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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.

Check out some of our favourite detective stories for children

Written by · Published Aug 14, 2017


Is helping the Animal Agents solve the case for this year's Summer Reading Challenge giving your child a taste for mystery? Or perhaps they're wondering what book to read next to progress with the Challenge? We've made a list of our favourite detective books for children.

There is a Tribe of Kids by Lane Smith

Written by · Published Jul 20, 2017


There is a Tribe of Kids, by Lane Smith, won the 2017 Greenaway Medal. Stock librarian Sophie gives her verdict.

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

Written by · Published Jul 19, 2017


Salt to the Sea, by Ruta Sepetys, won the 2017 Carnegie Medal. Library and information advisor Ann gives her verdict.

Check out the shortlist for the 2017 CLiPPA

Written by · Published Jul 14, 2017


Moon Juice, by Kate Wakeling, has just won the 2017 CLiPPA (Centre for Literacy in Primary Poetry Award). Why not pick up some books from the shortlist?