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.  

Post your questions to Anthony Horowitz


Post your questions to Anthony Horowitz, author of the Alex Rider series, for a chance to win a signed copy of Stormbreaker. For those who haven't discovered the adventures of this reluctant boy spy yet, we have 50 free copies to give away. 

Competition: Make your pet a literary star!


Do your animals do the funniest things? Share your pet stories on our thread and your pet could star in a short story by Holly Webb, author of The Secret Kitten.

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?

Book giveaway: I'll Give You the Sun

I'll Give You the Sun

We're giving away 50 copies of I'll Give You the Sun this week. As featured in our top books for teens this spring, I'll Give You the Sun is the story of twins Jude and Noah, who were incredibly close – until a tragedy drove them apart.

Book giveaway: The First Slodge

The First Slodge

Looking for a new picture book to read with your DC? A quirky story and dreamlike illustrations make The First Slodge a top choice, and we have 50 copies to giveaway.

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: 31-Mar-2015 at 4:56 PM