

When a young boy helps a strange-looking bird, a beautiful friendship forms. But what these two friends don't realise is that one is a young knight…and the other a young dragon!

For a chance to win one of ten sets of The Dragon and the Nibblesome Knight PLUS Elli Woollard’s other books, just tell us your child's favourite fairy tale on the discussion thread.

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. 

Authors share their favourite children's books

World Book Day

Mumsnet Book Club has played host to some of the world's finest writers – and in every webchat, we ask them to tell us their favourite childhood books. Here we've rounded up their responses.

The best children's books ever

The Best Children's Books Ever

You voted for the books you thought every child should read, and the results are in. These are the timeless classics, the ultimate reading list for children and parents to enjoy together again and again.

11 top tips for reluctant readers

Finding it difficult to encourage your kids to pick up a book? From reading lamps to reverse psychology, Mumsnetters share their 11 favourite methods for making reading fun.

How to help your child with their times tables

Times tables help

Help your 11 year old pass the new multiplication tests and make learning the times tables fun with these top tips from co-authors of Maths on the Go! Rob Eastaway and Mike Askew.