Children's book club

Webchat with Chris Riddell and Michael Rosen

Webchat with Chris Riddell and Michael Rosen

We're delighted to announce that current Children's Laureate Chris Riddell and former Children's Laureate Michael Rosen will both be joining us for a webchat on Wednesday 2 September at 12pm.


Books for School Starters

Starting school: exciting for some, terrifying for others. We've rounded up a list of trusty books to prepare children, (and parents) for their first term.

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

The Best Birthday Present Ever

Ben Mantle's The Best Birthday Present Ever is the Mumsnet Rated Macmillan Book of the Month. Download a voucher to get 50% off the book in WH Smith.

'I was completely blown away...'

Half Bad

Last year we featured Sally Green's debut YA thriller Half Bad here in our Children's Book Club – and Mumsnetters reviewed it so highly it recently received a Mumsnet Best badge.

Competition: what funny things has your tot got mixed up about?

The Mouse who Reached the Sky

Mustard that tastes “spiky”, and “radi-heaters” – this week we're asking you to share the funny things your DC have got mixed up about, for a chance to win a gorgeous Little Mouse hamper.

The Summer Reading Challenge


The Summer Reading Challenge is in full swing: but it's not too late to get your kids signed up. Get the low-down on how to get involved, plus top book recommendations.

'How lovely, I thought, to regress and contact my own inner child...'

Julian Clary

Julian Clary joined us to talk about The Bolds, his first book for children. Catch up on what he had to say on everything from Rupert the Bear to how he survived Celebrity Big Brother.

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…