Children's book club

Best new books for 5-8-year-olds

We've rounded up the best new books for 5-8-year-olds this Christmas to make sure young bookworms' bookshelves are up-to-date for the New Year. With a list that includes David Walliams, Michael Morpurgo and Asterix, you're sure to find something they'll love.


Get 50% off our Mumsnet Rated Macmillan Book of the Month

The Night Before Christmas

This version of Moore's classic Christmas tale was awarded Mumsnet Rated Macmillan Book of the Month, by Mumsnet reviewers. Download the voucher to get 50% off the book in WH Smith.

Best new picture books for Christmas 2015

Christmas picture books

Check out our list of the best new picture books this season to bring cheer to these long wintery nights. There are plenty of books to slip under the tree for little readers.

WIN Eva Ibbotson's full back list

Eva Ibbotson

For a chance to win this fantastic prize- tell us which of her stories is your favourite or, if you haven't read any yet, which one you'd most like to introduce your DC to.

'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!

Puffin Audiobooks - your reviews


This summer, 250 MNers and their DC were selected to try out a Puffin audiobook. Read their feedback and share your favourite audiobook for a chance to win a £75 voucher.

"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.

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…