Children's book club

Books for Christmas


Wondering what to leave under the tree for burgeoning book-lovers this Christmas? We've complied lists of the best books for 0-3-year-olds, 4-7-year-olds 8-12-year-olds and teens, to help you select.


Win a red scooter

Calling all Alfie fans: We're asking you to upload pictures of your home-made Christmas decorations in our competition with Random House. The winner will receive a brand-spanking new red Mini-Micro Scooter, just like Alfie's and runners-up will receive copies of Alfie's Christmas.

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.

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

girl reading book

To celebrate the 10th birthday of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize, 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.

Children's books on Talk

Girl reading

Are the Hunger Games books too mature for Year 6 children? Struggling to find a children's book with a feisty female character? Share your thoughts and queries on children's books Talk topic.

Starting school reads


What did you read to your children when they were about to embark on their schooling adventure? We've rounded-up Mumsnetters' favourite books about starting school.


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. 

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. 

Picture and Chapter book round up

Picture and chapter books

Have a look at our favourite picture and chapter books, that have been selected as our children's book of the month.





Last updated: 24-Nov-2014 at 5:24 PM