Children's book club

Vote now for your favourite children's books!

We've whittled down a very long list of your wonderful recommendations to create a shortlist of your top picture and chapter books, and now it's time to vote for the book you think should top the charts.


Celebrate Five Minutes' Peace's 30th anniversary

five minutes peace

It’s the 30th anniversary of Jill Murphy’s Five Minutes’ Peace and to celebrate we’re giving you the chance to win a copy of the book plus a pampering hamper. Just share the little things that make being a parent amazing.

11 tips for reluctant readers

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…

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. 

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.

'I like dragons because of the tantalising idea that they might exist, why not?'

Read our webchat with Cressida Cowell to find out why she thinks dragons could exist, what she really thinks about the HTTYD films and more!

"Was I funny in school? I think so. Sometimes too funny – I should have been working”

A Great Big Cuddle

Past and present Children's Laureates Michael Rosen and Chris Riddell joined us to answer your questions. Catch up on what they had to say.