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New in and children's reading ideas

Reviews, suggestions and lists of new books for children aged 0-11. We have recommendations for readers aged 11+ in our Young Adult section.

Hunt out some of our best search and find books

Written by · Published Dec 13, 2019

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Are you finding these super-popular boredom-busters as elusive as the characters they conceal? Reserve them from our catalogue to the reservation shelf.

Top 25 children's books for Christmas 2019

Written by · Published Nov 27, 2019

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Looking for something new to read together this festive season? Get ready for the big day with our favourite new Christmas books.

Oona recommends: Owl stories for sharing

Written by · Published Oct 28, 2019

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We've recently unveiled Wordplay, a new look for our pre-school activities and resources featuring a host of adorable woodland animals, headed by Oona the owl. Stock librarian Sophie has helped Oona pick out our top titles about owls to mark the occasion.