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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?