Children's book club

Children's books round up


We've put together our round up of the best new books for children in 2015. Whether you're looking for picture books for pre-schoolers, chapter books for older readers, or something to engage teen readers, we've got suggestions to whet every literary appetite.

Watch our video and make DIY Dinosaur That Pooped costume

World Book Day panic? Fear not! we've come up with a simple (but seriously cool) costume that will transform your child into The Dinosaur That Pooped. So what are you waiting for? 

World Book Day: Book List 2015


This year, children can buy any of these 10 special edition books with their £1 World Book Day token at participating bookshops, between 2–29 March 2015.  For more information, see the World Book Day website. 

World Book Day: What to wear?

World Book Day

In a costume/character crisis? Take a look at our World Book Day guide for inspiration. And if you've pulled off brilliant - or desperate - costume feats in the past, share your wisdom with the rest of us!

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...


Your stories published!

The Mumsnet Book of Animal Stories

The Mumsnet Book of Animal Stories - 10 stories chosen from 600 entries by a panel chaired by former Children’s Laureate Anthony Browne - is out NOW. Find out more about the book's origins.

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 inspiration about authors and titles. 

Books I'd give my 10-year-old-self

girl reading book

We asked Mumsnetters what book they'd give to their 10-year-old self. The responses were many and varied; we've rounded up 20 of the most popular.

Book club newsletter


Have you signed up for our book club newsletter yet? It's a veritable monthly treat, packed with free book giveaways, dates for your diary and the juiciest Talk threads. 

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.

Talk about books

Towering stacks of books

What are you reading? What are you reading to your children? Share your thoughts about must-reads and must-not-reads on the Book club Talk forums. Adult fiction, non-fiction, children's fiction, parenting books... 




Last updated: 28-Feb-2015 at 10:50 PM