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

Christmassy children's books for 2016

Written by · Published Nov 29, 2016


Sensory books for babies, picture books for young children, and stories for juniors and young teens feature in this festive round-up

Ten of the best scary reads for Halloween

Written by · Published Oct 24, 2016

With Halloween approaching, I thought I would share ten of my favourite scary reads. From dancing skeletons falling apart to an unseen ‘monster’ who imprisons random people in the dark, the following books have truly terrified me at various points in my life. I dare you to try reading one by candlelight!

New children’s books for October 2016

Written by · Published Sep 30, 2016

This month's children's and young adult featured titles include a heart-warming Alfie story from Shirley Hughes, a dark tale of mass vanishings and a realm of magic terror entitled The Beginning Wood and a lovely children's cook and story book from Bake Off's Nadiya Hussein.

New children’s books for September 2016

Written by · Published Aug 31, 2016

A riot of new children’s and young adult’s fiction and non-fiction, including The Ministry of strange, unusual and impossible things, a picture book entitled The Knight who wouldn’t fight and a John Agard book narrated by the book itself.